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What are Mastitis?

Dogs that have had mastitis are more prone to developing it again. All dogs can develop mastitis, including male dogs. Mastitis can become fatal if not treated quickly.

Mastitis in dogs is an infection of the mammary glands. It usually occurs in female dogs who are nursing a new litter of puppies. The mammary glands swell and become very painful for the dog. Nursing puppies should not drink the milk from affected teats; the milk will be toxic to puppies.

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Symptoms of Mastitis in Dogs

Your dog may exhibit several different symptoms. If you notice any changes in your dog, contact your veterinarian immediately for an examination. Time is important; the infection can spread quickly and make your dog extremely sick or can even cause death.

  • Teats are lumpy
  • Teats are painful to touch
  • Teats are warm or hot to the touch
  • Teats are bruised or purplish-blue
  • Not wanting to nurse puppies
  • Snapping or growling at puppies
  • Discolored milk or blood in the milk
  • Restlessness
  • Crying
  • Dehydration
  • Weight loss
  • Lethargy

Types 

Mastitis in dogs is categorized into two different types.

Acute Septic Mastitis

The female has developed an infection or abscess within a mammary gland and has become very ill. Bacteria have entered the mammary gland and can be fatal if not treated quickly.

Galactostasis

Otherwise referred to as caked breasts, galactostasis occurs during the later stages of pregnancy. The milk can start to accumulate and make the teats painful and distended. The mammary glands are not infected and therefore the female is not ill. This also happens when a female experiences a false pregnancy.

Causes of Mastitis in Dogs

When pregnant, a dog’s body starts going through changes and milk production begins so she can nourish her pups when they are born. The puppies sometimes will scratch the mother’s nipples or the nipples can become cracked. This can allow a bacterial infection to begin in the milk ducts. 

Dogs, females and males, can develop mastitis when not pregnant or nursing pups. If this is the case, your dog will need to see your veterinarian immediately. Mastitis that is occurring in a dog that is not nursing puppies can be caused by cancer of the mammary glands and needs urgent attention.

Diagnosis of Mastitis in Dogs

If you suspect that your dog has mastitis, your veterinarian will palpate the teats and take a sample of the milk in the affected teat. The milk will then be examined under a microscope for the presence of pus and bacteria. A CBC, or complete blood count, will also be performed to determine the severity of the infection. 

Your veterinarian may also recommend an ultrasound of the affected teat to locate any abscesses or tumors. A thyroid profile may also be performed to rule out hypothyroidism.

Treatment of Mastitis in Dogs

Acute Septic Mastitis

A combination of treatments will most likely be prescribed by your veterinarian. Treatments can include aggressive antibiotics along with warm compresses applied to the affected teat. The infected teat will need to have the milk expressed to alleviate some of the pain and help prevent an abscess from forming.

Puppies should not be allowed to nurse from the affected teat. The puppies may need to be supplemented with formula while the female is recovering from acute septic mastitis. Just remember that milk production will stop after three days if puppies do not nurse. 

Galactostasis 

Your veterinarian may require that your dog’s water be withheld for 6-10 hours as well as food being withheld for up to 24 hours. Diuretics may also be prescribed as well as limited food intake. 

Your dog may try to stimulate the teats by licking in the event of a false pregnancy. This can make it worse and your veterinarian may prescribe a hormonal therapy or a mild sedative to stop the behavior.

Recovery of Mastitis in Dogs

In the event of galactostasis mastitis, your dog is not at immediate risk but should still be examined by your veterinarian. Once hormone levels have become normal once again, the condition should go away.

Acute septic mastitis will require immediate and aggressive treatment to ensure a full recovery. Your veterinarian will set a treatment plan and all follow up visits to make sure the infection is gone. 

When mastitis is caused by something such as cancer, your veterinarian will speak with you regarding available treatments and your dog’s prognosis. Your veterinarian may even refer you to a specialist.

Mastitis Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Chrystal
American Bulldog
3 Years
Serious condition
2 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Puss and blood

Medication Used

Antibiotics and painkillers

Hi my dog has mastitis she has seen a vet and been presprescribed antibiotics and pain kkillers it is the 2nd day of antibiotics but she doesn't seem to be getting any better she wowon't move can't walk properly can't even sit down on her own she seems to be getting worse not better what should i do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Chrystal, I am not sure of the details of her situation or what medications she is on. If she isn't getting better, and you think her condition is deteriorating, she should be rechecked as soon as possible so that your veterinarian can reassess her and decide if a different course of treatment is necessary. Mastitis can have a somewhat lengthy recovery, but you should notice an improvement of some kind over 2 days. I hope that everything goes well for her.

My Anna has the same problem. The vet said she didn’t know what it was and said my dog was just “weird” literally! She sent us away with no meds and I called back 2 days later AMS said it is now draining and smells. I have 2 antibiotics but it’s still not healing after 5 days. No worse but no better. I’m so upset. I’m taking her to another vet. She’s 10 years old and it isn’t puppy related.

