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    My lab Reefy, is on heat for the first time. She is about a week into it and she is just not quite herself. She looks lathargic and not so playfull. She is eating fine, no problems there.

    I was wondering is it normal for Labs to feel sick when they are on heat? In the same way humans can feel sick when they have their period?

    Thanks....

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    Right about this time is when she will do anything to "get some", if I'm not mistaken. You have to watch her like a hawk, do not let her outside without 100% supervision and a leash. Even if you have a fenced yard!!

    Macy acted similar when she went into heat. She had one thing on her mind. (only once, thank God, she was spayed a couple of months later). It's not a fun time.



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    In a word.....YES. For some dogs this is normal behavior. Watch her like a hawk. It only takes a second for a male to breed her and they can do it through fences.



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    But Laura, they can only breed through fences if you don't want them to. LOLOLOL Forget it if it's a planned breeding. In that case it will require a collection and AI to make it possible.

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    Are you using the panties on her?

    Lily will be going through one heat cycle before being spayed for medical reasons and I am not at all looking forward to it. I saw that there was special underwear for dogs in heat (or incontinent, I suppose) and it just feels awfully silly trying to get her to wear them. If not, though, what do you do about the mess?

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    My Lily was off on her first cycle. Now she could care less.

    Ahh love through the fences....I remember when I was a kid I came home from school to find our Lab and a roaming beagle tied though the kennel. She dug herself a convenient hole to lower herself to his level. Clever, eh? Where there is a will, there is a way.
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    John,
    She will be ok. She probably has cramps and doesn't know why she can't keep clean. As long as the discharge doesn't stink she is fine.

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    what age? I have a new female puppy and want to get her spayed but wanted to wait until she was a little older. She is 5 1/2 months old. I have an entact male that I will spay after hunting season. any advice on when to spay a female

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    True enough. lol



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