doWhat is jealousy?

Heat occurs in both males and females, females begin to notice the sexual impulse between 6 and 24 months of life, but in males it would not be until 2 or 3 years.

The first thing we are going to notice is a change in her behavior, she is more affectionate, she wants more caresses than usual, on the street she will attract males and almost certainly she will allow them to mount her.

Another symptom that she is in heat is bleeding or a swollen vulva.

Important: while your dog is in heat, it is advisable to keep an eye on her and whenever you take her out for a walk, keep her on a leash.

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doHow long does the heat of the females last?

It usually lasts approximately 2 to 4 weeks within the estrous cycle, which is divided into 4 stages:

Poestro: It lasts from 6 to 15 days, the vulva swells and small blood loss appears. In this period the females will attract the males with their scent, but will reject them.

Oestrus: It lasts from 5 to 15 days, they are the most fertile days. The bitch lets the males smell her, this means that ovulation has begun.

Right handed: Depending on the bitch, this stage lasts between 2-5 months. The bitch is not receptive and the males will no longer be interested in them.

-Anestrus: It is the phase of sexual rest, the end of one heat and the beginning of another.

doHow long does it last in males?

That of the males is rather a reaction to the heat of the females. It begins when they begin to smell the pheromones and particles in the air that the females give off when they are in heat.

How much jealousy can my dog ​​have a year?

In total they would have one or two heats a year separated by 6 months from each other. It is important to ensure that they are regular and in the same number of months between heats, since if it is irregular it can indicate a problem or illness.

If you wish, we leave you another terraviva blog explaining the differences between neutering or sterilizing.

What is heat in dogs and how long does it last?

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