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Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog and Vaccinations, parvo, x rays
parvo, x rays, sacs: Hi. I personally don t think it s a good idea to vaccinate a pregnant dog. However, if where you live there s an outbreak of parvo, then you can talk to your vet about the risks and benefits. An experienced person can feel for the pups before day 30. After...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Husky, mucus plug, welping box
mucus plug, welping box, slim chance: Hi. If they re born before the 58th day, they have a slim chance of making it. I ve never heard of puppies being born at day 54 making it. Her temp isn t low yet, it needs to drop to 98 or lower. The mucus plug is a thick, sticky, clear glob. You said she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Husky, mucus plug, welping box
mucus plug, welping box, cup of tea: Hi Hannah The discharge can take place up to 10 days prior to whelping, so no need to panic just yet. It sounds like you re making yourself crazy. Even whelped at full term, you have the risk of losing pups, and there is nothing to indicate that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Premature puppies?, good mother, litters
good mother, litters, pup: Hi Kathy. Puppies can make it if they re born as early as the 58th day. Before that, they re most likely not able to make it. The best thing you can do for this pup is to keep him warm, and make sure he doesn t get dehydrated. If you have the stuff and know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: please help me with my lil runt, cleft palette, feeding tube
cleft palette, feeding tube, runt of the litter: Hi Hope The reason there is a runt of a litter is because the placement in the horn. It doesn t get the same nutrition. If he can t suck on the mother it makes sense that he can t suck a bottle either. You want to check to make sure he doesn t have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pom whelping, vet care, green discharge
vet care, green discharge, small dogs: Hi Dayna You want to ensure she has a safe, quiet place to whelp her litter, a box is best lined with old towels. Watch for black/green discharge, staining with no result and distress. All those are signs that she may require veterinary care. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: poodles, miniature poodle, poodles
miniature poodle, poodles, apricot: Hi Lupe It s all about genetics. You have to take in consideration the following: a) the size and color of the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents on both sides; and b) are you line-breeding, in-breeding or out-crossing? Line breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy in yorkies, black discharge, heat cycle
black discharge, heat cycle, yorkies: Hi Ellen First, black discharge is never a good sign. Are you sure it wasn t dark red? If you have a breeding female it s so important to keep accurate records of her heat cycle and perceived cycles. Otherwise you are in the position of is she or isn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pregnant bitch, pregnant bitch, miniature dachsund
pregnant bitch, miniature dachsund, tomato soup: Hi. It s normal for a newly pregnant dog to act this way. She should perk up soon. I m not sure if prometra is common in your breed or not, but you ll want to watch out for it just in case. The signs are: the dog will drink a ton, she ll become listless, depressed....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: problem mating, private areas, havanese
private areas, havanese, fresh blood: Hi. Watch for bright red blood, this is fresh blood, she may even pass clots. They both may have a tucked up apperance to them, and may be tender around their private areas. The male dog s penis may bleed, make sure that the sheath can go back and then forward...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies, c sections, whelping
c sections, whelping, x ray: Hi. Pugs usually have 2-4, they can have more or less. Some breeds are prone to needing c-sections, or have a higher rate of sections, Pugs are one of those breeds so you ll need to watch her carefully and let your vet know when she starts labor just in case...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies, real reason, puppies
real reason, puppies, good luck: Hi. I would wait until the pups are about 5-6 weeks old before showing them to dad. Mom isn t going to want any other dogs around her pups, and it will make her nervous. No reason to upset mom at this point. She may hurt them by trying to move them. Most dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rejection, norwegian elkhound, inexperience
norwegian elkhound, inexperience, german shepherd: Only you can decide what the pups are worth. You have to take into consideration the following: a) that these are a unregistered mixed breed; b) only a certain type of household would want this larger, hairy breed in their home; c) your demographics;...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Seasons, physical peak, heat cycles
physical peak, heat cycles, jack russell: Hi Candice Heat cycles typically rotate on cycle (6, 9, 12) month cycle. So if she came in at 6 months, she will come in again at 1, (9 - 18 / 12 - 24). The best time to breed a female is when she s is at her mental and physical peak. For some females...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: SHIVERING EPISODES AFTER BIRTHING, calcium supplements, vanilla icecream
calcium supplements, vanilla icecream, running a fever: Hi. The bloody discharge is normal as long as it doesn t have a bad stink to it, and as long as she s not running a fever. It will last for a few weeks. As for the shivering, that concerns me. dogs calcium levels can drop severly after whelping, and they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu welping, mucus discharge, clear discharge
mucus discharge, clear discharge, pregant: Hi Laurie She should be whelping on the weekend of the 20th if you count from the 19th. You count from the day she mated and you err on the side of caution assuming her eggs were fertile and ready to go. A slight mucus discharge can be common as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: signs in labor?, mini dachshund, mucus plug
