Things not looking good for possible new addition

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  1. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    Now I guess she might be pregnant. :rolleyes: My bf found out today from his cousin that she accidently let her male chi mix get together with her. My bf told her from the beginning that he wouldn't take her if she was pregnant. You'd think she'd try to be a little more careful!:mad: Now I don't know what to do. We were going to pick her up next weekend. We just don't have the time, the money, or the experience to deal with a pregnant dog. I just want to cry... There is a Min Pin breed specific rescue near us so maybe they could help. God, I'm just so frustrated!!


    For anyone who's lost this is my first thread

    http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59534
     
  2. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I wish you could, would help with my past experience if i could, at least u know you could place the puppies in good homes with your chazzer friends help. Since she is already in the condition you could have the joy of being puppy parents. I adore newborns of anykind but do not bring them into the world for my own satisfaction. With a little dog and usually small litters it wouldn't be that much work, not like a lab with 12:yikes: baby gates don't work against that kind of puppy force.
     
  3. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    I would really like to take her, but I know I wouldn't have the money for an emergency c-section if something went wrong. Especially after Joey's ordeal this summer. I also have absolutely zero experience with pregnant dogs, or even unneutered dogs. All the pets in my family have been fixed. I'm just so torn. I really want to help her.
     
  4. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    you could have her spayed--and not have the litter.
     
  5. Melissa_W

    Melissa_W New Member

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    You could still take her. Just have her spayed.
     
  6. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    Are there a lot of risks with that? And how long can you wait before it's too late? The earliest we'd be able to pick her up is next weekend. So she'd be a week and a half along before we'd be able to get her to the vet.
     
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    I think that would be okay. My understanding is that spaying a dog while she's pregnant is no more risky than the pregnancy itself. But I'm no breeding expert. Perhaps you could ask on the Breeding Ground section of the forum.
     
  8. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    it takes 62 days for gestation so they would be fetuses at this point, but not very far along. That would be the best course of action. The world does not need more puppies right now, no matter how beautiful they are. And your right, an emergency csection would be expensive.
     
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    Aww I'm sorry, I hope you can make it all work out.
     
  10. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    The spay is not harder. The cost is slightly more. I agree it would likely be the best course of action.
     
  11. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    She could be spayed. Be prepared for it to cost a bit more because they will want to do the bloodwork prior and spaying a bitch close to a season, in season, or newly pregnant is a bit more difficult.

    It can be done, and in this situation...I would definitely consider it. the risks due to anesthesia would be the same spayed now or later...so that's not really an issue.

    How long since she might have been bred? There IS a "mis mate" shot that can be given within 72 hours of a breeding that will prevent a litter, BUT it also extends the season so that's more days to watch like a hawk ;)
     
  12. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    personally id take her and opt for a spay/abortion. its only as invasive as a regular spay, it just might be a little more expensive due to the adortion side of things...

    it seems like it would be the best course of action, not only for you to be able to take her without worry, but for HER saftey as well.

    good luck!
     
  13. adoptashelterpettoday

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    You might contact the rescue and tell them the situation and ask if they have a foster home that will take care of mama & babies and allow them to adopt the babies out, they would probably give you mama back once her babies were weaned. It would be worth a shot.

    Most of the time rescues have a very easy time adopting out puppies too so you wanting mama probalby wouldnt upset them too much. They might ask that you pay to get her fixed though...

    Or as everyone else suggested, take her to the vet & have her spayed right now.
     
  14. SharkBait

    SharkBait Hi, I'm Melissa!

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    It's sad that abortion seems to be the most popular choice here for her... :(

    But maybe it's best..
     
  15. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    Ugh.....some people are so frustrating!! Well now I guess the cousin is not very happy about us fixing the dog when she's pregnant. I'm sorry about the puppies, but I would not be able to handle it if something happened to her while giving birth. I wish she'd just understand that after what I've been through with Joey this summer, any risk is too much of a risk in my mind. That doesn't make me a bad person does it?
     
  16. Baxter'smybaby

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    no, this makes you a thoughtful and responsible pet owner.
     
  17. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    Thank you Baxter'smyBaby! Most people/coworkers I've talked to think I should just take her and let her have the puppies so I can sell them. :rolleyes: I'm glad that I have people to talk to here that understand my point of view.
     
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    no it does not! your being responsible and I agree with the other posters. get her spayed
     

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