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20 Dec 2004

Basset puppy first heat
Hi Doc,

I would just like to know my basset puppy is is 11 months old is on heat. How long does it normally last ? She licks it all the time I have washed her but she keeps licking it. I know that is probably normal but it looks like it gets irritated when she licks it all the time.

Thanks
cookie
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Hi Cookie
Heats normally last 3 weeks, the middle week being when they are most receptive to male dogs, so keep her under lock and key during this time. The vulva swells and drips blood. It may also be itchy. Washing it will not help. If you are concerned then visit your vet as infections are possible.
Karen Gray-Kilfoil
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