First Heat Cycle
Okay, I’m in college and bought my first dog (first that’s officially mine and not my family's). She is a black tri named Annie. She is 9 almost 10 months and I believe has just hit her first Heat Cycle.
I bathed and later gave her a flea treatment early today. This evening while laying in bed, my girlfriend commented on how strong the flea med smelled and I had noticed it as well.
Annie and I were playing and she was sitting on my white pillow. I noticed a wet reddish spot on it. My gf then noticed another reddish spot on the side of my bed. I’m assuming the smell is not the flea med but her discharge.
I’m getting her dog diapers tomorrow so I won’t have to keep her crated at night (she sleeps in my bed every night).
My question is when can she officially get pregnant, how long will the discharge last, and of course, any tips are welcome.
My family has always had males so I have no experience with a girl. Also, I have no desire to breed her, and over Christmas break, when my school semester ends and I can spend a week laying around with her, I’ll be taking her to the vet to get fixed. Just waiting until I have time to stay with her while she recovers.