My pregnant dog is bleeding from her vagina
Bleeding may be related to another cause if our dog is pregnant. The emission of blood through the vulva during pregnancy can indicate serious problems such as a potential miscarriage. Dogs should not bleed from their vulva during pregnancy, so you will need to take them to the veterinarian immediately.
The only exception for healthy bleeding during pregnancy is when it is a sign the dog is about to go into labor. If our dog is in the final stretch of gestation, light bleeding from the vulva accompanied by mucus and other fluids may indicate that the time of delivery is approaching. During the development of the pregnancy, light bleeding is normal as long as it is not an excessive amount. Excessive bleeding is a reason for veterinary consultation.
What Should I Do if my Pet is Bleeding?
External bleeding can have many causes that range from trauma to poisonings to infection and other internal diseases. A pet that is bleeding should always be evaluated by either your veterinarian or an emergency clinic. As some of these bleeding causes can be life-threatening, evaluation and treatment of the cause of bleeding should never be delayed. Do not try to administer any medications that your veterinarian has not advised you to because many medications can interfere with your veterinarian’s treatment plan. If you are aware that your pet has ingested toxins or anything out of the ordinary, make sure you let your veterinarian know how much was ingested and when. If your pet regularly takes other prescribed or over-the-counter medications, also let your veterinarian know this information.
Should you wash your dogs privates?
Many owners notice their dogs self-clean their genitals, but there will be times you may need to clean them yourself. Female dogs in heat might require a gentle wipe, and male dogs might require a cleaning every so often as well, but mostly due to playtime dirt and not for health or sanitary reasons.
Dog Periods: When your dog is in heat and bleeding
If your sweet little girl isnt spayed, dont be caught off guard if she gets her period. This is the beginning of her estrus cycle, commonly called “heat.” During heat, a female dog is open to mating and can become pregnant. And while bleeding is one of the most obvious signs a dog is entering heat, her estrus cycle actually lasts much longer than this initial stage.
So, how long are dogs in heat, exactly? And how do you know when your dog is ready to mate? Daily Paws spoke with a veterinarian to find answers.