"Fixed" dog is in heat!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by StupidBird, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] The stray pup/dog adopted us in July this year. Vet #1 said it was a year old, may or may not be spayed. Vet #2 said she is 6mos to a year old, and see this scar? 99% certain she's fixed.

    Um, NOPE. Today the signs are unmistakable. It's only a matter of hours before every dog in the county shows up. SHEESH.

    Question. What could cause a scar just like that? What could cause a female dog to have heat symptoms if she has been fixed? The vets are closed for the holidays, I'm not taking her to the emergency services for merely going into heat. She is guessed at being part Rottie, part Beagle...or whatever is long, heavy body, low short legs. Looks kinda goofy with a Rotti face, but only about 50 lbs. Hasn't really grown since we got her, just put on some weight from being a bit thin.

    arhgh. Short leash and a big stick, huh, until next week when I can get her to the vet.
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    A hernia operation could leave a similar scar.
  3. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    thank you, hennyannie. Although it makes me a bit more sad for whoever lost her. She wasn't chipped, no tags on a homemade collar, no response to weeks of ads in the area we found her. She is chipped now!

    Next Question: Any tips for keeping her safe and us sound until the vet takes care of it?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  4. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Central Ohio
    She could have been spayed and they missed some tissue. Even a small amountof ovary can produce hormones. The chance of a large mixed breed having a csection is low, esp at that young age, and most people wouldspay at the same time as a hernia op. My guess is a botched spay.
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    She should not be left outside alone under any circumstances - even in a pen. Your vet will probably prefer to wait to spay her until she is out of heat, as the uterus is much larger and has a bigger blood supply during the heat cycle.
  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    *sigh* . . . how long does a dog's first heat last? No fences, no cage, it's just the wire run or leash. I'm going with the short leash for her, and a big stick for any other dogs that show up.
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Could be from a c-section, a hernia, an obstruction from eating something she shouldn't have, etc

    It could also be from a botchrd spay.
  8. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2009
    If she is spayed she could have a urinary infection. That will look like a heat, bleeding etc. If she does have one, you can give her cranberry tablets, look in the vitamin section of the store. Give twice a day, and it clears up in 3 days. My puppy looked like she was in heat at 4 months but it was an infection. She did come into heat about 3 months later. Good luck!
  9. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Quote:You are looking at 15 days at least.
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    How about a doggie diaper? [​IMG] I am sure a male would be very determined to rip it off from her if she is REALLY in heat. Be sure it is not infection.

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