In the past, almost all dogs that weren't going to be bred were neutered or spayed at a young age. Because of this trend, only breeders had to deal with the issues of heat cycles. That has changed recently, though, as numerous studies have demonstrated that waiting until your dog is fully sexually mature before having her spayed or him neutered may be preferable. As a result, we get lots of questions about how to manage a dog's first heat. Here are some ideas and items to help you make it through your girl's first heat.
IDENTIFY THE STAGES- Males may be more drawn to females when they are in heat, but females only want to mate for a brief period. Keep your female isolated from any intact males during her entire cycle. About nine days after she starts bleeding, your dog usually becomes fertile (but again, this varies). She is still fertile for a few days, even after the bleeding has ended. Before thinking the situation is safe, wait until her vulva shrinks to its pre-heat size.
SHOP FOR YOUR SUPPLIES - Not all of these items are necessary. When making purchases, consider how many heat cycles your female will experience.
PERSONAL TIPS - Final thoughts on your dog's first heat that we would like to share with our Guardian Homes and Owners are as follows:
We hope you make it through her first heat cycle with ease. We assure you that there is nothing to worry about if you are prepared. Please comment if you have any extra ideas or products you'd like to see in this post. Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook for additional helpful advice on Cavaliers,
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