Well last week we took Scarlet to the vet for what I thought was an ear infection and her poody was still swollen from her first heat which ended 3 weeks ago. She ended up having a yeast infection. But the first thing he said was her tits should not be that swollen...has she been acting like she is pregnant. Is she nesting??? I said no, but about 2-3 weeks before her heat we got a new puppy...he said ohhhh!! He believes that when a dog goes in to heat it should be like an on off switch for them if they are not pregnant. He said bringing the puppy home most likely confused her and he said she is stuck in between on and off. Her hormones are wacked. He gave her a cortozone shot and said it would help with the swelling and stop her heat completley. He said she would be more sepseptible(sp??) to infections. It was a little strange just because I have never had a vet tell me this but he said the best cure would be to get her pregnant. We were planning on having her fixed in the next 2 months. He said fixing her will just stop the hormones all together but wont put her in the right state of mind, allowing her to get pregnant would allow her to have a normal cycle which he said would zap her hormones back to normal and then get her fixed. I just don't know... I have never had a vet tell me to breed my dog...its always spay and neuter your dog. Has anyone ever heard of this??? Please any advice!!! We were going back and forth about weather we were going to breed her or not already but sice she is not papered we decided not to. But now I don't know, If it is in her best interest I will but if not I wont.