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What age do dogs first go into heat?

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Asked by mmmegan38 at 9:42 AM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Pets

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  • 6-9 months

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:08 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Fix your dog, then you don't have to worry.

    Answer by Acid at 10:30 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • 6-8 months, but sometimes up to 2 years, depending on the dog. Get them fixed by 6 months and then you don't worry and they will be much better for it if they are fixed before their first heat cycle !!

    Answer by JustMyOpinion22 at 12:49 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • we plan on fixing our dog before 6 months as she has a chance to go into heat by then,

    Answer by stargazer74 at 1:25 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • usually from 6m to 1y...
    our clinic recommends getting pets spayed at 6m, because that's usually before their first heat cycle. not only does it help with the pet population, but there is a health reason for it, especially for females. if females are spayed before their first heat cycle, it significantly drops their chance of forming mammary tumors later in life...


    Answer by -mrs.mamma- at 1:43 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • We just had our pup spayed at 6 months. The vet said we got lucky because she was getting ready to start her first heat.

    Answer by tracy0812 at 7:02 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I agree; usually 6 mos to 1 yr, but my sister-in-law said her Pomeranian puppy went into heat before 6 mos (I think she is 4.5 or 5 mos, so s-i-l will be getting her fixed as soon as she is finished). I got my female Sheltie spayed at 6 mos and she wasn't even close to going in heat.

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 9:37 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I fixed my pups at 6 months and they never had an issue with that. My boy pup never even had the red rocket appear. They bounce back faster after surgery too.

    Answer by Anna-Chubaby at 6:44 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

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