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Saturday we retrieved an ten year old brood from a nasty situation. She seems very happy here, but we just realized that she's coming into season. Any advice, besides keeping her away from unneutered males?

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My Father always told me if you had a bitch in heat...to lock the doors...bar the windows and put a board over the chimney.... :lol The only advice I can say is watch her and when she goes out, have her spayed..you did'nt say how old she is...and glad she is safe now !!

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When the Queen joined us, for valid reasons, she came unspayed. I wanted her to adjust to the shock of being in a home before all the surgery, so had an appointment in two weeks from her arrival. She came into heat. I did leash walk her in my acre yard, and kept a VERY close eye on her. My males (all neutered) did a humpty humpty dance behind her whenever she walked anywhere. Her heat was very light. I was told to wait a month after her heat to have her spayed, which is what I did. At her age, I consulted with 3 greyhound savvy vets and a good brood savvy friend, who all advised she should be spayed as the risk of a spay was in the long run better than pyometria (sp??), which I found to be true. When she was spayed, it took her a bit longer to come out of it all than a younger pup would, but she is fine, and ruling us all with her iron paw.

 

The biggest problem I had was her attitude, as when the boys would sniff, she would slide her tail to the side, they did not know what to do, and she would give them a disgusted look.

 

Good luck, enjoy, love her, and give her scritches from a brood lover!! :beatheart

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Prepare for a long, long 3 weeks :lol

 

Keep her away from neutered males also. They can breed and tie, just shoot blanks. Hopefully she will have an easy heat. Keep track of the color--should be red, then go slightly clear, then back to red. Vulva will swell and get pretty big.

 

Some have temperment changes, some don't. Some get lovey dovey, some get bitchy. She should appear normal in health issues.

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Prepare for a long, long 3 weeks :lol

 

Great. Just what we needed.

 

One good thing:for the first time ever, we only have girls in the house.

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Also, watch her for signs of pyometra (infected uterus) while you are waiting for her to be ready for the surgery. If I remember correctly, pyo can occur days to weeks after her heat cycle. It can be fatal so if you see any signs (very smelly vaginal discharge, enlarged abdomen because of the uterus filling with pus, vomiting, not eating, lethargy, drinking more, urinating more, and dehydration), I would get her to a vet asap. Pyos may or may not have a discharge (depending on if they are open or closed) so even if there's no discharge but she's not acting right, get her seen.

 

Sorry to give you another thing to worry about!

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Indie's spay surgery was scheduled and she came into heat the weekend before we were supposed to go. We supervised everywhere she was and I swear we found out about dogs in the neighborhood we had no idea existed. Her discharge was very light and we just draped sheets where she normally laid so they could be washed rather than worrying about putting something on her to absorb the discharge. She was a little snarky for about three weeks. Six weeks after her season, we had her spayed. She was only four, though, so we didn't have any "senior" concerns.

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Saturday we retrieved an ten year old brood from a nasty situation. She seems very happy here, but we just realized that she's coming into season. Any advice, besides keeping her away from unneutered males?

:lol You are sounding a bit like a dad with his teenage daughter! After we adopted our first hound (a 6 year old broodie), she started to exhibit some very peculiar symptoms and behavior. Perplexed, we brought her to the vet, and, several hundred dollars later, we discovered she was in heat! Apparently, she was thought to have been spayed - but wasn't. And as new greyhound parents, we thought her bellybutton was her spay scar! :brick Batten down the hatches!

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My foster girlie, Gracie, broke her leg at the track and was never spayed. Of course she came into heat 3 days before she was scheduled for the spay. She bled for two weeks so we had to keep girl panties with a pad on her at all times during that 'period'. For the next two weeks, she had some very minimal discharge and her vulva was very swollen.

 

With three young neutered males in my house, I kept a constant eye out for any unwanted activities. I didn't want her to get hurt (especially the broken leg) with any of the males trying to mount her Kept her crated at night. Only once did one of my males try mounting her.

 

Outside, we did very short walks right into the fenced in yard to make sure no other dogs appeared, which they didn't.

Other than the inconvenience of the panties, it was not a big deal. I felt bad for Gracie, because she was in a leg cast and panties at the same time.

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I have a few girls here who are not spayed (show dogs, and one OLD Greyhound who can not go under any form of anesthesia) and a few males who are not neutered (show dogs). So far, I only have problems with two males... one who gets UTI's, the other who would be happy to hump anything.

 

I have found that giving the girls chlorophyll (tablets and greenies), neutralises the smell of the pheromones. You can get britches to help keep her from spotting all over your house.

 

Keep her in a crate, she'll want to flirt with the boys, even if they are neutered. They can mount, they can "breed" her - as in do the act of intercourse and lock up, but they don't have the equipment to ejaculate anything.

 

Females can be flirtatous, super friendly, or super mean. My old Grey girl is extremely flirtatous, even not in season she's a hussy! My female Saluki and one of my Borzoi live up to the name of a B8888. So it all depends on the girl.

 

They're not THAT bad, but they can be. Its a bother to me because I have one boy who really drones, frets, whines, pines, and everything else over wanting the GIRLS (the same one who gets UTI's when girls are in season... he's already going to a specialist over it). I put the girls in a seperate yard... a hundred feet away from the yard where the boys go, which helps.

 

Males CAN breed a girl through a fence and a crate, so be aware.

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