How to choose a dog?
When starting out breeding dachshunds and not having enough experience with the requirements of the dog’s appearance, you should read the breed leader. The male for mating should be of excellent conformation and with a balanced character. In addition, it is advisable to knit dachshunds of similar color.
Experienced breeders produce mating with animals that have achievements at exhibitions and various diplomas. It is recommended to mate with males with a confirmed pedigree.
Pay attention to how the owner of the boy feels about the choice of a mate for your dog; he should be no less interested in successful mating and in obtaining healthy offspring. Dachshund boy must reach one year of age to maintain his psychological health.
How to deliver?
Dachshund labor can last from one to five hours. At this time, it is worth showing the dog that you, the owner, are nearby. Give her moral support. Your help with childbirth is usually not required, but there may be exceptions. After the onset of contractions, the animal begins to hatch. Watch carefully that the puppies come out with their head or pelvis.
The newborn puppy is wrapped in a special bubble. Tear it with your fingers at the location of the head, blot the nose and mouth with a clean cotton swab. Next, cut the umbilical cord 2 centimeters from his belly.
The female can gnaw the umbilical cord herself. This is fine, but make sure she doesn’t do it too close to the puppy’s belly.
Wrap the puppy in a towel and place it under the mother’s nipple. Make sure he starts sucking milk. If this does not happen, plant it yourself. Act carefully and calmly so as not to irritate the dog and harm the cub.
After the release of all the fetuses, the afterbirth (placenta) departs in an adult dachshund. Instinctively, the dog starts eating it, but don’t let it eat more than two successions.
There should be exactly as many afterbirths as there are newborn puppies! In case of deviations, you must call a doctor.
Each heat lasts about three weeks and is repeated twice a year. In dachshunds, it begins at the age of six months to a year. This process includes several stages that entail physiological changes in the dog’s body.
- The first stage lasts approximately a week. During this time, the dachshund appears spotting, the penis swells. Males are often “tied” behind the female, but she is not yet ready for mating.
- The second stage implies readiness for mating: at this time, the dachshund attracts males, removes its tail and raises its pelvis when touched.
- The third stage is considered to be started after a negative reaction to the dog and lasts 60-150 days, when the dog does not allow males to come to him.
- The final stage is considered to be sexual rest, the duration of which is 100-150 days.
Further care of the dog
Perhaps aggression when you approach the puppies, but this will soon pass.
- Try to take your dog for walks more often, but for a short period.
- Pay close attention to her nutrition: she must be balanced. You can add various additives such as calcium.
- You can bathe your dog only a week after giving birth and without using shampoos.
- Change the puppy bed daily.
- File their claws so that they do not damage the skin on mom’s nipples.
How many puppies are carrying?
Dachshunds are very fertile, they are able to leave offspring of 3 to 10 puppies. The average weight of each is normally from 200 to 280 grams.
Features of knitting
As a happy owner of a dachshund girl, before the planned mating, evaluate your strength and willingness to take care of the puppies for some time.
When is the best time to knit?
The optimal time for mating a female is the third estrus. Some hosts do it for the second, but this is not recommended.
In addition, you should not expose the dachshund to a large number of matings. Optimal will be 3-4 times in her entire life and no more than once a year. After the age of six, mating a dog is dangerous for both its health and the health of the puppies.
Sterilizing your dachshund is essential if you are not planning to mate. This happens by tying up the oviducts, and further makes life easier for the animal and the owner.
Definitions and periods of heat
Dachshunds, like all dogs, are in heat several times a year. In this case, for dachshunds, the first time the critical days pass at 6-12 months. The next ones. in six months, and they last about 20 days. Their duration is associated with preparing the body for the normal bearing of puppies and a healthy pregnancy.
Immediately in the first days, a dog cannot be knitted at all, and in the first heat it is even better not to risk it. The dachshund should get stronger physically, and this happens when the dog is 1.5 years old or two.
This is done for her own health and the health of the offspring, do not bypass this advice if you want your dachshund to be happy, and not only the dachshund mom will feel the joy of having puppies in the house, but you yourself.
