If your dog is going through her heat cycle, or menstruation, there are a few things you can do to ensure her comfort and well-being:
- Limit her activity: During her heat cycle, it is best to limit your dog’s activity to prevent injury or infection.
- Keep her clean: Keep your dog clean by wiping her vulva with a damp cloth or baby wipe to prevent infection.
- Provide her with a comfortable place to rest: Provide her with a comfortable bed or crate in a quiet area of the house.
- Keep her isolated from male dogs: During her heat cycle, it is important to keep your dog isolated from male dogs to prevent unwanted breeding.
- Watch for signs of discomfort: Some dogs may experience discomfort during their heat cycle, so watch for signs of discomfort such as whining or restlessness.
- Consult with a vet: If you notice any signs of discomfort or if your dog’s heat cycle lasts longer than expected, it’s best to consult with a veterinarian.
It’s important to note that if your dog is not spayed and you don’t want to breed her, it’s best to have her spayed by a veterinarian. Spaying a dog will prevent her from going through heat cycles, will reduce the risk of certain types of cancer and will prevent unwanted pregnancies.