Eek! non expected puppies! help please people!

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  1. *Jazzy~Jessie*

    *Jazzy~Jessie* Crazy woman!

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    Last month we Adopted an abused Alsation gal,only to find out that she was 4 months pregnant!
    Me and my boyfreind have no idea who the sire is.
    All im asking is for some help and support with this,like where should i buy the whelping boxes,how i can tell she's in labour?
    thanks for the help!
     
  2. adoptashelterpettoday

    adoptashelterpettoday New Member

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    Correct me if I am wrong but I believe dogs only stay pregnant for 2 months. So there is no way she could be 4 months pregnant.
     
  3. *Jazzy~Jessie*

    *Jazzy~Jessie* Crazy woman!

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    Whoops!
    i ment 4 weeks!
    lol! sorry there! time isnt my strong point.
    anyhoo,excusing the blunder,any advice?
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    There are many threads here to help you . Please read and if you question anything ...ask ! Good luck !
     
  5. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Agreed ^^^ Read the stickies in the this section. Lots of info there ;)

    Talk to you vet a LOT about this, making sure you call him when she does go into labor so if you need a c-section FAST he's there for you.

    Also once the pups are ready to go to there home make sure you check out places before you just dump a puppy their. Keep in contact with the new owners, want pictures...updates.
     
  6. Red_ACD_for_me

    Red_ACD_for_me Ruled by a RED boy!

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    I'm assuming it was a private adoption and not from a shelter cause otherwise she would be spayed already :confused: I would take her into be spayed ASAP and terminate the pregnancy. It is ALOT of work raising a litter of pups plus time and money.How old is she? What breed? I wish you luck though :)
     
  7. Spiritus

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    Alsation = German Shepherd

    Is she four weeks along NOW, or was she four weeks along when you got her a month ago?

    If she's four weeks along now, talk to your vet and find out if it's too late to spay her. If it's too late (ie. would be detrimental to her health), then you need to get ready. Read the stickies in this section to learn more about whelping and raising puppies.
     
  8. *Jazzy~Jessie*

    *Jazzy~Jessie* Crazy woman!

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    I cant terminate the pregnancy,i am very against abortion,and of course i will spay her after.
    she's 3.
     
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    How old is she again? I respect you for not aborting. IMO good choice ;)
     
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    I am against the aborting of human children, but with dogs it's different. Children are always wanted, if not by the woman carrying them, then by people who are unable to have children themselves. We don't drop children off at shelters to end up being put to sleep.

    But since you are that against it, you have a very big responsibility both to the mom and to the pups. You have a lot of research to do about whelping and raising puppies, and you have to start looking for homes - SCREENING those homes, placing pups on spay/neuter contracts, or even better yet, finding a vet who will do early spay/neuter and having them altered before they leave for their new homes. Choosing to let your bitch have these puppies means that you are responsible for these puppies until the day they die. That could mean 15 years of responsibility....
     
  11. I'm just curious how you found out she was in whelp?
     
  12. Red_ACD_for_me

    Red_ACD_for_me Ruled by a RED boy!

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    UM yeah! I'm also against abortion for humans but there is a BIG HUGE difference between humans and dogs ;) Dogs get put to sleep everyday because there aren't enough homes and the shelters are so over crowded. If you are ready for all the work ahead of you then good luck but I would terminate it, that's up to you :) Just think that this litter of pups is going to be taken away from all the other pups in shelters waiting for homes.........

    Alsatian= GSD :eek: Never heard of them being called that before and I grew up with GSD's all my life! :p
     
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    From someone who has just walked in your shoes (my bitch whelped about 4 weeks ago) I can say it is a ton of work, worry, vet visits, money and stress. I would have spay/aborted in a heartbeat if I could have. I couldn't because it would have comprimised Shortys health since she was too far along. To me, there is nothing wrong with spay/abort. When you think about all the unwanted shelter puppies/dogs and the ones running wild it's just not right to bring more into the world if you can prevent it.

    I want to wish you luck on whatever you decide to do. Some questions you should think about is:
    If you can't place the puppies, what are you going to do with them?
    Are you going to alter them before they go or make a contract that says the new owners are responsible for that?
    Are you willing to accept the pup back if it doesn't "fit" the new owners?
    Just remember, those puppies are your responsibility until the day they die. Are you willing to go the extra mile?
    Are you going to charge and adoption fee or just "free puppy" them?
    Are you willing to visit the people who are intersted to see how they are, how they live, other animals?
    Are you willing to have these people in your home so you can see how they interact with the puppy?

    Good luck!
     
  14. ~Jessie~

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    I completely agree. Children do not end up in shelters, and they are not put to sleep.

    I would abort the litter as well... there are so many puppies out there in need of homes, and you do not know the background and history of the parents.
     
  15. MafiaPrincess

    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    People put too many human values onto dogs. It is the reason many people freak on line breeding, they see it as incestuous even when there are cases where it is of value. Often the same thing happens when discussing terminating pregnancy in animals.

    They aren't human, and in many cases would have been a better solution if still viable.
     
  16. *Jazzy~Jessie*

    *Jazzy~Jessie* Crazy woman!

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    Well in answer to your question RedyreRottweilers,she was looking a bit chubby and I took her to the vets to ask how she'd gotten so big so soon,if i should change food ect... and he told me she was expecting.
    I might go and contact some family tomorow to see if they're interested,and my friends family are really keen on having one.

    As for the abortion idea,thanks,but no thanks.If the puppies were ill or putting the moms health i'd abort the pregnancy ASAP but killing them before they'd had a chance to live just beacuse they're not perfect,im sorry but i just can't agree to that,no offence,but its just my opinion.Don't take it to heart,I don't want to start an argument.

    If I can't find them homes I'll put them in guide dog and police dog training,they're always looking for dogs to train there.
     
  17. Lizmo

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    I may have missed this, but you still have not told us how old and what breed she is :confused:
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Okay, thanks :)
     
  20. Well I sure would like a referral to this vet, since I don't know of ANY vet who could ascertain a bitch in whelp at 30 days/4 weeks except by ultrasound.

    Working ability and temperament is inherited. Police departments and guide dog schools either import dogs already trained from strong working back grounds, or purchase dogs bred expressly for that purpose here in the US.
     

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