Signs  How do I know if my puppy is in heat?

Are you waiting for your beautiful babies to create their next litter of gorgeous little puppies? Or trying to keep your female dog away from the male pups so she doesn’t fall pregnant?

Are you ready to find out all the ins and outs of your puppy being one heat? Keep reading!

Swollen Vulva


The most obvious sign you can look for that your pup is in heat is the swelling of her vulva. This is caused by an increase in blood flow to the area and will make her genitalia look larger than normal.

Excessive Licking


Another sign that your puppy is in heat is she will lick her genital area more excessively than usual.



The third sign of a puppy in heat is bleeding from her vulva. It is generally a straw-like color and can be a little inconvenient (especially if your dogs are allowed on the furniture).

Receptive to Male Dogs


You may find that your pup is more open to male company when she is on heat. This happens to even the most unfriendly of dogs.

Agitated, Aggressive, or Nervous Behavior


You may notice that your pup is a little more nervous or agitated than usual when she’s in heat. This is likely because of all the changes her body is going through, and she may not know how to deal with them.

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