I own a female chihuahua and her private area is extremely swollen, what should i do?

Asked by Member 1042332 on Jul 26th 2011 in Other Health & Wellness
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She is comeing in heat get her spayed ASAP.

Lexie answered on 7/26/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


She's going into heat, like the other user said please get her spayed or you will have puppies running around and more dogs on the street, spaying is very important and it can expand your dog's life, she will also attract all the male dogs in the neighborhood. Spayed dogs are no different than non spayed dogs, its healthier and a really good idea.

Gia answered on 7/26/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Your vet probably will not spay your dog until the swelling in her vulva recedes. You're probably going to have to wait it out through this heat cycle. This means she can't go outside without supervision. If your yard isn't fenced in, you should walk her on a leash. She'll be fertile up to three weeks after her bleeding stops. Don't let her out of your sight! Also (and I know this sounds weird), you may want to keep your windows closed. A neighborhood dog tried to come in the window in order to mate with my dog.

Call the vet, please! He or she will tell you about the cost and benefits associated with spaying your dog. If she's pet-quality, it's your responsibility to keep her from producing unwanted puppies.

Best of luck!

Libby answered on 7/26/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 3 Report this answer

Bruno CGC

Maybe a vet check to make sure she really is in heat if you're unsure of the signs? Like a previous poster said, they don't usually spay dogs in-heat because males will still want to mate with them for a few days after, and it could cause a terrible infection if that happened. Plus the risk for severe bleeding during surgery is higher during a heat because of the swollen tissue.

Please do keep her inside and especially away from any male dogs right now- pregnancy is especially dangerous for tiny dogs like Chis.

Bruno CGC answered on 7/28/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


She is probably going into heat or it may be a false pregnancy, that happened to my dog once, but you do NOT need to get her spayed! Many people are led to believe that spayed dogs are healthier and live longer, but the opposite is true, a study showed that unspayed females live approximately 2 years longer than spayed ones, just like how human females often live longer than males, but you eliminate that if you spay them, especially in the first 6 years

Misty answered on 7/29/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer