Length of Heat Cycle??

Hey guys.

Kali just went into heat a few days ago, and this is her first heat, so we're all a little confused because we've never had a female dog, let alone a basenji.

We've done some reading, and we've learned that the heat cycle is once a year. But we can't seem to find anything telling us about how long the cycle lasts. So could any of you tell me?

@KaliRoo:

Hey guys.

Kali just went into heat a few days ago, and this is her first heat, so we're all a little confused because we've never had a female dog, let alone a basenji.

We've done some reading, and we've learned that the heat cycle is once a year. But we can't seem to find anything telling us about how long the cycle lasts. So could any of you tell me?

For Basenjis typically 30 days

30 days? wow thats long.

She's gonna hate us for the next 30 days. we put her in a diaper cause my mom doesn't want to clean up little red dots all over the house. is there an alternative to doggy diapers?

I don't know if Cory was the exception but we only needed to put a diaper on her for one week of the heat cycle. This was her first (and last) time going into heat and so maybe it was different. I don't know if their first cycles are exceptionally mild. But she only spotted for one week and then she either didn't spot or kept herself so clean that we didn't notice it. We still kept her away from male dogs and we put old sheets on the sofa and the chairs that she really likes. I was surprised at how little blood there was.

Pat

@KaliRoo:

30 days? wow thats long.

She's gonna hate us for the next 30 days. we put her in a diaper cause my mom doesn't want to clean up little red dots all over the house. is there an alternative to doggy diapers?

Spaying…

Also as BasenjiDiva mentioned, the worst bleeding usually only lasts for about half the entire time, or two-ish weeks.

Yes, typically Basenji bitches are pretty clean about themselves… but they can "spot" your rugs/furniture for 30 days.. give or take... the worst bleeding does usually only last for 1/2 the time.... but know that they are "able" to be bred anytime during that time.... depending on the bitch...

Personally I never worried about the spots... mine would never wear the "britches".... so I just had the rugs clean after it was over.. of course I had up to 4 at one time in season

I found that when Sugar had her first cycle she bled a LOT! Damisi is in her first cycle and she bled for about 1 week and a half and then eased up. Then she just had another two days of heavier bleeding before it slowed again.

I used to put little girl training pants on my girl. You just cut a hole in the rear for the tail. It looked funny but it worked and it was cheaper than the diapers thing

little boys underwear and a maxi pad, underwear already has a "tail hole"

@WBL:

little boys underwear and a maxi pad, underwear already has a "tail hole"

'cept for the maxi pad will only last about 30seconds, and then will most likely be totally shredded, and possible ingested :eek: usally directly in front of your in-laws :eek: :eek:

Ahh…how lovely living with such devilish little dogs 😉

I never bother with "diapers" or "panties" for my girls when they are in season. They keep themselves so clean that there is rarely any spotting in the house. If they do spot any, the boys are more than eager to clean the area. :rolleyes:

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