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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Canine Menopause?

Hi there,

I've been living with an unspayed dog for 2 years now. She's gone into heat a few times since I met her but this last one was weird. She's a 14 year old Border Collie. During her last heat I noticed her discharge contained more mucous and less blood. She has been spotting on and off since June which she has never done. He appetite and general health is fine. She still plays and acts like she normally does but she does clean the discharge a lot by licking.

Is she going through something like menopause? I've looked on other sites and found conflicting information about Canine fertility. Is this normal? My BF assures me she's fine but I'd like some other opinions before dismissing it. Just in case.

Thank you for any help you might be able to provide,
Whirlinggirl and her lovely puppers, Taffy.

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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Spotting since June is not normal. Taffy should be seen by a vet to rule out uterine problems like pyometra or tumors. Because she is unspayed and 14 years of age, she is at a higher risk for these problems.

She sounds like a lovely girl! Let us know what the vet says. for Taffy.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Have you asked for your vet's opinion? This has been going on since June? She could very well have an infection; I strongly recommend she be seen by a vet.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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Thank you so much.

Thanks for the info. I didn't think it was normal either. My BF has had her since she was a pup and this is the first time I've lived with a dog other than as a very young child. He assured me it was normal, but, as a woman, I thought to myself "would this be normal for me?" I know we're different species but we are both mammals. I'd be worried about myself too if it was happening to me. I'm off to call the vet right now.

Thanks Again.

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Old December 5th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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No need for "thanks." Just give us an update after she's been seen. Preferably with some pictures .
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