Why does a dog have a milky discharge while pregnant?

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A dog typically has a milky discharge while pregnant as part of the natural chemical cycle of pregnancy. Other reasons include additional hormone build up and illness.

According to PetEducation, it is typical for a dog to have a mucus-like discharge at around 4 to 5 weeks of pregnancy. Such discharge is often just a sloughing off of excess vaginal cells, although a discharge is often one of the first signs of pregnancy. During this time, the dog may have a discharge due to vaginal infection or trauma as well. However, continued discharge during pregnancy  particularly where the discharge is bloody or otherwise color-tainted  may be abnormal. Examination and testing by a veterinarian can help rule out problems with the fetuses or other health conditions.

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Pregnant dogs normally have a discharge, looks like white, cloudy string, that drips intermittently from the vulva. This is normal. Towards the every end of the pregnancy, the discharge
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What you're noticing is probably normal leukorrhea - the odorless
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That sounds like the mucus plug. Usually once a doe looses her mucus plug, she'll give birth within a day or so. Be sure to check for other signs of labor, such as her udder bagging
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I would call your dr and let them know whats going on this discharge could be a infection you never know so i would get seen or at least talk to a advice nurse about it
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