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rmkryan
12-09-2011, 11:04 PM
So my wife got a dog and she is not fixed (yet) she is in heat and I was wondering how long this lasted??? All my other animals are fixed so I am not worried about her making babies. I have never had to deal with this before. My wife has these diapers for her so she doesn't make a mess in the house. Is there anything we should do? and how long does this last?

A*lil*Loopy
12-10-2011, 06:44 PM
Depends on the dog, sometimes only about a week. Mark it on your calendar so that you know for the vet. Unfortunately, dogs for miles around will know she's in heat and any options they get to "visit", they will take them. Regardless of a male being neutered, they still act like idiots when a female is in heat.....the one in heat is also likely to be a lot more friendly.

Joy.D
12-10-2011, 07:04 PM
first 7-10 days of bleeding
then about 7-10 days of being super fertile
then 7-10 days just to be safe and all the internal swelling and hormones to calm down

Expect to keep her confined for a minimum of 3 weeks.
Try not to take walks with her. Like loopy said... every dog within about 3 miles will smell her in heat. some males will attack you to get to her. (not saying this will happen but be careful)

gouligann
12-15-2011, 06:31 AM
Unless the laws have changed since we had our female lab puppy in heat (15 years ago), it is illegal to take a dog in heat out for a walk or tie them outside. They have to be contained in a fenced in area where no other dogs can get at them.

When our lab was in heat, we had a neighbor with a lovely golden retreiver male who howled in their house all night to be let out. Every morning at 5 am, they would finally relent and let him out. At 5:10, (10 minutes to walk or run? to our house lol) we had him boo-hooing and howling outside our house. What fun (NOT) to have a female in heat. A lesson learned that we get our puppies to the vet for spaying before going through that again.

Joy.D
12-15-2011, 06:24 PM
You are absolutely right gouligann

12. CONFINEMENT OF FEMALE DOGS IN HEAT
The owner of a female dog in heat shall confine such dog in a building or enclosed pen or
kennel until such heat has ended.

copied from:
http://www.cityssm.on.ca/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/By-Laws/98-211.pdf

rmkryan
12-15-2011, 09:26 PM
well we just got this dog. it is a 3 pound chihuahua. Don't worry the dog doesn't walk and is only let outside for less then 5 min (supervised on a leash) to pee.

Joy.D
12-16-2011, 09:20 AM
congrats on your little bitty canine friend.

rmkryan
12-19-2011, 10:56 PM
This brings us to 5 canine friends!

Dachshunds Rule
12-20-2011, 04:10 PM
LOL,I have four dogs and my husband bought me a sticker that says "one dog short of being a crazy dog lady"

A*lil*Loopy
12-20-2011, 05:33 PM
So, I guess it's official that I'm just insane for having 7 dogs. My husband must just be afraid to tell me......but he still calls me the crazy chicken lady.
Tiny dogs are cute but scary because they are so quick and can sneak up on you, they don't even make the floor creak.

Giggle Squirt
12-21-2011, 03:10 PM
3 Chis a lab and a golden. Guess I am a crazy dog lady.

Larimar
12-22-2011, 02:51 AM
Wow, some of you must be outside city limits? Or taking a risk?

MagicFingers
12-22-2011, 10:07 PM
and my hubby thought three cats made me a crazy cat lady :)