What does it mean when my possibly pregnant rottweiler is leaking black blood from her vulva?
My Rottweiler is 19 months old, she had a litter in mid June as a result of her going into heat and us not really knowing much about bitches. Since then she has gone into heat quite a few times, and i am sure that is not normal. When she last went into heat a month or so ago she mated with our male dog so at first we thought she was pregnant.
But just last week she had this stringy yellowy goop coming out of her vulva, and now she is leaking black blood EVERYWHERE. It's not like a gushing, its just big splatters everywhere so we thought she could be possibly having a phantom pregnancy.
We don't want to call a vet in case this is really common because we know they will call us in for a really expensive consultation when there might not be anything wrong. Help?? Is she having a false pregnancy or is something wrong??
At this point you really do need to have her examined by your veterinarian as it's impossible to say what's going on without a 'hands-on' evaluation by a professional.
Most bitches come into season twice a year, roughly every 6 months, some may come in every 4 months, but not more often than that. If she seems to be bleeding on a more frequent basis then something isn't right.
It sounds to me as though she may have an internal infection of some sort, and black blood is 'old' blood and the source of it needs to be investigated. An infection left untreated could lead to blood-poisoning or other serious consequences.
I do understand the concern of getting a big vet bill needlessly, but in my personal opinion at this point it would be negligent NOT to have her examined. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
I wish you the best of luck and hope that she's doing much better soon.