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How many times a year do dogs come into heat?
Hi Muriel. I have a year old Miniature Italian
How long are they pregnant? Greyhound that sleeps with me on my bed and
Dog’s come into heat twice a year, with the first one
for about 3 days in a row she’d wet the bed other
between 6-8 months of age depending on the dog
than those days she pees on her training pads.
and a normal gestation period is 63 days.
Was she lazy, scared? Also when she knows that I
found out that she’d wet the bed she’d hide in the
I adopted a Yorkie and she has a cough that is very
A few things come to mind about this problem. One,
loud and she can hardly catch her breath. I have
since your Greyhound is a female it could be a blad-
her on antibiotics. How long before she will get
der related issue if this is something new that per-
some relief? Is there anything else I can do for her.
sists. Two, do you have any other pets in the home?
Unfortunately, if she does have something like
She could be marking her territory and letting them
Kennel Cough it will need to take it’s course. There
know that you are her owner and that’s her bed.
is a supplement you could try to help soothe and
Three, I would try to start training her to go to the
quicken the process of your dogs illness, it’s called
bathroom outside. The pee pads sometimes can be
“Kennel-Koff” by Amber Technology and it’s an aid
confusing to dogs in thinking other similar materials
for upper respiratory infections. You can get this at
are ok to go pee on. Last, I would like to see that you
The Doghouse Pet Health Supplies.
have your Greyhound on a good diet like Solid Gold
or Natura Products to ensure good health.
We have outside dogs, they have homemade dog
houses which are enclosed, they are raised off the
What are the three criteria for selecting the right
ground, they have their own blankets and bed-
ding that they lay on. Is it safe for them to be out
1. It must be attractive to the dog.
when the temp drops to freezing.
2. It must be durable.
Dog’s do have fur coats, so it depends on what type
of coat they have. If you can put them in out of the
3. It must be safe.
cold like in a garage- that would be a good thing to Have a question for Muriel?
do so the can be safe from the cold. Send it to: email@example.com
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