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Old 02-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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...

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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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???
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Canine pyometra: Early recognition and diagnosis - Veterinary Medicine
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pyometra would certainly be my big concern,
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Pyometra was my first thought and nothing to fool around with.
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