I have a chihuahua and this is my first female dog. She had the appointment to get spayed next week, but she started her period. She is always inside and I don't want her to spot everything. How long do these dogs have their periods for? Also, would it be safe to have her get spayed while she has her period? Thanks.
You can have it done, it is more expensive and there is a greater chance for more blood loss during a heat. The heat usually lasts about 3-4wks. It starts with real red blood, then a light stain, then they are on their way out. Most dogs are very good at cleaning themselves, and in my 17yrs of breeding I have never had a girl stain anything but their bedding. I have had to wipe up a spot or two on the kitchen floor, but that is about it. There are little panties that you can buy, with pads. They can wear those. good luck and watch her like a hawk. A male can smell a female in heat over 1mile away.