False Season

This is a new one on me, but it makes sense of the question our trainer asked about Maya’s season in July when we resumed classes and he asked if everything seemed OK.
My last three bitches (the 2 GSDs and Maggie) were not spayed and we had no problems at ‘that time of the year’. Kizzy was so clean, the only reason I knew she was in season was because she would swell ‘down below’ and we’d find the occasional blood spot on the floor. Maggie was the same, and her cycle was every 8 months or so until the last couple of years when she didn’t seem to have one.

Maya is now ten months old and has come into season some three months after her first.
I contacted the vet to ask if this was possible and was informed that at 7 months it was more than likely Maya had had a ‘false season’ and she was now having the real McCoy.
Poor love, she is a little clingy but keeping herself clean and we’re clearing up the odd spots we find in the kitchen or bathroom.
It’s a good thing there are no dog classes for the next two weeks, but we shall probably miss the third until she’s in the clear.
Photo: On the Prom, Sept 23rd.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to False Season

  1. murisopsis says:

    I’m glad Mochi is spayed… I’d never want to have an unspayed pet – I’ve seen too many that have gotten in the “family” way because some stray jumped a fence or the female manage to escape her confinement!!

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Poor baby, I hope she copes ok

  3. Carol anne says:

    A false season? I never heard of that! Poor Maya. I hope she’ll be good for you and won’t chase any dogs!

  4. I’ve read about it, one story told of a bitch (female dog just to be clear, I’m not cussin) who went so far as to ‘nest’ in the birthing box they laid out for her. And we had a Westland White terrier who fooled not only us, but the vet, into thinking she was pregnant, she gained weight, her milk came in, she nested and yet no puppies. Finally Ma took her back to the vet who discovered it was a false heat. I’d never heard of it either until we had that dog.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! It’s not fair is it 💜💜

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