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Old 07-15-2014, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is my 5 1/2 month old GSD in heat?

I've noticed this past week that my intact male beagle has been trying to mount her more & more. When I looked at my GSD's vuvla, it looked a little swollen but I've never owned a female dog so I wasn't sure. I haven't noticed any bleeding & there was so signs of blood near her vulva. I took her to the vet yesterday bc I have her scheduled to get spayed next month. The vet said it looked more like a yeast infection but wasn't sure if it's from her vulva being swollen from going into heat or what. I left kind of confused. I'm paranoid my beagle is going to get my girl pregnant before she gets spayed! So I guess my question is, how do I know for sure she's in heat??
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep them separated if you aren't sure. I tend to notice blood drops on the floor from my girls BUT I don't have any intact males in the house so don't look for earlier signs.
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My female barely bled in her first heat- it was only a couple of drops and I had to actively search for them. If you're not 100% sure, keep them separated.
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5 months is a bit young for a German Shepherd but it's possible she is in heat. Sometimes "silent heats" with little to no indicators can happen. Swelling and a sudden interest from males are pretty solid indicators though. When in doubt, separate the dogs anyway and wait it out or separate the dogs and have your vet do some tests.
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