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    Hi all,
    I was off work for a week and not online so I'm busy trying to catch up with all the posts. Daisy Boo came into heat last Wednesday :cry: We were expecting it to happen at some point but we were surprised as she is only 7 months old. My Dad told me this morning that she should only bleed the first week because I've noticed it seems to have stopped. Can anybody tell me if this is correct because I would like to stop using the pants. Other than that it's been fine - we haven't brought her out which was hard for the first couple of days.
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    I'm no expert, but Sadie bled for two weeks. She was 10 months old when she first went into heat. I dont know if thats normal or not.

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    Also be extremely cautious with her and keep her in over the next few weeks as well (sounds like you know all this) -- and only under careful supervision in the garden, as males can literally scale 6 foot walls. There's a discussion amongst breeders on this issue right now on another list and they warn they know of dogs getting pregnant as early as the third day and as late as the 20th of a cycle. They also note that it can take just two seconds for a male and female to be tied and then you will not be able to separate them as they are physically locked together. Don't know about the bleeding! Good luck!
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    Hi ,

    Can you please tell me how soon we can neuter a female dog?

    We are getting our new one (who's only 2 weeks old) when she's about 10 weeks and Gizmo isn't neutered and we don't want any accidents !!

    Also - is it only during a female's first heat that she can become pregnant?
    If that's the case when normally does this happen (I can see that there's a big difference already with what's been mentioned on these posts already)

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    Quote Originally Posted by petitchien
    Hi ,

    Can you please tell me how soon we can neuter a female dog?
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    4-6 months is what my vet prefers to spay a female.

    We are getting our new one (who's only 2 weeks old) when she's about 10 weeks and Gizmo isn't neutered and we don't want any accidents !!
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    Females usually have their first seasons <healthy girls> between 6 and 18 months.

    Also - is it only during a female's first heat that she can become pregnant?
    If that's the case when normally does this happen (I can see that there's a big difference already with what's been mentioned on these posts already)
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    When you first spot the blood is the tell tale sign that her body is readying itself for breeding. For a novice -- I would keep her away from ANY unneutered male from the first blood to at least 23 days later. This means she shouldn't go ANYWHERE a male can get to her alone. Don't just rely on bitches britches-- don't rely on fences, gates or even metal crates. Don't let husbands or children be responsible unless they are fully trained and able to do as good a job as you would. JMHO- Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by petitchien
    Hi ,

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    Also - is it only during a female's first heat that she can become pregnant?
    If that's the case when normally does this happen (I can see that there's a big difference already with what's been mentioned on these posts already)

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    Oh, and I didn't understand the "only during a females first heat that she can become pregnant" Sandy

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    Thanks all for the advice. We have been very lucky because there are no strays around us and because we kept her in so early we haven't attracted any unwanted attention. It's hard not being able to walk her though. I've read here that some people have spayed their dogs at 6 months but Bruce advises not to do it until twelve as growth plates will have closed by then.

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    You would likely have had a heat then one way or another.
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    I didn't expect her to be so young though - she's only a baby herself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joanna
    Hi all,
    I was off work for a week and not online so I'm busy trying to catch up with all the posts. Daisy Boo came into heat last Wednesday :cry: We were expecting it to happen at some point but we were surprised as she is only 7 months old. My Dad told me this morning that she should only bleed the first week because I've noticed it seems to have stopped. Can anybody tell me if this is correct because I would like to stop using the pants. Other than that it's been fine - we haven't brought her out which was hard for the first couple of days.
    Thanks,
    Joanna
    Usually ours have a discharge for at least 2-1/2 weeks, although it may get lighter (less discharge) later in the cycle. 7 months old is not at all too early for her first heat.

    Like others have said: be careful, be careful, be careful. And then be careful! Those boys can be VERY resourceful when they smell a girl in heat. And, to make matters worse, those girls REALLY want the boy. The sweetest, cutest, most innocent little girl will turn into a shameless hussy when they're in season and around a boy!! We have a 8 month old in season right now that is flagging our cat; Buck is not impressed
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