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Why is my dog's nipple is all red?

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Why is my dog's nipple is all red?

Postby jager15 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:01 am

So I have a female pug and everything's been going alright until just right now I've noticed her nipple is all red and a little bigger than the rest of the nipples. My mom thinks it might be breast cancer, but I've been looking at images and none of the tumors are directly on the nipple, plus it's not that big just a little swollen. There's no red on her actual skin, just the nipple.

What is it? I think it might be some infection.
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Postby conor » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:15 am

Is there maybe a strange man that sucks on your dog's nipples every night while you're asleep?
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Postby paegastun » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:24 am

Does she wear a harness? Could be rubbed by that. If not, see a vet.
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Postby yasuo » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:38 am

whatever you do to it, just stop, for the sake of the animal please!!!!!!
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Postby rique51 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:46 am

Sometimes the nipples on animals can become impacted with sebum, which is basically skin cells and skin oil and sometimes dirt. This can cause them to become red and/or swollen. It's best to have it checked by a vet, but if you're unable to do that, try using a warm compress on the area for 10 minutes 2-3 times per day, which may help loosen the sebum.

It could also be an infection of the nipple, or irritant from environmental factors.
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Postby faulkner » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:50 am

take her to the vet to make sure it isnt cancer if you cacth it now it cant get rid of it before it hurt her
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Postby raynard41 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:57 am

She may have a staph infection around the nipple. My pup had that when we first got her and the vet gave her a round of antibiotics that cleared it up. I would suggest taking her to the vet and having them take a look.
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