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In heat
February 22, 2010

I started noticing little patches of dried blood on all of her blankets where she sits and sleeps the past couple days.

Then last night we were chilling on the couch like normal, she was sitting next to me and I was gently petting her back as I always do.... and all of the sudden she curled her lip into a warning snarl! It didn't make any sense....one minute she was being extra cuddly and the next minute she snapped and started growling at me for no reason at all.

That's when it hit me....Plum is in heat AND she has doggy PMS!

Wow. I have no experience with owning female pugs until now, only males.

Being that she was a rescue and I have no clue about her prior history, I wasn't sure if she had been fixed. There is no visible scar on her belly and I have always suspected she was used as a breeder, so it makes sense that they never spayed her.

I didn't think it was possible for a dog of her age but apparently it's not like humans - unspayed female dogs can get pregnant their whole lives, and that could be very dangerous, even fatal for a senior girl like my Plumy. It could be equally as dangerous to spay her at this point.

I guess I'll know for sure if any male dogs start coming around the yard to "visit" her. Then I'll have to fend them off wielding torches and sticks.

Poor Plum! Sooooo many doggy problems and now puggy pms :(

Posted by Lori on February 22, 2010 6:26 PM permalink Comments (3)



emily the biker pug commented February 22, 2010 8:58 PM

Poor Plum a distinguished senior gal like her does not need these problems.



jan commented February 23, 2010 10:27 AM

poor sweet girl, and she can't even have any chocolate to help her thru it!!!!



Lex commented February 23, 2010 12:11 PM

Poor thing! Maybe a nice heated blanket to lay on while you are home?

My neighbor didn't fix his dog but when she was in heat, he put children's undies on her to keep the mess to a minimum.... just an idea :)


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