Is she pregnant!!??

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  1. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    I just brought home a new foster dog, and I think she might be pregnant.
    her belly is pretty big, and it is really hard. she is not pear shaped or sticking out on her sides though.

    I took a pic, but you cannot tell much by looking at the pic.

    and this stage, when she is not really showing but does have a hard belly how far along do you think she would be. and remind me, how long are the pregnant for. i cannot have a foster dog and a litter of pups! I might have to return her if she ends up pregnant AND a long term foster.
     
  2. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Generally, 62 days is the norm for pregnancies.

    I can't help you any more, but I suggest a vet visit if you really think she's pregnant.
     
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    Is she otherwise acting normal? Did she go to the vet recently?
     
  4. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    honestly the shelter didnt tell me squat about her.
    they just said "here ya go, her name is Nicole"

    I think i will email the shelter and request her being taken to the vet and see if she is preggers. I do not think she is vetted... but I really dont know!
     
  5. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    i dont know if she is acting normal, because i do not know the dog. i dont think she is acting strange.
    how should she be acting if she is preggers?
     
  6. FoxyWench

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    easiest way to get an idea...
    feel around, feel any lumps and bumps any moving?

    if shes not yet been vet checked i would demand her checked anway, you have other dogs and best to be safe, have the vet palipitate and if the vet things preggers get xrays.

    she could just be a big girl.
     
  7. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    Thanks Foxy.

    I dont think they vet check the dogs before they go to foster.
    But i did speak with my vet about it, and she doesnt think its a big deal since my dogs are UTD on all shots, are wormed regularly, come for yearly visits, and even have the bortitella (sp) shots

    I might be wrong, they might vet check the dogs... how else would they had known my last foster had advanced heartworms!

    Heck, who knows....

    i sent them an email asking about her being preggers or not. i will keep you updated.
     
  8. hotdog2007

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    My dog Nanook was pregnant when I got her from the pound. Her belly was large and distended, despite the fact that the rest of her was very thin, and her nipples swelled and kind of popped. I got her in for a spay/abort as soon as she got over her kennel cough. The recovery was a little worse, but she wasn't far enough along to make it super risky. There are just so many homeless dogs and puppies, I didn't want to bring another litter into the city. If you can bring in your foster dog and she is pregnant, maybe they'll agree to spay her before it's too late.
     
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    I was going to say they don't have to be huge to feel them kick.
     
  10. dogsarebetter

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    I dont feel any kicks or bumps. I am thinking i might be a little paranoid. She went outside and took a HUGE hard crap. and how her belly isnt nearly as tight.
    *shurgs*
     
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    well heres fingers crossed that the only "baby" in there was just a food baby and has been left on the lawn lol.
     
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    What's stopping you from taking her to the vet to get an xray?
     
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    I'd get her checked and wormed. I've seen animals that I would have sworn were pregnant, except that they were undergoing worming.
     
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    The shelter should get her spayed before she goes to a foster home. I'm confident they probably vet checked her, since they had to make sure she was UTD on rabies at least before leaving the shelter, but it could've been a quick check up and they may not have noticed anything that day. I'd check with the shelter to see if she has been dewormed, and to see if she's been spayed; if not, I'd schedule that ASAP.
     
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    thanks lizzy.

    workofheart, the shelter does or does not do those things. not me.
     
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    no, i just found out...
    they do not spay before foster. but they do before they are adopted.
     
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    I just found out that they do NOT vet check the dogs.
     
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    I'd have to think looong and hard about fostering for a group that does not vet check their dogs before sending to foster. Your dogs are really at risk if this is the case, despite vaccine status, because not all parasites are covered by heartworm prevention and vaccines aren't 100%, though they are close.

    In the future, you may want to take any fosters to your vet for a once over and vaccines before bringing them home and then quarantine them for at least 10 days to ensure that they aren't bringing any nasties into the house.

    Here's hoping that she isn't preggers on top of everything else!
     
  19. Lizmo

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    Very good post. I quarantine all fosters before a vet visit.
     
  20. Laurelin

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    I was going to say the same. I know you really want to foster, but I just don't think it is worth it if the dogs aren't going to be vetted and quarantined. It could be very dangerous for Ruckus and Lynn.
     

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