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Old 03-29-2014, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Heat Cycle ~ Strange Behavior

We acquired a female about a month or so ago. A week ago Thursday hubby noticed a few drops of blood on her and he said she was swollen. Our male's obsession with sniffing her butt constantly also was a HUGE indication. Since last Thursday the bleeding has not really increased there are just a few drops of blood on the floor every so often.

She normally gets locked in the crate between 12 and 2 AM and then she is back out by 9 or 10 AM. Unless we both have to be out of the house for the day she is out of her crate unless we can not watch them every second. There is water available to her at all times. I read online where it said that a female's water intake would increase when she was in heat however she seems to be drinking much less than she used to.

For the past 3 or 4 days she is only peeing once a day. She has always had a bladder of steel but would go several times throughout the say. For the first 3 or 4 days she would pee between 5:00 and 5;30 or so. Today it was after 7:00 before she went. The past few days she has not been herself. Normally she tries to engage the male to play and she has just been kind of laying around. Hubby said that she threw up 3 times on Thursday morning and she would not touch her breakfast.

Is this normal for a female or should we be concerned?
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