i think my dog has just got her period. how can i tell. but she is only 7 months old.
on Sep 24th 2009
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For a dog its not called a period, its called going into heat. Since she is 7 months old she probably is going into heat. You can tell by looking at her, if it is bloody and swollen then she is in heat. Good luck!
Hailey May answered on 9/24/09. Helpful? / 1
They can come into season as early as 6 months depending on the bitch. She will bleed at first and soon she will stop bleeding and she will swell which it will look like a target. This is the time she would be ready to breed. She might also act differently at this time. Get her spayed as soon as you can.
If she is in heat she will be swollen & bloody...7 months old wouldn't be too young especially is she is a med. or small breed dog.
Please have her fixed to avoid unwanted litters.
The common term, actually, is "heat", not period. The technical term is "estrus". And when a dog is in estrus, she can become pregnant. Dogs usually have their first estrus between the ages of 5 months and two years.
Symptoms are bleeding from the vulva and vaginal swelling. It lasts about three weeks. Usually, the female is receptive to males around the second week, but it's best to keep her away from any and all male dogs for the entire three weeks.
My website is an *introduction* to the world of responsible dog breeding:
You'd better be vigilant unless you want puppies. A dog's estrus can last for up to two months even after they've stopped spotting. If you really want to know for certain, take her to a vet, then make arrangements to have her spayed when she's finished her heat.
Boo answered on 9/26/09. Helpful? / 0