Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi R, what she is doing is just natural behaviour and will stop once she has been spade, especially if she never exhibits this behaviour when not on heat. I personally, am very much in favour of all domnestic dogs being spade. It really is the responsible thing for an owner to do and not only stops unwanted pups but stops any genetic problems being passed down. From a health point of view it is much better for a dog, prevents ovarian cancers, phantom pregnancy etc.
You may find that your vet will want to do some blood work on her and give a full physical before spaying as she is an older dog. Just have a word with your vet so that you know what will be involved and when the time is right to do this - either before or after her heat period. Thanks Scotty
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