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Current Replies for canine heat cycle medication
11/24/2008 8:04:30 AM
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I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with the medication that vets use to put a female into heat? If so, how did it work out? Also, I was wondering, in particular, with a Boxer? I have a female Boxer that had her last heat November 30 of 2007. She was bred and produced a litter February 2008. Since then she has not cycled. I was contemplating taking her to a vet fertility clinic where I live. They said there is something they can give her. I am worried about potential side effects. Can anyone advise me? Thank you
11/24/2008 12:33:16 PM
Posts: 1904
If your worried about the side affects, why are you considering it.

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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11/25/2008 8:44:46 AM
Posts: 3
I am not familiar with this medication, but have had plenty of bitches that take awhile to cycle again after a litter. I prefer to leave it to mother nature. If she is eating well and otherwise healthy, let her be.
Mary Anne
Nekatzuki Shiba Inus
11/26/2008 7:02:53 PM
Posts: 137
There is not a real reliable way to induce heat cycles in a dog..
It can be attempted.. but the main question is.. if there is a reason she is not having normal cycles then to try to chemically induce it.. could be harmfull.. or at the VERY least a inherited trait.. and you would NOT want to breed her again..

a true..Failure to cycle is generally a indication of a medical concern..or a trait you would not want to contiue with..

I The fact she has not come into season yet since her last litter MAY not be abnormal.. What is her normal basline cycle?

Some dogs have cycles that are as long a 10 or longer.. not the average 6 month cycle.. In the cases when a dog is bred and has a litter.. some return to their regular cycle.. 6,8,10months or or start over 2 months or so later after a litter..wait one month and she may come into season...
Unless you where planning to breed her back to back.. or every year.. there should be no good for her or logical reason to want to hurry nature... with chemicals.. I would be more concerned with the possible causes for her to fail to cycle.. also any vet that would use drugs so soon.. or without further testing to see if there is a reason.. would be one that I would AVOID!!!

With her specific case, consider at the minimum a basline exam at the vet and blood draw for CBC/CHEM and Thyroid panel would be recomended Thyroid diease will cause failure to cycle.. common in some breeds..

12/26/2008 6:51:02 PM
Posts: 3
I would let it happen naturally to be quite honest.. and her cycle maybe 12 months after her litter and not in November now.