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How long does a dogs heat last

How long does a dogs heat last

How long does a dogs heat last?

What is it like to own a dog that goes into heat? It's not like most dogs because it's just my girl, and when she's going into heat she'll be totally aware that she's about to get her pups. If we could keep an eye on her we could tell her to go somewhere private. She'll be fine as long as we can get her to a private place. Any suggestions?

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Yes, she will tell you when she needs to go. If you can't tell her, or can't get her to go alone, you'll need to find somewhere to let her go to. This may mean finding a private room in a restaurant, or finding a hotel room you can pay for.

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What is it like to own a dog that goes into heat? It's not like most dogs because it's just my girl, and when she's going into heat she'll be totally aware that she's about to get her pups. If we could keep an eye on her we could tell her to go somewhere private. She'll be fine as long as we can get her to a private place. Any suggestions?

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I know I'm coming off the wrong way here, but I just can't get the idea out of my head that you know it's about to happen but you can't go get her or let her go and she's just getting frustrated. I would think you could try leaving her with someone if you didn't have someone you could trust, and not let them have any kind of access to your property. If you did that then you can tell them she needs to go and they can wait with her. She'll probably be fine if she is able to be with a person she trusts.

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I think you have great thoughts on this, and you made me think, and now I am going to make myself think some more about how to go about this! We think of dog and puppy heat differently and I don't think I would know what to say to you, but I have a daughter with a mastiff and two mastiff pups, so I am very familiar with heat, so even my daughter will not understand that for your dog, it could be a one time thing, or an ongoing thing.

You might find that someone to stay with your dog at your house, and tell them what is going on, and they can watch over your dog in her time of need. This will allow you to leave your house, have your phone with you, and to be able to get help if it needs it.

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You are right! Thank you so much! In the end I did leave her and we found her home in no time, and that was very helpful as it is such an extreme situation, and I was a little worried about what could happen if I couldn't get to her.

As you mentioned my dog wouldn't understand "a dog needing heat" and I feel like that may be why they took her, she was just really scared at the moment, and they took her because they may think it was because of the fire - I don't know! I don't know what to think but I don't feel like she was in that much of a dire situation!

If anyone else has had a similar experience or is experiencing this kind of thing, and has any other words of advice, I would love to hear!

Oh poor little thing..that would be the hardest thing to ever do, to have to leave her behind. You did what you could but there are a lot of unknowns that could happen and they were not prepared for that sort of thing, to the point where she may not have made it if they hadn't left her with that person..

She is just so sweet and friendly, and I would think so well cared for, being in a home. My heart hurts thinking of this.

I know what you mean about the unknowns..my first thought was that she must have been ill..I know with animals you can never tell what is going on, but I thought maybe that she was suffering because I did hear noises at night and she usually slept on my bed. I also know she had not had a bath in a few weeks..which would be very odd! Her fur felt normal to me..and she had eaten some wet food that I had been eating. They were not starving her, they were just out of food, so I could relate to that..I was so glad to hear you had the vet out there when she died because that is what helped most.

I would hate to think she was suffering but I can't think of anything that could have really caused her to die. She just seemed so happy to be there, she didn't even want to leave to eat or anything like that. She just wanted to sleep and cuddle.

This is so sad for all of you..

I love her just as much as I loved my two dogs. They were part of my family. I feel like the same is true with her..she had my heart and soul.

Sorry you had to go through this but I am glad the vet was there for her and to comfort you all.

Thanks! I knew I was doing the best thing for her. I think that is the hardest thing to do..I am going to miss her, and we are having a few parties so we will all be grieving together for a little bit.

She was really such a special dog!

"As we grow older, we always regret the days of our youth in which so much of life was cheap, so we live in a constant state of dread that someday the good things will end." - Peter O'Toole

She was the sweetest dog I've ever known and she had a really good life. She got to live out her life until we all got old enough to take good care of her and that's all she ever wanted. I'm so glad I got to know her, too. I know she loved me, too. RIP girl, I love you so much!

Thank you to everyone who is taking good care of her and posting these great stories on her forum.