Do you have a female dog at home? If so, I believe you will be interested in today’s topic: how to take care of female dog on heat. Female dogs are called bitches. They have their first estrus season heat at around 10 months old. The female will then have a period every four or six months.
The mating process can be safe but since she will be immature, you’d better do not mate her until she is at least 18 months old. Some breeder would choose to have the dog spayed at around aged four or five months old. However, if you do wish to breed her, you will need to take care of her and keep males away or they will try mate during her cycle.
You need to know about the heat duration of your dog. Unlike women, your pet will not sow hormonal changes during her days in heat. Normally, the heat will last around 21 days. During the first 11 days, she will start bleeding. Hence, your girl will need to wear dog puppy underwear pant to avoid staining your carpets, rugs and any fabric. This is also more hygienic than letting her run around the home and damaging surfaces. The discharge color will gradually decrease from day 13 but you should still protect her with the panties until day 21.
Within the first half of her heat, up to day 11, this is called the standing heat phase where females are receptive to breeding. You girl will want to go outside, so you’d better walk with her in order that she gets lost or accidentally mates males and gets pregnant at around day 11. If she does mate male, you should assume she is pregnant. Then, you will need to prepare for birth which will take place around two months later; you can go to ask the veterinarian to ensure what dog supplies you may need.
By the way, at your girl’s heat period, she will eat more, or sometimes eat less. And also, the emotion will be a little changeable. You should spend more time with her.