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Old 05-17-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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I noticed the same thing with my little Min Pin when she went through her first heat. I'm also waiting until she's a year old to get her fixed.

It makes sense that hormones would effect female animals much the same as it does us...

Poor baby!
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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I noticed the same thing with my little Min Pin when she went through her first heat. I'm also waiting until she's a year old to get her fixed.

It makes sense that hormones would effect female animals much the same as it does us...

Poor baby!
Thanks WC. I guessed that was it but it is such the change from her normal 9 mth old crazy lab pup behavior that it started to worry me. This morning when we got up she didn't even do her happy good morning momma wiggle dance.

How old was your Min Pin when she went thru it? People keep commenting on how young she is to come into heat. The vet tech didn't seem suprised.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Thanks WC. I guessed that was it but it is such the change from her normal 9 mth old crazy lab pup behavior that it started to worry me. This morning when we got up she didn't even do her happy good morning momma wiggle dance.

How old was your Min Pin when she went thru it? People keep commenting on how young she is to come into heat. The vet tech didn't seem suprised.
Since she was a stray, I'm not sure exactly how old she is. She was just a baby when she showed up out here last winter.

She's only been in heat once. That was last month.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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Since she was a stray, I'm not sure exactly how old she is. She was just a baby when she showed up out here last winter.

She's only been in heat once. That was last month.
On second thought, last winter was her second winter here. (I know because she's outgrown all of her winter jackets that I bought her the first year)

She's only been in heat once, though!!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Since she was a stray, I'm not sure exactly how old she is. She was just a baby when she showed up out here last winter.

She's only been in heat once. That was last month.
How long did she bleed?
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:05 PM
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All of her behavior is perfectly normal. Heat cycles are tiring--they're losing blood, which is why they lay around and sleep a lot. My GSD is also subdued when she's in heat. However, the first heat cycle is always the hardest b/c it is a new experience.

Re: how long it will last:

BigYellowDog.com's 97 Lab Tips (http://www.bigyellowdog.com/97labtips/answer.asp?q=48 - broken link)
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:50 AM
 
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How long did she bleed?
She bled for about a week that was noticable. With little dogs, it's such a small amount that you can deal with it without it causing too much of a problem.

The GSD that we had when I was a little girl was an outdoor dog and she was spayed, too. I've never had a large breed female dog that was an inside dog.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Thanks Starla and WC. It hasn't even been a week yet and boy is this getting old. I don't know how people can put up with this long term. I look forward to her first b-day so she can be fixed.

I feel so sorry for her. She really doesn't like the diaper but that is the ONLY livable solution. I've been taking it off of her when I get home and we go hang out on the porch. I'm actually getting time to read a book. Normally we would be out on the trails getting much needed exercise. It seem very strange not walking her.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Thanks Starla and WC. It hasn't even been a week yet and boy is this getting old. I don't know how people can put up with this long term. I look forward to her first b-day so she can be fixed.

I feel so sorry for her. She really doesn't like the diaper but that is the ONLY livable solution. I've been taking it off of her when I get home and we go hang out on the porch. I'm actually getting time to read a book. Normally we would be out on the trails getting much needed exercise. It seem very strange not walking her.
Yeah,... you can't really walk her anyway. If you did, you might find yourself surrounded by male dogs!

I can't believe I've had CoCoa for over a year now... She's old enough to be spayed but there's no real rush for her. She's never outside alone.

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Old 05-18-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Yeah,... you can't really walk her anyway. If you did, you might find yourself surrounded by male dogs!

I can't believe I've had CoCoa for over a year now... She's old enough to be spayed but there's no real rush for her. She's never outside alone.
Yeah a walk would not be a good idea. So far no males have shown up at my door. Bella is never outside by herself either but I will be making that appointment soon after she turns one. I don't want either of us to have to go thru this again.
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