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Old 03-02-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
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Talking Female puppy's health

please help i'v rescued a female puppy 3 months ago every thing was going great but now someone told me that they have period's just like a women how will i know when that is & how to help her she is 1 year old now please help ?

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Old 03-02-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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The best thing you can do for your puppy is to have her spayed & then you won't have to worry about that or risk an unexpected litter of puppies.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Welcome to DogForum.org. Thank you for rescuing your dog.


Katz is right.

If you do it now you will never have to worry about her going into heat or an accidental pregnancy. Call you Vet and make an appointment. The cost usually runs about 100 $.

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thank you very much 4 your info much app

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Hi, imo I would wait to after her first period just to let her hormones take effect and help her mature from puppyhood into adulthood She wont make much mess she will keep herself clean, you can keep her indoors while she is on heat and you must supervise her while she is out in the garden. She will be a little down during the heat but dont worry there will be no temper or throwing of things at you, just will want to either stay in her own space (bed/crate) or have extra cuddles from you
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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thank you 4 your info much app ! also she is itching a lot i have put tick +flee stuff on her but she is starting to get a little bold patch at the back (START OF HER TAIL ) how do i go about this without vet bill's'.as i said i rescued her and don't have much money 4 bill's but will do my best 4 her as my kids love her so much now

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Whether you spay before the first heat or after, its easier if you do it before. The reason is the procedure- plus the risk as stated of an unwelcome preganacy- something she is too young to deliver well anyway.
I have never seen spaying early has anything to do with muscle. Maybe a male dog to keep intact later, but not a female.
Heats ( ie periods as you said) are a royal pain. The blood gets on carpets etc, and makes male dogs in your neighborhood crazy. And of course- the accidental breeding. Now my breed is sensitve to anethesia- and that becomes a bigger risk than a spay, but being that sensitive to anethesia is rare in dogs. I would get her spay pretty quick.

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Hi gav

I'm a new member too. Sounds like you will do a great job of looking after your new family member. if she is one i'm pretty sure she will have had a heat(doggies term for period) already as they tend to go on heat every six to nine months so it would be fine to get her spayed now, if you are short of cash speak to the nearest dog pound/ rescue centre and expaline that you want to do this and are short of cash and I'm sure they will help out. As for the flea/tick treatment you can get them pretty cheap in your local supermarket eg. Walmart/Asda, they are easy to use and have instructions, also it might be an idea to get her wormed and you can do this by picking up some worming tablets from the supermarket and following the instructions. If you need any other advice just ask.

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Whether you spay before the first heat or after, its easier if you do it before. The reason is the procedure- plus the risk as stated of an unwelcome preganacy- something she is too young to deliver well anyway.
I have never seen spaying early has anything to do with muscle. Maybe a male dog to keep intact later, but not a female.
Heats ( ie periods as you said) are a royal pain. The blood gets on carpets etc, and makes male dogs in your neighborhood crazy. And of course- the accidental breeding. Now my breed is sensitve to anethesia- and that becomes a bigger risk than a spay, but being that sensitive to anethesia is rare in dogs. I would get her spay pretty quick.
I agree! Beside the headached of a bitch in heat...She also has a greater risk of developing cancer if you let her go through one heat (8%) and the risk is increased (26%) with each season - so do it early!
One question - did you get her from a licensed rescue? Usually they spay or neuter prior to adopting them out.
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Hi Gav37.
I cannot help with the answer to your question, but
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