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Old 09-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this normal for female boxers after their heat

Ok so Bella got her first heat a couple months ago. With the heat came the nipples and I beleive what they call "Vulva" (girly parts) swelled up. Well I realize the nipples are here to stay now but her vulva is still enlarged. Not as large as during the heat but its visible now. Is that normal too? I expected it to just go back to pretty much not being visible but now its just kinda there.
After doing some research, I decided to spay her after her body matures. Although a heat cycle for a 50lb house dog was not pretty. I kinda liked her better without the grown doggy nipples Now people are always asking me "did she have puppies?"
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know that the swollen vulva will recede, and for the nipples: my sister's 4 year old, spayed female has barely noticeable nipples...hopefully your girly's will subside as well.
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Well, Groovy's 5, and I've been through many heat cycles and phantom pregnancies with her. The heat cycles were rough, trying to keep her bloomers on for 3 weeks, keeping a close eye on her everytime she went out in the yard..etc..But her phantom pregnancies were the worst, she'd have morning sickness, have all the signs she was pregnant, howling, hiding out in her 'den' she made underneath the deck with all 'her' toys for hours, mood swings, etc.The phantom pregancy mode lasted for about 2 months after her heat cycle. I recently decided all of this was just too much and finally got her spayed last winter. Your dog could be going through a phantom pregnancy phase...Maybe?? Britney is currently going through her first heat cycle. So basically my experience is pretty much limited with just 1 female. I'd pm Newcastle, I believe she's had several intact bitches and has alot more experience and advice on the subject. Good luck, hope all is ok with your girl.
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Prayers for you and Bella [-O< Sorry I've no advice - I only ever owned boys.
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Angel went thru one season before she was spayed, yes all her girlie parts are more noticeable..I also get the same question as well..It's normal after they have had a season, just something you get used to..
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