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My female pug went into heat or started spotting on Sunday

Customer Question

my female pug went into heat or started spotting on Sunday Jan 1st when in her cycle can I breed her
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Maddi, age 3 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maddi?
Customer: no, shes in excellent health all records current
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
shes been in heat for 4 days now, when can I breed her?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I know I have a limited time to do this
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Typically 9-14 days after the heat cycle has begun, you will notice a change in the color of the discharge from bright red to a less noticeable pink to yellow color. Typically when this color change occurs the female is willing to stand for a male and allow breeding to occur. If you have a male in your midst, particularly if this male is experienced, he will be more interested in the female during this time. Some females will allow breeding to begin as early as 7 days after a cycle begins. So, you need to wait roughly 3-5 days more before she will BEGIN to allow a male to breed her. For the best chance at puppies, allow the male and female the most time together when she becomes receptive until she is no longer interested in breeding or becomes aggressive toward the male's advances.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
her age is good to breed at correct?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

We typically recommend at least 3 years, yes.