How to keep the house clean when my (spayed) dog's in heat?
November 11, 2012 6:48 AM Subscribe
My female dog goes into heat twice a year (although SHE IS SPAYED - there is a weird medical reason she still has a "cycle"). Any novel suggestions for keeping her from bleeding unmitigated?
posted by Angel de Lune to Pets & Animals (18 answers total)
My female dog is 100% spayed (confirmed by a surgical examination after she mysteriously went into heat the first time), BUT she has an anomalous ovarian growth that is located in an atypical spot, and fed by several major blood supplies, making it VERY dangerous to operate on. So PLEASE don't advise me to simply spay my dog, as this has already been done, and given her unusual medical circumstances her going into heat is something we (human parents and dog) will likely be dealing with for life.
That being the reality of the situation, I am here to see if anyone has novel suggestions for preventing her from bleeding all over the house? I do not want to confine her to a crate or to a single room or anything like that. The heat typically lasts about 3 weeks and that would be cruel. However the problem is we have tried all assortment of diapers, Little Swimmers, cloth boxers with a pad, and doggie overalls. Most of these slip off easily without her deliberately trying (just from running around or jumping on and off the couch), and the more secure ones she eventually destroys when we're not looking. I really wish there was some kind of doggie tampon (I know, ew), but barring that, has anyone come across something unique to make heat time more sanitary? I have already invested a lot of money in internet products that have failed me, so I expect to see a lot of suggestions for what I've already tried, but on the off chance someone can suggest something I haven't thought of, I would be very grateful for your recommendations.