9 year old Doberman producing milk from her nipples

Our question this week was:

Hello Dr Debra,

I have a 9-year-old Doberman, and she is having milk coming from her nipples, and they are quite big, she has already had the left side of her nipples removed, please help or advise on how to stop the milk coming out and to get her nipple back to there normal size, thanking you for your time, please help.

Regards Melanie


Hi Melanie – thanks for your email. You emailed that your 9-year-old Doberman is having milk coming from her nipples on one side. You also mentioned she had the other side removed and you want advice on how to stop the milk.

My first question is – WHY is she having milk. Dogs can have "milk" for several reasons. They include:

I'd recommend that you take your dog to your veterinarian to help determine which of the above is the underlying cause for your dog's problem.

An article that might be helpful to you is on our Petplace.com is "Pseudocyesis o False Pregnancy in Dogs" and "Mammary Gland Tumors in Dogs".

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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