Hello! I'm pretty new to the forum and currently the proud first time owner of a pitbull! This is also the first female dog I've owned and I've noticed some swelling recently ABOUVE her vulva. I think she was coming out of her first heat when we got her because her vulva was shrinking. The swelling is between her rectum and vulva and kinda lips over her vulva. I thought maybe she has vaginitis so I've been trying to keep her clean. she also gets little pimples on her tummy so I wash her tummy and her vulva down at least once a day. Can anybody tell me what's going on with that? Did I assume wrong and she's going into heat? She has an appt. to get fixed but it's not till October. If you've experienced this before please help!!!! Thanks so much!