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Bea
Beagle Shepherd
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Whining
Pain
Swelling

Medication Used

antibiotic
Anti-inflammation

At first, my beagle had a lump on one of her glands, but then one morning it got swollen and turned the skin on her gland redish. The vet gave her antibiotic and anti-inflam. But 1 day after her other gland began to swell too. Its soft and the skin became quite loose compared to the original which is hard and redish. Is it normal or did something went wrong? She gave birth 2months ago and had 2 puppies but one died weeks after. She hasnt peed or pooped yet after our trip to the vet which is one day ago

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mastitis after finishing nursing isn’t uncommon in dogs and Bea requires time for the antibiotics to take an effect. Firstly, give the course of antibiotics and ensure that she is eating/drinking/defecating/urinating, if she isn’t you should return to your Veterinarian for another examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maggie
Dachshund mix
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

swollen teats

Hello,
We took our 5 year old dog in to be spayed on December 3rd and found out after that she was in early pregnancy. Since the surgery she’s doing well but I notice her teats have become enlarged and she’s licking them a ton. When I feel the area they are extremely hard.

Should I be concerned or do anything? I really don’t have the money to go back to the vet again.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Maggie may have some hormonal issues after spaying whilst pregnant which isn’t unusual and swollen mammary glands may occur. You should try to apply a warm compress to the glands which may help offer her some relief and if there is milk present, expressing them a little may help. However, of they become warm or develop a discharge you should visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Juno
Doberman Pinscher
8 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Hi my dog was diagnosed with acute mastitis and has been recieving multiple antibiotics over the last 5 days. At first she responded very well to treatment but from 2 days ago she became a bit weaker and breathing heavy(no fever) and yesterday she threw up twice and this morning 3am she threw up some blood.
She is going back to the vet in a few hours but I'm obviously panicking and wondering if theres something i can do now to ease her gut while we wait to get her through it. she's very weak and struggling to stay walking around.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. I"m sorry that Juno is having problems. If you have an emergency clinic near you, it would be a good idea to take her there instead of your regular veterinarian, as she sounds like she is not doing well. She may be having a reaction to one of the drugs, or has become septic and needs to be hospitalized on IV fluids. Without examining her, I can't diagnose what is going on with her, but she does sound like she needs to be seen. I hope that she is okay.

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Mika
Mountain Cur
2 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sore and painful

Medication Used

Antibiotics

My Mika who was given antibiotics after having galactostasis mastitis from a false pregnancy has not been showing anymore signs of anything being wrong. This was about 6-7 months ago. For personal reasons I was looking to breed her to continue her line but do not want to put her through anymore pain. Knowing that milk produced while having mastitis can be deadly to the puppies, my boyfriend and I are willing to nurse the pups with formula. Will Mika be put in any lethal situation if bred after having galactostasis mastitis?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Galactostasis is purely a blockage of milk and mastitis is a bacterial infection of the gland (both may affect one or more glands); generally if treated properly, there should be no problem breeding again. However, you should be more vigilant if she does get pregnant and whelp. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jennessy
Pit bull
1 Year
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

big dark wound on breast

My dog had got this infection of mastitis and we took her to the vet imidiantly , we got the medication that was provided and everything’s been looking better but the wounds on her nipples. While we went to the store to get her more dog food we had came back and checked on her and her wound was gushing red puss. We believe it’s been she had been messing with it and it has stopped but is there anything more we should be doing. We called vets and all said to bring her in but we don’t have any more money due to her last visit she just had 4 days ago. Please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should continue with the medication prescribed by your Veterinarian, it may be worth placing a cone on her to prevent her from licking the area and if there is an open wound it may be worth bathing the area with a dilute antiseptic. However, if the wounds get worse you should visit your Veterinarian again regardless of cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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shay
mix boxer
6 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

whining

My dog shay just had first litter she is 6 years old . she had 8 puppies on the night of the 26th woke up on the 27th one was dead later in the day another died . on the 28th 2 more died now im left with 4 . Yesterday she woulny noy leave just one alone she ketp moving it around for a few. Hours and next thibgs i knew she brings out that same pup and wants outside so i open the door and she goes undrr out steps starts digging and lays down witb him she came back with him but went bavk out a few minutes later and she went under our home with him. For 5-6 hours . i havr tooken the puos from her and im feeding them myseld now but the pup that ahe was caring around keeps whining out and it has a cuf on its ear and need to br washed sincr he is covered in mud what can i do to help mom and pups

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly, clean the dirty pup and thoroughly wash the ear with chlorhexidine as infection is a concern; for Shay, it seems that she may be confused about the pups and has no maternal instinct. It may be best to keep them separate and to feed the pups as you’re already doing; if Shay has mastitis or painful mammary glands you can apply a warm compress to the affected glands to provide some relief. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello, I have a 2 year old pitbull, she is constantly licking her breasts. She is not pregnant and I don't believe she could be as she has not been around any male dogs. She is not acting any different besides the constant licking. Is this something I should be worried about or may she just be in heat?

