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Re: 8 month old jr is in heat

Posted by:  Carol Pierce
Posted on:  November 16, 2002 at 12:58:56

In Reply to: 8 month old jr is in heat
Category:   Medical
Posted by:  david shults
Posted on:  November 14, 2002 at 12:23:45

Question:

: My jack russell has been in heat for a little over a week and her genital area is swollen and she keeps licking it. Is this normal and how long will this last?


Response:

Dear David,

Thanks for your question. Yes, this is perfectly normal. You may have 2 or more weeks before she is through this heat cycle. Take great care, after apparent signs are finished, that she does not meet up with an interested dog.

If you don't intend to breed her, (if she is not registered, and an excellently bred, great conformation bitch), please consider spaying. Its a great relief not to worry about accidental breedings, and the bother of heat cycles.

Your Vet is always a good source of detailed info about any health matter, concerning your JR.

Carol

Additional Reading: Spay/Neuter FAQ