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Odor While Dog is in Heat


I have a Min Pin/Chihuahua female dog that is about 5 years old. She is in heat. Has anyone ever noticed an odor when their dog was in heat? Thanks.

Suzanne from Providence Forge, VA



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By Little Suzy 105 379 01/05/2009 Flag

She's a cutie.

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By pat 6 10 01/05/2009 Flag

I'm not sure if this will help - but one of my dachshunds has problems with her anal sacs. When they are full, they give off a horrible odor. If it gets on you, you want to burn your clothes. I need to manually express them and then give her a bath. Anyway, being in heat may cause your sweetie to be unable to express the sacs naturally.

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By suzanne 1 1 01/06/2009 Flag

To doximen. Thank you, I was thinking the same thing. I am going to take her to the vet soon.

To little suzy. Thanks for comment. We think shes awesome. She's our baby. Thanks, Suzanne in VA

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By Maryeileen 76 1,143 01/08/2009 Flag

I was thinking it might be her anal glands, too. Also, be sure to have her spayed ASAP.

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By Eileen M. (Guest Post) 01/09/2009 Flag

After you check with your vet, try regular chlorophyll pills. You can get them from a natural food store or GNC. They REALLY help keep the odor down, which is what attracts all the male dogs.

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By Kim Churchman 3 1,277 01/09/2009 Flag

You've had the vet rule out any problem with infection in the female tract? Of course if there were some, it would make pregnancy impossible. Vet, vet, vet! Good luck, and she is a pretty little lady.

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By sandy 77 431 01/12/2009 Flag

Have her spayed asap.

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