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    'Period pain'! I am wondering if this is a male vet...? Being in heat is NOT like a human having a period and cramps (especially not at the very end of a heat cycle!). The blood they discharge is not like the full clearing of the womb of the unused lining in women when they do not become pregnant during their cycle -- this wholesale ejection of the womb lining is what brings on the period pain cramps that some women get. On the contrary in a dog, the bleeding is very slight, has pheromones to attract male dogs and dogs can mount and impregnate a bitch while she is still spotting blood.
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    Hello
    How long would a first season last ?, i think Rosie is near the end of her third week and how long after the end of her discharge would she still attract attention ,she still attempts to mount poor Poppy but for some unknown reason not Daisy. I originally planned to get her spayed first week June as we take them away for a week end June so i think now we shall wait till after we get back.
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    Dixie never seemed to have any pain during her first season. It didn't slow her down a bit..... I would definitely have her checked out for a UTI. Good luck. Hope you get an answer tomorrow. judy and dixie

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    Brian, most times heats las 4 weeks and you must keep any female inside and totally isolated from other males during that time -- no walks, and extreme caution even in a back garden as males can and will scale even a 6 foot fence (larger dogs especially) to get at a female in heat. hey can smell a female in hat from up to two miles away!

    Females are ertile after the bleeding and discharge stops so this is not an indication that it is safe to take a dog out -- you need to wait another two weeks or so after the discharge.

    If you ring your vet I am sure s/he will give you a detailed explanation.

    If you are spaying you should wait until about three months after the heat ends so that she is mid-cylce.

    This is a good explanation from a vet's blog:

    http://www.yourpetsbestfriend.com/yo...at_cycle_.html

    FEBRUARY 23, 2007

    Dog "Heat" Cycle Basics

    "But... but... I just let her outside for a minute!" "Didn't have your shoes on, did ya?"

    There is no telling how many times that little conversation has played out. They knew the dog was in "heat" (estrum), but they underestimated the sex drive, which is a mistake. If the boys don't dig in, the girls may dig out. [It's a powerful force in nature. If Bill Clinton couldn't resist it, how do you expect the dogs to show more self-control than a President?]

    Of course, there are definitely folks who just don't understand what's going on in the first place. Maybe you're one of them. If so, stay tuned.

    Most female dogs have two estrous cycles yearly. That might make you think their cycles are six months long, but they're not. They have two cycles that last about a month, about six months apart. For ten months out of the year, the average female dog's ovaries are pretty much shut down. As far as female hormones go, they aren't producing any more than a neutered male dog during these quite periods. That's why dogs who have had complete ovario-hysterectomies (complete removal of ovaries and uterus) are not likely to need hormone replacment therapy.

    Each cycle consists of three parts: the "coming-in", the "being-in", and the "going-out", also known as pro-estrus, estrus and metestrus. Each part lasts about seven to nine days on average. The female is fertile and receptive to the male only during the middle part or estrus, despite the fact that she is attractive to the male throughout the entire cycle. Boy, is she attractive. They can smell her pheromones (hormone-like scent chemicals) for miles -- literally. You may see a motley crowd of mutts assembling, even if your nearest neighbor is in the next county.

    During pro-estrus, the vulva (outside female parts) begins to swell, and a bloody discharge develops. The males are surely getting interested at this point, but the female is far from ready. Unfortunately, many inexperienced owners equate this bloody discharge phase with the entire cycle. They mistakenly assume that once the bleeding stops the cycle is over and it's safe to let the dogs return to their normal living arrangements. Whoops! That's the time when the female is becoming receptive and fertile, so this is the best time to get pregnant.

    If day 1 is the first day of bloody discharge ("showing color", as the breeders say), then day 9 is the day to get prospective parents together. If you don't want to raise puppies, this is the time to keep the possible parents separated. Better yet, keep them separated for an additional two weeks.

    The whole business is going to take three or four weeks. Maintain constant vigilance. Don't under-estimate the sex drive. Don't let her out unless you've got your shoes on and are ready to defend her honor.
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    any news on her? Did you see the vet yet? Hope she's ok
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    I am glad you are taking her to the vets because I think pain on urination certainly needs investigating.

    My Boxer girls used to get the miseries during their heats. I was never sure if they were in pain but they certainly did not look happy.
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