Whether you’re already sharing your home with an intact female or thinking of bringing one home, you’ve probably had to deal with the infamous bitch heat.
We’ve all no doubt wondered whether or not something can be done about the bleeding at some point.
For some dog owners, the bleeding is just a nuisance, while others are seriously concerned about their dogs’ health.
You may still not be able to keep up with nature’s process, but you can definitely stop your dog from bleeding all over the house and keep it clean.
How to stop a bitch in heat from bleeding
To stem your dog’s bleeding, you can use dog diapers, washable blankets, plan more potty breaks, and clean the floor every day. Lastly, you can carefully wash your dog’s private area.
Other than that, there are no natural ways to stop your dog from bleeding.
You can’t even delay the onset of your dog’s estrus without medication, and you can’t control the duration of your dog’s bleeding.
My Rottweiler isn’t exactly extreme bleeding, but he bleeds a lot and I have some advice for dog owners whose female dogs bleed a lot in heat.
To control your dog’s bleeding a bit, the dog diaper will be your best friend.
Second, replace everything with washable items like a dog blanket, bed cover, etc.
Obviously, it’s best to remove rugs or cover furniture that doesn’t tolerate blood stains.
These are just external factors, and as mentioned, bleeding cannot really be avoided in a medical sense.
You have some control over where and when your bitch loses blood in her heat.
Think about your dog’s potty breaks, activity inside the house, and sleep schedule.
Taking your dog outside to go potty regularly will not only feel better but will bleed less inside your home.
Has your dog been introduced to the crate and loves it? Another option to prevent your dog in heat from bleeding on the floor or furniture.
However, it is never recommended to leave them there solely for this purpose and your dog should be well fed and exercised before entering the crate for a short time.
Try not to encourage changing sleeping places all the time, as this will distribute the blood.
Running inside the house without the dog diaper causes blood to splatter on the walls.
Trust me, I found out the hard way.
Can you stop a bitch’s period?
No, there is no way to naturally stop a bitch’s period, nor can you delay it or influence the length of bleeding unless you want to spay your bitch.
Bleeding during a bitch’s heat is a natural process and really cannot be influenced in any way (except with medications that can have side effects).
There is still no proven, reliable “dog pill,” and no home remedies to completely prevent your dog from losing blood in her heat.
However, the above measures can really help limit the fate of the blood.
The only way to stop your dog’s period permanently is through spaying.
However, spaying your dog just to stop her heat is not recommended unless there is a medical indication.
Sterilization carries risks. If your dog is not yet fully grown (ie, less than 1.5 to 2 years of age), neutering is almost never recommended due to increased risks of some medical conditions.
That doesn’t mean all vets say no.
You may have heard of pyometra, and yes, there is a real risk for that, as well as other types of cancer.
Do your research thoroughly, and then decide if investing in dog diapers and stopping your dog’s bleeding is tolerable, or if neutering or neutering is the right option for your dog.
Does a bitch bleed all the time in heat?
Fortunately, your bitch does not bleed during the entire time she is in heat, but you should be careful around interested males.
The bleeding of a bitch in heat cannot be stopped, but some only bleed for 7 days, while for others, it can last up to 10 days or even more.
How to keep the house clean when the dog is in heat
You can keep your home clean with a dog in heat by removing rugs, using washable sofa covers, dog beds and blankets, and gently washing your dog’s private area if necessary.
As mentioned above, dog diapers will be your best option to avoid having to clean the house in the first place.
However, sooner or later it will happen that your dog loses a drop and in that case, it is enough to remove the blood calmly and quickly to avoid staining.
Never scold your dog for bleeding in heat, as this will have no positive effect on her behavior, it could only result in a behavior problem.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not a substitute for veterinary care and is not intended to be. I am not a veterinarian or a pet nutritionist. If your dog shows any signs of illness, call your vet.
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