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Q: vaginal or vulvar swelling due to heat bleeding or period

October 23, 2008 | By Niblets27 | 6 answers | Expired: 2114 days ago

Miley is in heat right now spaying is next step after ... i just wonder if it is normal for them to be not in the mood of feeling bad not so playful when its time for them to have this... are they usually in pain and can i give her some pain meds to help her.. at night i put her inside the play pen with the crate and in the mid. of the night she cries.. i wonder if she is in pain or just trying to get our attention? pls. help... i just dont feel good to see her like this i want to help her. i tried asking questions w/ the vet online but it is too expensive. thank you.

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Kelly
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Nov 05, 2008

The swelling is normal. They can swell quite a lot both in the vulvar region & the teats. She's probably not in pain, unless something else is wrong. this is a normal process & animals in the wild have to still be able to function while they are in heat. You don't have to wait until she is out of cycle to get her spayed so I suggest you do it sooner rather than later. Unspayed animals are at greater risk for mammary tumors & other illnesses, not to mention pregnancy & bringing more puppies into an already overpopulated world.

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Patricia  C.
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Oct 26, 2008

She will be all right in 2 to 3 weeks. She is not hurting anymore than you do when you have your period. In the first week, a dog will be coming in, but will not breed. The second and third week they will breed, but the third week they are going out of heat. Do not let any male dogs around her. If you do, you will be having puppies, not spaying her. She will be fine, this is normal behavior.

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Kimmycat13
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Oct 23, 2008

She shouldnt be in pain from being in heat. She is probably just doing the normal crying because she wants to mate, but you should ask your vet about this anyway

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