mini dachshund, mucus plug, puppy food: I NEVER recommend puppy food prior to whelping, the pups grow to big and that can cause problems in the delivery. Better to give her the puppy once the pups are born. She needs a supplement to her diet, Missing Link, Peterna or the link are all great for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: small litter vs large litter in Boxers, womb, puppies
womb, puppies, puppy: Hi Andi. No, just because the 11 puppy litter is smaller than the 5 or 6 puppy litter does not mean they re not as healthy. It just means that 11 puppies take up a lot more room in the womb than a small number litter, and may be smaller because of it. They...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sorry one more thing, artificial insemination, sorry one
artificial insemination, sorry one, puppys: Hi. A.I. isn t too hard to do, but if you ve never done it before, I highly suggest having your vet or another experienced breeder show you how to do it the first time. Your boy s problem may be because he is unexperienced. What you could try is using a teaser...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dog seems too little, business end, pillows
business end, pillows, knees: Hi Claire You need to raise the male up because he is NEVER going to get there on his own. You can do the breeding on a slope, raise the male with pillows or folded towels. Try sitting on the ground with your female, brace her across your knees using...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Type of bulldog, american staffy, english bulldog
american staffy, english bulldog, genetic makeup: There were no other pictures attached but depending on your area, you may have recourse, especially if you purchased him for breeding. I would think you need to have DNA testing done, which is inexpensive, to confirm his breed make-up. A pure English Bulldog...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: vax during gestation, vet office, infast
vet office, infast, point answer: Hi. My answer should have read : a pregnant dog should NOT be vaccinated. Sorry, my fingers get a head of my brain sometimes. Again, this is just my opinion. I don t like to give anything to a pregnant dog. However, if you feel that this is best for your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Female, female boxer, vet care
female boxer, vet care, mastitis: Hi. This is normal behavior, it should pass after a while. Give her some time, and watch her breasts for mastitis, it ll be red/hot areas on the breasts, or milk that is a funny color. It may last for a week or so, so have patience with her but after a while,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping time, mucus plug, canine pregnancy
mucus plug, canine pregnancy, x rays: Hi. You can do x-rays at 50 days or later, normal canine pregnancy is 63 days, but can safely go on day 58. It really depends on what day your girl was on when she was x-rayed. I d say 8-13 or 14 days. It s really hard to say for sure. She ll lose her mucus...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Urgent, natures way, mucus
natures way, mucus, quick response: Hi. Dogs will sometimes get diarrhea before whelping, natures way of cleaning things out. However, you said it had mucus in it. I would take her in for a stool check just to be on the safe said. she s really close to having her puppies, and you want to clear...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, border collie, cave area
border collie, cave area, heat source: Hi Carol As a fellow Canadian I can sympathize about the winters. However, as a breeder, I am not confident or comfortable letting a dam whelp a litter outside. The con s out way the pro s in my opinion. What if there are complications and you need...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: After whelping, fish oils, staph infection
fish oils, staph infection, skin infection: Hi Sue Like with most of us, nothing like good old fashion exercise and lots of it! To bring her pre-puppy body back. Is she on antibiotics to clear up her skin issues? If it s a staph infection, antibiotics will get things moving along much quicker....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: The wolf hybrid question from '08, lorna coppinger, raymond coppinger
lorna coppinger, raymond coppinger, wolf biologist: Hi Rowan Thanks for your input and clarification. My information is based on the works of wolf biologist Erik Zimen, professor of biology at Hampshire College Raymond Coppinger and author Lorna Coppinger. All leading behavioralist and experts in the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: what if they won't mate, miniature dachshund, heat cycle
miniature dachshund, heat cycle, baby gate: Hi. What day of the heat cycle is she on? If it s too soon, neither one of them will be interested in breeding. You could try to put up a baby gate and put one dog on one side, and the other dog on the other side, and let them get use to each other that way,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: worried owner here, vanilla ice cream, emergency center
vanilla ice cream, emergency center, x rays: Hi Shelley How long was it from her last section? Typically when a dam has a section she has to have another. There is usually a reason for a section in the first place, obstruction, tilted pelvis, exhaustion, etc. Did you do x-rays prior to see...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkshire 60 days pregnant, mini aussies, yorkie
mini aussies, yorkie, leeway: Hi Shelly It s take 63 days for gestation, that s once the eggs are fertilized. It doesn t matter which day she was bred on, as long as her eggs are ready to go. Because the sperm can live 48 hours and the egg takes a week to fertilize, there are a few...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie, vet assistance, stud owner
vet assistance, stud owner, vet bills: Your male should be at least a year if not older. Anything younger and the sperm count lowers. If you are expecting cash, I would think that you would guarantee that he s a proven producer and healthy without genetic issues verified by testing. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie due date, good mother, progesterone
