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Old 11-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just remember Tori that the entire heat period is more like 21 days all-together---sorry to be the bearer of that news! Sort of like people telling me that colic would disappear after 3 months when it was actually 4 1/2 months for us! Ugh.
Exactly. And I think you are supposed to be careful for 30 days just to make sure there isn't an accidental pregnancy.

Gus will probably be very hard to live with for a few weeks.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just remember Tori that the entire heat period is more like 21 days all-together---sorry to be the bearer of that news! Sort of like people telling me that colic would disappear after 3 months when it was actually 4 1/2 months for us! Ugh.


21 days??
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Aww tori I've all that to come yet with daiy. Hope grace is but more her self and Gus too. Kisses and hugs from me and daisyxx
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That is the average length of time. It can last up to four weeks.

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Don't worry, Tori. It is really unlikely that a young virgin would get pyometra. I think the very first indication is excessive thirst, as with any infection.
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I would just let her be. It is a natural part of being a female. She probably feels a little different right now so may not eat as much or be a little more lethargic than normal, but it is all a natural stage of life. Unless you notice something is actually not right, she will be fine being treated as normal.
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Thank you for the reassurance and the link...

Wow. Heat cycles can be long! Will hope Grace's is short..... I'm trying to keep track of it on the calendar because I need to try and get her spayed before her next heat. I still think late Feb early March will be safe.

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Yep, get her spayed as soon as you can.

Bless her wee little heart. Here's another link for you:

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Hugs and love Tori, hang in there and sweet kisses to Gracie.

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Ok question....Juliet has been in heat for almost 3 weeks! Not bleeding any more thou but still a little swollen will it go back down or will it stay that way? Romeo is still going crazy and I've been keeping her panties on still!


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