Hello... I wouldn't know what signs show for a female going into heat. I had my girls spayed before their first heat. But - I know constant licking can be a sign of an urinary tract infection. UTIs are actually pretty common in animals. Just wanted to give my two cents Maybe give your vet a call and explain the symptoms. Take Care.
It could be but some other signs to watch for first would be swelling of the vulva. I noticed this maybe a week before Mocha went into heat. Also other dogs (expecially male) will notice her much more and she them. Then watch for any signs of bleeding as that's a sure thing she's in heat. Some dogs temperment changes some during their heat as well but Mocha's didn't. She laid around alittle more.
Are you planning to get her spayed before or after or at all?
I also want to have my little girl fixed before her 1st season...this is somewhere between 8 month to one year, correct?
Alot depends on genetics. They can come into heat as early as 6 months of age and as late as 15 - 18 months. If you got your girl from a breeder, he/she might be able to give you an educated guess as to when to expect it. If you want to avoid any possibility of your girl going into season, you might want to have her spayed earlier rather than later (most vets recommend 6 months).
My girl Saska has just come into season, she was nearly 10 months old, the only thing I noticed was that she became very restless the two weeks before she came into season,and the day before she slept all day which was unusal,* then her vulva swelled slighty and was a bit red on the tip, I was advised to use a tissue to check for blood and this worked really well. It confirmed that she was in heat. it has now been 15 days cannot wait for it to end although bless her she has been really good. and kept herself very clean.
I am going to have her spayed but my vet has advised me to wait three months after her heat.
It is very confusing* *??? as everybody you talk to tells you something different.
Grace went into heat around 11 months. We noticed a bit of swelling, plus we have a male in the house, so he kind of helped tip us off. The tissue is by far the best way to tell. And it's not too tough to just do a quick little wipe. For us it only lasted 21 days.