C-sections

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  1. ChiBree

    ChiBree New Member

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    Are they safe? How long does mom have to stay after its performed? Do Vets allow you to stay while its performed?:eek:
     
  2. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    It's one of the risks that every breeder has to take; it is financially straining, emotionally straining (as the female could die, it's not common but it is always a possibility), and all of the time that will have to be spent bottle feeding.

    As far as I know, the owner can stay, and the female should probably stay for at least 24 hours, like with most serious surgeries.

    I just read about the possibility of bringing your girl in to get a c-section =( I'm sorry. I wish you & her the absolute best. You should definitely call your vet and go over all of your questions with him/her, different vets have different policies and I think a lot depends on how the surgery goes.
     
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    not trying to hijack the thread just wanted to know... if the dog has a c section does that mean it won't nurse the puppies? if so why? just wondering cause of the bottle feeding comment
     
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    A section costs around here 800-1000 but that would be for a Boxer size dog so might be cheaper for a chi.

    BTW its not wise to breed her again if she has to have a section.
     
  5. C-sections cost about $400 and my vets let me bring her home about 1/2 after she wakes up. Dogs can still nurse the puppies, but its just that they may not want to. Especially if they arent in labour when they need a section. If they have one or two before the section is needed then you should be fine. Without that they really have no idea where the puppies came from or whos they are. C-sections are very routine surgeries and complications are rare, but there is always that risk. Let just hope you won't need to go that route.
     
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    When i had Ralph with me, he was delivered by C-Section (large puppies).
    It was performed at lunchtime and i was at there house that evening watching mummy in the Whelping box feeding them :)
     
  7. Red_ACD_for_me

    Red_ACD_for_me Ruled by a RED boy!

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    I have a question :) ? I am not into the whole breeding thing but being and working in the animal field for over 12 years I do know that some breeds are high risk for giving birth such as bulldogs,pugs, and usually require C-sections. Now, I have also heard of breeders of bitches that have had a hard time giving birth spaying them during the C-section after a first litter to prevent further breeding and further complications in the future. Is that common practice and best for the bitch?
     
  8. Yes it is somewhat common. Especially if the uterus is infected. It doesn't take much time to spay them once they are already in there for a c-section.
     
  9. lakotasong

    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    I believe if females can't be bred and whelp naturally than they shouldn't be bred.
     
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    Well hopefully my Female will avoid the section all together and deliver a healthy litter of pups and she will do it effortless!

    (I'm saying my prayers!)
     
  11. Summit.................DROP IT. It is a common problem with chihuahuas to need c-sections. Are you saying no one should ever breed them? Never mind don't answer that.
     
  12. OutlineACDs

    OutlineACDs Crazy Dog!

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    For my bitch's first litter she had to have a c-section. (Australian Cattle dog) She had to have one because one pup was already dead and she had not gone into active labor. We were afraid for her health and the health of the other pups. We did the c-section, and I was in the operating room and helped w/ pups. Then while she was on the table I asked my vet if he saw any reason why she couldn't have another litter, or anything out of the ordinary. If there had been, I would have spayed her right then. (She had problems getting pregnant, we bred her 4 times and she never took until the 4th) If she had been a pet and it had been too late to terminate pregnancy, I would have spayed her REGARDLESS, there is no excuse for another unwanted pregnancy.
    Anyway, after the section my vet gave her a shot to bring her out of anesthesia slowly and I took her home immediately. She nursed the pups just fine, and we never had another problem.

    BTW, before i get any flames, look at the website in my signature... this was a planned litter out of a Ch bitch who is working on other titles. :)
     
  13. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    I had a Boston Terrier bitch and decided to breed her 1 time. She was of course a c-section and I was there as were some of the people going to be getting a pup.
    We had to shake them down to get the fluid out of lungs and I found the whole thing not to my liking. But that is me.
    The pups were healthy and mama came through it well but having undergone 2 c-sections myself I can not imagine having a child nursing there too.
    My female Boston was promptly spayed at that time and I have never bred again. That is not to say that I think we should do away with the breed because I do and always will love the Boston Terrier. I just can not do it.
    I don't get puppies either as there are too many " PUREBRED" dogs in shelters as well as mutts looking for forever homes. Your choices may be different and I am a big enough person to say the choice is yours.
    How many people drive vehicles and talk on cell phones ?? Drive without seatbelts ? My point is that everyone does something that may not infact be the best thing to do but that is what makes the world go round. I don't want to be a carbon copy of someone else so I say to each their own. Good luck with your litter Chi.
     

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