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Q. My dog was pregnany only saw her deliver one dead puppy..she still active eating and drinking playing but she keeps licking at her vagin

A. First of all after birth a dog can have vaginal discharges for a few weeks, that would explain the licking.

Because she gave birth to a dead puppy something might be wrong with her uterus, possibly an infection has already started. If she develops pyometra (uterine infection) this is a very severe condition.

I recommend getting her spayed ASAP, bare in mind you might be surcharged if there is an infection as the procedure is much more complicated.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

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