good mother, progesterone, due date: Hi Gloria If I understand she was mated on purpose on the 19 - 24th and on the 27th it was an accident. If I m right about that, then I would expect pups the week of May 24th. The thing is this, if you didn t do progesterone testing but did it by...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie pregnancy behavior!, pregnancy behavior, female yorkie
pregnancy behavior, female yorkie, hormones: Hi. Hormones will cause all kinds of problems.:-) It s most likely that your girl is pregnant, and her hormones have kicked in. Sometimes, girls will get pretty cranky or their normal behavior will become opposite of what it normally is. It s most likely normal,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 week old puppy, last puppy, bichon frise
last puppy, bichon frise, female puppy: I m not familiar with Espliac. Peterna is a product I know and personally use. It needs to be canine specific. As humans have different requirement than dogs. If her fontanel doesn t close extra precautions will have to be taken. She should be placed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My 3 year old pomeranian foxy, enlarged heart, heat cycles
enlarged heart, heat cycles, pampered pet: Hi Felicia You have a female that has seizures, and enlarged heart and issues with her vulva and you want to breed her? You do realize that this conditions are hereditary and you are considering passing these issues on to other pet owners and lovers...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 4 1/2 wk old puppies feeding, puppy food, poops
puppy food, poops, canned food: Hi. You can switch them over to puppy food now, I would soak the food in water before giving it to them. At this age, 4 times a day. By the time they reach 8 weeks, they can eat 3 times a day. At this age, they should want to come out and play, they should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 62 days pregnant, mucus plug, length of pregnancy
mucus plug, length of pregnancy, body temp: Hi Darrell The slimy stuff is her mucus plug. Again no need for panic. You want her to sleep and get all her rest now, because when the pups come, there won t be much. Sleeping is normal. The thing with taking her temperature is that you have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my 7month old chihuahua my be pregnant, vet questions, female chihuahua
vet questions, female chihuahua, responsible breeder: Hi. 7 months is super young. If it just happened, you can ask your vet about the mismating shot. This will just help ensure that any fertilized eggs do not plant. Like any medication, they do have side effects, so you need to ask your vet questions. I know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My adopted APBT Sabre, apbt, honest to god
apbt, honest to god, life span: Hi Leeann I love the APBT! And good for you for taking this one into your home and heart. But honest to God, you have recently adopted this female. Do the right thing and have her spayed and let her live out her life as a beloved pet, that s what she deserves....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bad odor after delivery, foul odor, afterbirth
foul odor, afterbirth, oxytocin: Hi Cassie Were all the placenta s and afterbirth accounted for? A strong, foul odor could indicate that all the after birth has not be expelled. You may want to have your vet give her a shot of oxytocin to clean her out, just to be certain. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bathing & Removing Ticks from Post Whelping Bitch, tiny ticks, removing ticks
tiny ticks, removing ticks, tick removal: Hi. You say tiny ticks, could they be the type to carry Lyme disease? My best advice here would be to tell you to take this girl to the vet and let him have a look. This way, if they are the type that carry the disease, you won t expose yourself and the vet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bitch in heat but wants to mount the male!, dominant females, bitch in heat
dominant females, bitch in heat, yorkie: Hi Laura That happens with dominant females. What you need to do is sit yourself on the floor (place your back against the wall, it will make it easier). Put the female across your lap with her front legs on one side and her back on the other. (It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bitch Receptive, australian bulldog, breed quality
australian bulldog, breed quality, entire season: Hi Amie A season for a female can last 21 days. She becomes pregnant when her eggs are fertilized. For that to happen she has to ovulate. Some females ovulate different, some sooner, some later. She was bred on the 10th - 14th, but she may not have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Courtney, I suggest that you start taking your dogs temp and recording it at the same time each day. The normal dog temp is between 101 - 102.5 In most cases, when the expectant mothers temp drops below 100, she will deliver within 24 hrs. The best...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer, high fever, placentas
high fever, placentas, panga: Hi. First of all, I m really sorry about your Panga. It s ok to let them eat some placentas, this helps with contractions and milk production. The only reason why we shouldn t let a dog eat all of them is that it can cause diarrhea, but won t kill them. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Boxer and her pups, female boxer, calcium levels
female boxer, calcium levels, litters: Hi. 4 puppies is a decent litter for a Boxer. I personally like the smaller litters myself.:-) The panting and shaking worries me. You need to get her to the vet and have a clean out shot done, and see about her calcium levels. This can be very dangerous,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer has strong odor from vagina, and, constant red itchy paws, purina pro plan, purina one
purina pro plan, purina one, food allergy: At the big pet food stores you may be able to get Eagle Pack. It s a really good food that many people try when their dogs have food allergies. A good food can be expensive at first. But once your dog has been on it for a little while, you re actually coming...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Chi, puppy food, fontanel
