Okay, so this is the kind of post someone makes during their first visit to a forum and then everyone tells them they are so dumb they shouldnt own a dog at all (yes I am exaggerating). Chloe is 7 and 1/2 months and her vulva was very swollen a few days ago, it has since gone down and there were no other signs of a heat, no blood or anything... so this wasnt a heat then right? or can a heat be this minor? I have never seen a dog in heat before How do I own an intact female and I am not capable of knowing what a heat it? Is it the kind of thing that once it happens you will just know? Any insight would be useful I feel totally unqualified to own a dog.