I would really appreciate any comments from experienced dog owners. I have a 9 and a half month old puppy who went into her first heat at 6 months. We were going to get her fixed around that time, but she went into heat a little sooner than we expected.
She bled for about 2 months. I took her to the vet about halfway through even though she didn't show any signs of illness, and the vet found nothing wrong. The vet said she had heard of females bleeding for extended periods like that although she had never seen it before herself.
She finally stopped bleeding and I have been waiting to make her an appointment to get spayed. The vet recommended waiting about 2 months to let everything return to normal. I was planning on calling to make an appointment next week, since she stopped bleeding around the beginning of September.
Her vulva is not as swollen as it was, but it's still not totally back to normal, and now she's bleeding again. The flow is pretty light so far; definitely looks like blood not that light pink/yelllowish stuff (sorry for the TMI) like she had at the end of her last flow.
She's acting totally normal.
Is this still part of her first heat cycle? Did she somehow go into heat again before she finished the first one? I really want to get her spayed, but I think it's supposed to be done when they're not in heat. Has anyone seen anything like this?
Details on my girl: Frou Frou- born Jan 2, 2012. purebred Miniature American Eskimo. she's quite small even for a Miniature; probably weighs less than 15 pounds and seems to be pretty much done growing.
Thanks in advance for any help. Don't panic; I really don't think she has pyometra.