Re: First heat for your female?
Hi i'm new to the site today
My 9 month old bitch came into her first season on boxing day she was 6 months old at the time.
We too were not sure whether to get her spayed before or after, our vet was pushing us to get her done before her first.
To be honest i am glad she had her first one, it was not that messy and we constantly had tissues in hand to help catch any drips. Poppy our little V was shown to keep herself clean which she did.
Her exercise was not a problem we took her out on her lead and kept her on it, we went for 20 min jogs which did her no harm. In fact was great for more lead work.
She is now though, in a phantom pregnancy which is common, we have up'd her exercise and reduced her food slightly which is advice we have been given.