Dog leakage and prevention
The first estrus in a female of any breed occurs in 6-12 months. It takes place twice a year (there are exceptions) and lasts from 7 to 28 days (an average of two weeks). At this time, the bitch may become pregnant.
The cycle is experienced in 4 stages:
|Proestrus||4 to 9 days||bloody||Dogs in this period are interested in bitches, but without reciprocity.|
|Estrus||4 - 13 days||yellowish||The bitch becomes supportive of the representatives of the "stronger sex", conception is possible. If you touch the tail of the "lady", she takes it to the side and lifts the pelvis.|
|Metestrus||60 - 150 days||—||Bitch stops letting males. At the beginning of this period, false fraud is possible.|
|Anestrus||from 100 to 160 days||—||Ovarian activity decreases. There are no significant external signs.|
How to avoid an unwanted dog pregnancy
There are a number of measures that can help prevent your dog from having an unwanted pregnancy. They are pretty simple:
- Avoid long walks.
- Do not walk in crowded areas of other dogs, even on dog sites.
- Walk the dog only on a leash.
- Even if you are confident in your dog, never lose sight of it, because a dog may appear suddenly.
- You can use special hygiene or diapers for dogs (you can buy them at a veterinary pharmacy), but you can’t walk your pet around them all the time - do not forget that she needs to be taken care of.
- If heterosexual dogs live in the house, you should “dress” the female in underpants or a diaper and keep the dogs in different rooms.
There are also pills to reduce the smell of estrus. They can prevent stalking by males. These drugs can be bought at veterinary pharmacies.
In the photo: a pregnant dog
Do not forget about folk methods of protection. You can make the spray yourself. You will need bay leaves (1 packet) and water (0.5 liters). A decoction is prepared and applied in the form of a spray.
You can apply a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil, camphor or wintergreen to the tail and perineum.
But all these methods do not give you a 100% guarantee that your "lady" is not taught by a "gentleman", but only reduce the risk. The most effective way to prevent unwanted pregnancy is through sterilization.