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17 Feb 2004

Smelly Dog<br>
Dear Dr M.

We have 3 questions:

Question 1. We have a Boerbol now 11mnths old. At +- 8 mnths (Nov 2003) she came on heat (it lasted 3 weeks). Ever since then her vagina has stayed very swolen (looks very strange) and her teats have gone larger, darker and puffy. She has no discharge from either her vagina or teats.

Question 2. From a very early age she's had this very bad odour. We bath her once a month using dog shampoo. She gets dewormed regularly & we use Frontline as directed on her as well. She has a healthy shiny coat. We have very little grass, but a huge paved area were she plays daily. She sleeps indoors at night.

Question 3. When she gets excited she acts like a sprinkler, runs in a circle and wee's all over. This happens daily when she see's me coming home form work. Will this behaviour ever stop.

Apart from the above she's a lovely happy, friendly, lovable pup.
Thanx for your time. Much appreciated!
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

1. This may be normal, and may persist for up to 90 days. Obviously, if she was mated, she may fall pregnant and the teats will get even bigger!

2. I would suggest you obtain a shampoo that contains chlorhexidine from your vet. The owner is usually caused by the growth of yeast cells or bacteria on the skin, and can be greatly assisted or cleared by using this type of shampoo. Also make sure she eats a good quality diet.

3. They will normally grow out of this type of behaviour. However, our behaviourist may be able to give you further advice on this particular problem. If she does not answer this question, please repost the question under a new heading.

Enjoy her!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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