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Hello everyone, just recently joined and wanted to ask about my gsd heath regarding heat cycles. She will be 2 in Nov. Her first season was Aug last year and towards the end became unwell and so visited the vet. After 3 separate opinions not one could diagnose 100% but suggested open pyometria. They all said they had never seen this in a young 9 month before and usually seen in a bitch around 4 years of age. I was given the option of pts, surgery or treatment of abx and hormone injections. She was eating, drinking, playing and decided upon the hormone treatment. She was a rescue and was under weight and not suitable for surgery without significant risk of loss of her life. She did well and going into 6 months later her next season began again. I prayed she would be fit and well as her weight was increasing nicely. Everything went brilliant and I could breathe relief. I am now near 4 months after her last season and I strongly belive she is in heat again. Showing all the normal signs of being in heat. I'm wondering if this is normal as I know they can be all over the place until they reach adulthood. She is eating well and drinking and playing. I guess im just concerned gsd mom looking for some answers. I've not had a gsd for over 30 years so mom dealt with these things. Can anyone help? I have also discovered she is a mix of long haired gds with king gsd both parents have papers and are active security dogs.
I’m concerned she had pyometra. If she had it once, does the vet think she could get it again? Usually female rescued dogs are required to be spayed before they go home. Slaying will prevent future pyo. I’ve never kept an intact female. Mine were either spayed hearty or were rescues and arrived here spayed. I kept a male intact until age 6, then he got prostatitis and had to be neutered. Four months between heats seems too soon. I will ask someone else to help you.