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I JUST TOOK IN A FEMALE MASTIFF 3 DAYS AGO, FROM A LADY WHO

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I JUST TOOK IN A FEMALE MASTIFF 3 DAYS AGO, FROM A LADY WHO COULDN'T KEEP HER. SHE WAS ALREADY 'IN CYCLE', NOT SURE HOW LONG IT LASTS.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 11 months ago.
Hello! My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today.

The estrus (heat) cycle of a dog is around 21 days.

Of course, it depends on the dog and can vary between 18-25 days.

If you'd like to have her spayed, you could call around and see if there is a vet in your area who will spay a dog in heat. I know the majority of spay/neuter clinics will, but general vets may be hesitant to do it.

As for keeping her apart from the males...I'd keep them apart for at least the next 3 weeks...just to be safe.

I hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

can you tell me how long the gestation for a dog is?

Expert:  Lisa replied 11 months ago.
A dog is pregnant for 63 days.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

One last thing, how often does a dog 'cycle'?

Expert:  Lisa replied 11 months ago.
Twice a year. Every 6 months or so.

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