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Q. My Great Dane has a dark reddish brown discharge at the end of her first period, is this normal? And how can I prevent pyo?
I have a 11 mo old Great Dane who went into heat at 10mo old on the 1st of Aug....all is normal I think. She bled fairly heavy for about 1.5 weeks, then a little more thinned blood or a lighter color...now she is at day 21 and is having a dark reddish brown color discharge but very little. Is this normal ...I am referring to the color of the discharge.

Another quick question....pyo....it is a real concern with Danes and being that this is a promising show bitch with several points to date, I have no intention of spaying the bitch any time soon. Is there anything I can do to prevent the dreaded PYO? I have heard of some folks using a douche after each season on their bitches...is this a good idea? I have not done anything at this point but will wait on your feedback. She is 115lbs and on Eagle Pack Adult purple bag.

Help is much appreciated.

Thank you,
Erin

A. Heat cycles vary from female to female and some of our females continue with that reddish brown discharge. If this is a valuable breeding animal, then my suggestion would be to find a good reproductive vet in your area and get to know him well. I would talk to him about your concerns about pyo. We aren’t vets or health care professionals but I would never use a douche on a dog, it seems to me that would just wash any foreign bacteria farther inside, which is exactly what you don’t want.

Cindy
  
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