My little girl has just went into her first heat at 9 months I have a question concerning her area down there its is really swollen I have never had a bigger female dog so it seems almost abnormal I have had a female shihtzu so I cant really compare to her. She is acting totally normal has plenty of energy she does not seem to be in pain or agitated by it. She is eating well and drinking normal amounts of water. She is about 9-10 days into her cycle so far! Can anyone post a picture of there lil ladies vulva so I can compare? Am I just being paranoid? I'll see if I can post a picture as well when she wakes up in the morning.