What to do during periods of estrus, so that both the dog and you feel good, how to prevent accidental relationships. Read more about this, and now we will consider the stages of estrus. It is on them that it is customary to divide each dog’s estrus in order to find out what are the most favorable days for conception.
So, a dachshund’s estrus lasts about 2-4 weeks, that is, up to a month. But each dachshund is individual, the sexual cycle is usually divided into:
- Proestrus. from 1 to 9 days.
- Estrus. lasts approximately 2 weeks or less.
- Metestrus. the subsidence of libido.
- Anestrus. refusal to have sex, there is no interest in males.
The first stage is characterized by the presence of bloody discharge and the emergence of a weakly expressed instinct towards the opposite sex. Gradually, the discharge becomes more, the loop increases, and there is less and less blood in the discharge. The bitch may refuse to eat and increasingly look at the males. She can also tuck her tail, indicating that she will not let the dog go. During this period, contacts are prohibited.
And in the second period of heat, it is customary to knit dachshunds. But as we said, not in the first heat, but preferably in the third. And now we are considering the first estrus of the dachshund. Your dachshund has matured and perhaps perceives his condition as something strange. Help her with your care. talk to her and calm down, get a treat and give her more often.
Only overfeeding dogs is dangerous, it can threaten obesity. After all, the dog perceives the lack of contact painfully and appetite may increase. She will seize annoyance so to speak and calm down. It was during this period, as in principle before, the dachshund needs daily walks, at least for 15 minutes take her to run, but only on a leash!
During estrus, the dog will lift its tail and hindquarters when stroking, indicating that it is ready to accept the dog. But it is you who should endure and endure this stage, soon everything will work out and your dog will again become the same as before. Never agree to mating. this is dangerous for the puppies and for the health of the dachshund. The discharge becomes yellow and sometimes they are almost colorless, the loop goes lower and this is a normal state.
Some breeders recommend wearing diapers and other accessories to the dachshund, but the dog’s basic instinct is to periodically lick its noose. She wants to do this, why forbid the dog her natural instinct. Now also the smell that the female emits is not audible to a person, but under your window crowds of fans will gather who smell the aroma of an excited dachshund.
Subsequent periods are moments of subsiding instincts, reddish discharge may appear again, they will become less and, in the end, they will disappear.
How is the dachshund’s first heat?
The first heat for a dachshund is a difficult period when it needs care and attention, daily walks and proper nutrition. And also at this time, it is recommended to exclude contact with other animals, so that the dog tolerates it more easily and considers it only a temporary discomfort. It is too early for her to contact the dog, but the feelings that the dog is experiencing can be compared to a storm in a glass. How to help the native creation and how to take care of the current bitch correctly. Let’s find out what characterizes the behavior of a dachshund during this period and what to do for a dog owner.
On the intricacies of estrus
A dog’s heat. it’s time to find out how well your dog is raised. After all, many commands will have to be applied in action. If your dachshund walks alongside or runs up in time to the commands “to me” many problems can be avoided. But instinctive behavior cannot be drowned out by commands alone.
In order to calm an excited bitch, you need to use special sprays that dull the smell from the noose. This aroma has a stimulating effect not only on her, but also on all dogs in the area and even bitches. When other dogs (bitches) hear him, they literally go crazy. Therefore, during this period, accuracy is very important, to avoid approaching the courtyards and to use aerosols so as not to cause trouble.
Some even well-mannered males allow themselves too much. they can easily come up and sniff it, and the thin leash of the owners sometimes does not save from the most unexpected. So that your dog does not become a victim of the “unexpected”, be careful, if a dog approaches you, even on a leash. grab your baby in your arms and run from there. Otherwise, such contact can provoke an unwanted pregnancy for your bitch.
It is no longer possible to pull away from each other such random “roommates”, so keep an eye out and follow again! There is a hormonal injection that is given to dogs in case of contact, and the pregnancy does not occur. But think about whether your girl needs hormones. Although there are special pills that regulate the strength of sexual desire and they consist of hormones.
