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    Question for you guys. I have a 9 year old Irish Wolfhound. She had Mastitis a couple months ago. We treated with a round of Keflex which knocked it down but didn't totally get rid of it. We then went with a round of Clavamox (sp). Cleared it up except for some scar tissue in one nipple. Now it is back. I will be calling the vet tomorrow to find out what he wants to do but am wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Does she need to be spayed (hate to do that at her age but it should have been done years ago)? Is another round of antibiotics possible? Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance!
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    Is it just one nipple being affected? I had one removed from a 6 year old that kept getting infection over and over, lump formed, sent it off, came back non-cancerous but chronically infected. Had I not wanted another litter, she would have been spayed at same time. She never had another issue, was spayed at 10 1/2 and still going strong a year later.
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    The scar tissue is in one nipple. Other nipples are affected tho.
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    Your vet should do a culture of the discharge to identify which bacteria is causing the infection and then they'll be able to ID which antibiotic will treat it appropriately. I'm not a vet but wife is and is a specialist in dairy cattle so deals with mastitis all the time.

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    If she's having false pregnancies, it "should" help because the bitch's body goes through the same horomonal changes every season even if they're not pregnant in addition to correct antibiotics. I had a spayed female that I could express a few drops from many years after being spayed, so it's not necessarily 100%. As far as her age and surgery, she should be fine. I've spayed two 10 year olds and a 9 year old with no problems.
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    Thanks guys! She is on 3 weeks of Keflex and has an appointment to be spayed on the 27th.
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