Can you spay a dog after first heat?

Asked By: Mason Yundt
Date created: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 6:57 PM
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Medically, it's better to spay your dog before her first heat.

People who wait to spay their dogs until after their second heat greatly increase the risk of mammary tumors in their pets.

Once they've had several heats, intact female dogs have a one out of four chance of developing mammary tumors.

Answered By: Jayden Douglas
Date created: Fri, Nov 27, 2020 9:00 PM
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Although six months old is the average age of a dog's first heat, this can vary widely.

Some dogs can go into heat as young as four months, while larger breeds may be as old as two years before their first heat.

Responsible breeders never breed a dog on her first or even her second heat.

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Apply similar rules to your dogs: Wait 30 minutes after a walk to feed them and at least an hour after feeding to walk them.

dogs who exercise before or after eating can develop bloat.

Mostly a problem with large breed dogs, bloat is a digestive problem that causes the stomach to blow up like a balloon.

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Dogs go crazy after a bath because of anything from relief, to shaking to dry off, to rollin' around trying to get rid of this weird new scent.

It could be a release of nervous energy, or simply joy.

Whether you call it a FRAP, the crazies, or the zoomies, the bottom line is, post-bath hyperactivity is a thing.

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The estrus cycle has four stages.

The first stage is called proestrus.

This lasts approximately 10 days and it is during this stage that your dog will bleed from the vaginal area.

This is your dog's preparation for pregnancy phase, but she will not want to mate with a male during this time.

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In the event that you want to breed your dog or prevent a pregnancy, there are noticeable signs that can alert you that your dog is in heat: First stage (proestrus).

Your dog's vulva will look swollen or larger than normal.

This is usually accompanied by a bloody vaginal discharge and she may urinate more often.

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Once your puppy is weaned, they can't mix with other dogs – or play anywhere other dogs might have been – until after their second vaccination.

Your puppy's first vaccinations should take place at six weeks.

This needs to be followed by a second vaccination two to four weeks later.

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Every dog is different, and while some will poop right after eating, others may not go for about half an hour after consuming their meal.

PetMD explains that healthy dogs usually defecate after eating their meals because their stomach "is wired to" the colon by nerves triggering the reflex to eliminate.

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