My pup maggie has started bathing and nursing this kitten like she would a pup…

My pup maggie has started bathing and nursing this kitten like she would a pup. she is not spayed. yet. we do plan on getting her spayed. my question is could she becoming into heat? is this why she is acting this way with this kitten? she has never done anything like this before with any of our past kittens. ps i run a cat rescue.

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5 years ago

straw colored discharge absolutely means a heat is starting.  be very, very careful with her for the next 3-4 weeks – keep her indoors unless you’re in YOUR yard, and stay outside with her when she’s out.  dogs will come from the surrounding area to mate with her – i have encountered this with my girl in my home neighborhood.  i have, in fact, had to remove a dog from my yard…still not sure how he got in, as we have a 6 foot privacy fence.