For those who are waiting for their pup to enter heat for the 1st time, there are understandably be many questions about what to expect and the signs and symptoms to look for.
Having a dog in heat brings up many issues; not only how to care for your dog when she is in heat, but also the subjects of ovarian cancer, how to fend off male dogs that can sense her at this time from miles away and how to care for her during this time.
Also discussed will be how the Yorkie heat cycle works in conjunction with conceiving and becoming pregnant
. If you are wishing to avoid having newborn pups
or you are attempting to breed your Yorkie, understanding the heat cycle is vital.
You may be surprised to know that this applies to all females dogs of any age; a 14 month old puppy and a 14 year old adult female Yorkie will both have heat cycle issues and will be able to become pregnant.
Harper Grace, 3 years old
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Fairchild