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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:42 PM
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white drop after peeing (dog F/S)

After our pup urinates, there's a little white-ish drop in the hairs around her vulva, even though her pee was clear.
  • She is 14 weeks old
  • She has no prior history of UTIs
  • she is spayed (spca rules before any adoption)
  • Her urine is visually clear, not cloudy and is very light yellow
  • Her pee smells neutral or mildly like urine, depending on the time of day (first morning pee smells more strongly than a midday pee)
  • There is no blood in her urine
  • There are no 'bits' in her urine
  • She has no pain (yips, whimpers, etc) or signs of straining,
  • there's a continuous stream, it's not start/stop/start/stop
  • She pees a regular, reasonable amount of urine
  • She pees at expected times
  • She hasn't increased her frequency
  • There doesn't appear to be any sign of infection (temperature, lethargy, loss of appetite).
  • The white drop only appears after urinating - there are no drops in between urination
  • She's not licking or paying much attention to her nether regions in a way that goes beyond regular grooming

Probably unrelated, but hey - it's part of her nether region history: There was a lump about the size of half a walnut around her spay scar when we got her - it increased in size for about a week, then went down. The vet ruled out hernia, and thought it might have been fatty tissue around the healing scar. When it went down, it went down fast and was completely gone within a few days.

I am going to catch a sample of her urine and bring it to the vet tomorrow, just to make sure. But in the mean time, what could this white drop be? Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Sounds like a yeast infection. It can go away by itself , if not , she'll need antibiotics.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:02 PM
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Hm. Interesting.

We switched to biologically appropriate food recently (within the last month). Her system might be clearing out the grains and sugars and fillers from the Hills and MediCal she was getting prior to that. Those are excellent yeast foundations. I'll still take the urine in to the vet tomorrow, but I'll also give her some extra alfalfa, a/c vinegar, zinc and yogurt. Thanks Frenchy!

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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Good luck , if it is a yeast infection , I had 2 fosters with it so far and they didn't need any meds to get red of it
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Old September 9th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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It wasn't a yeast infection - instead, it's a bacterial vaginal infection. Bladder hasn't (yet) been affected - whew! So we're on abx now, and will re-test her urine in 2 weeks.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 08:39 PM
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It wasn't a yeast infection - instead, it's a bacterial vaginal infection.
I thought they were the same
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Old September 9th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Yeast is actually a fungus, Frenchy--bacteria are...well...bacteria. They respond to different meds--antibiotics won't work on fungi like yeasts.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Yeast is actually a fungus, Frenchy--bacteria are...well...bacteria. They respond to different meds--antibiotics won't work on fungi like yeasts.
thanks for the explanation Hazel. I was thinking of vaginite (sp in french ) and thought it was the same but different ways to call it.

I should get an english vet
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