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Hi All,


Been a busy time for us with the two Borzoi puppies! who are growing like weeds and oh so much fun - I want a dozen more! I cannot believe how much I enjoy these dogs.

In other news - yesterday was bath time and I noticed the Amelia's vulva was swollen (Yes I am a pervy dog owner and checked!) and told the hubby "She is going to go into heat soon" and then he told me I was imagining things.

The joke is on him! she started bleeding this morning. Time to break out the dog diapers! I bought them a couple of months ago in preparation for the event.

I love them so much! they are easy to put on with double velcro tabs, they are water proof, washing machine safe, and really really absorbent. They also have this little opening for the tail that has a draw string to keep it tight so they are super hard for a dog to just pull off.

Plus they seem comfortable because Amy does not mind wearing them at all.
Though we will be going on Vacation in a couple of weeks (dogs are coming with us) so that could be interesting!

Right now she is being clingy and confused! This is my first time dealing with a dog in heat - so this might be a dumb question but should I add anything to her food? Like extra iron or something?
 
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Oh man! Heat. I've never gone through one with a dog, but maybe a call to the vet or breeder would help with knowing if anything needs to be added to the food.
 

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My experience with heat is only one dog, but she was more affected by our fussing than the heat itself, traumatized by having to wear a pad + a pair of underwear and so on. Only when the fertilization-part kicked in of the heat and she WANTED a mate did we have problems.. which is where you really have to be careful. She might decide to go looking whether or not you want her to!

Be careful of dogs coming into your yard, digging under fences or going through screen windows to get at her. A male will do nearly anything he can.

She may decide to stop eating. This is normal. She may get aggressive or pushy, this is also normal. She may be easily agitated, also normal! You shouldn't have to alter her diet any if she's on a good quality kibble. If/when you choose to breed her, however, she'l need a different food while pregnant!

Note: All 'mays' might not happen, but also might.
 

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No need to change her diet or give supplements. She may go off food or have a decreased appetite, depending on her condition before going into heat you may have to add some tasty bits to the food to keep her eating.
 

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She is such a high strung dog that we have problems getting her to eat to begin with. Both her and Cora are "nibblers" which is a total pain in the rear end. So far there has not really been any behavioral changes but it is just the first day and I'm not sure I would expect them as of yet.

We do kind of have her penned up like some maiden in a castle though! When she goes out into the back yard she goes into a 6 x 8 covered dog run that is behind two other fences.

We have a lot of stray chihuahuas here and the absolute last thing I want would be Chihuahua/Afghan hound mixes. How awful would that be? ew
 
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She is such a high strung dog that we have problems getting her to eat to begin with. Both her and Cora are "nibblers" which is a total pain in the rear end. So far there has not really been any behavioral changes but it is just the first day and I'm not sure I would expect them as of yet.

We do kind of have her penned up like some maiden in a castle though! When she goes out into the back yard she goes into a 6 x 8 covered dog run that is behind two other fences.

We have a lot of stray chihuahuas here and the absolute last thing I want would be Chihuahua/Afghan hound mixes. How awful would that be? ew
But you could call them either Chihans or Afhuahuas and sell them for a small fortune:thumbsup: It'll be a totally new "breed" I googled the mix and didn't see it listed so you'll be the first one to produce them, you can call them a "rare new breed".

On a serious note I can't even begin to imagine the structure and health problems such a pairing would cause:(
 

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lol at the last post :D

I just imagined that for a minute.

Hardest part of the heat? Ella HOWLED for 2 nights at the peak of heat. She would sleep for an hour, pace the kitchen and howl. Repeat all night. She usually doesnt howl but those were real husky-like heartbreaking howls :p Hope Amy isn`t as crazy :D

Also we had a very large, very bold and determined boyfriend behind the fence. Who Ella (dog-reactive) LOVED. She sat behind the fence and whined and happy-barked (I was inside and initially thought that my SO had come home because thats the happy bark she usually greets him with).

Once I managed to get Ella inside I tried to tell the BF off, told him to go home ... LOL . He barked at me very loudly and told me to mind my own business.

Luckily he didnt get inside but Ella did have to go outside supervised and on a leash for a week.
 
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