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post #1 of 79 Old 11-05-2011, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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My puppy is having puppies....

Hope this is in the right section. Anyways... Please no mean/attacking replies... My female lab who is now 1 year old was impregnated by her brother in early October. I have delivered puppies before and noticed the signs of her pregnancy before she started to show. I brought her in from being an outside dog and started feeding her purina one puppy formula with beneful wet food. I know her diet is very crucial at this time being her age so I am trying to do everything I can. I am worried about her health as she delivers and the health of the puppies. I am prepared, I have nasal aspirators, milk and a dropper, a gated area for her and her puppies. I even bought a thermometer because I heard that you can tell when a dogs in labor when their temp drops to 98 degrees. Is this true? Is there anything else I am missing or should know? I attached a photo of her belly she is about 5-6 weeks.
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post #2 of 79 Old 11-05-2011, 06:42 AM
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Sounds like you have it right. Make a whelping bed from a baby swimming pool and line with newspapers so you can pull layers out as they are born. Get some of those disposible blue pads to have as well. Old towels if you didn't mention that and some puppy milk replacer in case she has trouble nursing.
She's young, be prepared to help.
Not mean or flaming, but consider having her spayed please.
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post #3 of 79 Old 11-05-2011, 08:27 AM
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I'd recommend asking a small fee for the inbred pups and putting the money towards having both their mother and their "uncle dad" fixed.

Other than that add some cottage cheese to her diet while pregnant and nursing. And start saving for their first vaccines and deworming.
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post #4 of 79 Old 11-05-2011, 02:02 PM
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Have you taken her to your vet and had him do an examination to see how her pregnancy is progressing? Your vet would be the best one to give you advice on how to look after your dog before and after the welping, what you'll need for the puppies and what she will need.

Then bring them in afterwards for a full exam and get all their shots, etc before trying to home them. Your vet will be able to tell you how soon you'd be able to spay the mom. Dad can be done now.

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post #5 of 79 Old 11-05-2011, 02:32 PM
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Mom can be sterilized in about 6 months after she has had the puppies depending on if she is done lactating by then.

Are you sure that she is pregnant? Some dogs go through a fake pregnancy where they actually look and act like they are pregnant. They lactate like they would if they did have puppies inside them and they would make ness and everything. She could also just be getting a belly because of the food you are giving her. I would get her to a vet asap.

PS why didn't you get them aborted after you saw she got "impregnated"?

If something came out rude then sorry I didn't mean to! I'm very happy to hear that you are so prepared and know what you are doing!
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post #6 of 79 Old 11-06-2011, 02:01 PM
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You can still abort the puppies now and have your dog spayed. There's enough dogs in this world without adding more inbred, unplanned puppies to the mix. There's a difference between never being born and dieing in a shelter. This would be easier on them in the long run.
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post #7 of 79 Old 11-06-2011, 02:14 PM
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Completely agree with you Coffee, if it were me I would have the girl to a vet and get rid of the pups, she is too young, they are inbred and it is unplanned.

OP why do you have unneutered animals that have access to each other?
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post #8 of 79 Old 11-06-2011, 02:14 PM
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Actually six months out she will come in heat again. Wean them by six weeks and seperate them so they don't stimulate her to produce milk and have her spayed when they are 12 weeks old.
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Sorry I had a blonde moment. I meant 3 months lol Oops!

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post #10 of 79 Old 11-07-2011, 06:45 PM
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The puppies should be fine but I'm with everyone else. Go get her spayed now and it'll be cheaper than feeding those little buggers for 8 weeks. If you want puppies, more power to you. People inbreed dogs all the time. You'll just magnify all of their genetic traits. Good and bad. So if the parents are both very active because of genetics ( it almost always is) then expect labs on crack. Same with barking ect......
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