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Dear Jill and Neil It is quite possible that this is down to the drugs, (steroids?) and here a discussion with your vet on alternative forms of treatment would be a good idea, to find something without the side effects. Steroids are not a cure and
have long term as well as short term side effects. Please consider homoeopathy or herbal remedies as a much safer alternative. Also you could try and identify the allergens so that they can be avoided or desensitised to. You could ask for a referral to a dermatologist or holistic vet, but your own vet should be consulted first.
Cystitis is another possibility, so try and catch a urine sample and this can be examined as well. Less likely, but also a possibility, would be an inherited defect in the bladder structure, or an acquired problem with the nerve supply (congenital
or acquired urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence). This requires x-ray
techniques for diagnosis. Assume the least serious cause first, and let your own vet know what has happened.A mild vaginitis is occasionally seen in young bitches before their first season, but this prepubertal discharge usually disappears with the first
season and rarely requires any treatment.
If not already covered, see about insurance for your dog, Boxers tend to be at the vets a lot!! June Third-Carter B.V.M.S., M.R.C.V.S., Vet.M.F.Hom. for PetPlanet.co.uk