Check with your veterinarian if your dachshund can be given such a drug or is there an alternative. We advise you to avoid contact and walk more often with the current dachshund on the street. to walk in places where there are no dogs. Keep it on a leash at all times so that the adventure-loving dachshund does not fall into the barking of a dog and run away. And give fewer pills to keep your dog healthy for years to come.
How long does dog heat last: Useful tips for caring for a pet
It is important for a dog owner to know how long the pet is in heat, what measures can be taken by the dog breeder to prevent unwanted pregnancy of the dog. When to see the veterinarian, is it possible to postpone the visit if the dog is behaving normally, or should the estrus be supervised by a veterinarian.
Signs of heat
The main and most noticeable sign of estrus is the appearance of blood on the floor, carpeting and furniture in the areas where the dog sits. Blood is released from the so-called loop.
For a bitch, such discharge is absolutely painless, but the mental system of the animal can react in the most unexpected way for the owners.
Large dogs at this time become extremely aggressive, stop obeying elementary commands, therefore movement with them around the city should be limited
In small breeds of dogs, an unexpected surge of energy may be observed, the bitch will begin to feel the need for a minute change of environment.
- irrepressible joy;
- to be sad;
- drooling is possible;
- dilated pupils;
- disorientation in space.
At the first heat, dogs begin to ask to use the toilet more often, and after that they thoroughly lick the noose. In many bitches, the onset of shedding coincides with the first molt. The dog begins to mark the territory when walking, which immediately arouses interest from the males.
How to prevent unwanted effects of estrus
One of the undesirable consequences of the first discharge is an unplanned pregnancy of the bitch.
To prevent this, bitch owners are advised to:
- Before every walk of large and small dogs on the street, put on special panties. They are able not only to save the owner from the unpleasant duty of wiping the floors and other surfaces behind the dog, but also to prevent unwanted covering of it by the dog that has met during the walk.
- Monitor estrus regularly, especially in dachshunds and small breed dogs. From the first heat, you should start keeping a calendar, marking the first and last days of heat. Such a calendar will help you to prepare in advance for estrus also in small breeds by finding a suitable male. In addition, keeping a calendar will help to timely detect health problems of the dog.
If estrus occurs more than 2 times a year, or is delayed indefinitely, it is recommended to contact your veterinarian
Duration and periodization of estrus
Heat in dogs, regardless of breed, lasts at least 20-22 days, twice a year in young dogs and once in old ones.
In order not to be mistaken with the day of mating, it should be remembered that the bitch becomes ready for fertilization only by the 9th day after the appearance of the first blood.
Until that time, she may show all the signs of hunting, but attempts by males claiming to mate are usually rejected.
The peak of sexual activity falls on the 10-17th day, after which the bitch becomes more and more inert to the encroachments of the males and by the 23rd day finally ceases to react to them
There is the following periodization of estrus, generally accepted by dog breeders and veterinarians, which helps even a beginner to understand the issues of the upcoming mating:
- Proestrus. Initial stage. Period from 1 to 8 days. At this time, the bitch begins to show signs of estrus, but, as mentioned above, she is not yet ready to accept the dog, therefore, she behaves aggressively, or, on the contrary, is too shy. At this stage, profuse bleeding is possible, it is recommended to limit the movement of the dog around the room, or use special panties. You need to wear panties for as many days as heat lasts.
- Estrus. The active period of estrus lasts from 9 to 16-17 days. The dog feels desire, pulls back its tail and shows other clear signs of readiness to mate. squats, lies on his stomach, whines. This is considered the best time for mating and healthy offspring.
- Metaestrus, or diestrus. Passive estrus. 17-23 days. Mating is, in principle, possible, the female allows the dog, but the discharge becomes less and less noticeable, and the desire disappears. The bitch becomes lethargic and stops responding to the opposite sex. Mating is not recommended, it is better to wait until next time, especially when it comes to maintaining the breed qualities of such breeds as the German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Labrador, or Jack Russell.
- Anestrus. The period between estrus. The usual condition of a bitch, whose hormonal background is normal.
