Kyah from the rescue section appears to be going into heat.
Long story short, she was not healthy enough to spay, and we were hoping she was not going to come into heat before she was at a weight to do so, but she's now at a good weight and apparently (the good news) healthy enough to go into heat.
What are the basics, and the precautions? Good cleaning recommendations for dog and home, any supplements suggested, changes in behavior-all examples welcomed. Let's pretend this is 5th grade health and the boys have been sent to the gym!
Length of time averages, amount of bleeding, good diapers, common sense things-you cannot insult our intelligence on this because I as her former foster have only had one dog coming out of her heat cycle, and Darcy as her new foster has had none.
I am talking basics-to any advanced information as well that would be helfpul.
They have no intact dogs at her house.
However, there are neighbor dogs that do roam and they have a chain link fence. Kyah has been around the block so to speak and has had a litter of puppies (one that we know of).
Does everyone pretty much leave their female in heat home (unless around highly trained dogs)?
I am thinking you would want to leash her even in the yard, because if they got near the fence, her recall is not going to be what it normally is. Or if a dog scaled the fence...
Oh my gosh.
Thanks for taking her this weekend, Darcy!
Thank all of you for any help! This dog just does not need any more headaches in her life.