Is your dog in heat? Most non-spayed female dogs come in heat twice a year since they reach their sexual maturity. Be wary; once you recognize the first symptoms, you must become careful to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Besides, you will have extra care during walks and when you let your dog in the yard. At all the other times, your dog will likely be restless. Don't worry; … [Read more...] about All about female dogs in heat
Dog in Heat
It is not easy to calm a female dog when she is in heat. But things can get even crazier when you have a male dog, as well. He'll be restless and it may be challenging to calm a male dog during the heat. The problem is, during a heat cycle, female dogs produce a scent that attracts males. Upon sensing it, male dogs become mad and think about one thing only and forget all the … [Read more...] about How to calm a male dog when your female dog is in heat
It's important to predict when your female dog will come in heat. Especially if you are a dog breeder. A lot of planning goes into the timing of mating, and you must know how to calculate the time of your dog's heat. Even if you are not a breeder, but you have an intact female dog, knowing when she will be in heat, will make your life easier. Keep the record of previous … [Read more...] about How to know when your dog will come in heat
Have someone asked you if your male dog has come in heat already? Or maybe your dog suddenly developed symptoms of being in heat, and you have begun to wonder: "Do male dogs go though heat?" There's no need to worry if your male dog has not come in heat, yet. Male's don't do that. However, if your male dog shows symptoms of being in heat (especially bleeding from … [Read more...] about Do male dogs go into heat?
Can a dog become pregnant when she is bleeding? There is a widespread belief that dogs cannot get pregnant during the first days of the heat. We see from where this is coming. For one thing, it's easy to assume that first days it's all just starting up, so there's no need to worry. The second source is that we like to compare the bleeding of dogs to menstruation in … [Read more...] about Can a female dog get pregnant while bleeding during the heat?
When a female dog is coming into heat, owners usually handle this situation in one of two ways. One is to flee in a panic about what to do. Should take time off from work, how to, when to… The second approach is to ignore the fact and treat their dog as they usually do. As a part of our series for female dog owners, in this article, you will learn how to handle a female … [Read more...] about 11 tips for easier handling of a female dog in heat
It's a risky business to know when your dog's heat is finally over. Dogs stay in heat for 21 days, which is a rather long time to deal with restless nights, precautions during walks and shooing male dogs away from your yard. If you decide that your dog has finished her season a day too early, this all work might be in vain, and you definitely do not want that. So, in … [Read more...] about How to know when your dog’s heat is finally over
We all love to plan and trust that everything is predictable. Mother Nature likes that, too; however, she's not always able to deliver. While most dogs go into heat twice a year and stay in heat for 21 days, abnormalities do occur. This article gives a summary of possible abnormalities in the heat cycle of female dogs. You will learn what is silent heat, absent heat, split … [Read more...] about Abnormal heat cycles in female dogs
Changes in hormones, or the body's signal molecules, are responsible for variations in your dog's body and behavior during the heat cycle. Several female dog hormones work together, and their balance is what your dog's body tell what to do. If you want to understand the estrous (heat) cycle in female dogs, a basic understanding of how those female dog hormones work is … [Read more...] about How hormones regulate the heat cycle of female dogs
How often dogs go into heat, varies from a dog to dog. Often there are some patterns in cycling frequency, but exceptions are not rare. Sometimes those exceptions are abnormalities, but sometimes, it's just how it goes. Most dogs go into heat twice a year Most common cycling frequency for female dogs is every five to nine months or twice a year, on average. Besides, … [Read more...] about How often do female dogs go into heat?