Important! To make your dog more obedient during estrus, it is necessary to firmly memorize with him such commands as: “Fu”, “to me” and “by”. The dog must follow these commands flawlessly.
If the dog does not respond, it is necessary to stock up on the pet’s favorite treats, they will help to attract the pet’s attention in case he breaks off the leash and rushes towards new acquaintances.
In addition, during estrus, it is not recommended to teach the dog something new, including commands. It is better to give the dog time to rest. A little rest will not only not harm, but will add strength and energy to your pet.
How long does estrus last for dogs? This question is asked by many owners of adult bitches who are seriously thinking about getting healthy puppies that fully meet breed standards.
Physiological processes occurring in the body of an adult bitch are in many ways similar to those that occur in the body of any female.
At a certain period of puberty, the bitch develops discharge, which is the main sign of her readiness for mating and bearing offspring.
To define estrus, veterinary medicine uses a term such as puddle
When to wait for your first heat
The timing of the onset of the first estrus depends on the age and breed of the dog. In small breed bitches (rabbit and dwarf dachshunds, Pomeranian, German and Wolfspitz), discharge appears at 7-9 months, in bitches of medium breeds (cocker spaniel, golden retriever, wire-haired and smooth-haired fox terriers) they may linger and begin no earlier than 12.15 months.
When planning to mate a bitch, you should not really count on the first heat. It may come a little earlier, or, on the contrary, later, its symptoms may be completely invisible to an unprofessional eye, which in some cases leads to errors associated with the falsity of this phenomenon.
False discharge is often diagnosed in young bitches.
In this case, the symptoms may appear for a short time, after which they fade away in order to return with renewed vigor, also for a short period of time.
It is very difficult to guess when exactly such a bitch will be ready to accept a dog, any attempt to do this can lead to unwanted and even false pregnancy.
The intensity and time of the onset of discharge largely depend on the individual characteristics of the bitch, therefore, only a veterinarian can say exactly when the first estrus, for example, in a Labrador or in a dachshund, can only be done by a veterinarian when conducting a thorough study.
You shouldn’t make diagnoses and panic on your own.
The main problem of any heat. this is far from the nervous behavior of the dog, but the presence of secretions that force the owners to clean the carpets, constantly clean the house and bathe the dog.
You can significantly reduce the time for putting things in order in the house by teaching the dog to lick the contaminated fur around the loop.
Recommendations for caring for a pet during this critical period can be obtained from your veterinarian.
In addition, owners of dogs with early or late discharge will have to be tested for progesterone, the level of which will determine the most favorable days for mating and identify possible violations of the female’s sexual health.
If natural estrus does not occur for a number of reasons, the veterinarian can cause it artificially, which is a completely ordinary procedure that does not in the least disrupt the normal functioning of the dog’s body.
Important! Unwanted estrus should never be prevented by contraception. Any drugs that have this kind of effect can cause serious cancer, which will eventually develop in a pet.
How long does dog heat last: Useful tips for caring for a pet
It is important for a dog owner to know how long the pet is in heat, what measures can be taken by the dog breeder to prevent unwanted pregnancy of the dog. When to see the veterinarian, is it possible to postpone the visit if the dog is behaving normally, or should the estrus be supervised by a veterinarian.
And we are in heat too. At first I noticed a brown speck when she wrote on the diaper, and now everything became clear. dripping :))
Well, Elena, I told you, it’s heat.
but in general, panties or diapers for dogs are sold.
Panties are on sale. I saw it myself. Only they cost 250-300.
When my soba was in heat, we did not reach the point of buying panties or diapers. She takes good care of herself, well, at first, in the second week, there were two spots on the tiles and that’s it, she constantly licked herself.
Mine has already stained everything, a white carpet, a white sofa, my things, tk. climbs into his arms all the time.
Please tell me how long the intensive period lasts?
Well, since this is the case, buy panties or diapers.
Everyone, bought a panties, pink with ruffles :)) I’ll post pictures soon :))
I already imagine how lovely she is.?
Well, how can I say, I want to wash the pussy :))) But it does not remove.
