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Do female dogs have discomfort, cramps or emmotionally ...

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Do female dogs have discomfort, cramps or emmotionally changes when they are in heat? As do their female owners. My baby (9 months old) Golden Retriever went into her first heat today and I wondered what I should do to make her more comfortable. Thank you. Sandra


Most dogs in heat do not seem to show pain or discomfort like their female human counterparts do, but emotionally there can be changes. Some dogs will become more needy during their heat cycle, where as others want to be left alone. I have seen some dogs become more aggressive when in heat, yet some want to be touched and handled constantly. I have seen upset stomachs during heat cycles as well. Each individual dog seems to bring their own unique personality into the home situation. The best situation is to offer love and support and let girl show you what her needs are. Joan

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