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Thread: At 6 Months, Heat???

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    eek! Demi, I hope you get it sorted out soon!

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    Keep Mollie inside away from Boof. A visit to the vet as soon as possible.

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    First off, what is with the questions as to why they aren't already? Completely unnecessary, the situation is as it is and as Demi is a teenager at home with her parents, berating her about it is completely inappropriate.

    It is very important that you keep the two seperate. If she does, get the injection from the vets. Molly won't be able to have babies that are Boof sized.

    Call and talk to your vet as he or she will be able to give you a very clear picture of what to expect

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    AGB, we simply asked a question, and TBH if I could speak to Demi's parents, then I would, but she is the only form of communication so of course im gonna tell her what I think. Age doesn't matter when it comes to responsible dog ownership.
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    [QUOTE=Angela's Gone Batty;85611]First off, what is with the questions as to why they aren't already? Completely unnecessary., the situation is as it is and as Demi is a teenager at home with her parents, berating her about it is completely inappropriate.

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    I beg to differ.. who says that the de-sexing question was berating???

    If both dogs were de-sexed than there would be no need for the OP to ask about bitches on heat etc & wee little Mollie would not be at risk of any male dog trying to get to her to mate.

    I wish Demi all best luck in trying to keep hormonal Boof from trying to get to Mollie & in trying to settle/ calm down hormonal Boof from going "stir crazy" while Mollie is on heat.
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    Well, as Mollie is only just 6 months old today, I would assume that Demi's parents were planning on de-sexing her soon. Well, I sure hope so anyway.

    Demi, how old is Boof? Are your parents going to have him de-sexed? Or just Mollie?

    You are going to have to keep Mollie away from Boof until her season is completely over. Any mating from those dogs could be lethal for poor Mollie, that's for sure. besides that Mollie is a cross-breed anyway, so I know you have no intention of that ever happening.

    Call your vet and discuss the situation with him. Most vets these days will not de-sex a dog currently in season (to my understanding) unlike the decades gone past when many still would.

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    Like others have said, keep Mollie away from entire male dogs until you can figure something out. GOod luck!!

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    I should not have looked

    From what I have read so far the OP is only young & I can understand that it may be difficult to express what responsible dog ownership means to parents.

    Despite this make sure your female (and male) are desexed now. I do not know any vet who will not desex & perhaps potentially abort an unwanted litter very early on in a pregnancy (especially as the female in question is at the age of a tiny six months old.)

    Your puppy is only a baby herself, I doubt she will do well as a mother and there are god knows how many unwanted litters in pound & shelters looking for homes they will never find.

    Responsible dog ownership is a lot more than feeding & walking dogs.

    Perhaps you should educate your parents on how expensive raising & responsibly rehoming a litter of puppies entails.

    Do they fancy an out of hours emergency trip to the vet once your dog has trouble delivering? this is not uncommon....

    Sorry to be harsh but for goodness sake desex both of your dogs.

    It is simply immoral & irresponsible to do anything else in this day & age.

    Especially with such sickening numbers of unwanted puppies pts in pounds & shelters all over the country day in (and heartbreakingly) day out.

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    How often does a bitch come in season?

    I called a place last week to enquire about desexing and they do it from 8wks of age, is this advisable?

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    Thats great... Im still waiting for Lilli (jack russell) to have her first heat and she is 7mths old, that later the better I think.
    Morgan being almost 3mths, is he old enough to mate? His balls havent decended yet. I havent had Lilli desexed yet (happening at end of month) and dont want any accidents.

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