Wednesday, July 1, 2015

2481. Profuse bloody vaginal discharge - 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel

Jul 1, 2015

"She has a bad life," the lady owner visited the sleepy old cocker spaniel at 7 pm. "She had 3 surgeries - first for a durian seed in her stomach and twice for breast tumours!"

After swallowing the durian during the time the family was feasting on durians, the dog developed diarrhoea and vomiting. A vet operated to remove the seed.  Just around 2 years ago, the dog had a gigantic breast tumour, bigger than mangoes, excised by Dr Daniel and I.

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"Why didn't you spay the dog?" I asked.
"You did advise and remind me, but the dog is so old. She would be getting menopause and so no more breast tumours."
"Dogs do still pass blood during heat even at an old age of 15 years in some cases," I said.

Then around June 16, the dog had heat and passed blood for a few days. Nothing after that. Then, on Jun 29, blood kept gushing out, as if a dam had burst.

On Jun 30, 2015, the dog was rushed to Toa Payoh Vets. "She was soiling the apartment. She licked and vomited her discharge!"

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