Hello from Wisconsin. I hope I can get some help! - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Question Hello from Wisconsin. I hope I can get some help!

I found this web site and hopefully it will be better than where I was before.. No I am not a new GSD owner, Just a new to owning a female GSD. But my 2 1/2 year old white/black Shepherd had her cycle last month, at least I thought she did. she bleed a little and was swelled up. Now this month she stopped eating for 6 days and started dropping brownish blood and last night she just started dropping red blood, so I am thinking ok maybe this is a heat cycle, I took her to my vet and he said she was healthy, but with what I told him he said she could have a cyst on one of her ovaries. Now I am really thinking that something really isn't right. I finally got her to eat turkey burger and rice with a little of her dog food and she loves her scrambled eggs.. Do I wait to see if she stops bleeding before I take her in for blood work to find out if she has some major issues going on?? I am really frustrated.. And yes I am planning on getting her spayed, Don't want no pups.. I want to make sure she is healthy before I do the procedure.
faith phalin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
1sttimeforgsd's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 7,291

Welcome, sorry I can't help with your questions, but maybe a breeder or someone else that is knowledgeable will come on here and help you out. Best wishes for your girl.
karen, mom to:
ace-gsd (bi-color) 6/14/2010
mandy-yellow lab 1/31/2009
dixie-shep/lab 2/21/2013

baby-terrier mix (waiting at the bridge)
1sttimeforgsd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knighted Member
qbchottu's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,195

The vet couldn't tell you if she was in heat or not??? Oh brother

From what you describe, it sounds like she is in heat. Many females will go off food before, during, or after heat. If she bled and then took a pause before bleeding more, she could be having a split heat. How long have you had her? Has she ever had heat cycles before? It's odd for a female to go into heat for the first time at 2.5yrs of age...

Last edited by qbchottu; 02-23-2013 at 01:18 PM.
qbchottu is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,018

I'd like just get her spayed so you don't have to worry anymore... It's what I do to all my girls around the same age.
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Question Thanks for helping!!

I have had her in my home since she was 3 weeks old.. Still with her mother, I got her from my brother.. he was breeding his female just to get money.. and said if I didn't take the pup he would either sell her or use her for breeding purposes.. I was looking for another GSD because I had to put my hybrid GSD/Wolf down. So I thought I would go back to the pure bred GSD. Only I wanted another male, not a female.. no offence on the sex.. I just feel male dogs are not as aggressive as females.. Well the 2 males I had in the past were pure gentle lambs. This is her 3rd heat cycle. Never before anything like this. I have been arguing with my husband in the past about getting her fixed, I finally got him to see my side after I took her to the vet and how he said an unfixed female can have health issues. Without knowing her parents blood line and the facts about their health would be a good idea to get her spayed.. Holy macaroni he finally sees the light on what I have been trying to tell him. So any how I guess you can say I rescued her from a life of ****. Now I just want to make sure she stays healthy. I don't want her to have to go through any thing terrible.. And yes she is spoiled rotten, I treat her like one of the kids. The vet said she could be going through a split heat cycle but he wasn't sure.. I think all he sees in dollar bills going through his head and said he will need to do a blood test that cost $100.00 and then they could tell what is going on.. I switched vets 4 times with my Hybrid cause no one could tell me what his problem was until I went to this vet and he did x-rays and found his intestines twisted up.. and said surgery would be 1200.00 buck.. So I had to put him down after 4 years of him living in misery. If all this is.. is her heat cycle being extremely hard on her.. I never thought that a heat cycle will deter her appetite.. Now that I been thinking about what she is going through I guess it would be almost like a woman and hers.. Yes getting her spayed is at the top of my list.. Do I need to have blood work done on her before I get her spayed to make sure she is healthy with no hidden health issues lurking in the side lines???
faith phalin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
Crowned Member
onyx'girl's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 25,360

Canine pyometra: Early recognition and diagnosis - Veterinary Medicine
Kept by Onyx, Kacie Karlo and Gambit
onyx'girl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
gagsd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: georgia
Posts: 4,262

Pyometra would certainly be my big concern,
von den Thermalquellen
on Facebook
-and- on the web
gagsd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master Member
JanaeUlva's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 706

Pyometra was my first thought and nothing to fool around with.
Dominika z Diehlomov HIC, CD, IPO 2
Zarek Aritar Bastet
JanaeUlva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum