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?
As owners of a female dog we know how important it is to recognize the symptoms of heat. Our dog is spayed now, but in her youth, she was a Newfie of breeding quality, and spaying her was not an option. We perfectly understand hard it is to care for a dog in heat, and, every time we knew the time is near, we alarmingly observed her not to miss the first signs. Below you … [Read more...] about Symptoms of a female dog in heat
Many things require your attention when caring for a dog in heat. Reducing her restlessness is among the hardest. We remember when our dog was in heat for the first time. It was driving her crazy. She was whining and crying most of the time, and it was hard to calm her down. But even worse, it was driving us crazy. We had to keep her mostly inside, but at times we let … [Read more...] about How to calm down a female dog in heat
Can you stop a dog from chewing on a door frame, furniture, or other household items while you are away? If your dog does this, you are not alone! Destructive chewing is among the most common behavior problems in dogs across the world. In this article, you will learn what causes excessive chewing in dogs, how to stop your dog from chewing on a door frame, and how to help … [Read more...] about 9 steps to stop your dog from chewing door frame
Digging is a natural dog behavior. You may love your dog unconditionally, but it is fair to want no pits in your garden. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent your dog from digging. In this article you will learn why dogs dig, and how to stop this unwanted, but natural behavior of your dog. Why dogs love to dig so much? You might be interested to know that there may … [Read more...] about How to stop your dog from digging holes in the garden
Most commonly, dogs go in heat twice a year as soon as they reach their sexual maturity. But when is it? In this article, you will learn at what age do dogs go into heat for the first time, and should you worry if her heat cycle appears to be late. Female dogs usually come in heat when they have reached their sexual maturity. In most cases, it is between six and twelve … [Read more...] about At what age do dogs go into heat for the first time?
Surgery is stressful for owners, regardless if it is relatively safe spaying or neuterin procedure, or something more serious. To care for the dog after the surgery may rise several challenges. A good veterinarian always gives explicit instruction to an owner, but not always the message gets across. It's understandable, not all vets are up for the task, and quite often the … [Read more...] about How to care for a dog after surgery
"How long do female dogs stay in heat?" is a common question that veterinarians receive. We can feel the desperation that lies in this question; even after a few days with a restless dog, it already seems like an eternity. But it continues and continues. So, how long do dogs stay in heat? On average it lasts for 21 days, but it depends from dog to dog. Good news, though … [Read more...] about How long does a dog stay in heat?