Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.
Please tell me : How is she in herself other than the symptoms you mentioned, is she quite well in herself and acting normally?
Yes, a very happy baby
Thanks for getting back to me, if that is the case the chances are that you have nothing to worry about. Nine months would be a normal time for her first season but in the dog the first season can sometimes be erratic, light or heavy or longer or shorter but after that her season should be " by the book "
How long will the bleeding last as my bed sheet needs changing!
The time to worry would be if the bleeding goes on for longer than 10 days or if she becomes unwell in any way ...
I have advised on this sort of situation many times over the years and almost all younger dogs like yours were just fine ...
Thank you kindly - does the season last a month and will she be safe to walk out on a lead?
The whole season will last for around three weeks from start to finish but they do not bleed for all of that time. It is safe to take her out as long as she does not attract too many male dogs ...
Bless you and thanks again - Bye x