Monday, June 6, 2011

Not So Fresh Feeling

Mommm... don't tell them that!

It appears that Seven has that not so fresh feeling. I noticed she had copious amounts of slightly green goo coming from..... her lady part. Being a responsible owner, I took Seven to the vet hoping a round of antibiotics would knock out the infection and we would live happily ever after.

The vet takes a look and explains that her lady part is small and "hooded". I'm thinking that is a good thing. Who wants to see that junk anyway? Well, apparently its healthier for the lady part if it is not so hidden away. Dang it!

The vet explains that Seven has vaginitis and that it could be a chronic problem due to the configuration of her lady part. He explains that getting her to drink more water so she urinates more often is beneficial. Okay, that is easy enough.

He also mentioned that in rare cases the "hood" is removed surgically. "OUCH" as I squirm in my seat. Then he mentioned that there is a douche. "What? For dogs?" Suddenly, memories of that 80's commercial rushes back into my head.
Heck no! I am not douching a dog!  Dr. Toby agreed it was awkward.

We headed home with antibiotics and Seven's innocence intact.

17 comments:

Sam said...

Aw, hope Seven feels better soon. That's kinda icky.

Kathy said...

Jen, Cori has a similar problem. Her area had gotten raw, but not infected when I had her at the vet. My vet said to use a little desitin when it's sore (obviously not infected though). He also told me when it's not raw & sore to use a little baby powder to help keep dry.

Mad Red Hare said...

Well, I hadn't heard of that one yet!

Suzanne said...

I hope Seven feels better soon. Willow has a similar problem and tends to get raw if not watched closely. We clean the area with a cotton ball dipped in a bit of Peroxide, dry the area then put on Gentizol (a prescription med) when the area has an accumulation of goo (for lack of a better word). If it really flares up she goes on a course of antibiotics.

The surgery is an option we've looked into, but most of the research we've done indicates it is not recommended. We found out they think the condition happens in the female greyhounds because of the steroids given to them while racing.

If you find out anything new we would love to know about it. Thanks for posting about it.

jcp said...

Well .. I'm glad you and Seven had your little mother daughter chat. I hope the antibiotics and water work out..

Whippet Lover said...

Poor girl. It never fun to have a less than fresh feeling. I hope it all gets better for her

Muttsandaklutz said...

Eeps!! Poor Seven! I've never heard of that before. Hope the antibiotics will get her feeling nice and... fresh again.

4-legged Wiums said...

poor Seven!!! My friend's dog has similar problems. Snoopy also has girlie problems - her's isn't so uh 'hidden away' and she leaks so has to have medicine every day!
I hope she gets better soon!

houndstooth said...

Oh, I feel guilty, but I laughed like a loon! Poor, poor Seven!

Back when we had Hawk, he got an infection in his, um, man region. Antibiotic cream had to be applied, and my wonderful husband absolutely refused to do the deed. "No dude touches another dude there, even if they aren't the same species!" I can remember gingerly starting to apply the cream and how Hawk rolled over on his back, spread eagle for all the world. I was mortified and hubby was hysterical! After that, Hawk always followed me around with a new level of devotion. I guess the point of this story is, it could always be worse!

MomentOfInsight said...

Did a "birds and the bees" conversation follow? Poor Seven. Hope she's feeling better soon!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Sorry, but I had a giggle too. Poor Seven, it's all a bit 'icky' isn't it. Can't say I'd heard of this before either. But it sounds like it isn't uncommon at all.

gyeong said...

I would make sure the water bowl is always filled :) Hope it doesn't become a persistent issue

Donna and the Dogs said...

OMG - "heck no" is right! We all do lots for our dogs....but, that one is well worth paying the vet to do!!

On a serious note, I hope Seven gets well soon.

Sientay L said...

Poor Seven:( Hope she feels better soon. Would cranberry juice help too? It does in humans--maybe it just helps with UTIs. How do you get a dog to drink more water?

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Its just that cranberry juice has a lot of sugar so I'm not sure the benefits outweigh that... plus isn't that for UT issues? Seven eats kibble for dinner so its real easy to add a bunch of water to that.

Hiking Hounds said...

Ahh, poor girl. I think I've heard about this happening. I hope she gets all fixed up soon.

timmymolly said...

hahahaha, i am DYING!!!!!