Can anyone help me, My Lab bitch Ruby started her first heat 24 days ago or about, she bled for about 13 days and seems to be over it but her vulva is still a bit swollen is she still able to conceive? I dont know whether to take her out or not, she is 9 months old, just.
A bitch is usually on heat for 21 days. They are swollen a time after, though...
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In general, a heat cycle lasts 21 days. However, to be on the safe side, it's recommended to wait a full month (so another week for you) before turning her loose on the world ;D
The cycle lasts about 21 days, and to my knowledge when the coloring lightens, that's usually when they are "ready" to be bred. I would keep the dog IN THE HOUSE until the swelling is gone.
I feel your pain ;D, Sammi is on day 16 and finally just today stopped bleeding. She is still quite swollen, but I know now is when she is most fertile. Once she is done we will wait for month or two then have her spayed. Good luck to you.