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Bella
Pit bull
2
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Fevered teats
Sore to touch
Swollen mamary

Medication Used

Warm compress

My pit bull just had pups and now her glands are super swollen and sore, don't have the expensive vet bill money, is there anything I can do home remedy to help her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Applying a warm compress to the affected glands can help offer some relief, however if there is an infection present Bella would require a course of antibiotics. I understand that veterinary care can be expensive, but sometimes it is necessary as there isn’t an at home treatment for everything. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tosha
Neapolitan Mastiff
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

Medication Used

none

My Dam whelped in January and developed a nasty case of Mastitis. We treated and she recovered well. She was bred again and is now 7 weeks pregnant. Her milk is coming in to all of her teats except the one that had Mastitis the worst. Is it possible that teat is now "non-functional" due to the previous Mastitis?
Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Lack of milk in one or more gland is uncommon in dogs but may occur for various reasons; main milk letdown may occur at any time up to whelping and when the gland is stimulated by nursing but it may be possible that the glands may not produce milk. A better indicator would be to see milk letdown after whelping to access the possible impact of the mastitis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.msdvetmanual.com/management-and-nutrition/management-of-reproduction-small-animals/periparturient-problems-in-small-animals

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Muneca
Maltese podle
7 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dark red
Puss
Swollen nipple

I did just notice an hour ago that my dogs nipple was red and when I went to feel it and see what was wrong puss began to come out of it. She has never had puppies and I did a little research I did see that alot of dogs that have had puppies develop this. I am not sure what to do as of right now. I do have a heating pack on the nipple. I plan on taking her to see vet, on Monday. Should I be extremely worried about this ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should be concerned and you should ensure that Muneca is comfortable; a warm compress may help with the drainage of pus but this is something which you should have your Veterinarian see as soon as possible. If Muneca has a fever you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My veterinarian has recently told me that to treat the mastitis in my female that I should let her nurse if she chooses to and also to use a cold compress for the fever from her infection. I don’t know what to do now that I’m reading this.

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Gemma
Lab mix
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

swollen teats
Redness

My 3 year old lab mix had babies almost 6 weeks ago. She is currently trying to wean. She is acting normal, eating normal, using the potty as normal, however her belly and teats have red splotches all over and her teats are REALLY big. My sister in law suggested mastitis. She isn't really hot in the area but sometimes it gets warm. She lets me massage them every night and I literally milked her like a cow for 15 minutes (Bc I know when my sister had human mastitis it helped her). It came out white and didn't feel like a weird texture to me. But I'm really worried about the splotches. Can that be normal? Do I need to take her to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. It doesn't sound like she has mastitis, but without examining her, I can't say for sure. The red spots on her skin do not sound normal, and I think it would be best to have an exam with your veterinarian to find the cause of what is happening, and get her started on treatment.

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Blanca
Pitbull
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Licking

Hello, my 2 year old pitbull, is constantly been licking her breasts. She has never not currently pregnant. She's still eating and drinking water. Her breast are a little inflamed. Not to much. She is just constantly licking and when she sleeps, she is sleeping in a ball with her legs closed and under her. Please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blanca may have mastitis or may have a mammary tumour; if she has never been pregnant and hasn’t had a false pregnancy, tumours are more likely. You can try using a warm compress on the affected gland to see if that offers relief, but ideally your Veterinarian should check to see if it is mastitis or cancerous and to get medication or treatment to resolve the problem. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thanks for the reply. I did look at the nipple part and she has a brown scab on the nipple. When I rubbed on her stomach around the breast puss came out.

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Jada
Boxer
4
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

my female boxer is VERY close to delivery, but has developed mastitis, is there a way I can take care of it at home, with out taking her to the vet while she is in labor

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You can try applying a warm compress to the affected glands to help and to express the glands to relieve pressure. You shouldn’t allow the pups to nurse from the affected glands. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Deuce McGooch
Pitt bull shar pe mix
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Refuse to nurse

My female had her first litter ever in the 9th of January to a brute of 9puppies. All survived. Over the first week born they sucked her down to an alarming level to me So I consulted the pet store and bought her a high protein no filler no grain puppy food. It sustained her pretty well the second week of nursing. But at the beginning of the third week I noticed them sucking her down to nothing again and her beginning to become reluctant to nurse them. I thought it was due to being swarmed by so many pups at once. So I decided to take just one puppy out at a tone to nurse. But then I watched this puppy go from nipple to nipple and cry still so I tried to milk one to see what was going on to my shock and dismay I discovered that she has no milk at all that would squeeze out and her teats were very warm to the touch. I've started to supplement with canned puppy chow and goatmilk formulain a baby bottle for the puppies and so far so good. But I do not have the resources to get my female in to a vet to confirm if it's mastitis or something else. It's been 2to 3days with no mothers milk or nursing going on and her teats are still very very full looking and warm and even reddish in color without nursing. I have some cephilexin pills from my own doctor. Can I redose them to fit her needs? How do I fix her without a vet? She's my best friend and I can't lose her. I just can not financially afford to go to a vet. They are very expensive here and I do not have family to ask for help... I also have amoxicillin liquid suspension medication at the strongest dose allowed for a child I could use to treat her. I just don't know the first thing to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Deuce McGooch I cannot recommend the use of any prescription medicines for her especially antibiotics which were prescribed to you or a child as they may be toxic to her depending on other an active ingredients used in their preparation. I understand that finances are tight, but I cannot (legally) recommend any prescription medication; you should try to find a charity clinic or reach out to a nonprofit for help. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.aaha.org/pet_owner/lifestyle/cant-afford-critical-veterinary-care-many-nonprofits-can-help!.aspx www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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China
Pit bull
12 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nipple Discharge

