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First Heat

Post by Joxgirl » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:48 pm

Hadn’t happened yet for Rogue, but we are in that time frame. I am going to start with, for now I plan to keep her intact. I don’t know when or if I will have her spayed but this post is not about that.
I want to know what I need if anything for Rogue, when her cycle happens. I’ve had only one bitch before and it was years ago.

What I know is that there usually isn’t much blood. There could be drops
Keep her away from any males, including the fences. Not a problem. I keep her indoors and when she goes out it’s alwsys with me or husband.
The cycle can last up to a month or less.
She maybe moody or clingy

Anything else? Thanks for help.
If anyone wants to discuss spay vs intact we can start a new post. I know there was a good convo a few months ago.
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Re: First Heat

Post by centrop67 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:58 pm

I've never had an in-tact female dog, so I can't help, but hopefully this reply will trigger some thoughts from other members.
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Re: First Heat

Post by TimL_168 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:09 am

En is my second intact female. So far, she acts an awful lot like my hybrid did. They're both very defensive in social situations that they normally wouldn't be. My hybrid was very cautious and reserved with people and other dogs(expected and appreciated), but when she was in heat she wouldn't LET a male dog near her :evil: . The only time I ever saw that dog go violent was when a male tried to mount her. My thinking on this was that it had to do with social structure, but the more I read about what actually happens in the wild, the more I tend to attribute it to just plain moodiness.
En started spotting on opening day of rifle season last year. She did seem a little less energetic in general. A tiny little bit. But she worked trails like there was nothing wrong. No loss of drive.
I think the most important thing to look into is the time of actual fertility. It's much longer than when the dog is spotting!
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Re: First Heat

Post by Joxgirl » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:28 pm

Thank you Tim.
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Re: First Heat

Post by Joxgirl » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:29 pm

Tim, please enlighten me on what a hybrid is in regards to your post.
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Re: First Heat

Post by TimL_168 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:21 am

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Husky/Malamute/wolf
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Re: First Heat

Post by Joxgirl » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:45 am

STUNNING!!!!!!
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Re: First Heat

Post by Kenda » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:26 am

Hi! My shadow is in season. Has been from November 25. We also have an intact male. Needless to say, my household is in chaos. We are not letting them breed at this time. It’s her first heat. She is still spotting😱, and it’s december 12! I think she went into the second, most fertile part about 4 days ago. That’s when Max quit eating, quit sleeping, howled, and forgot all his training and manners. We finally dosed him, her, and us with Benadryl and put Vick’s on his muzzle, around her legs and tail, used it in a humidifier, and bought stock in febreeze! So it’s working, and his appetite is finally back. We aren’t going to drug the household tonight, so yay! The dachshund was great! She ate everybody’s food, slept in everybody’s beds, stole everyone’s toys and bones. She’s like a Goldilocks type dog, with a devious mind! Lol
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Re: First Heat

Post by Joxgirl » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Cute post. I’m glad the Vick’s is working. Great idea. I have two males but both have been neutered and hope she won’t effect them. I might need your tip and will get a bottle of the stuff just in case.
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