Age for First Dog Heat?
by Carole Followed By Veterinarian Suggestions
(Wakefeild, New Hampshire)
Maggie Mae is only 4 months old and she seems to be in heat,,,she spotted a few places of blood ....it's she way to young???
CONCERNED MOMMYVet Suggestions Regarding Dog First Heat
Four months is on the young side for a dog’s first heat. Around six months would be more typical.
Bleeding from the vulva can be associated with other conditions, however. Your dog might have a urinary tract infection
or a wound in the area.
I recommend that you have your dog examined by a veterinarian. He or she can give your dog a physical exam, perform any necessary diagnostic tests (e.g., vaginal cytology or a urinalysis), and tell you what is going on and if it is a potential problem.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM