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Odd female odor

Postby luvmybulls » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:28 pm

I had my female spayed before her first heat but I've noticed an odd odor from her beginning shortly after the surgery. I don't smell her crotch or anything but it smells metallic almost like blood and it is noticeable from 20 feet away if she's been a room long enough. It happens every couple of days, lasts only for a few minutes, and makes my intact male crazy trying to lick her. Any ides? Thank you.

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Postby BrokenAquarian » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:20 pm

I know what smell you're talking about. It's raw/irritated skin.

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Postby amelie » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:22 am

was she in heat when she was spayed? we had a female sled dog spayed while in heat and the boys wouldn't leave her alone for days. also it could be a urinary tract infection. maybe take her back to the vet to have her checked?

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Postby luvmybulls » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:34 pm

She was spayed almost 2 months ago at 6 months old and the issue's very intermittent. Like I said, maybe once a day Tyson goes right for her crotch but I've never seen any leakage or anything. There's no other problem other than some minor skin issues but I'm hoping the salmon oil clears that up.

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Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:56 pm

If it was from a heat cycle, the male would be trying to mount her like crazy - not lick her.

Oozing/Weeping skin has the smell you're talking about. She might have a skin fungus or something.

Have you taken her to the vet for it? If not, you should just in case it's turning into an infection.

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Postby luvmybulls » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:22 pm

She's got a very thin coat and always has. I check her over almost every day and she has a tiny bald spot on her back and a couple small severely thin spots on her shoulder. I can see to her skin and it looks fine to me and the odor doesn't seem to be coming from her coat. I'm trying to avoid a trip to the vet because I really don't have one that I like.

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Postby julie64 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:28 pm

I was going to say UTI also. Are you in Dearborn? My vet is very pit friendly but he's in Hazel Park.

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Postby luvmybulls » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:41 pm

I'm in Dearborn Heights (might as well be Dearborn) so Hazel Park is a little far. My current vet doesn't seem to have a problem with my dogs but they seem very uncaring and more focused on making money than actually caring for my babies.

She has no symptoms of a UTI except for the odd odor which I wouldn't describe as that of urine. She can hold it for 8+ hours and is still happy as can be.

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Postby luvmybulls » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:02 pm

It's still happening and it's definitely coming from her vag. The only time Tyson gets all goofy about licking her chick parts is when she smells like that and his teeth chatter after I pull him off of it.

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Postby Roxers » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:35 pm

Any chance it's anal glands?

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Postby luvmybulls » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:32 am

Roxers wrote:Any chance it's anal glands?




That's exactly what it was.

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Postby Roxers » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:34 am

:)) Well at least you got it figured out. Did you have them expressed?

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Postby Beowulf » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:13 pm

luvmybulls wrote:
Roxers wrote:Any chance it's anal glands?




That's exactly what it was.


That's an odd smell all right. You'll remember it from now on! lol

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Postby luvmybulls » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:34 pm

Roxers wrote::)) Well at least you got it figured out. Did you have them expressed?


Yep, I did it myself. That's how I figured out what it was. She'll be going grain free in the next month or so so that should hopefully put an end to me having to do it.

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Postby luvmybulls » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:35 pm

Beowulf wrote:
That's an odd smell all right. You'll remember it from now on! lol


That's for sure. roflmao


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