My dog is in the process of a false pregnancy and 3 of her milk filled nipples are spewing with puss and blood(mainly blood)as I squeeze on them to extract the infection.we are treating her with antibiotics but it seems every 2 hours those same nipples fill back up with the infection.what should I do to relive her pain and stop this infection.my poor baby looks miserable.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to continue with the current antibiotic treatment prescribed by your Veterinarian (if not from your Veterinarian, you should visit them regardless); placing a warm cloth on the glands may help with relief but it is important to ensure that any pus or discharge is draining. If there is no improvement you should visit or return to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rexy
Alaskan Husky
9 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

bleading
stiff mammary glands
stiff left leg
Infection

Rexy was diagnosed by Acute Mastitis after a pseudo-pregnancy. Very spread infection as her first vet did not started hormone therapy to stop lactation. she has been on 3 antibiotics combination and one of them as injection for first 5 days and then oral. I wash her everyday as she like warm water and on her breasts. My concern is that there are some secretion even under her hands where connect to body.her right hand breasts are stiff all over from hand to leg and her left leg is inflamed and can't walk well. her cytology sample did not confirm cancer but dead or dying cells. Is it normal for Mastitis to take this long and have this stiff tumore like tissue all along one side of her mammary glands? How long we may expect for it to disappear or she may need surgery to take it off???:(

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Unfortunately, I cannot tell enough from your email to comment on Rexy's mastitis It does sound like it is a very nasty infection, and it may need to be cultured. Mastitis isn't typically a disease that can be resolved through surgery, but the infection needs to be taken care of. She may need to be on IV fluids, and hospitalized. I hope that she is okay.

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Maggie
Pitbull
1 Year
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pulling on swollen nipples
Not drinking
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

My dog had three puppies, who are 7 weeks old. Starting to wean puppies, but puppies became very sick: vomiting milk, diarrhea, dehydration, awful smells. Mother just recently started acting strange: engorged tits and hot, vomiting, not eating or drinking. Not sure if mastitis or parvo. Calling the vet in the morning for help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Hot swollen mammary glands would be a sign of mastitis; it would be wise to take the pups and mother to your Veterinarian so they they may assess the level of hydration and general health of pups and mother. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Magdalena
English Cocker Spaniel
3 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Hello..my 3 year old English Cocker Spaniel gave birth to 4 puppies 5 days ago (Nov. 27th.) The birth was fine and quick. She did her job, eating the placenta, cutting the cord etc..She now licks and cleans them and breast feeds them and spends nearly all day with them. Unfortunetly on the 2 days ago the 2 biggest breast (the last 2 ones, the ones beside her vagina) got hard and stiff. Pups only feed on the other 4 which are smaller but these are running out of milk.....How can I recover the big milky ones ??..they are not infected because the Cocker jumps around, plays, barks, eats a lot, drinks ...Shes totally normal, Only has a funny walk since she has those 2 hard ball breast hanging down there. I put some warm towl and gently squeezed some milk out which is totally white...(not yellow nor brown) So I suppose its not infected..its Galactostasis from what I read from your report.
Took her to my Vet. and he said..."put ICE on the breast !"....So I am puzzled ..¿Is it warm towel or Ice ??...Should I repeat the squeeze milk process ???....Finally when I squeeze the Galactostasis breasts, can I clean with alcohol to desinfect my hands and the dogs breasts ??.or what is recommended to deal with my female dogs breasts ?..I dont want the 5 days old puppys to be damaged in any way as they look really healthy & shinny.....Sorry for so many questions and THANK YOU in advance for your help....I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina......ps..my Ice Vet went on vacations so I am kind of desesperetly trying to find some help....BEST REGARDS and GOD BLESS YOU for your dedication with this web page and your love and help with MANS BEST FRIEND !

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally a warm towel is indicated with breasts where milk isn’t flowing, ice will help with any inflammation and discomfort around the breast. There is no need to disinfect the breast with alcohol or anything else, warm water should be sufficient. If the milk runs well and isn’t thick or smelly you should move a pup over to the breast for them to nurse from there to see if that helps them. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

PS 2..I must add the symtom Magdalena Cocker Spaniel has is constant heavy breathing, even when she is sleeping....Thank you

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Jade
pitbull
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hard teats

Hello I was wondering about mastitis in pregnant dogs? I don't know if it normal but my dogs teats are hard but she's not in pain or anything she still eats and never whines when I touch them. But they are hardish and every now and then it's warm. All her teats are producing milk as well.. could she possibly have mastitis while pregnant?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some dogs let down their milk early when pregnant and others after whelping; if she has let down early and she isn’t being suckled it may be painful for her, you could try relieving the pressure or applying a warm compress to see if that helps until she whelps. It is possible for a dog to get mastitis really at any time but it is more common during nursing, if the mammary glands are warm to the touch it may be worth having your Veterinarian take a look and also have them check the number of pups inside so you know how many to expect. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Fae
Maltese
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen mammary gland
Panting
Crying
Red teats
Restless

My dog is 6 and just had her first litter 6 days ago. She seems very uncomfortable at times, and I believe she has developed mastitis due to her swollen mammary glands and inability to lactate on one side. Will she be okay to wait until Tuesday to see the vet? She started showing symptoms on Sunday. She is thus far still nursing the pups on one side of her body.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I can't examine or diagnose her over email, but if you think that she is developing mastitis, it would be best to have her seen today, as the infection can spread quickly and cause her to become septic, as well as spread to the puppies. They will be able to examine her and determine how to help her. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Sick baby
Pit mix unknown
3 Weeks
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Aspirating fluid (puppy only)