And my panties are beginning, I decided to take them off so as not to pile up))))))))
And another question. our first estrus began at 11 months on February 19, 2009. Today is February 18, 2010 and there is no second heat. is this normal? Has anyone come across this?
In our city there are no special panties, and diapers that are sold do not fit (moyataksa constantly rips them off). I found a way out. in the children’s department I bought small panties, made a hole in my butt, inserted strings instead of an elastic band, and put in a pad. Clean, inexpensive, and she does not take them off)
Our first heat was on April 7th, we thought it would be a second sometime in October
but went on July 13.
Alexandra, are you sure that this is heat, not bleeding. See the vet.
How intense is discharge in small bitches (rabbits)? Do you use special underpants? If your dog sleeps in bed, you probably can’t do without them.?
Panties are very comfortable. Especially if the dog is sleeping in bed.
Ksenia, do you use any specific ones? Which ones are more convenient? Or is it all the same?
We wear panties too.
Usually, the first heat is not abundant, and the subsequent ones dirty everything in the house. We taught our dogs to walk in panties, and I sew them myself, like purchased ones. I change my panty liners after every walk.
Not all the same.
We have not very comfortable underpants with metal (such toothy) fasteners. If the soba stretches out to its full height, then it crawls out of them. And if you tighten it tighter, then she is clearly uncomfortable. her stomach squeezes. I need to sew something on a wide elastic band.
And we are without panties. With sets of special underwear “for leaks” and surgical sheets)))
Olga, just ordinary linen, which is not a pity. Sometimes girls trying to lick the stains on the linen make holes in it quietly at night. So I have my linen. ala, it’s not a pity. )))))))))
Emmy is a year old, but I don’t see heat! Couldn’t see? I have my first girl, I’m at a loss!
I bought a bunch of panties and black and blue and with a picture. all beauty! And what, they also lie on their tummy and crawl out of them so nicely, the panties are separately and the dog is separately. As a result, we went to LENA and bought fleece blankets / not expensive / on the sofa and armchairs / washed perfectly and dry quickly / and when sleeping in bed, then colored bedding. Well, of course we wash it all the way, but not with our hands. And the favorite dogs are comfortable. We tried to put in diapers, it is convenient, but this is if the dog lies down and sleeps in one place all night.
Dear taxi drivers! Please tell me!
My beauty is in her first heat, we are 9.5 months old. In this regard, some strange behavior (maybe the norm. I don’t know: (. He asks for a walk in due time, as usual. We leave. he goes to the bent ones, is afraid of everything and does not piss. he sniffs the end under his tail and asks to go back home. Last night we rushed along the street for almost an hour, did not find a place, did nothing.
Is it ok or the girl is shocked?
Tell me, is there anything that smells distracting when in heat?!
And then Mayusha and I will not go out into the street. a flock of cables always graze at the entrance. (
How Do I Know If My Dog Is In Heat? 5 Clear Signs
I carry mine in my arms and let go away from the entrance so that the males do not run to the smell, otherwise last year already at the entrance they met I had to press the button and crawl up the back stairs from the 2nd floor
it was funny to those who came down with me in the elevator))) the doors open and in front of us are three cobbles with huge tails waving,))) I “oh we don’t go out” people hesitantly squeeze past them and I take the lift to the second floor
We have, thank God, stray dogs don’t walk, but there is one dachshund that the owners let out without a leash. And for some reason they meet all the time for a year, Liska is in heat. I only have time to take her in my arms and hide)))) To my question, are the owners afraid that they will run away after a bitch in heat. I was told that he is obedient to them and will not leave them. And the fact that he followed us for another 50 meters and did not react to the screams (I had already stopped and waited until they were dragged away from us by the greaves) for some reason did not produce any effect. ((((
During the period of heat, I never got my things dirty, everything was clean)
For example, during heat, I wear ordinary children’s panties and a daily.
Irinka, not panties fall off??
When ours walks, they slide off her.
