The length of a dog's heat varies, but on average, it lasts between 12 and 21 days. Some dogs may have a heat cycle that lasts for as little as two days, while others may be in heat for up to four weeks.
Estrus is assumed to begin around the time the first external symptoms appear. The first visible sign is the swelling of the external vulva, but depending on the dog, this may not be obvious. The most commonly noticed sign is bloody discharge from the vulva. Dogs usually ovulate about seven to 10 days into their heat cycle, but this varies. In order to prevent accidental pregnancy, female dogs should be kept away from intact males during the entire heat cycle.Learn More
The exact ingredient list of canned dog food varies dramatically by brand and diet, but in general, wet food consists of meat chunks and gravy. Pet food manufacturers usually use offal, which is the head, feet, liver, kidneys, intestine and stomach, sometimes mixed with vegetable protein for shape. Although undesirable by human standards, offal is still high in protein. Gels and thickeners form a gravy that adds texture and consistency.Full Answer >
Apples are a healthy and enjoyable treat for dogs. Loaded with calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K and soluble fibre, apples can be sliced and frozen, inserted into a toy or grated over dinner. However, dogs should not ingest apple seeds or stems, as these contain cyanogenic glycosides, which cause stomach problems and some serious health problems if consumed in large amounts. Dehydrated apples can upset the stomach.Full Answer >
A cross between a Welsh Corgi and a German Shepherd is called a "Corman Shepherd." According to DogBreedsPlus.com, dogs of this type are desired because they "may have the best traits of their parent dogs," including the German Shepherd's pace and coat and the Corgi's short stature.Full Answer >
A Yorkie pin is expected to weigh around 7 pounds at maturity. A cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a miniature pinscher is called a Yorkie pin. They look somewhat like a tall Yorkshire terrier with a pointy miniature pinscher nose.Full Answer >