We are fostering a mom and her 7 2.5-week old puppies. One of the puppies started barking with every breath and aspirating fluid occasionally. Mom was a stray, she’s been on clavamox for 3 weeks and the puppies have been on it for 5 days. The vet at the shelter said there’s nothing we can do but wait and hope the puppy recovers. Mom also has worms, which we treated with a dewormer yesterday. She is eating and drinking just fine and all of the puppies have been nursing just fine, except for the sick one who stopped nursing around 4pm today (3 hours ago). Because of all the antibiotics they’re on the shelter vet said it’s not mastitis or kennel cough, though her teats are large, they’re not hard or painful. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining the puppies, and the mom, I can't really say what might be going on, but things that I would worry about would be anatomic abnormalities in the pups like cleft palates, or aspiration pneumonia. The sick pup may benefit from oxygen therapy, but I'm not sure that the shelter has that to offer? Given the available care, it would be best to follow up with the shelter veterinarian in the morning and have the puppy assessed to see if he is deteriorating and needs further care , or if the antibiotics seem to be helping. I hope that this little family does well.

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Shadow
Labrador Retriever
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bruising
Swelling
Lethargic

My dog had this condition about 3 weeks after giving birth. We noticed that she didn't want to be around her puppies (12 and this is her first litter). We didn't notice any issues with her physically until the next night she was very lethargic. We took her to the emergency vet and found with tests that her rear teet had the infection. For the next several days, we took her to our normal vet for treatment plan. Her teet continued to fill and become black and blue. Her teet bursted on day 4 and went into surgery to remove the glands. After her healing, looked at her teets and looks as though she lost 3 of them due to the surgery. So to my question. Would it be safe or a risk for her to have another litter? This was her first litter and she's 3 yrs old.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The decision about breeding Shadow again or not is a discussion between you and your Veterinarian, I usually advise against breeding after severe complications like mastitis, infections or other issues but the decision is yours and now you’ll know what to do an take mitigating steps to provide a better experience for Shadow if you do. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I believe that most people would view that as animal abuse. Just keep her away from any male dogs from now on or have her spayed. This sounds like a puppy mill situation.

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Lucy
Pomeranian
11 Months
Fair condition
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Lucy has given birth to 5pups 3weeks ago and now she has stop giving them milk cuz her lower 2teats are grown big and are swollen as well.I don't know what to do bc the pups are without milk for 2days and she's not giving them milf.she always keep licking those teats but the milk coming out through it is pure white.When the pups try to get the milk through it Lucy starts to cry or make some noise(even bite the pup)I can't see the pain.pls help me

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Lucy needs to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. If she does have mastitis, and it sounds like she might, it can become very serious very quickly, and the pups will die if they are not fed. It is possible that all she needs are antibiotics, but without treatment, this condition will not get better.

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Honey
American Pit Bull Terrier
6 Years
Fair condition
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I don’t know if it’s mastitis or something else. My 6 year old pitbull started lactating about a month ago even though she is not now, nor has ever been pregnant. It didn’t sound like anything to be alarmed about so I have just been monitoring her closely. The lactation stopped after about a week and the enlarged teats have mostly retracted to what they were previously with the exception of one area that seams firm and swollen. There is a small hard lump within that swollen area that has me concerned. I don’t have any funds available at the moment so I’m looking for advice to help narrow down the severity if any. She still has a strong appetite and she doesn’t act like she’s in pain. There really aren’t any other symptoms that I’ve noticed to help narrow it down. She is not yet spayed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Honey may have had a phantom/false pregnancy which may occur around six to eight weeks after being in heat; when this occurs it is possible for mastitis to follow lactation. If Honey has one hard gland, try to apply a warm compress to the gland to offer her relief but if there is no improvement after three days or she starts having a smelly discharge from the teat you should visit a charity clinic or other nonprofit for assistance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gorda
Pitbull
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

hello my 3 year old pitbull had puppies for the first time and she is currently nursing. This morning i noticed that she was kind of limping but then i noticed that her breasts were swollen. The top two on the left side. She has diarrhea at the moment. Im not so sure what the swelling is but i tried helping by squirting some of the milk out and massaging it. I need help knowing what to do. Im worried. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mastitis is a common condition in nursing mothers; using a warm compress on the affected glands may help offer relief (as well as stopping pups from nursing those glands), but if the glands are infected antibiotics would be required and a visit to your Veterinarian would be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

What type or name of antibiotics can I get from the pet store, cause I little to no money to take her to a vet that will bill me outrageously just to check my girl and treat her. I thought saving animals would be unlikely and I love my dog.

