Female Chihuahua is very loving and amazing family pet and it is essential to know about its heat cycle as it is a very perilous phase and you have to take good care. During the heating phase, the female Chihuahua is very fertile and needs special attention.
First Heat Cycle of the Chihuahua
There is no authentic method to identify the first heat cycle of the Chihuahua because some of them experience it in a very early stage, while some have first heat cycle at the age of 6 months to one year. If the Chihuahua hasn’t gone through the heat cycle at the age of 18 months, then consult the professional to identify the problem.
What are various stages of the Chihuahua heat cycle?
Four stages of the Chihuahua heat cycle
Proestrus: At this stage, the heat cycle will start to pursuit the male around in a playful way. The symptoms include swollen nipples, excessive licking, bleeding, and severe mood swings.
Estrus: At this stage, the Chihuahua is fertile and ready to breed. The symptoms of this stage include swollen and bleeding genitals.
Diestrus: If the female Chihuahua is not impregnated, then it enters into the Diestrus phase which lasts about 30-90 days. The body parts of the Chihuahua start to go back to the normal position.
Anestrus: It is a cooling down phase and Chihuahua will have regular moods with normal size genitals. There is no genital discharge.
How to deal with the Heat Cycle of the Chihuahua? When you identify the first heat cycle for the female Chihuahua then keep her separated from the male Chihuahua. Handle the Chihuahua with great care during this time period.