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My 1year old dog is on her secound heat and she seems to be

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Hi my 1year old dog is on her secound heat and she seems to be very hot and depressed also farts a lot
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bella
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Bella?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 month ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

These hormone changes during the heat cycle can cause behavior changes and possibly fever. Bella should not be in a second heat cycle since they will usually have their first at 6-9 months and then another 6 months later. If she did have her cycle earky, then this could still be a transitional cycle causing these changes. There is also a possibility that she may have a concurrent infection at the same time as this cycle so if this continues, have your vet check her out. In most cases, however, this will pass and sweet Bella will be fine.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She was born on the 27th of September last year so that makes her secound period very late by two months . She is a lot not eating her biscuits. And she feels very hot like on her ears . Makes sense yes
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm just so worried about her do you think I should take her to the vet tonight she also has been licking her mouth as if she is very dry in her mouth .
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 month ago.

I would worry that your sweet Bella may have developed an infection since it does appear that she may have a fever. It is best, ***** ***** is not normal, to have your vet examine sweet Bella just in case. Yes, I do think you should take her to your vet...that is just the safe thing to do for your sweet girl.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok will do thanks heaps do you think she will be ok over night it's 1150 pm here in Australia and I can take her in the morning
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 month ago.

Yes, I do think Bella will be ok overnight and taking her in the morning is a good idea ....behavior changes are normal but fever is not usually one of the signs. The heat cycle can suppress the immune system to allow invading organisms to cause an infection that can easily be treated. Please let me know , if you have time, how sweet Bella is doing...Thanks!!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Yeah will do thank you very much will get her to the vet first thing in the morning
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 month ago.

Excellent!! I am hoping for the best!!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you I will chat to you tommrow
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 month ago.

Looking forward to it! Have a great day!

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 30 days ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Loretta