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My German Shepard is 3 years old and not spayed yet. She's been bleeding for about 4 days now we are finding spots on the floor. Just took her outside and noticed blood in her urine. She is swollen and licking herself a lot. Please help

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about 3 Years Old?

Kaia's vagina sometimes smells bad but not at this moment. Does the smell ma'am she's in heat or does the bleeding mean she's in heat. I've been trying to figure this out so I can find the right time to get her spayed

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It sounds like she is in full estrus with the combination of swollen vulva, licking, strong odor and as long as she is not having increased water intake/ urination along with lethargy and reduced appetite then this is very normal with a heat cycle which may last 1-2 weeks of bleeding.

I would advise waiting 30 days after her heat resolves before spaying her to reduce risk of complications with the procedure. It also reduces surgery time to have her spayed at this interval

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