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I took Poppy to the vets today, for her pre-spaying examination. They examined her and they think she's coming into season, sticky enlarged vulva, a bit of an increase in urination at times, licking her self more and generally being a lot more clingy. so we've got to wait about 3 months before we can do it.

I've never had a female dog before, so not sure what to expect during their first season, any tips and advice would be appreciated.
I would have liked to have had her spayed earlier, but I think fate has decided that for me:D
 

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Thanks, never had a female dog before so not sure what to expect. Looks like some time with google is needed
 

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Hi Simon - Poppy is one of the youngest on here to come into season but they do say from 6 months so just unfortunate it has happened as you were about to get her spayed but having said that there are lots on here who do spay after a first season so there is no hard and fast rule :D JoJo said she thought her Honey was coming into season as showing the same signs as your Poppy so she may be able to give some advice along the way :D I think most girls tend to keep themselves clean anyway though someone (think it may have been the Jukees but I could be wrong) said to buy some knickers and cut a hole out for her tail just to help keep areas in your home clean! Give Poppy a big hug from us and Beau sends back a big sloppy kiss :D XX
 

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Oh Simon not what you planned ... but Poppy and Honey can go through it together ....

My Honey has been strange all week .. but stilll no blood well not that I have seen, she is getting more swollen each day and always cleaning herself.. clingy, she is stuck to me like glue ... lots of tummy rubs .... :)
 

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What timing! Lol. Can't help with seasons I'm afraid ......absolutely no experience at all but it may be very useful to others if you were to keep some kind of diary? Hope all goes well. :)

Karen x
 

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Hi Simon
Good timing, poor old Poppy :)

No experience of cockapoo's in season, but my friends weimaraner dogs wore special knickers (she's a bit obsessive on keeping her house clean). And my bothers Labradoodle dripped a bit of blood around the house (sorry hope not too graffic).

I think the biggest problem is keeping Poppy on lead walks only and keeping her away from male dogs whilst in season. Or keeping her at home until she's finished.

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Hi Simon,
We had a little Yorkie years ago (alot smaller I know). We took her on after her owner passed away, she had never been spayed but we never had any mess. She kept herself very clean. She would be very mumsy and take a little teddy to her basket and carry it around with her. She would lick herself alot and seemed a little sweaty / hot for a week or two but pretty much carried on as normal. I hope Poppy doesnt cause too much bother for you and Im sure she will get through it well and before you know it, it will be over with.:) xxx
 

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Any news on Poppy's season Simon...

It is all new to me too.. Honey is different and has been since last Monday, I am sure she is in season just very light, she is licking all the time, weeing more frequently, clinging with me, then last night she was acting very strangely towards Oakley, I think in human speak we would say flirting and teasing... they didn’t get it on, no panic, just good to see the type of behaviour really, she was waving her tail at him, flagging, then she just sat down, not long after she was curling her tail over to the side..... so we got out the pigs ears ... behaviour stopped ...

I am sure we have more to come, they are with me all the time, and never left alone, I am separating them at times too, so far it all seems manageable but that could change, if it gets too much Oakley will have a holiday to my parents...... do you know what, my dogs are clearly in love xxx they are lovely
 

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Ha ha ha .. I think they both prefer Pigs Ears than a bit of the other .. oh dear my dream to breed over before it even started ha ha ha .. oh well at least I have lovely cockapoos ... don’t get me wrong, Oakley was rather focused last night and Honey was not sitting down but turning her tail for him... I am following her round all the time... I don’t want any slip ups, she is too young.

They are so in love, even pre season, they often have a cuddle and a kiss, sometimes I hear hubby shouting, "You two get a crate, do you mind I am still here with you" LOL...
 

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Hi Salford nurse, I think keeping a diary would be a really good idea, if you have time. I rang my vets up the other day to get some information on spaying. I was hoping that I could get Maple done around 5 months before her first season, however the vet had other ideas! Her advice was to let her have her first season and then wait a further 3 months, bringing her back for a check up two weeks before the three months to make sure that she has no milk etc. The bleeding can be anything from 2 weeks to 4 weeks depending on the dog. Some of my friends have told me to ring up other vets for their opinion as they have had their dogs spayed before their first season. I am totally confused as to why there are mixed opinions regarding this subject. I only want what's best for Maple and don't know who to listen to:confused:
 

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I am totally confused as to why there are mixed opinions regarding this subject. I only want what's best for Maple and don't know who to listen to:confused:
I totally agree. Why can't there be a consensus on this? We spoke to our vet about the exact same thing & it seems that different breeds should be spade at different times depending on their size etc. She said cocker spaniels mature earlier & could be spade before a season but poodles are more borderline and as a cockapoo is both she would probably suggest leaving it until after the season. But she said there was no right and wrong where cockapoos are concerned and it was up to us. Of course this advice is completely different to other vets advice!!! But I do believe either way is fine...
 

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I don't think it can be possible that Treacle is coming into season but her bits are swollen, she only wants me & there is a sticky mucus on her bits - she is too young isn't she?
I know it sounds dumb but it is nothing to do with her being groomed today - the mucus I mean?
HELP!!!!
Totally unprepared for this - got a dog walk with 3 male dogs on Friday - best cancel that!
 

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Nadine .. you sound like me .. I was the same when Honey was starting to swelling, licking, sleeping etc ..

It could be her season, just keep an eye on her, don't worry, Honey's was pretty light and she has sailed through it ... 2 and half weeks in and think we are at the tail end of it now ... she seems to be acting pretty much normal again...

I think Simon's Poppy was young (was she 6 months)
 
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