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    Default Can a heat cycle stop after a couple days?

    Hi,

    Pretty confused. My dog's heat cycle started Monday night last week. Confirmed on Tuesday. Trained her in some pretty hot weather wednesday, thursday, and friday last week. I've trained her during past heat cycles, but not everyday, and probably not three days in a row. I stopped seeing any discharge after wednesday/thursday. It's a little hard to tell because we were on the road so she was in a dog box most of the day. She slept in a very small tent with me, the way we always do when we travel. I didn't see any blood on her bed or my sleeping pad in the tent.

    Am I going to be dealing with some kind of a split heat that will randomly resume at some point?

    thanks

    chris

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    It happens. I have 2 of them doing it right now. The only way you can tell is by doing a progesterone and see if they are rising. There are no "rules" to tell you what you have.
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    No idea; girls are strange. I had one go in for 3 days, boys were really into her and then day 3 boys could care less. It's been ~a week no other signs of going back in.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm new at dealing with heat cycles. Seems like nothing to worry about. In the past if we were training regularly she wouldn't come in. This is another interesting data point.

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    It is not all uncommon and seems to happen a lot with the dogs that are athletic. It's called an "interrupted" or "split" cycle. I had one that was so off and on that her cycle would take about 2 months.
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