Your assessment results for:

Lump or Swelling – Mammary Gland

Urgency level: Low priority

Monitor your dog at home and contact your family veterinary practice if the situation doesn’t improve

What to do next

Monitor your dog for any changes

  • Monitor your dog carefully for development or any new symptoms or changes in behavior. If she develops any of the following signs, contact your regular veterinary team: 
    • Lethargic or weak
    • Pain or distress 
    • Vomiting
    • Her mammary glands start to feel hot, inflamed, sore, or lumpy


Why it’s lower priority

Your dog may be pregnant

  • It is normal for the mammary gland to be distended or swollen during pregnancy. Your dog does not require immediate veterinary attention.


Home care tips

Learn about caring for your pregnant dog

  • Pregnant dogs will have different nutritional needs during each stage of pregnancy. Contact your vet if you have questions about pregnancy care.


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