The girls are on guard. The first heat… dripping licks itself constantly, but I was scared of another…. her pussy is swollen. and noticeably. this is normal?((((((
mine too, but when we go somewhere we put on panties
please tell me at what age should be the first heat. our girl is 7.5 months old and it seems to me that heat has begun, blood spots are found on the floor and on the sheet, she licks often, the pussy is swollen (((can run to the doctor.
You have a heat. No need to run anywhere.
Buy her dog’s panties, your girlfriend. ))) So that the house is not particularly dirty. But this is optional. )))
thank you, Ksenia for your advice! ))) I thought it was too early, but it leaves almost on time! We will survive, then! ))) my girlfriend has grown))))
Mine walks in them without any problems. I don’t like waking up in a stained bed. =)
I need to try my panties, but I think that I will also take off)) while it really gets dirty everywhere, but it is clear that he is trying! although the bed is already splattered)) but what to do? )))
Ksenia Podolskaya, my dog was brought up in such a way that if they said it is necessary, then it is necessary and not discussed. ))) Put on panties. then wear.
Dachshund | “Estrus
My dog is in heat for the first time. since this is my first dog, as in this case, I am not savvy how long estrus lasts??
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How long does estrus last for dogs?
On average, estrus lasts 3 weeks. The estrus period can be divided into several phases.
When to breed your dog when they are in heat
Proestrus (forerunner) lasts 7-10 days. During this period, a change in the behavior of the dog can be observed. The animal becomes less controllable, can show aggression, actively mark the territory, not follow commands that usually did not cause difficulties. Some animals, on the contrary, become more lethargic, apathetic, fearful. Also, females can actively respond to males, but at the same time do not allow them to come near them, and when they try to get closer, they will snap and move to the side.
The external genitals also undergo changes during this period. The vulva (loop) swells due to the rush of blood, and the mucous membranes of the external genital organs may acquire a more intense color (bright pink or even bluish). Bloody discharge from the loop appears. Often, it is by the presence of bloody discharge that the owner can determine that the dog is in heat.
If possible, it is recommended to do without such devices. Dogs are constantly licked, and thus, carry out hygienic care of themselves, and the presence of underpants will prevent this. To avoid unwanted contamination of floors and sofas, carpets can be rolled up during estrus and do not allow the animal to jump on the sofa, but lie only in its place.
The next phase is estrus, the phase of sexual heat itself. It lasts 7-9 days. This is the phase during which ovulation occurs, and therefore, pregnancy is possible. Usually it is 11-13 days from the time of the onset of heat. The behavior of the dog during this period also changes. She becomes more affectionate and friendly, willingly allows males to approach her, takes her tail aside and freezes, demonstrating readiness for mating with such behavior. Discharge from the loop acquires a lighter shade, becomes almost transparent, the loop becomes softer, but remains swollen and increased in volume.
The third phase of the cycle is diestrus (metestrus). It lasts approximately 60 days. During this period, the discharge stops, the puffiness of the loop subsides, and it acquires its usual color and size. At this time, the onset of falsehood is possible. Usually, this condition is manifested by swelling of the mammary glands and secretion from them (it can be transparent or whitish, like milk; if the secret becomes brown, this may be a sign of mastitis, in which case it is recommended to consult a doctor). The dog may be more lethargic, apathetic, refuse to eat. Sometimes the animal begins to look for a place, as if preparing for childbirth, digging bedding, carrying toys. If you notice these symptoms, it is recommended to contact your veterinarian.
The next phase of the cycle is anestrus. This is the period of sexual rest, which lasts until the next heat begins, and can last from 4 to 6 months.
With age, the period between estrus may increase. Symptoms of estrus in older dogs may be less severe, but this does not rule out the possibility of pregnancy.
There is also such a thing as split heat. The animal has symptoms characteristic of the first phase. spotting, swelling of the vulva, and so on, but after a few days these signs disappear and resume after a few weeks. Owners may think that the animal has gone into heat two times in a row. For a young animal up to two years old, this is a variant of the norm; at an older age, this may be a sign of a malfunction of the ovaries. In this case, it is better to consult a specialist.
