Our expert says:
Your options are:
a) Keep the bitch away from the dog until her heat has finished and then spay her.
b) Get her spayed in season - it may cost you more.
c) You can get a hormone injection that can suppress her heat.
Oestrus cycle in a bitch. 4 stages.
Proestrus - 4-20 days: vaginal discharge, males attracted, female unwilling to mate.
Oestrus - 5-15 days: vulva is swollen,vaginal discharge: yellow, female will stand to mate.
Metoestrus - 60-90 days or 60-64 days if pregnant period after oestus or mating.
Anoestrus - 2-3 months: period of inactivity
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