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Questions about Estrus (Being in Heat)

March 5, 2017, 4:04 PM
Q: Our 9 month old Morkie just came into heat. How long will that condition last? What are pros/cons of having her spayed?
A: The entire period lasts approximately 3 weeks with the first 10 days being the messiest part. Unless you plan to breed your dog she should be spayed. There is debate about the timing of spaying but not much about the benefits. Take a look at the video "Spaying and Neutering" in the Preventive Care section.