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I have a 9 yr old female rottiweiller. She has recently began to lose weight. She is drinking water quite a bit and isn't eating her dry dog food like normal but she will eat it if I moisten it and mix canned food with it. The last coupe of days I have noticed a pinkish discharge coming from her vaginal area.


Hi Cathy,

I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition, she needs to be examined by your vet so whatever is going on can be properly diagnosed. I know how easy it is to fear the worst, but try not to get ahead of things. Whatever is going on may be something that's easily treated with antibiotics or medications.

You should not put off having your dog examined by a veterinarian.

If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your veterinarian if he or she will let you work out a payment plan. Many veterinarians are willing to work out a weekly or monthly payment plan so that you do not have to pay the entire cost of veterinary care up front. Another option is to contact local animal shelters or the Humane Society. Some shelters operate or know of local subsidized veterinary clinics or veterinary assistance programs. If you happen to live within driving distance to veterinary school, check with them to see if they offer discount services to the public. There are two special credit cards to apply for which help with medical bills (including veterinary bills) read about them here:

I hope I've been a help. Best of luck!


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