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Pepper’s first heat and we’re all suffering

Discussion in 'Puppies 101' started by jomuir, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. jomuir

    jomuir Premium Member

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    Heaven helps us is there a doggie version of Midol? Pepper is over the top nutty this week and driving us all crazy along with her. The goal is to wait until she’s over a year old then spay, she is 11 months now so this madness will be over in 4-6 weeks thank goodness.

    How do people who choose not to neuter live with this a couple times a year?!?
     
  2. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    Poor you! Sorry to hear how bad it has been! Never having an intacted female for years. Good luck!
     
  3. ghggp

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    Poor you! Sorry to hear how bad it has been! Never having an intacted female for years. Good luck!
     
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  4. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

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    My last female was a Cocker but much different personality than a Sheltie. Imagine though having a male marking ALL the time from 1 1/2-2 years old...that was Piper! Don't know which is worse, boys or girls that are intact.
     
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  5. Ann

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    It isn't easy, believe me! And when you have more than one girl, they tend to bring each other into season so you have multiples at one time! Argh!! But it's worse if you have male dogs too ... then it's a real nightmare. Boys howling, girls snarling...oy! :cautious:

    My favorite dealing-with-heat story is about Checkers. She would sneak off into another room and I'd hear the telltale riiiiiiip sound of the velcro as she pulled her panties off. In the middle of the night too! :banghead:

    Hope Pepper settles down for you. All three weeks aren't usually bad, if that helps.....;)
     
  6. Caro

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    Urg, don't tell me this. My new puppy will have to stay intact for showing, this sounds like torture.
     
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    When we got Ally at 1.5 years, her breeder assured me she would not come into heat anytime soon..... 2 weeks after she was with us, guess what? Talk about unprepared. She was nutty too. She would hump poor Asta's head with a gleeful look on her face. We all suffered through it and then got her spayed ASAP!
     
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  8. jomuir

    jomuir Premium Member

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    Omg that’s hilarious! They can be so funny.
     
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  9. Hanne

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    It has never been normal to neuter dogs here in my country. :no:

    But now a little with female but definitely not with male dogs.
     
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    DianeP Forums Enthusiast

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    Mindy went into heat at six months, the day before we came home from a two week vacation! It was quite the circus for the next month. She hated her panties but then would bark at them when we took them off. We had to hide the clean pair or she’d carry on barking at them. She spent a lot of time dragging her bed around and after she was spayed she had a mild false pregnancy and carried one toy around with her everywhere she went. If she got separated from it, she cried. We named it “baby” and still call it that.

    good luck to you getting through it!
     
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