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my dog is almost 10 months old and has started her "period" what should i but for her?

she is 10 months old and has just started her period she is a Chihuahua and weights 4 lbs HELP!!!!!


Asked by Member 475269 on Oct 20th 2007 in Health & Safety
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Abby

Keep her separated from other dogs, particularly unaltered males.

You can purchase "bitch diapers" at the pet store or online, which will cover her behind and catch the discharge.

Once she's out of heat, make an appointment with your vet and have her spayed.


Abby answered on 10/20/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Molly

Keep her away from any males and another good idea for catching the "mess" is Huggie's diapers for babies! They fit better then the doggie ones and are much cheaper then the ones in the pet stores. They are disposable so you can give her a clean one whenever she needs one - if you buy the newborn size, cut a little hole for her tail to go through, she'll be comfy, they won't come off and you won't have any mess at all!


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Guest

Keep her away from all dogs. When you take her outside, have her wear two collars and two leashes to be sure she doesn't get away. Take her out ONLY when she absolutely NEEDs to use the bathroom- otherwise lock her inside behind many solid doors (no screens).

Once she is out of heat, you should probably take her to the vet to get her spayed. It can prevent cancers later on in life. Not to mention it saves shelter dogs' lives!

Good luck!


Member 409208 answered on 10/20/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

Diapers will work to get you through this heat cycle...KEEP HER AWAY FROM ANY MALE DOGS & HAVE HER SPAYED WHEN SHE FINISHES THIS HEAT!!!


Member 73926 answered on 10/20/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jelly

An average dog "season" is about 28 days so you will have to be careful for this time. Hopefully you have an enclosed yard that you can take her to for potty breaks. Do not leave her alone for even a second. Avoid walking her outside your yard because that will only attract male dogs. Using puppy potty pads inside may be better then walking her outside for potty breaks. You will also need to have her wear pants to protect your carpet and furniture from blood. I prefer buying the cloth "season pants". Since she is so little you simply cut down a human panty liner and place it into the cloth "season pants". This is much cheaper then using "doggy diapers" and since the cloth pants can be washed and reused it is more environmentally friendly. After her season talk to your vet about spaying. If she is not being shown, not going to be bred and does not have other health issues then spaying is the way to go. Spaying prevents unplanned litters and has many health benefits.


Jelly answered on 10/23/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer