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I have a Chihuahua. She has been in heat 4 months. Is this

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I have a Chihuahua. She...
I have a Chihuahua. She has been in heat for about 4 months. Is this normal
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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Hi, I can help you with your question.

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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

No, it is definitely not normal for a dog to remain in heat for 4 months.

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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

What are you seeing that makes you think she is still in heat?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She has been swollen since the first week of April.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She bleed for about the first week
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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Are you seeing any discharge from her vulva?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Today she has been very nervious
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

How old is she?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
About 18 months old
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

Was her April heat that the first cycle that you have observed?

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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

I see. Although it is possible that she still has an abnormal influence of estrogen, it is more likely that you are seeing her new "normal". Her first heat cycle will cause swelling which may reduce after estrus, but she will never go back to her previous size.

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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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Even after being spayed, her vulva will remain somewhat enlarged compared to her juvenile size. Your vet can confirm that she is not actively in estrus by checking a vaginal cytology under the microscope. Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.

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