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Gypsy
Dachshund
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sore and painful
Swollen mammary gland

I have a MALE dog who has Cushing's disease and has developed Mastitis in his breasts due to too much estrogen being produced from his adrenal glands. One of his teats is engorged and sore, and he just started on 125 mg. of Clavimox twice a day this Wednesday, after seeing his vet but he seems so miserable. Do you think this is the best treatment for him. I am worried about him becoming septic. His Cushings has just become under control as of this week, per his latest ACTH stim test.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mastitis is very rare in male dogs but may occur. Antibiotics would be the best initial course of treatment, amoxicillin (Clavamox) or cephalexin are used. If the mastitis doesn’t respond to antibiotics sampling, culture and sensitivity would indicate a more appropriate antibiotic. A warm compress may make him more comfortable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you. After applying warm compresses tonight, I decided to "milk him" a bit, and did get some to trickle out. It seemed to relieve the pressure a bit. After, i rubbed "Bag Balm" on his breasts for soothing, and it seemed to make him feel better. I plan to do this daily, along with the Clavamox, and hopefully it will help make him more comfortable.

Jeanne Nai

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Cherry
American Eskimo
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

swollen teats
Tremors
Depression

My American Eskimo had 4 premature puppies on the 10th of August, 2017 but they all died (she'd had 7 puppies, 1.5 years ago with no problem). Vet gave her antibiotics 2 days ago and said she was fine.
She's been depressed, having intermittent tremors, and drinking water in large amounts. I also noticed that she's been licking the last teat which is now a bit swollen.
What's your advice, please?

Thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It isn’t uncommon for a female dog to be depressed after losing a litter of pups, especially if she whelped them early her hormones will be all over the place; you need to give her time to calm down. It is possible that she mastitis, try offering relief by applying a warm compress to the area and if there is milk try to relieve the pressure; stopping her from licking it is important too, bathe the gland to remove any saliva which may be causing irritation. If the gland is still painful for getting worse visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sweety
Chihuahua
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite

My grandma dog she's gotta be at least 8-10 yrs old. Her back teat on the right side is swollen I squeezed it an yellow pus like came out just a little. She not eating or drinking it doesn't hurt her when I touch it or squeeze it. Don't know what to do I have some rimadyl if that will help I have clendamycin which I know is for a mouth infection

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I cannot legally recommend that you give prescription medications to Sweety as I haven’t examined her. If it is mastitis, she would require antibiotics prescribed by your Veterinarian; it is best to have her checked over just in case. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Athena
Golden Retriever
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Painful teat
Swelling
Licking

Medication Used

Painkiller
Anti inflammatory
antibiotics

My female GRD has completed 1 heat cycle and hasn't been pregnant yet. She suffered from swelling and pain under 1 teat, which my veterinarian cured with medication over the course of a week, but now I'm noticing swelling under another teat above the previous one, which isn't as big as before but still concerning. She is active and eating well, but she did fall ill (vomiting and fever) when she was put on medication. Is there a cure for this that prevents reoccurrence? And how do I help my baby?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mastitis may occur often in some dogs and not at all in others; there is debate around if spaying reduces the incidence of mastitis or not (there are arguments on both sides) but if you’re not planning on breeding Athena you should get her spayed regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zara
Bull arab
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Teets

Hi there , my dog had a cesarean 3 an a half weeks ago but lost 7 out 8 pup and doesn’t want anything to do with the one that survived, now she has mastitis and it seems she has a little blood in the teets, I don’t have the money at the moment to take her back as it cost me $1470.00 , is there anything that I can do at home to help her . She seem fine in her self and it doesn’t seem to bother her , any thing would help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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With the pup, you can try to use a milk replacer from the pet shop if Zara is not nursing; for Zara, you can apply a warm compress to the mammary glands which may help give some relief for her but ideally you should visit your Veterinarian for the mastitis as she may require antibiotics or other treatment. If you have spent a large amount already and money is tight, you could try to contact a nonprofit to help with further costs to get Zara on her feet faster (see links below). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/ https://iheartdogs.com/cant-pay-for-your-pets-needed-care-these-12-programs-can-help/ www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/other-services/help-with-veterinary-bills/

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Lady
French Bulldog
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Big teats red teats swollen teats

Hello my dog gave birth to 6 puppies 11 days ago around 3 days ago I noticed the puppies all having pale yellow loose diarrhea so I took them in the vet told me it looked like the poops were undigested milk and to take them off moms milk and bottle feed them goats milk so I did so but yesterday my mommy’s teats were so big hard and red they have lumps and discoloration so I called my vet at closing time she had me send her a picture and then prescribed her antibiotics and an anti inflammatory so I have her one those for one day I was thinking could I use the pups to just expel her milk a little to help relieve her or is that dangerous for the puppies and I’m just wondering how is all the milk that is in her breast’s now gonna go away

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If you let the pups nurse from her, you will start the cycle of milk production again, and probably make it worse, unless they are going to be able to nurse from now on. If you are trying to stop her milk production, there is a hormone feedback that needs to not have the puppies nurse. The antibiotics and anti-inflammatories should help, as can warm compresses. If you don't think that they are getting less engorged over the next day or two, she should see your veterinarian to see what else can be done for her to give her some relief. I hope that she is okay!

