Our expert says:
It is quite normal for female animals to have persistent enlarged mammary areas after lactation. These swelling should however subside within 2-4 weeks after the offspring have stopped suckling from the mother. This is a normal process and will normally happen without any medical intervention. It might help to use cold packs (ice wrapped in a small towel) on the mammary areas. However should mastitis (infection) develop, then you are correct to look for redness, warmth, pain and possibly a discharge in those areas. Further clinical signs would be a fever and loss of appetite. So should these signs develop, I would strongly advise you to seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.
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