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Lump or Swelling – Vulva

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 development of other symptoms

  • Monitor your dog carefully. If they become lethargic, painful, or vomits, or the swelling does not resolve within 3 weeks, contact your regular veterinarian.


Why it’s lower priority

Some swelling in the vulva is normal for dogs in heat

  • An even swelling in your dog’s vulva is normal when they are in heat. In fact, this is one way of telling if your dog is in heat.


Home care tips

Avoid socialization with other dogs

  • Avoid socialization with other dogs (especially males who are not neutered)


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