If you have a young female dog, it’s important to know that she will eventually become sexually receptive to male dogs. She will go through stages throughout the year where she will be “in heat” which is prime breeding time.
Here are some things to expect from a dog who is in heat:
She may tire quickly. Each dog responds to the changes in her body differently. Some are tired all day long. Others feel restless. It’s important to find a good balance between rest and exercise. You can engage your dog in play or take her on a walk but make sure that you give her enough time and a comfortable place to sleep.
She needs things to chew on. If you must leave her alone because of work, school or family obligations, make sure she has plenty of toys and chews available. This provides her relief by keeping her busy while you’re away. Instead of being restless the whole time you’re gone, she’ll have something taking up her time.
She may be more irritable than normal. Like people, dogs also have hormones that affect their moods. When she is in heat being irritable is normal and to be expected. Show her a little extra attention or have a special treat for her to munch on.
She can be a little messy. With heat comes blood. Protecting your furniture and floors can be a hassle if she isn’t covered. Using the Delay her Spay harness keeps her mess free for the duration of her heat and she can still maintain a normal routine by going outdoors to use the bathroom.
It is important to protect your young female dog from unnecessary pregnancies at a young age. Invest in a Delay Her Spay Dog Chasity Belt. This keeps your furry girl healthier longer by keeping her from having puppies while she is still a puppy herself. Eliminating access during heat is crucial to the health of the dog. It’s important to invest in harnesses that make breeding impossible before its time.
Designed to protect your young dog, the dog chastity belt doesn’t get in the way of her normal day to day activities nor add more responsibility to her parent during this time.