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Gina, Breeder and Health Care Specialist
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Experience:  20+ years experience in animal health care. Hobby breeder of Olde English Mastiffs and owned by an English Bulldog.
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How does a female lab stay "in heat"?

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How long does a young female lab stay "in heat"?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Gina replied 10 years ago.
A dogs heat cycle will last for a full 3 weeks..the first week her vulva will swell and she will have a red blood discharge..the second week the red discharge will turn a straw color and the third, the swelling will start to go down and the discharge will start to run clear. She can get pregnant any time during the cycle, but is most fertile between days 9-14...but keep her away from males during the entire period. She will then repeat the cycle every 6 months or so until she is spayed. Good luck with your girl and hope this helps :)
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