just open a back door and say "SQUIRREL!"
check also anal glands
@tuts thanks, they were checked when she went to the vet for worming tablets.
@jkent I don't know when you did check it, but it may change every day.
@tuts checked it 4 weeks ago as she was scooting, but that has now stopped since the worming tablets.
some dogs need to get it cleaned every month. And if they start licking, biting their vulva or tail, I highly recommend to check their anal glands first. You don't need to get her to Vet for it.
Update - seen blood this afternoon so looks like she is in season. However, I have also realised that she appears to have a recessed vulva so am hoping this corrects itself after this (second) season and will look out for UTI signs as I understand this makes them more prone. We did think her anatomy looked a bit odd when we first got her but the vet thought normal.
For those who have had dogs with two cycles per year - are they shorter or still around 30 days?
@jkent - NOPE.... not shorter.... sorry to say, still around 30 days...
@tanza had better cancel the meet up with her intact brother then
Update - 16 days of bleeding and then nothing at all for the past 4 days. On day 16 I there was a really tiny amount of straw colour (seen on toilet paper when I wiped to check) in the morning and then red bleeding in the afternoon. She's still a bit grumpy with other dogs, but seems to have dried up already.
Last time (first cycle) she had 18 days of bleeding, at least a couple days of straw colour, followed by more of bleeding before drying up.
Any thoughts? Thanks
She's very young. It does take some bitches a couple of years (cycles) before they settle into a routine - which is another reason not to neuter them until everything has really settled down !) I wouldn't worry too much, just keep a close eye on her.
She was born 'out of season' - but will probably revert to one proper season a year in time.