Whether you’re already sharing your home with an intact female or planning to bring one home, you’ve probably had to contend with the infamous female dog warmth.
We’ve all certainly wondered if something could be done about the bleeding at some point.
For some dog owners, bleeding is just a nuisance, while others are seriously concerned about their dog’s health.
You may not yet be able to hold back nature’s process, but you can definitely stop your dog from bleeding anywhere in the house and keep him clean.
How to stop a dog in heat from bleeding
To contain your dog’s bleeding, you can use dog diapers, washable blankets, schedule multiple potty breaks, and mop the floor every day. Finally, you can carefully wash your dog’s private area.
Aside from that, there are no natural ways to stop your dog from bleeding.
You can’t even delay your dog’s onset of estrus without medication, and you can’t control how long your dog’s bleeding lasts.
My Rottweiler isn’t exactly an extreme bloody, but he does bleed a lot and I have some tips for dog owners whose bitches bleed a lot in heat.
To somehow control your dog’s bleeding, the dog diaper will be your best friend.
Secondly, replace everything with washable items like a dog blanket, bedspread and so on.
Obviously, it’s best to remove carpets or cover unforgiving furniture when it comes to blood stains.
These are just external factors, and as mentioned, you can’t really avoid bleeding in a medical sense.
You have some control over where and when your dog loses blood in his heat.
Think about potty training breaks, indoor activity, and your dog’s sleep schedule.
If you take your dog out for regular potty breaks, not only will he feel better, but he will bleed less inside your home.
Has your dog been introduced to the cage and loves it? Another option to prevent your dog in heat from bleeding on the floor or furniture.
However, it is never recommended to leave them there for this purpose alone and your dog should be properly fed and exercised before entering the cage for a short time.
Try not to encourage lying down and constantly changing sleeping places as this will distribute the blood.
Running around the house without a dog diaper creates beautiful blood splatters on the walls. Trust me, I found out the hard way.
Can you stop a female dog bout?
No, there is no way to naturally stop a female dog’s period, nor can you delay it or affect the duration of the bleeding unless you want your dog to be spayed.
Bleeding during a dog’s heat is a natural process and cannot be affected in any way (unless you are talking about drugs, but there are no safe drugs just for this purpose).
There is still no reliable and tested “dog pill” and there are no home remedies to completely prevent your dog from losing blood in his heat.
However, the above measures can really help limit where the blood goes.
The only way to permanently stop your bitch’s period is to spay.
However, it is not recommended to spay your bitch just to stop her heat unless there is a medical indication.
Sterilization carries risks. If your dog is not yet fully grown (i.e. under 1.5-2 years of age), spaying should almost never be advised. That doesn’t mean every vet will say no.
You may have heard of pyometra, and yes, there is a real risk to it, but please do a thorough research and then decide whether or not investing in dog diapers and containing your dog’s bleeding is tolerable.
Does a dog bleed all the time in heat?
Fortunately, your dog doesn’t bleed all the time in heat, but you still need to be careful of affected male dogs.
A bleeding dog in heat cannot be stopped but some only bleed for 7 days while for others it can last up to 10 days or even longer.
How to keep the house clean when your dog is in heat
You can keep your home clean with a dog in heat by removing rugs, using washable sofa covers, dog beds and blankets, and carefully washing your dog’s private area as needed.
As mentioned above, dog diapers will be your best bet to avoid having to clean the house in the first place.
However, sooner or later it will happen that your dog will lose a drop and if so, just calmly remove the blood quickly to avoid staining.
Never berate your dog for bleeding in heat as this will have absolutely no positive effect on his behavior, it could only cause behavioral problems.