Some animals experience so-called latent estrus. At the same time, the dog has no or mild symptoms of estrus, such as swelling of the vulva, spotting, attractiveness to males. At the same time, the ovaries are functioning normally and ovulation also occurs. Therefore, if you are planning to breed a dog, it is better to focus not on the external signs of estrus, but on the test results.
Heat in dogs
Techka, or scientifically, estrus, is the period of a dog’s sexual cycle, during which it is ready for mating and fertilization. That is, this is the period when you can mate a dog if you want to get puppies from it, or, on the contrary, take additional precautions to avoid unscheduled mating.
What problems related to estrus may be faced by owners
As mentioned above, dogs in heat are accompanied by bloody discharge. Animals can leave marks on floors or furniture. If you do not want the dog to stain carpets and furniture during this period, either use special underpants, or limit its movement around the house to such an area where it will be easy to clean up after it.
The behavior of an animal during estrus can vary significantly. Some animals become more lethargic, passive, eat worse. Others become less controllable, aggressive towards other animals, agitated.
In any case, it is not recommended to let go of the dog during this period. This will help to avoid unpleasant consequences, such as the manifestation of aggression towards other animals and people, possible injuries (an animal in a state of excitement can run out onto the road and get hit by a car) and unwanted mating.
As a result of unplanned mating, the dog may become pregnant. If the male was larger, problems may arise during childbirth. If the fruits are very large, the dog will not be able to give birth on its own, and surgical intervention (caesarean section) will be required.
Another consequence of unplanned mating may be inflammation of the uterus (endometritis, pyometra), which will require treatment, and possibly even surgery. There are a number of sexually transmitted infections that can lead to inflammation and even infertility.
It is not recommended to allow the dog to swim in open water during estrus, to give it the opportunity to sit on the ground or in contaminated areas. During this period, the female genital tract is more open, as a result of which bacteria penetrate there more easily, which in turn can lead to inflammation in the organs of the genitourinary system (cystitis, endometritis).
Signs of cystitis. frequent urination in small portions, urine may acquire a pungent specific odor, blood may appear in the urine.
Endometritis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus. This disease can be manifested by the appearance of mucous, mucopurulent or bloody discharge from the external genital tract. If treatment is not carried out on time, endometritis can lead to the development of pyometra. a purulent inflammation of the uterus. This is a very serious systemic disease. If at the same time the cervix remains closed, then all this pus accumulates in the uterine cavity, toxic substances are absorbed into the bloodstream and affect the entire body. If the cervix remains open, then you may notice a purulent or bloody discharge from the loop, sometimes with an unpleasant odor, the fur around the loop, the tail area and inner thighs may be stained with these secretions. The animal may become more lethargic, apathetic, drink more, refuse to eat, he may have a fever. This is a serious medical condition that can threaten your pet’s life! If you notice such symptoms, this is a reason to see a doctor immediately! Inflammation of the uterus can occur a few days after the end of heat, or a month or two.
During estrus, it is recommended to avoid visiting exhibitions, walking on dog grounds, where a large number of animals may accumulate, for the reasons mentioned above.
It is not recommended to carry out routine vaccination during estrus, it is recommended to wait until it ends.
When keeping opposite-sex animals in the same apartment, it is better to separate them for the period of estrus. Placing animals in separate rooms is not enough. Males can smell a bitch in heat several kilometers away. The best option is to take one of the animals to another house for a while. The presence of a female in heat in the house is very stressful for the dog. The animal becomes uncontrollable, can refuse food, whine, scratch the door and try in every possible way to get to the female.
At what age does the first heat start
The first heat begins between 6 and 18 months of age. This may vary depending on the breed and size of the dog. Small breed dogs tend to be in heat earlier, at the age of 6-9 months. In dogs of medium and large breeds. closer to a year, and sometimes after a year. If your dog is not in heat until 1.5 years old, do not be scared, this is also a variant of the norm, in some dogs the first heat begins closer to 2 years. If estrus has not begun even after this time, you should contact your veterinarian. Perhaps the animal has some kind of hormonal disorders or pathology in the development of the organs of the reproductive system. In this case, you should consult a fertility specialist.
