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brown waxy discharge around vulva - help! (very long)
I have mostly lurked on this very valuable forum since Spencer came home to us in Oct 2010, and then his niece Minx came home in Aug 2011 - thanks and hats off to this forum!
I cannot find any answers with my searches, either here or on the internet, and I hope someone can help.
My Minx will be 2 next week, and she was spayed about 10 months ago.
She had a brown discharge around her vulva for about 5 days, so we saw the vet on Saturday. He said she had a vulva infection, that her vulva was tipped and plus she needed to lose a couple pounds as it added to the fold where infections develop.
He shaved her area and gave me Gentizol cream to apply twice a day to the area. She was really jumpy afterward, and the doc attributed it to the new shave.
Here is the problem - since she was shaved, she continues to be very jumpy and very sensitive "down there." She doesn't even want to walk anywhere, and she cannot get settled very easily. She is exhausted.
I phoned the vet's 24 hour line yesterday, and he prescribed Tramadol over the phone. That stopped her jumpiness, but she panted half the night and looked anxious and had trouble sleeping because of that! So no more Tramadol.
I phoned the 24 hour line again today asking if I could give her Benadryl or something to make her drowsy (our human doc neighbor suggested it) and the response was they want to see her on Tues and prescribe her a dog pain med possibly then (our human pharmacy doesn't have dog meds).
I am very upset to see her jumping, she can hardly settle down, she doesn't even want to walk outside or on smooth cold surfaces, presumably because it's too cold for her snit area. Her vulva is completely exposed now, and I assume she's very sensitive down there and more so with the shave.
HELP! What can I give her to make her drowsy enough to forget the discomfort? I know it's not pain per se, as she was not doing any of this prior to the shave.
I welcome your ideas, many many thanks.
Spencer and Minx's Mom, Kate
p.s. pics of Minx when she was 3.5 months old, and her big brother (uncle actually) Spencer, 13.5 month old. Will post more pics later
Last edited by dapupster; 05-26-2013 at 11:23 PM.