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we luv lexi
7th March 2008, 10:03 AM
lexi just turned 6months old on 2-20, she just went into her first heat cycle maybe 3 days ago, and she seems very depressed, not wanting to play much and generally just laying in bed most of the day. Is this normal for a dog in heat? i can understand she must feel miserable, just wanna make sure nothing else is wrong. thanks in advance for any advice. :)

sins
7th March 2008, 11:47 AM
That's certainly how Daisy behaves, it's always the first sign that the heat is imminent.She actually seems clinically depressed and just lies in her basket.She should come round a bit after a few days, but she will seem a bit off form and have a more subdued personality.
I know our little lady was very put out because she wasn't allowed her 40 min morning walk and the change in routine made it seem worse.
Sins

Bruce H
7th March 2008, 12:52 PM
That sounds pretty normal to me. Our girls definately have a mood change when they're in season. Be patient and your little girl will be back to normal before you know it.

Karlin
7th March 2008, 07:27 PM
Think PMS (for several weeks)... but with much stronger hormones.

we luv lexi
8th March 2008, 07:54 AM
thanks, glad to know this is normal, i feel so bad seeing her so down :(
my poor baby. :o