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Helping a dog in heat

Sunday, July 15, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

If your female dog is not spayed, she will probably go in to heat every six to eight months depending on her size. Heat lasts about 7 to 10 days. There are several ways that you could make your dog more comfortable during this period. Dogs sometimes become more loving or needy during this period. Give her some extra attention. It will help calm her down. Some dogs do not eat well while they are in heat. Give her some extra treats and spoil her a bit with some meat baby food that contains no garlic or onions. If your dog gets diarrhea during her heat, try to feed some boiled hamburger with the fat drained off, with lots of rice. Play a game with her or give her a little more exercise. This can also help her relax. Close all of your windows to minimize the scent of male dogs.  Males can come to your door step from as far as three miles away. That’s amazing!  Clean her frequently. This will also help to minimize smells to attract male dogs. Put a little Vicks around her tail. This can also help minimize her scent and keep the males away.  You may also try giving her Chlorophyll tablets. to attract less males. You can use the liquid kind and pour a teaspoon in her meals in the morning and evening.

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