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How long does a dog stay in heat?

Species: Dog
Breed: yorkie
Age: 6-12 months
How long does she stay in heat? and how often? thanks have a blessed day!




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Dogs are usually in heat for about 3 weeks. The first week will have the heaviest bleeding.

They are usually fertile at around days 11-14 but this can vary greatly.

Most dogs will come into heat every 6 months, but this can really vary as well.


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