I haven't had a female before. I have a female beagle, 6 months old. Not fixed yet. I also have a male beagle 2 yrs old, fixed. She is spending a lot of time licking and 'nesting' if you will. I have heard it s a huge mess the first time. Since I cannot afford to get her fixed right now, and I fear it's close, how am I going to know to 'head it off' ? I want to be prepared somehow. It would be horrible to return home and find her in a massive bloody mess-for all of us. thank you
not a mess at all most of the time. The bitch usually takes care of herself, and the worst is some blood drops on the floor. Also the area that the dog sleeps in, you could see some blood on her beding. I have had plenty of female dogs, and have not had one really messy heat. If the dog is not caring for her self and licking herself clean, there are diapers and pads you can purchase for her.