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

October 23, 2008 | By Niblets27 | 6 answers | Expired: 2145 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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jennifer r.
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Oct 23, 2008

I recommend spaying ASAP...you don't have to wait until they are out of heat, you also don't have to wait until they go through a heat. This is very hard on any animal, the sooner you get them fixed the longer they will live and healthier they will be.

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Lexismommy
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Oct 23, 2008

You should talk to your vet because one vet (which doesn't mean all agree), said cats can still be spay/neutered while they're in heat. My roommates cat was in heat and she wasn't in pain but was really lovey and looking for a boy kitty.

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Sarah H.
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Oct 23, 2008

Generally being in heat or having your period is uncomfortable. The swelling is normal. I wouldn't give her any pain meds, if she's bleeding already it may thin the blood. They are less active and less likely to play, some animals even become agitated or aggressive. Whining or whimpering is normal, but yelping and crying, a constant, painful sounding noise may be something else. Contact you local vet or local shelter.

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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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