How to get rid of male attention during estrus
Of course, the most effective and efficient way is to spay the dog. After the operation, heat stops as the uterus and ovaries are removed.
If this option is unacceptable for the owners, or it is a breeding animal, there are various sprays that mask or eliminate the odor during estrus. The animal must be processed several times a day before each walk. It is recommended to start treatment a few days before the expected date of onset of estrus. Treat the area of the croup, tail, inner thighs of the dog. Avoid contact with the spray directly on the mucous membranes. Also, some manufacturers recommend processing the owner’s clothes, as they may retain odor.
Dachshund’s first heat: when will moment “X” come and how long will it last?
Small breed dogs begin their first estrus at 8-10 months. The time of onset of puberty in a dachshund depends on the genetics and characteristics of the dog’s keeping. Typically, dogs are in heat twice a year and last up to three weeks.
The reproductive cycle in dogs. When is it better to knit an animal?
The sexual cycle in domestic dogs takes place in several stages, during each of them physiological changes occur in the dog’s body, and the behavior of the animal also changes.
The first stage of the sexual cycle lasts 6 to 9 days. During this period, the dog has bloody discharge, the loop looks swollen. There is a positive reaction to the male. The dog attracts males, walking on the smell of pheromones excreted in his urine. The animal is not yet ready for mating.
The second stage of estrus begins when the dog actively attracts males, pulls the tail to the side and raises the pelvis when touched from behind. At this stage, a successful mating of the animal is possible.
The beginning of the third stage is considered the first case of a negative reaction to a dog. This stage lasts 60-150 days, the dog at this time does not admit males.
At the fourth stage of the cycle, sexual rest occurs, this stage lasts 100-150 days.
During the first estrus, the body of a dachshund is not yet ready to bear and give birth to healthy offspring. Before the dog is mated for the first time, there must be at least two heats. That’s when the dachshund will be able to give birth to strong puppies.
Solution to the problem
Dachshund is an excellent hunting dog breed that easily gets along in a city apartment. They are affectionate, friendly and loving pets, very loyal to their owners.
For every owner of a pedigree dog-girl there comes a time when the animal begins an important period in its life. estrus. During this period, you need to be especially careful about your pet and prepare for it as best as possible, especially if this is the first heat in an animal.
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Dachshund flow: how experienced owners determine its duration
Many dog owners keep a diary in which they enter all the data on the animal’s estrus. This way, they know exactly when it will start and how many days their dachshund will be in heat.
Dachshund is in heat soon: what to do if you are not planning to mate?
The birth of puppies from a dachshund is a great joy for every owner. However, not all owners have the opportunity to breed a dog in every estrus.
Small breed dog owners tend to have less trouble hunting their pet than large dog owners. During estrus, a small dog begins to behave disobediently, during a walk you have to escape from annoying males, the pet can show aggression.
In addition to changes in behavior in a dog during estrus, there is a risk of accidental mating. It is worth noting that when a dachshund is in heat, the animal can be extremely resourceful in finding a mating partner.
There are two ways to solve all the problems associated with estrus in an animal: sterilization and the use of drugs to regulate sexual heat. The use of special preparations is the most humane method. This method is reversible and does not relate to the stress that the dog endures during the operation and during the recovery period after it. After stopping the use of drugs to regulate sexual activity, the dog can give birth to puppies again.
Dachshund: what experienced dog owners do to solve all estrus problems. Application of the drug Sex Barrier
The leader in popularity among kennel owners, breeders and dachshund owners is Sex Barrier, a drug for the regulation of sexual hunting. This product has become the choice of millions of dog owners due to its benefits:
- The drug solves the whole range of problems associated with the sexual hunting of dogs:
– Oppresses sexual arousal (interrupts estrus);
– Regulates the onset of sexual arousal;
– Prevents unwanted pregnancies.
- Sex Barrier. bihormonal drug. Due to this, the concentration of active substances in it is reduced tenfold. When used in accordance with the instructions, the drug is safe for animal health;