The heat cycle of each individual dog and breed varies, but it typically lasts 21 to 28 days. A dog is generally fertile for 18 of those days.Know More
The first heat cycle occurs when a female dog is between 6 and 24 months old, typically occurring earlier for smaller breed animals. An unspayed female has two heat cycles per year, approximately every six months.
The three stages of a female dog's heat cycle include proestrus, estrus and diestrus. During proestrus, the dog's vulva appears swollen and the dog has bloody vaginal discharge and urinates frequently. During this stage, the female appears nervous, distracted and more alert. During estrus, the female is fertile and ready to breed. She instinctively attempts to attract dogs of the opposite sex. The final stage of the heat cycle is diestrus. During this stage, bleeding stops and interest in copulation ceases.Learn more about Dogs
Female Yorkie dogs do not bleed as much as larger dogs and the blood and fluid discharge may be undetectable during the course of the dog's heat cycle, which lasts about 3 weeks on average. A Yorkie's heat cycle can last from 2 to 4 weeks and the same dog's heat cycle may vary, according to My Yorkie Secrets website.Full Answer >
Canine parvovirus recovery times vary depending on the condition of the dog and the severity of the disease. The average hospital stay for treating parvo is five to seven days long, and the survival rate with proper treatment is 70 to 80 percent, according to About.com.Full Answer >
When a female dog is in heat, an intact and sexually mature male dog in the area can act anxious and aggressive towards other male dogs. He loses interest in anything except mating. A neutered male dog usually acts normally around a female dog in heat.Full Answer >
Female dogs typically go into heat every six months, with the first heat occurring between the ages of 6 and 24 months. However, these intervals vary with different breeds and individual dogs.Full Answer >