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    I recently adopted my Annie from rescue. she had been in puppy mill all her life, never, ever out of a crate. She is approx 4 yrs, she is doing awesome!! Has been spayed. But her teats are hanging almost to ground. They get wet and dirty when she goes outside, and can get bitten by ants or bugs. We spoke to vet about if removal of extra hanging skin was ever done. Yes, it is, especially if sores develop. He seen Annie, and agreed they are long. he advised to wait a few months to allow the mammory glads to shrink.
    Has anyone ever done this? Would appreciate any thoughts or advice.
    Thank You Pamela

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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    Poor Annie! Would you be able to let her wear a shirt for the meantime and see if that'll work?
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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    Princess Gracie who is almost 6yrs. old was a breeder dog til she came here to rule the kingdom at 3.5 years old. She had the sever3 hangy down dangly thingies. They have shrunk a lot since she has been here but still do hang down. As risky as anesthesia is I dont think we would ever consider having the removal/reduction done. She wears shirts a lot tho because it gives her a sense of security and honestly, she is just so damn cute in them so we have never had a problem with her danglies.

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    I adopted Jenna who was also used in a puppy mill as a breeder and they used her in between to feed other pups and she was dragging the ground. The rescue said with exercise she would shrink up, I really didn't believe she could ever shrink that much...Oh she is 3 and I adopted her in May...in the beginning she could only walk about a block...but we walked whatever she could manage twice a day and you wouldn't believe the difference in her in the past 4 months...she isn't shrunk completely but pretty close...probably the two teats in the rear are the saggiest but I swear when i first brought her home she was going to trip over them...I seriously thought of binding them because it seemed like all the flopping around would make her sore...I didn't....the vets & rescue said she would never look like a dog that's never had pups but she would shrink...in the front teats her nipples are bigger but almost tight...so this is my first bulldog and find most of my information on this site my opinion would be to walk her for awhile to see if you notice a difference...

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    Thank you-that gives me hope. We are up to 5 blocks round trip. We have to walk slow, as the breeder (and that is a kind way of referring to that person, and an insult to all reputable breeders) broke her foot and did not fix it, so she is pigeon toed and it turns in, but she is on the move. Plus she basically had to learn to walk, as she was never allowed out of the crate. She has only been walking about 2 months, and very little as getting out of the house was frightening to her. But she is getting much much better and loves to play outside. Plus she runs up ramps now. So I will definitely take your advice.
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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    Quote Originally Posted by pamela View Post
    Thank you-that gives me hope. We are up to 5 blocks round trip. We have to walk slow, as the breeder (and that is a kind way of referring to that person, and an insult to all reputable breeders) broke her foot and did not fix it, so she is pigeon toed and it turns in, but she is on the move. Plus she basically had to learn to walk, as she was never allowed out of the crate. She has only been walking about 2 months, and very little as getting out of the house was frightening to her. But she is getting much much better and loves to play outside. Plus she runs up ramps now. So I will definitely take your advice.
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    Thank you for rescuing her, a God sent. Her love will repay you in 10 fold. Such a good mum. I like the idea of a shirt even if it's just a little boys thin white tank shirt, it's something that would hold her up and make her feel secure like @BruceP has said. It does take time but they teats will shrink up. if she had a litter every season it may take a lot longer because of muscle memory
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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    Thank you everyone-I feel better. She is a beautiful little girl, even with what that horrible person put her through, and did to her little body. I did not relish putting her thru anything that was not necessary.
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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    she'll get there...it just takes time...Jenna is now running with the grandkids, jumping in and out of the car can also jump on the furniture...it's surprises me of the things she couldn't do before and i didn't notice until she starts..like scratch her ears...I couldn't have gotten a better dog if i paid thousands of dollars for her...she's such a sweetheart...it's amazing what good food, exercise and loving can do....good luck

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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    So glad that you rescued her! You have some really good advice up above though.

    I’m going to move this to the Health section now as it will help those researching the same issue.
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    No experience here...just wanted to say Bless you

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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    Bless you for rescuing her, and she will give you years of love. Great info above with the shirt. It's a lot better than surgery.
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    Default Re: tummy tuck-removal of teats--wanting info from anyone that has knowledge

    First off... THANK YOU for saving her and giving her a chance at a whole new life of love and fun!!

    I used to work with a Cane Corso rescue group and I did see a few females come in with their teats to the ground --- it took a few months but they all pulled back on their own, give her sometime and do like others have said and use a shirt to help.
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