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Panda
Golden Retriever
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

swollen hard nipples
hard nipples
hard

Hi, I rescued a female dog, she is between 8 and 12 months old. I did not know when I took her in off the street that she was pregnant. I took her to the vet and had her spayed. They assured me that her milk would dry up but I noticed that her some of her teats are somewhat hard and sort of spongy. Does she have mastitis? Is there any natural remedy that you could suggest as I also have a dog with a heart condition and just got through vetting and nursing a cat with cancer. Am running low on funds as her spay was extremely costly since she was pregnant already. Thanks for your answer, any help would be appreciated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You didn’t indicate how long it has been since she was spayed; it is possible that mastitis has developed or it may be just that the mammary glands are engorged. You can try to place a warm moist cloth on the affected glands but if they are warm or oozing any smelly secretion then you may need to visit your Veterinarian regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Macy
French Bulldog
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

lumy
Normal

My puppie had her first heat cycle middle of November.. she can't be pregnant because she was not around any male dogs. Her nipples are swollen one looks reddish she is 10 months old. Do you think it's Mastitis or a fake pregnancy

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Thank you for your email. There can be a small amount of normal mammary swelling durign a heat cycle. Without seeing Macy, I can't say whether she is having normal swelling, or if she is having a problem. it woul dbe best to have her seen by your veterinarian to make sure that she is having a normal post heat cycle, or if she is having something that needs attention. I hope that she is okay!

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Coda
Mix
1 Year
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Lump

I adopted a rescued stray who had been brought in to the rescue with her puppies before I adopted her. I was told she had an infection that was spreading to her pups through her milk and 3 out of her 5 pups died. The other two were separated from her at 2 weeks and bottle fed. She was treated for the infection, milk dried up, she was spayed and given a clean bill of health before being put up for adoption. Her puppies are currently 9 weeks old, so she hasn’t nursed in 7 weeks and was spayed 4 weeks ago. One of her teets has a visible lump. It is moveable, squishable and irregular in shape. It shows no sign of redness or tenderness. My dog doesn’t flinch or seem bothered if I touch, squeeze or push on it. We went to our vet and she seemed mildly concerned. She wants to watch it for a few weeks to see if it shrinks before taking any further action. Could this just be an after effect of the infection she had while nursing, or is it more likely to be something else?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The lump is worth watching for sure, but in such a young dog, it would be unusual for it to be anything other than hormonal changes. It can take a while for the hormones of pregnancy and nursing to stop having effects after both pregnancy, and after being spayed. Monitoring it for pain, redness, or ulceration is a good idea, and I suspect it will decrease in size and resolve. I hope that all goes well for her!

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Ivy
Pitbull bulldog terrier
3 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic, weight loss, no appetite, in pain by ar

My dog began having pain, lethargic and not eating last night. Today we noticed one of her mammary glands swollen and hard. She had puppies a week ago and still nurses them but can tell she doesn't want to. I called my vet on call but I'm still very worried about her bc she lost a bunch of weight for a week too. She's a 3 year old pitbull. I have a warm heating pad on her now, vet said to give her 200mg Tylenol and a 500mg cephalexin. I'm just worried, she will be okay tonight until we get her into vet first thing in morning? She never acts this way ;( I'm also pregnant so I think it's making it even more emotional and stressful for me. I just want to make sure she will be okay until tomorrow and I don't need to take her tonight anywhere? Thank you so much

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ivy should be fine until morning, a warm compress on the affected gland will help give relief and may help with drainage of any milk which lead to pressure. It is common for a dog to get mastitis after whelping. Just ensure that Ivy receives good nursing care (warm compress on gland, easy access to food and water etc…) and visit your Veterinarian in the morning. Obviously, if you notice any worrying symptoms like high fever, seizure or anything else you may need to visit an Emergency Clinic. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Roxy
English Pointer
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Teets

Medication Used

Clivomox

Good afternoon.

My family has been breeding pure bred dogs for over 15 years. I would call one of my parents about this but they are away.. my 7 year old English pointer was bred twice in her early days never took when bred, through AI and natural. We decided she was not fit and she's been my retired show dog/ pet ever since. The last four times she has 'come into season' have been all silent heats, her most recent one finished about three weeks ago. She was puffy underneath and going through a silent heat, she's done this before so I wasn't worried.. in the last few days the other tests are slowly decreasing in size.. but one is swelling more and more. She lets me touch it and it isn't giving her discomfort. She's a winer already and drinks a tone of water regularly so those simptoms aren't helping me.. but her teet is not swollen like a rock but is swollen in odd spots, I've seen mastitis in our other dogs when having puppies but never at an early stage like this because her teets are not droopy or filled with a ton of milk.. so I don't really know if I should be worried, I started her on clivomox yesturday.. should I wait and see if that helps or take her to the vet.?

Sorry I tried to be as discreptive as possible.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing her, I'm not able to tell you for sure if you need to be worried, but the hormonal changes that dogs go through can cause negative effects as they get older, as I am sure that you are aware. It would probably be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they will be able to determine if she has a problem, and make you feel better if not.

