I have a 2yr old female shih tzu... she just had her first litter of puppies back on April 7th.
Her heats are always on time.. being 5-6 months apart. However, I've always noticed about 2months before she goes into heat... she rubs her rear up against people.. humps... and even our male tries to hump her... she never allows for him to mount, and no bleeding, discharge, or swelling.. other males become attracted to her as well... she doesn't flag though
This always happens 2months before she goes into heat and bleeding. I just wanted to know if this is normal, and possibly concidered a silent heat?
We are getting her spayed, she has an appointment July 10th... and def something I'll be asking my vet, as it really is interesting to me...