during heat, vagina stays swollen what length of time

we have 10 month old mini terrier/shitzu girls who are just finishing their first heat. How long does it take for the swelling in the vagina to go down? And, please tell me that it does return to normal. THis is really freaking me out!!!

Asked by Member 528616 on Nov 9th 2007 in Health & Wellness
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Yes, the swelling will eventually go away.

It really varies between dogs how long the swelling and discharge will last, but about three weeks seems average.

Abby answered on 11/9/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


The heat cycle lasts for 28 days and the swelling should go down in that time. I have found that some females after their first season don't go down 100% to what they were prior to their first season. It shouldn't be huge but may end up being slightly larger. This is perfectly normal. If you are very concerned about it then you could ask your vet to take a look.

Jelly answered on 11/10/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer