The symptoms of a dog's first heat are the same as any other heat and include swelling of the vulva and bloody vaginal discharge. Female dogs may urinate more frequently when in heat or develop other behavioral changes.
Behavioral changes such as becoming clingy, overly affectionate, grumpy or more distant than normal are all signs a female dog is in heat. While this is broadly true of most female dogs, some show no behavioral changes w...
The length of a dog's heat varies, but on average, it lasts between 12 and 21 days. Some dogs may have a heat cycle that lasts for as little as two days, while others may be in heat for up to four weeks.
Early signs that a dog may be in heat are a red discharge from the vulva, licking that is excessive, changes in behavior or appetite and an increase in temperature. The beginning phase of a dog’s heat cycle is called pro...
Female dogs spend 2 to 3 weeks in heat and a bloody discharge is present only for the first 10 days, says VCA Animal Hospitals. The bloody discharge fades to a clear or watery discharge as the heat cycle progresses.
In the early stages of distemper, a high fever and nasal and eye discharge occur, along with vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. Once this early stage has passed, the dog may seem to be getting better. The second stage c...
A feline with an upper respiratory infection can present symptoms such as sneezing, congested nose, nasal discharge, eye discharge and conjunctivitis, states VCA Hospital. Depending on the specific cause for the infectio...