German Shepherd Dog > Vaginal Licking (10 replies)
by gimme10mins on 09 December 2011 - 22:32
I have a five year old female who was in heat in October and is due to come back in heat in February, yes she has become a fourth month cycler. However she is constantly licking her private areas. Not just non-stop but everytime she sits down she give it a few licks. Ihave been having problems for years getting her bred and I even tried twice this year with no success. Could her licking be an indication of a problem going on in there? She doesn't have any type of discharge or odor.
by Koach on 10 December 2011 - 00:01
|Sometimes a case of mild vaginitis is difficult to detect unless your vet does a smear test for evidence of puss.|
by Two Moons on 10 December 2011 - 00:07
|I should think that whatever it is she is trying to dislodge, is either gone for good, or there to stay.|
by trixx on 10 December 2011 - 02:00
|there is some type of problem if your female cycles too soon and is not getting pregant, get her hormones level checked, could be her thyroid . the licking is also not normal, i would get her checked over.|
by amysavesjacks on 10 December 2011 - 03:09
|There are TONS of things this could be... but here are a few...|
Vaginal licking could also be a sign of cystitis/urinary infection
Just because you dont see discharge.. .doesnt mean there isnt any.. especially since she is licking so much. I would also be concerned about a pyometra (infection of the uterus) if she is cycling so frequently and not be able to be bred.
Have you had her/the stud dogs tested for Brucellosis before breeding? That is a sexually transmitted disease and can make dogs sterile as well.
by Two Moons on 10 December 2011 - 04:11
I would go see a good vet and stop guessing.
Oh, and sorry about the line from The Long Kiss Goodnight, I couldn't help myself.
by gimme10mins on 10 December 2011 - 04:58
|Thanks everyone! I will definitely go get her checked because her not conceiving me is really worrying me.|
by gimme10mins on 10 December 2011 - 07:26
|How can brucellosis be passed? I know its sexually transmitted but I was reading that the bacteria is ingested? Can one infected female infect another female maybe by sharing the drinking bowl or eating from the same food bowl?|
by trixx on 10 December 2011 - 14:15
Brucellosis can be passed sexually and through urine, so all a dog has to do is step in the urine and then lick her paw, to get it. i would be checking for more than Brucellosis, there are many things she may have, but cause the hormones play a big part with when a dog cycles i would start there,
by gimme10mins on 10 December 2011 - 16:24
|So would I have to do multiple tests? Or is a vaginal smear/cytology enough to check for all the possible bacterial infections she could have?|
by jdiaz1791 on 11 December 2011 - 17:58
|Mycoplasma ,Brucella are tested separately; smear/cytology is not good, you must do Cervical culture for the rest of possible bacterias. Check for cornification daily,then when no eretrocites are seen, Progesterone.Good luck|