Our 28 month old female boxer went into heat in Feb 2004 she was about 26 months. Now she is acting like she is going into heat again. Her nipples are sollen and she is wanting to pee all the time. She has started to pee in her bed and goes out every hour to pee. She is always licking out jack rusell male. Can they go into heat again this soon. I called the vet about a posiable false pregnancy. But they said she would be leaking milk if she was having one. We have never bred her yet, cause she is 2 young. Is this common??? Last time seh went into heat (which was her first) She started peeing all over the house. We thought she had a bladder infection but they checked her and said no she was about ready to go into heat. I just cant belive she would be going in so soon after her fist heat. Thanks Ty
Is your male JRT neutered? If he's not, she may be pregnant. Dogs find a way, regardless of size differential. You're right, it would be extremely unusual for dogs to go into heat so soon. Take her to the vet and have her examined. Some dogs do exhibit different behaviors when they are having false pregnancies, so it may also be that. However, given her behaviors when she is in heat (she sounds like a real handful) it is probably best that you go ahead and spay her, she sounds like she kind of looses it whenever she goes into heat.
she could be in a false pregnancy or she could be pregnant if your jack russell is not neutered. my pyr has to urinate very frequently when she is in heat also. is she having any discharge from her vulva area> it is possible she could have a pyometra which is an infected uterus which happens about 2 months after finishing their heat cycle. it is generally more common in older dogs and not young ones but it is something to consider since it can be a fatal problem.
She could be breed to your JRT or the false pregancy thing is not out of the question. A false pregant dog willact just like a pregant dog but no pups. My boxer just had one and she bgged up and got milk but it would not spray out, unless you squeezed one of her nipples. Take her for a sonogram to be sure.
My Boxer Missy had the same problem she is fine i actually got her pregnant to fix the problem so if you are planning on breeding her go ahead this was her second heat and after it she will become normal Boxers have a tendency to have abnormal heats. Don't worrie about it ! And you don't have to get her fixed unless you don't want to breed her. Happy Easter
"My Boxer Missy had the same problem she is fine i actually got her pregnant to fix the problem". Hmmm?? You bred your boxer to fix the problem? The only way to fix the problem is to have your dog spayed. Sorry but that just proves what an irresponsible dog owner you are.
That doesn't sound normal to me. A first heat at 28 months and she shouldn't be going back into heat already. It sounds either like an infection or a false pg, or possibly bred by your male. My friend has this problem, false pg, maybe you should find a different vet? This one doesn't seem to be on the ball. Anyway her female has false pg all the time, but never leaks milk. BREEDING HER will NOT fix the problem. It doesn't mean she will be normal just because she has been bred. Actually the female I'm talking about was bred once the "pups" are 18 months now and the female(mom) is currently having another false pg and all that, which really sucks because she has a show coming here shortly, but sometimes it can be a good thing when you need a bitch to take care of pups whose mother is inefficient. The best thing to do is to get her spayed and not have to worry about this or any other problems, esp if it is an infection it will only continue to come back and could cause problems if she were ever to be bred. The infection is much more common in older dogs(as well as prolapsed uterus)but it is by no means uncommon to younger dogs. Only one dog I know to have this was an older female. The only way to prevent some of these things is to spay or breed every heat which is cruel, unethical, and will inevitily kill your female. Take her to the vet, maybe try another vet other than your current for a good second opinion. Its seems so hard to find good vets, I know this myself!!!
Sorry she was 14 months when she went into heat and is now 16 months old. i tookher to the vet and she is not having a false pregnacy. They said everything looked fine and it was very possialbe for her to go into heat again. We are goign to wait and see what happens. I was really worried after hearing that you dog could die from flase pregnacy. Yes our Jack Rusell is fixed. he has been fixed for 2 years. I'm goign to take her to a German vet to see what they say.
My father got me a Sharpei mix when I was 9 and never spayed her. Then about three years ago she began to show some of the same things you described. I decided that it was long past time to spay her and when we did the vet found out that one of her ovaries was the size of a human fist (which is abnormally large). He removed and since then she has been a completely different dog. She has energy and love to run. She doesn't sleep all day like she used to and is more curious and outgoing. Spaying is a lifesaver and if your boxer is miserable while in heat, it may be a good idea to spay her.
I never had to deal with a dog in heat. All my dogs have been spayed,and i'll tell ya ,life with a spayed female or nuetered male is very pleasant and a life saver to the animal.I had one intact male who had aggression problems.He was my Am Staff,he had testerone problems.
my question is do you want to breed her in the furture? cuz if you do then you don't want to get her spayed...duh! :) and if not then you should get her spayed ASAP!! cuz if you don't want to have the puppies then don't let there be a possibility. and to the person that said that missy's owner is irresponsible, who are you to judge? she may have wanted to breed her dog...how do you know? i don't like it when ppl judge others so quickly like that. just because she breed her dog doesn't make her irresponsible...an irresponsible owner would be the type to not spay their dog and then if the dog gets pregnant not do anything to help her out...that's irresponsiblity.
minniyar, i never said anything bout being a responsible breeder...i said that being a responsible dogowner is taking care of your dog when she get pregnant. i do agree that not all dogowners are responsible breeders but that doesn't mean that they aren't reponsible owners. this is what i was refuring to in case there was any confusion.... ' "My Boxer Missy had the same problem she is fine i actually got her pregnant to fix the problem". ' "Hmmm?? You bred your boxer to fix the problem? The only way to fix the problem is to have your dog spayed. Sorry but that just proves what an irresponsible dog owner you are."
Getting a dog pregnant to fix a health or behavioral problem *is* irresponsible. If my 18 year old niece is having behavioral problems, is it responsible (or even intelligent) to think that her getting pregnant will improve her? No. Why would it be in dogs?