Is my yorkie still a virgin? Her lady parts hang down about 1/2 inch. Her nipples are large too. Rescued from an idiot.
She is 5 and not fixed. The girl says she never had puppies. Why does she have these characteristics?
on Apr 17th 2012
in Other Health & Wellness
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If she's not spayed, she's had many heat (estrus) cycles. With each heat, even if unbred, most female dogs experience a "false pregnancy" afterward, including lactating. So that would explain her large nipples. Her large vulva is probably just because she's intact- most female dogs nowadays are spayed before sexual maturity, so their vulvas stay small and juvenile-looking. An adult female vulva looks large in comparison.
I hope you're going to spay her soon- every extra heat cycle makes a female more susceptible to pyometra, an often-fatal infection of the uterus, and very common in older intact females.
Bruno CGC answered on 4/17/12. Helpful? / 0