• Hello, Rosie was seen on Saturday at Banfield. I brought her in as an "urgent" appointment. The reason was that she wasn't feeling herself, her Vulva is swollen to about 3 times it's normal size and she keeps licking it. The Vet said she might have "Ovarie Remnant Syndrome. So far she hasn't bled, but I'm concerned about her sending off the scent of a dog in heat. I walk her several times a day and dogs she comes in contact with don't seem to go crazy, like I think they would if she was giving off the scent. My question is, can they still have the scent with this condition she has? I read the info on the internet as to how serious an issue this is, as it can cause cancer. Rosie has already had a lumpectomy. Thanks for your help.

    Hi Theresa,
    I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about your concerns. The swelling of the vulva can be from an ovarian remnant but there can be other causes as well. If it is a remnant she may start to attract other dogs. This can depend on the exact hormones and the amount of those hormones that are being produced. This can vary depending on the size of the remnant. Your vet can answer your questions about your individual pet since they know her overall medical history.


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