I think my ten month old Callie just started her first heat. I was wondering if you could tell me what to expect... ie. how long it will last, how much blood is normal, any special measures to take during this time etc.
Well a first heat cycle should last on average 3 weeks. She may be very agresive or be completley affectionate toward you. There should not be too much blood just spotting really.
Its best to line her fave seating areas with a newspaper or somethng to catch blood.
Also for exercising her take her to a very remote place and keep her away from other dogs. Remember any dog at all ( if not fixed) will try and get to her. They may very easily jump over something that usually would not have been thought possible. Don't Leave her in a garden or whatever on her own. Keep a very close eye on her!!!
Just a bit of advice that I have picked up when doing my research!!!
If you dont think you will be breeding her , I would definately get her spayed as by the third heat she has almost the same percent of chance of getting certain types of cancers as an unspayed dog :wave: