Mastitis

Published on: April 07, 2021 • By: renaelee1997 · In Forum: Dogs
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renaelee1997
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April 07, 2021 at 12:21am
Hi there everyone. I have a momma dog who’s milk is yellow. I looked it up and I believe she has, what’s called mastitis. I do plan on taking her to to vet ASAP tomorrow. But I had a couple questions. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help her either heal better, or make her more comfortable? And can her babies still nurse off of her, or no, Since it’s a bacterial infection? It has effected all her teats and she is quite hot. B04D2439-DFD0-43C7-B84B-8F8CAAE83BDCD3BDC099-9036-42EB-9EDD-A966D9759282E2F2BACC-0FBA-4BCD-982B-E264642AC58CThanks so much!
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Liz Buchanan BVSc
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April 07, 2021 at 11:06am
Hello!  It's not uncommon for female dogs to have creamy-looking milk, especially during the first few days.  However, you also mention that she is feeling quite hot to the touch and it is difficult to tell over the internet whether this is 'normal' warmth of that tissue having produced milk (this can happen), or whether it is 'hot' as in, mastitis, which is painful and sore and can get worse very quickly.  Obviously this is not my patient, so can I suggest that you contact your emergency vet right away so that you are not waiting for a decision about what to do next?  - pups can't go for long without sucking.  Is the mother allowing it?
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