Work them Pet Bulls!
Fun times are here with my girl. She is 8 1/2 months old and her vulva has been swollen the past few days. I read that usually happens before they come into full heat. So, on that note and this being my first female dog ever as I have always had males, what can I expect? I know the obvious....keeping her on lock down and possible visits from unwelcomed males (I will keep her safe and be extra vigilant ) My questions......can I keep walking her for now until I see actual discharge/blood? We have strict leash laws where I live and you never see loose dogs but one can always escape. I met a guy once who took his female pit for a walk to the park in heat and another guy walking a male weimeraner had let his intact male off leash and before they knew it they were connected. I don't want that to happen so when will it be safe once again to walk her? Do you have to wait until the cycle is completely through or is it safe towards the end of it? Also, do they bleed heavy first heat or is it more spotty than anything? I have been reading all kinds of things on-line and doing research but I would rather get advice from my fellow GP peeps who have experience with this kind of stuff She has also been acting "extra" clingy to me and when she is with my mom up in her house on the second floor she is doing the same thing to her LOL! Thanks guys and the input will be greatly appreciated