How Long Should a Puppy's Heat Last?

We recently got a new puppy. She about 8 months old now and she got her first period on Dec 5th. It's been a month now and she is still spotting. Her vulva is still enlarged which I'm assuming will shrink once her cycle completes. She has Renal Dysplasia so I don't know if that is contributing to a long cycle. I'm wondering when her spotting is going to stop. Any help would be great.

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By Todd from Phoenix, AZ

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January 7, 20100 found this helpful

21 days is the normal heat cycle. Once the bleeding ends around seven to ten days; a female can begin to mate and in the third week is the waning down time. If your dog has gone past this time period and is still passing blood, I would suggest a vet visit would be in order.

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January 11, 20100 found this helpful

What a beautiful little girl! Since she has Renal Dysplasia, please take her to the vet and don't depend on well-meaning advice from us amateurs. There may or may not be a problem and the vet is the only one who can say for sure. He'll also be able to tell you more about what to expect with her heat cycle.

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January 12, 20100 found this helpful

All pets should be spayed or neutered. It's healthier for the pet, and less stressful for you having to worry about these things. :-)

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