My 3-4 yr old Shih Tzu began her cycle this past Thursday. Today her belly seems swollen and she is just laying around. I've never been through this with a dog and with her being a stray, I don't know what to expect. Any advice?
I'd take her into the vet. I've heard of a couple cats lately that go into heat(or so the owner thinks anyway I guess) and they kinda bloat and it turns out its pyometra. I don't personally know any dogs that have had pyometra though but I'd have her checked out. None of my females ever bloated up going through a heat.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber