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Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Canton, Ohio
Shortened heat cycles: revisited
You all thought I would forget, huh? I told you when they all came into heat, I would let you all know. Let me refresh your memories.
Jane. She had a litter of 10 pups July, 2014. Raised them all. Had so much milk that she leaked when she walked. Had another litter Oct 2015. Had 7, raised 6. Not much milk. We supplimented her feeding twice a day. Next heat cycle was 9 days. Thought it was a fluke. Her next heat cycle she was to be bred to Tramp II in Wisconsin. November 2016 she came in, only to come out in 8 days. Unfortunately, Tramp II died this past spring. Jane then had a false pregnancy. Never was around a male.
Izzy. She had a litter of 13 March 2015. She raised 11, but very little milk. We supplimented all daytime feedings, allowing her to feed overnight only. Her next heat cycle was 10 days, then 8 days. Her final one was 4 days, just blood, no swelling at all. She started loosing weight over winter 2016 and I doubled her food intake to maintain her weight of 42 lbs. She ate like she was starved.
Sammie. Sammie has never had a normal heat cycle. Her last heat cycle was January 2016. 7 days. Minimal swelling. She was born and raised here.
Moonie. Also never had a normal heat cycle. Her last heat cycle in Oct 2016 was 7 days. Very little blood and minimal swelling. She also started to loose weight. I increased her food almost double also to maintain a weight of 40 lbs. Moonie was also born and raised here.
You all know I switched dog foods. I went to a food that has corn.. yep... Old school. First 5 ingredients, 3 are meat based.
Update: Sammie was first. She started July 2017. Started to bleed and swell. Went to pinkish fluid and then at 12 days, heavy blood again. Her heat cycle lasted 23 days. You know how if you touch the inside of the females leg, she will flag? Sammie flagged at 19 days, but her swelling had gone down so much that the male couldn't penetrate her. That cycle was over 3 times longer than her previous cycle.
Jane was next. She started to bleed and swell and bleed heavy. August 2017. Pinkish fluid then to heavy bleeding at 11 days. Her heat cycle lasted 21 days. She semi flagged at 18 days, but only 1 day and very little. Swelling was good, almost normal. That cycle was 2 1/2 times longer than her previous cycle.
Izzy. She started to swell and bleed the end of September 2017. Her heat cycle lasted 19 days. Pinkish fluid swelling was much better but never flagged at all. That is 5 times longer than her previous cycle.
Moonie. She started to bleed and swell the end of October 2017. Nice bleeding, swelling. To pinkish fluid. Her cycle lasted 18 days, but never flagged. Cycle was 2 1/2 tunes longer than her last one.
Time will tell if their next cycles are even more normal. I had stopped competition hunting them and showing them since I thought they could not have pups. Now, I have a renewed hope. Remember, same heart worm preventative, same worm medicine, lived in the same house for years, same well water, same farms, same vaccine manufacturer everything but dog food. Let the jokes begin. But to the 289 people that posted on my last post that got poofed, to the 17,000 plus views of people wanting to know why, and to the people that bragged they fed what we did, but it wasn't exactly what we fed, this is a year afterward. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Lethal Blue kennels.
Where the females count and you will never see a "brood" female!
Dan and Kris Rosier
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Gone but never forgotten
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