According to veterinary research, have higher IQ, higher training obedience, and are more attached to their family and owner. The dog girl next to you is also a thoughtful little padded jacket that deserves your love and protection. Like humans, being a mother is also a big thing in “dog birth”.
The pain of childbirth, the hardships of childbirth, the sadness of separation of flesh and bones, not to mention the threat of difficult birth, postpartum weakness, and the uncertain future that children face from birth. The dog does not know what instinctive mating behavior can bring to him and the child.
Everything depends on you, as the owner, to make the most reasonable and scientific arrangements for it.
If you don’t want to give him the opportunity to mate, just supervise or neuter it twice a year while the dog is in heat.
If you carefully consider that you want to have a baby, you should learn how to take care of your baby, prepare all necessary medicines and supplies, free up enough time for care, and arrange for a kind, reliable adoption of your baby beforehand.
Whether mating or not, the owner should carefully observe its physiological laws and know it well. Dogs are single animals in heat and do not come into heat repeatedly. Normal come into heat twice a year, mostly once in March-April in spring and September-October in autumn.
Generally, small dogs mature earlier (usually 8-12 months old), some as early as 6 months old, while large dogs mature later.
After the female dog has sexual maturity, there will be estrus, at which time it will have signs such as agitation and loss of appetite, the most obvious feature of which is vulvar bleeding.
However, the amount of bleeding varies depending on the dog breed. Some dogs do not bleed at all, and unknowingly enter estrus, which is mostly small dogs. Some dog breeds bleed less, the dog will lick it off on its own, it is difficult to distinguish, and the owner should observe carefully.
The estrus period of the can be divided into 3 stages, and this period that requires careful care by the owner lasts for a total of about a month.
First, the early stage of estrus
Preestrus refers to the period from the time of bleeding to the time of mating, which is generally 7-10 days. At this time, the egg is close to maturity, and the secretion of egg cytohormones also increases, which is manifested by redness and swelling of the vulva and bloody mucus flowing out of the vagina. But at this time, the female dog is not allowed to mate male dogs.
The estrus period generally lasts about a week, the vulva continues to swell, become soft, the vagina secretes dark red mucus, the color gradually fades, the amount of bleeding also decreases or stops bleeding, artificially touching its buttocks, the will deflect the tail to the left and right, at this time the allows the male dog to mate.
2-8 days after entering estrus, the begins to ovulate, which is when it is easy to mate.
Third, the late stage of estrus
In the later stage of estrus, the external symptoms of the bitch disappear, the labia gradually return to normal, the dog’s temperament is quiet, the mucus secreted by the vagina is reduced, and the bleeding stops (generally lasting about 2 months).
If the is pregnant, it enters the gestation period.
4. Estrus rest period
In addition, the period between the late period of estrus and the next period of estrus is called the telogen phase of estrus. During this period, the female dog’s genitals go into a dormant state, which generally lasts for about 3 months.
During the heat period of the dog, some changes occur in physiological function and behavior. The host should do the following:
1, the in estrus may not be so secure and guarded, appear a little impatient, not guarded, and unwilling to eat.
At this time, in addition to carefully pulling it when going out, it is also necessary to prepare nutritious, palatable and easily digestible food. Due to the increased chance of constipation during estrus, some vegetables, coarse grains, do not feed raw and cold and sour and spicy foods, drinking water should provide warm boiled water, and a little honey should be added to the water.
After a lot of exercise, you can add 1 spoonful of glucose powder to the water.
2, the biggest feature of female dogs in estrus is that there is blood and mucus discharge in the vulva, should keep the vulva clean, with clean warm boiled water, basin and cloth, wash the vulva every day, do not use dirty water, otherwise it can cause genital organ infection.
The mats that the dog touches during estrus should be soft in texture and cleaned and disinfected; Do not use dirty cloths, waste paper, and unsterilized mats. Items touched by dogs should be washed and changed frequently, preferably in the sun. Stay warm and don’t get cold.
Try not to bathe during estrus, let alone let it lie on the cold ground for a long time.
3, the dog will make some non-demoderating actions during estrus, for these actions, not only male dogs will do, female dogs will also appear this kind of action.
But parents should not think that the dog has such an action is in estrus, or it may be to express possessiveness, that is, a little to distinguish who is the boss. But after we find such actions, we must stop them in time.
Don’t let the dog think that this is okay at any time, otherwise the dog will get used to it in the future and it is not good for the dog’s body.
4, in the female dog estrus, because there will be blood discharge, you can put on physiological pants, suspenders for the dog, and pad the inside of the physiological pants.
If you have a lot of money, you can pad an ultra-thin cotton sanitary napkin so that it can go to bed and sofa, and you don’t have to stare at it often. Be sure to pay attention to try to use pads of better quality pure cotton, and do not stuff the dog’s butt.
Whether at home or outside, parents should do more game activities with the dog to increase entertainment, make the dog feel good, and consume excess energy. In addition, parents can also consider breeding pets or doing birth control surgery, which is conducive to the physical and mental health of pets and is also a good way to solve the problem of dog heat in the long term.