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    So, Brooke was spayed a week ago yesterday. Just noticed last night that she is having a TINY amount of dark, mucus like discharge (I only noticed because we have a white leather couch, otherwise I never would have even seen it, it's so little). I was worried it was coming from her stitches but when I flipped her over her wound looks almost completely healed, and it is coming from her lady parts. I called the vet and she has an appointment tomorrow. Anyone else experience this?

    Just wanted to add that she is her normal crazy self and does not seem like she is hurting or at all bothered by it.
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    If it's dark, that might just be old blood from the surgery. I seem to remember something like this with Lupe because when she had blood spotting from a UTI is was always bright red (= new). But, I'm of course no Vet, and any blood is a good reason to call in like you're doing! Good luck.

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    yeahit must be old because it's very dark. doesn't even look red. more brown. when i first saw it on the couch I thought it was mud from her feet since it was rainy yesterday and she had just been out recently. I hate taking her to the vet for no reason, it's so expensive and her spay ended up costing $100 more than they had originally quoted us. Plus I'm just thinking, obviously it's inside, what tests are they going to do? Or are they going to say "She looks good otherwise call if it doesn't stop within a week" and charge us $50 for the office visit. Obviously her health is more important than money, I just hate feeling like the vet takes advantage of people and rather than advising over the phone wants the $$$ from the visit.

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    Did they ask you to bring a urine sample with you? This way the can test for a UTI which it could be. Banks had a UTI pretty much for over a year (dark yellow urine with blood in it).. as soon as it was gone it was back... just constant. Our vet finally decided (last resort) to do a vulvaplasty (my translation -- hooch reduction) - she has not had a UTI since the procedure. She just had too much skin/tissue in the area and it had to be removed.

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    no they didn't ask for a urine sample. but i don't think it is a uti, first of all because she is on/has been on antibiotics since her spay so I think that would have cleared it up or prevented it, and second of all because she has had a uti before but the blood was bright red and in her urine, not coming out at any other time like with this.

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    Antibiotics can cause bladder issues. We actually give HRH cranberry pills because she seemed to have issues and peed in the house after just having gone outside a few minutes beforehand when she was on antibiotics. The cranberry pills seem to have to helped and she hasn't had an accident in quite a while.

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    I have noticed some dark brownish spots on my carpet, and Katie is on antibiotics (prednisone). The vet said she would have to drink and pee more frequently while on them.

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    @LariP I know I've been wanting to start her on the cranberry pills but I didn't want to when she was spayed and on meds since then if she had a reaction I wouldn't know from what. And yes @Wlw9x Brooke was peeing more and having accidents at first on the antibiotics, we just have been bringing her out more than usual and that's been fine.

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    So we took her to the vet yesterday and the vet said her incision looks great and that the discharge could just have been blood that "backwashed" during the surgery and it isn't a big deal, as long as it doesn't get worse. Also, the visit was NO CHARGE!

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    @Sarah, good to hear!! I don't think they should have charged you in the first place, to me is sounds like an after surgery check-up which should have been included with what you paid.

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