Even dogs have butterflies in their stomach – did you know that? It is not just humans who can feel the “spring fever”, but our furry friends too.
If your male dog is interested in his lady friend, he has probably hit puberty and is discovering his sexuality. Spring is the perfect time for this discovery because there are lots of female dogs in heat, which is very interesting for unneutered male dogs.
Has your dog lost his appetite? Is he whining and scratching at the door? And, does he follow a trail when going for a walk, although there is nothing? Then it’s possible that your four-legged friend is lovesick. Most of these signs come out when a dog is not allowed to meet his female friend. Male dogs become sexually mature between six and twelve months. Female dogs are sometimes a bit earlier on.
Dogs have butterflies in their stomach – what to do?
Do you have a female dog in heat in your area? If you have an unneutered male dog and there’s a female in heat somewhere in the neighborhood, he will smell her and he will try to find her. Therefore, you should take good care of your dog, especially when he is hungry for love. Make sure that you lock the gate doors in the garden to prevent your dog from escaping to find female company. Even when going for a walk, a line would be very useful. It is the same for female dogs in heat. Protecting your dog from male dogs and unwanted pregnancy is the most important thing to do when she is in heat. Keeping an eye on her through the window isn’t always enough if a male dog suddenly appears nearby or if she jumps over the fence. Go out into the yard with your dog when she’s in heat and please be careful!
- Lock the door
- Secure the garden
- No walks alone in nature
- Go for a walk with a leash
- Avoid popular walking trails
It’s really not a bad thing when your dog hast butterflies in the stomach, but you should be aware and take the necessary precautions to avoid any accidents. Always remember that!