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Will I know when my little one is on her heat cycle? Male boxer in the house!

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by cybie, Aug 9, 2005.

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  1. Shanz

    Shanz Boxer Insane

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    Im not exactly sure what you are asking. If you're asking which is better to do the answer is both. As was already stated, spaying and neutering not only controls the population, it also lowers the risk of cancers and infections that can come as result of the hormones when they are intact.

    Typically, heat cycles in dogs occur every 6- 9 months and as was already stated by Boxer, sometimes very young and very old dogs can go through "silent heats", but obviously now Selene's heat isn't silent. There are four stages in the heat cycles; Proestrus, Estrus, Dietestrus and Anestrus.

    During proestrus is when you would see her vaginal area begin to swell and there would be some bloody discharge and this lasts about 5-9 days. During Estrus is when the bitch is most sexually receptive toward the male and this again lasts usually 5-9 days. Is this case its not even necessary for the dogs to tie for your female to become pregnant, accidentss happen and you dont want this at all. Diestrus occurs when the female is no longer receptive to the male, or she is pregnant and this can last up to 80 days if there is no pregnancy and Anestrus is the period between heat cycles.

    I sincerely hope that you do spay and neuter both of your dogs. This saves any accidents from happening, any unwanted puppies, possible death in your female from pregnancy complications as was stated already is reduced greatly the chance of cancer in both your dogs and also prevents any other complications such as mastitis and pyometra.

    Take a look at this website, it gives some valuable info and stats http://www.doghause.com/spay.asp
     
  2. Scrapper's Mom

    Scrapper's Mom Boxer Insane

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    Yes, absolutely, it is better for them both to be neutered/spayed. And much less troubles, as well. Aside from the heat period, lots of females go through false pregnancies; taking a toy as their "baby", hiding under the bed, not eating, etc. It's a big pain.
     
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