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Mia
Mutt
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

lump under breast

Hi, my mutt mia had a litter of pups about 4 months ago, she had 2 pups unfortunately both died, yesterday i had noticed that on of her breast is swollen and very tender to the touch, to me it looks like a lump under the skin, but the teat it's self is almost double in size and hard to the touch. She is eating still thankfully. But i don't know what it is, advice please.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be caused by mastitis (but it is quite a long time after whelping) or it may be a tumour; either way it would be best to have your Veterinarian take a look to determine the cause as a course of antibiotics may clear up a case of mastitis but a tumour would require surgical. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mercy
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Warm nose and tiredness

Medication Used

Warm nose, tiredness
Gave me nothing for her

my female dog has been diagnosed with mastitis but the vet didn't prescribe me with any medication for her to help fight the infection which I find extremely weird especially when everywhere I look or read it clearly says she should be on antibiotics and also have a vet friend that has confirmed this so I don't understand why my vet have neglected to do their job properly and possibly leave my dog for dead as I've read it can be fatal if not treated properly.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The most common type of mastitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the mammary gland which is normally treated with antibiotics; however there is a galactostasis non-septic mastitis (less common) which usually occurs during weaning which may be treated with a warm compress and dietary changes. I would ask your Veterinarian their rationale for not advising you on treatment options; I cannot speak for other Veterinarians nor may I prescribe prescription medication without examining an animal, but ask them more information about Mercy’s diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Lurcher
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hard red dot on teats no discharge
Hard red dot on teats
hard

I’m not sure whether to be worried about my dog Luna or not. She went to the vet on Saturday because I suspected she had mastitis. The vet said because she isn’t running a fever and her milk is clean , there is no discharge and the teats where still soft but large.

The vet said she just had Galactostasis and said if she continues not to feed the pups come pick up the hormone on Monday.

I managed to get her to feed the pups but I noticed today that her right side of teats have a red dot on the tip of each one. They are dry and the gland is swollen and pulled close to her abdomen ( not handing down ) and feels like a stress ball when you squeeze it. There is no discharge and she is releasing white milk from each teat. She is not restlace , she is no longer avoiding the pups but actually actively wanting to be with them all the time and she doesn’t look sick and is still eating fine.

I’m too scared to let the pups feed on her at the moment as I’m scared she might have developed mastitis. I’ve noticed the teats on the right side are now going the same way as the ones on the left .

What should I do ? I don’t want to see the vet if he is just going to say everything is fine and I’m being a bit anxious. But I’m also scared this might develop further and she could die.

Advise would be highly appreciated

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Since I can't see her or assess the glands, it would probably be best to have a recheck for her if you are that worried about her. She may be perfectly normal, and the fact that she is feeding the pups and acting normally is positive. Unfortunately, I can't see these glands or let you know if everything is okay. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Jesse
Jack Russell
4 Years
Moderate condition
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I have 2 female dogs both sisters, one of the (Lucy) had 3 pups, but the other female (Jesse) took one of the pups as her own, they live outside so did not know about this until the next morning when we checked on them, we brought Lucy inside and got the other pup off of Jesse but Lucy wouldn’t take it back. We ended up having to put the pup back outside with Jesse, they are now 8 weeks old and are all thriving. The problem is, I brought Jesse inside for a bath and noticed she has gone very sore on her breasts, they are patches that are dark in colour, she seemed in pain when water touched them but not when I touched them? She seems herself, I’m taking her to the vet in the next day or two. Any advice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The pup would have tried in vain to get milk from Jesse and this action would have caused some inflammation to the teats; stopping the pup from trying to nurse is most important but I would keep an eye on Jesse and make sure that no further symptoms are seen (discharge from the teats, further swelling, warm mammary glands etc…). It would be good to check in with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My Mavis is now 9 months old she came out of heat about the time we found a kitten they had been dropped off. They played outside together so i brought the kitty in so it would have a home. I did this last week. Two days ago I found the kitty (Whitaker) sucking on Mavis' little teats. I pulled him off now they are large warm I have tried to keep them away from each other but she gets mad at me...like he is her baby. Im very wooried about her. No milk is coming out I have tried everything on them to give her relief. Now she is just laying around.

My dog April have puppies 8 days ago her teats are swelling the puppies look healthy but one die and pup black the others 3 don't want to suck milk and they are cry, how can I keep them a live if it's the swelling of her teats are the reason for the one dead, perhaps I spend 2 hrs with April emptying out her teats.

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Zoe
American Staffordshire Terrier
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Open wound
Swollen teat

Medication Used

Cabergoline 200mcg
Metacan chews 2.5mg
Amoxicillin

I took Zoe to the vet yesterday as she has an open wound above her teat. Vet informed me her mamory gland had burst and now have given me antibiotics plus anti inflammatory meds also informed that I need now to keep the pups away from her. She has 10 pups now at 2 weeks of age. It is becoming harder for me to keep her away from them and it’s causing her more distress. My question is what would happen if the pups did drink her milk that now has antibiotics and anti inflammatoroes in her system?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If your veterinarian recommended that the pups need to stay away from her, it would be best to follow that advice. Without seeing her, I can't comment on her treatment plan, but if you do have concerns about the pups, it is worth a follow up call to your veterinarian to ask about her condition and when the pups can go back to her.

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Mia
Fox Terrier
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Panting

My Foxy (Mia) had 6 pups nearly 6 weeks ago, she is still feeding them although I have restricted this as they get older, she has been the perfect mother and she has 6 healthy pups. In the last few days she pants of a night time (perhaps its during the day to, but Im not around, I have family come over to look after them during the day, they have said nothing about this behavior) despite this she sems healthy and ravenous, feeding her 3 times a day what she normally gets once a day. Do you have any advice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mia may have some sensitivity if the mammary glands are engorged with milk which may be painful; you should feel the glands for any sign of redness or warmth which may indicate an infection. If there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side otherwise keep an eye on her for the time being. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

She has no sensitivity at all or lesions, they dont appear hot either. Do you think I should let her with the pups more often?

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