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    I thought i would share my afternoon with you guys because i know you will understand

    I get home from work to see my baby girl standing in the glass doorway, tail wagging like it is going to fall off and fly across the room, so after the kids walk in and say hi with kisses and cuddles its my turn......Toffee does this crazy thing where she goes round and round so you pat all her body(shes a bit nuts i think), as she is going round i notice that her girly bits are swollen and race for the phone to ring the vet........panic stations.......something is wrong........she has been licking down there a bit over the last few days........OMG what have i missed.
    Anyway after I calm myself down enough to talk to the vet and i explain everything that toffee has been doing.....the vet says its ok leanne she is ok.........wait for it.......... she on heat...........now i feel like a really dufus

    My baby isnt a baby anymore

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    Lea05 - would definitely not class you as a dufus ! Yes pups coming in heat can sneak up on you - particularly with the first heat.

    Your vet sounds to be a very good one !!!!!


    Pups in heat can last on average - 3 weeks - may not be bleeding all that time - but with 2 that I had - they did keep themselves very clean.

    Now - you need to have eyes in the back of your head and keep your little girl under very close supervision to keep her safe and no where near any male dogs.

    Take care !

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    Lol you're in for some fun over the next few weeks! Hope you have good fences haha

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Dogs can jump 3m fences to get to a bitch in heat. Try not to leave a scent trail from the street into your boundary - tho I'm not sure how much difference this makes - but someone thought if their dog was in the backyard - then car - then park then car then backyard - without ever being in the front yard...

    But bitches in heat can cause or start fights at the park so you don't want to be there when there's other dogs. And you don't want to walk the footpaths - and have some horny dog follow you home.

    Good luck with it. Did the vet suggest any management strategies to follow. They had a bitches box in Footrot flats for a reason.

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    The "Morning After Pill" is available for dogs if she escapes.

    I have a far more dufus story about caring for a friends horse, who kept moving and writhing, i was concerned about colic! moving in such a way as to slap his penis up onto his tummy. And called vet coz all this white stuff was coming out. With a similar humiliating diagnostic clarification chat from Vet. Seriously, vets are used to us folks. And enjoy the anecdotes to relay im sure.

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    Thanks guys. I knew you would understand
    I was told i could get some undies for her, but they give her a rash.......at the moment she is wearing pull ups made for people........
    She is very swollen and her licking herself doesnt help
    We have a 6ft fence and she is inside all day( horny boys arent touching my baby girl)and when she is outside one of us is with her. I have told all her 4 legged friends she cant play for a couple of weeks. There will be no walks until she is finished.......Im worried I wont be able to stop the other dog(if there was one)getting to her so we will just have extra plays at home.....good time for some extra training......ummm i must look up things to do

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    And don't be fooled, your girl might try sneak off to find a mate if given a chance too! They're not all innocent maidens, they turn into right tarts when on heat! lol

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    oh no she wont beloz...........
    This is harder that human kids...........She was booked into the vet next week but that has been put on hold...........

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    Lea05 - keep that attitude up so that she can't get to any male or no male can get to her !

    On my last female that I had - tried the 'bitch pants' - well - was she so impressed ! I did have a male with all the important bits at that time.

    Stood there while I put them on - went to another room in the house - I followed her - and they were off in 2 seconds flat !!!!

    Keep an eye on the licking - really depends on the girl that you have - any infection - straight to the vet !

    There was a site that I was going to put up for you - but - the graphics - were probably too much for this forum.

    Sorry you missed the desexing - but I am sure that the vet that you have - will tell you the right time after your little girl's heat has finished.

    Again - Heaps of Good Luck !



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    thanks rileyj i just want the best for my girl.
    Im worried about the licking but im also worried about her having the undies on all the time
    The vet told me to wait 2 weeks after the bleeding stops until the op can be done(without extra risk and cost)
    I have tried 2 types of undies the first she worked out how to undo the clip in about 2 seconds, now she is wearing puppy undies and so far so good touch wood, i think it might be cheaper to pay the extra $100 to the vet, the undies cost me $35 for 12.

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