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    Well as I already posted - Bella came into heat just as we had it arranged for her to have the op. Well that was 9 days ago and Harvey had had no interest in her it was all very weird as they weren't behaving any differently than normal. So we just kept watching them ALL the time and obviously never left them for a second.

    However, we woke up this morning to a complete maniac Harvey in his crate. It's true what everyone says the behaviour is unreal!! They were kept in other ends of the apartments with the doors closed as always but they were going crazy. Harvey was throwing himself at the door trying to break through and howling and Bella was in the other one scratching her door and crying.

    Needless to say we couldn't live like that so we booked Harvey in for the op after many mind changes, he goes in on the 25th just 3 days after his 1st birthday and Bella has gone to stay with my in laws until he's had the op and recovered again which is fantastic! Then as soon as we are able to get Bella spayed we will... Can't risk any more of those episodes! That is the first I've ever seen of on heat behaviour and I am glad to say it will also be my last!! Now it's back to endless cleaning to try and clear the smell of her out as much as possible...
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    The dogs usually don't go manic until about the LH surge-(two days before ovulation).

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    Wow that must be amazing to see that switch. Kind of like teenage boys in hyperdrive! Nature has an incredibly strong call. It makes you understand why and how the males can stray -- leap walls out of gardens etc.

    Just be aware that after a neuter it takes about 6 weeks or so (I am not sure of the time exactly but your vet will know -- at least a month or more) for a male to no longer be capable of siring a litter -- all the sperm need to die and they remain viable for a long time. It also takes a while for the testosterone to completely pass out of a male's system so you'll want her to be out of heat before they are together again. Then peace will be restored.
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    Just curious, would it be better to get the girl done, after her heat of course? There are great health benefits to getting a girl done.
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    They are getting Bella done too:

    Then as soon as we are able to get Bella spayed we will... Can't risk any more of those episodes!
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    Probably better to get them both done - all I got to say is that I am glad humans are not like that Darren throwing himself at the door - trying to get out the door more like....

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    Ha ha - I thought the same - imagine having such hormone surges!! The dogs can keep their reproductive instincts to themselves... crazy - and yes Bella needs a rest so she will be spayed as soon as the vet will do it. I wish that could be tomorrow so we could have her back as the house isn't the same without her...
    Emma and Renco Harvey & Bella's mum & dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin View Post
    They are getting Bella done too:



    Oh I missed that, thanks
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    Can I just ask a question? Mya is just turned 6 months and I was wondering on average when do females have their first heat? Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLikeCavs View Post
    Can I just ask a question? Mya is just turned 6 months and I was wondering on average when do females have their first heat? Thank You.
    Any time now . In my experience, it's between 6 and 9 months.
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