A dog is rightly said to be the man’s best friend. They are there to provide emotional support to humans, protect them and ready to fight for their owners if needed. Therefore, you must take good care of your adorable pup, especially when you own a female dog.
Some new female dog owners may not know how to take care of her when she’s in heat. Dogs in heat can become quite unpredictable, so you need to be aware of the symptoms to help your pet avoid any uncontrollable situations.
If you’re not aware, your female dog menstruates just like a female mammal. However, it’s not like the same duration and frequency of menstruation as in women. But the remaining aspects are quite similar.
When a female dog is in her puberty, i.e. around six months old, she is likely to experience the first period that signifies her fertility. Although the cycles are irregular in the beginning, they become regular within two years. The duration of female dog menstruation is around three weeks and it occurs twice a year, unlike humans.
Plus, there is no menopause in dogs. However, if your female dog misses a period, you need to consult your veterinarian to find out any underlying medical condition. Speaking of dog heat, here are a few signs indicating that your dog is in the heat:
Here are a few steps that you must take when your dog is in the heat:-
We understand that dogs in heat are not fun to be around, as they become agitated and aggressive. But you need to provide your furry friend comfort when she goes into heat. The heat cycle of canine includes various stages – bleeding, high fertility and behavioural changes. So, your vet can provide you with all the information on how to handle her during all these stages while keeping her safe and comfortable.