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How swollen will a great dane vagina get during her heat cycle

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My Great Dane is in heat and her vagina is very swollen and discolored. Is this normal?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
Her vulva is supposed to swell during her heat cycle. It also becomes more soft to permit breeding to take place.
Individual dogs swell different amounts. Some become quite large and almost tube shaped and others change less.
The vulva is the name for the external area of the reproductive tract in a female dog.
Hope this helps you!