Can you put a tampon in a dog?

You may wonder how to safeguard your home from any potential mess if you have a female dog that is currently in heat. When menstruating, we all know that women can use tampons and pads, but what about canines?

If not, can you use human tampons on a dog? Do they make tampons specifically for dogs?

Let us introduce you to the appropriate options to use when your dog is in heat below so that you will be as ready as possible for your dog’s upcoming heat cycle.

Your dog will undoubtedly go into heat at some point if it hasn’t been spayed. Although they don’t have monthly periods like humans do, their bodies do go through a 4-stage cycle that will eventually result in bleeding.

Bleeding typically occurs during the Proestrus and Estrus stages, which are comprised of Proestrus, Estrus, Diestus, and Anestrus.

The average dog will go into heat twice a year, which means that every 5-7 months, you can anticipate up to 20 days of light bleeding.

What Would Happen if You Put a Tampon in A Dog?

There are numerous scenarios that could occur, and none of them have a happy conclusion. Take a moment to think about the possible risks if you were tempted to insert a tampon into your dog. Here are some scenarios that could happen after using tampons on dogs.

How Can I Help My Dog In Heat?

The first thing you need to know is that intact female dogs go through normal heat cycles and bleeding. It is time to create a management strategy once you have accepted this. Luckily, dog periods sound messier than they are. What you can do to assist your dog in heat is listed below.

Can You Put a Tampon In a Dog?

No, you cannot insert a tampon into a dog.

There are three reasons for this:

  • Dogs do not bleed from their vaginas as humans do. They have separate openings for urination and defecation, and the vagina does not open up until after puberty.
  • While humans use tampons to absorb blood from their uteruses, dogs do not have uteruses. They have ovaries that are responsible for producing eggs or ova (plural of ovum). The ova travel down the fallopian tubes toward the uterus where they will become fertilized by sperm if they meet during this journey down the fallopian tubes into the uterus. If fertilization does not occur, then the ova will eventually regress and not develop into babies or puppies…or kittens…or whatever else you want to call them!
  • Dogs do not have menstrual cycles as humans do – at least not until after puberty which happens around 6 months of age in female dogs (but can vary based on breed).
  • FAQ

    Can you give a dog a tampon?

    An un-used tampon that is still contained in a plastic or cardboard applicator runs the risk of causing gastrointestinal injuries and lacerations. With a used tampon, digestive upset and blockages can also happen. You don’t want a tampon remaining in your dog’s body, whether it was used or not.

    What do you do when your dog has her period?

    She’s going to need extra love and attention.
    1. Set aside some extra time for lots of cuddles during this period because puppies often become very snuggly.
    2. Offer her a chewable toy that is secure for her to brush up against.
    3. Never chastise your dog if she makes a bloody mess; instead, kindly reassure her as you clean it up.

    Do female dogs have to wear pads?

    Not all female canines that are ovulating must wear a pad or diaper. The majority of female dogs lick themselves to stay clean. They naturally lick themselves, and it’s completely normal for them to do so.

    Do dogs have cramps while in heat?

    Given that the female dog heat cycle shares many symptoms with the female menstrual cycle, it is reasonable to assume that your dog is uncomfortable during her heat cycle and may even feel mild pain and cramping.