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oreo\'s belly rash from nursing
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i have a chihuahua that had a littler of puppys about 8 days ago...she had 6 puppys...she has developed a rash thats leaking a light yellowish liquid and im not sure if thats normal or not for nursing dogs to have this its just around the 2 bottom nipples towards her back end and its not around none of the other nipples either...if you can please suggest something that i can do for her? awaiting your response...thanks

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No, this is *NOT* normal!!!!! Get her into your vet ASAP!!!!! It might be something that would be contagious to the puppies, and they don't need any problems at this age. I am thinking staph infection... and that yellowish liquid is most likely pus, whatever the problem is. Your bitch needs to be seen by a vet... and it wouldn't hurt to have the puppies checked over, too.

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Karen Brittan

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I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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I have taught obedience classes and have taught people how to groom for many years.

Learn more about me and my dogs: http://britmorschnauzers.com

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Member of: American Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Obedience Training Club; Elk River Kennel Club; Minnesota Professional Pet Groomers Association; Greater Twin Cities Earthdog Club.

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Fifty-one years of living with, observing, and training dogs, along with numerous seminars during that time.

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