How old is a female dog when she stops going into heat and menstruating? I have a 7 year old that can not be de-sexed due health issues and the operation is too high a risk.
This is a great question! Dogs never stop going into heat although as they get older it may become less frequent. Even if she didn't go into heat for a year or more she will eventually go back into heat.
I feel badly she can't be spayed. Here's an explanation of what could happen if she has never been pregnant (posted by a DVM) so keep an eye on her the older she gets:
"After years of heat cycles without getting pregnant, the lining of a dogs uterus gets thicker and less pliable. Cells in that area may become inflamed, and potentially lead to a deadly bacterial infection called pyometra."
Your Veterinarian will answer this question. Why could she not have been de-sexed before she came into her first cycle?
#FARSTAR - To answer your question - I saved the dog at 3 years old. All i know is that she had been de-barked & has such severe scarring in the throat that no tubes or anesthetic can be used - as she may die. I have given her a safe & happy life - free from males & of course spoil her to bits - she is content & full of joy. I am hoping that her health stay's good for the rest of her life.
Sorry but you never stated your dog had been de-barked and left with "scarring" throat tissues. The Veterinarian in question needs to refresh their University degree. You get points for giving her a safe happy home. Hope you don't have the same Vet.
I have a 9yr old female when will she stop becoming in heat
Until she is spayed or is no longer around. She can be 20 and will still go through her cycle.
She is a rescue they dont know how old she is they figure about eight thats why I believe the previous owners didnt have her spayed she was left out on the streets.
What is the percentile of dogs that get thickening of the uterus and the bad infection?
My pomeranian is 14 and just went into heat. Both of my pomeranians have trachea problems so surgery is dangerous
Did you notice how she said that the dog had health issues! I also have a dog like that and the surgery would kill her. Stop being a jerk.
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My girl is 14, and has not had a menstrual cycle for about 2 years. It got shorter and shorter then stopped completely!She is in good health. Is it a normal process for canines to lose their menstrual cycle after a certain age?
My understanding is dogs do not go through menopause like humans and if she has been in heat and it stops that that is not normal and should be checked out by a vet.
That your gal has not had one for two years is odd...if the vet hasn't weighed in, I would ask.
Please post back with an update! Sweet pup face!! Prayers for health!
Dogs eventually stop going into heat. They are capable of breeding long into maturity
She seems to be in what vets call the 'silent heat' as the seasons do not actually stop but may not be noticeable. She could still get pregnant.
Comments from vets:
"Either when she's spayed or when she dies. Unspayed, a female never goes through doggy menopause and keeps going into heat until she's dead."
"Never. Dogs do not go through a dog form of menopause. As they get older their heats will still come, not clockwork like before but they will continue to have heats until they die or are spayed."
It is very important that you take your girl for check ups on a regular basis so your vet can spot health issues before they become serious.
Unless a dog is fixed they should go into heat 2 to 3 times a year. I would call your vet and make an appointment to have your dog checked out. If you never fix the dog the dog will always go into heat until they die.