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    Dog in Heat

    I have a 10yr old neutered Jack Russel. But my sister recently asked if I could watch her (NOT spayed) 2 yr old pug for about a month for her. She got here at Christmas, and, is now in heat. I know this because I've done some research and she's got all the "symptoms". My Jack Russel is going nuts. She's been here about a week now but just in the last 3 days he is non stop mounting her and trying to mate with her. I keep looking it up online about how long the whole heat cycle lasts, but how long is my dog going to keep trying to get with her? He's doing it as I type this!!!! For the first few days she would get pissed off at him, now she just stands there and doesn't seem to mind. I have to keep getting them to stop and then I just feel bad getting them in trouble, lol. And I feel its unfair to both dogs that this is going on.

    Sorry to complain, but if I wanted a second dog I'd have a second dog. I was somewhat pressured/guilted in to watching her for a month. I love her but I don't want 2 dogs! Especially when they're constantly on each other. I have her until Feb 1st!!! Is this going to continue until then?
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    Re: Dog in Heat

    My best advice would be to separate the dogs until the female comes out of heat. Sorry but that is really you're only solution unless you give your sisters dog back. I think most dogs can be in heat for around 2 or 3 weeks but i'm not certain on that.

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    Estrus cycles last for approximately 21 days, with the most fertile period typically starting around day 10 ( this is when discharge changes from bright red to yellowish) and it can last for up to two weeks.. and I now how you feel, I myself am dealing with a heating B*tch and Ornery Male as well right now... Best advice I can give is just as pack momma suggested, try to keep them separated. I "crate" and rotate.... Female gets gated into kitchen or spare bedroom except for bathroom breaks and playtime/ family time.. Male is put into spare room during female's playtime/family time.. I rotate every couple of hours...
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    Re: Dog in Heat

    Thanks for your thoughts, maybe I will separate them for a bit when it gets ridiculous lol. They growl and run around and chase each other and it gets pretty irritating. I also feel like it's stressing my male JRT out.

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    If this isn't her most fertile period right now, I don't know how I'm going to deal with it when it is. I don't know how he could get more worked up than this! It is just non stop and it's driving me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaEpiphany View Post
    If this isn't her most fertile period right now, I don't know how I'm going to deal with it when it is. I don't know how he could get more worked up than this! It is just non stop and it's driving me nuts.
    How long ago did you notice the swelling/discharge?? If she is presenting herself to him (allowing him to mount), it most likely is.. Don't worry it'll be over soon...
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    I noticed the swelling probably a week ago. I didn't notice any discharge until 2 days ago, and when I did it was still light red/pinky. There could have been dishcharge earlier, but I didn't notice till the other day when it was all over my comforter...

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    Sounds like she could have already been in heat when you got her??? I'd say maybe another week, but don't quote me, every dog is different...
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    Re: Dog in Heat

    Just separate and put some ear buds in to block out the whining.
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    Re: Dog in Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by HollowHeaven View Post
    Just separate and put some ear buds in to block out the whining.
    lol thanks. i just hope this is over once I'm back in class next week and need to concentrate on studying!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGermanPinscher View Post
    Sounds like she could have already been in heat when you got her??? I'd say maybe another week, but don't quote me, every dog is different...
    thanks, lets definitely hope so. that's what i was thinking too, hopefully just one more week!
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    Separate. You can also put a pair of little boy's underwear on her backwards so tail comes out the crotch, so she won't stain your carpet/furniture. Or go pick up some female dog panties at petsmart/petco.
    Just a word of warning. If she has access to a yard, do NOT let her out unsupervised, even if it's fenced. Male dogs will jump or climb fencing to get to an in heat female.
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    Re: Dog in Heat

    Thank you for the advice! Also, I am definitely not letting her out unattended and she is for sure on a leash outside with me at all times right now. The last thing she needs, or my sister needs, is her having puppies!

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    Re: Dog in Heat

    It could go on for a while, b/c the JRT may remain interested for a little while after her cycle. I dunno, there may be residual smell after the 21 day cycle.

    But... out of left field...other than my lack of taste .... He can't get her pregnant, what will it hurt :-)

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