puppy food, fontanel, sound advice: Hi Cathy Any time you make the choice to breed there is risk to the female. But with most breeds the male is going to be larger than the female. That s just the facts. A healthy Chi should have no problem whelping. However, you want to keep her active,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch drying up too soon, colostrum, sacks
colostrum, sacks, pup: Hi Desi It s typical when there is only a singleton that the dam starts to drying up as the milk isn t used. You can supplement your female with colostrum. It s available in a powder form and can be sprinkled onto her food. But you want to take into...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch in heat wont breed, bitch in heat, heat cycle
bitch in heat, heat cycle, right time: Hi. 7 days is too early. Most of the time, if a bitch is in heat and isn t at the right part of her cycle to be bred, she won t let the male near her. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. When the right time comes, she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my bostons heat, different breed, spayed
different breed, spayed, mate: Hi Cassandra Once a female has been bred, chances are very, very good that she will roam looking for a mate. If you don t plan on breeding her again, I would consider having her spayed. It s important to know when your female comes into season so your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer bitch, boxer bitch, pyrometra
boxer bitch, pyrometra, phantom pregnancy: Hi. If she s been in heat recently, the swelling may because of something called pyrometra, which is an infection of the uterus. You have the open kind, which you would see a discharge, or the closed kind, which you won t see a discharge, but can cause a swollen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer man, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Isabel. Mating a male at 8 years of age, is perfectly fine. Also mating a 8 year old male with a 2 year old female is also fine. Remember we are workiing with dog, not humans and the difference in age is not an issue. I suggest that you contact a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer pregnancy?, x rays, x ray
x rays, x ray, mannerisms: Hi. One thing you can do that isn t too expensive is to have an x-ray done. It can be done 50 days into the pregnancy. I would go 50 days after the last breeding, before 50 days and they won t show up. This will let you know for sure if she is pregnant or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer puppies, boxer puppies, x rays
boxer puppies, x rays, pup: On an average, 4-6. However, she could have 8, she could have one, it s really hard to say for sure how many she ll have. I ve had a girl that only had 1 pup her first time, her sister had 8 her first time. You can have x-rays after day 50 to know for sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: should I breed my bitch?, mini australian shepherd, serious heart condition
mini australian shepherd, serious heart condition, puppy buyers: Hi. First of all, good for you doing the health tests! It s hard when we try to do the right thing and health test, and then something comes back. This is a personal decision that only you can make. If you do decide to breed this girl, you ll have to tell...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What breed is my dog?, american eskimo, dominant behavior
american eskimo, dominant behavior, maltese dog: Hi Nadine There is a slim chance it could have Maltese mixed in it, but if I had to guess I would say American Eskimo or Spitz is mixed in there. The breed mix would explain the dominant behavior. Start with crate training. She shouldn t mess where...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, goldin, labrador
goldin, labrador, wit: Hi Jason When your breeding it s a good idea to know for certain days. It makes it easier. It s best to start bringing them together at day 9. Then continue for the next 7 days. Your female has to be ovulating to catch. It s a good idea to keep them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding dachshunds, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Penny. The age at which you should breed your dog(s) depends upon many factors. Most male dogs can become sexually active as early as 6 months of age (this is why most veterinarians recommend neutering at 16 weeks - 4 months), but the spermatozoids in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding toy poodles, male toy poodle, breeds of puppies
male toy poodle, breeds of puppies, poodles: Hi Jessica No reason to think they won t get a long. The male may try and mount her immediately, which is a nice how do you do? for a new female, so you may want to introduce them slowly. Don t force them together and let your female adjust to her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/whelping of 10lb. mini schnauzer, puppy chow, puppy food
puppy chow, puppy food, whelping: I always recommend puppy food AFTER the pups are whelped. The problem with the higher protein and fats of puppy food is that the pups grow so big that complication can arise with whelp. It s perfect for a nursing mother. What does average size mean....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Coccidia, watery stools, 2 females
watery stools, 2 females, albon: HI. Coccidia is super contagious. You can bring it in on yourself, a bird can poop in your yard, your dog walks through it, licks his paw, now has coccidia. Super easy to catch. Bleach works best, but there are a few products in dog catalogs that is suppose...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: close to having puppies, mucus plug, having puppies
mucus plug, having puppies, vaginal area: It sounds like it could happen any minute. When is her due date? We don t want her to go too far over it. But it really sounds like she s getting super close. Can you still feel pups moving ok, she doesn t seem to be in any distress besides what you told me...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: concerned about young pup falling pregnant, swelling of the vulva, heat cycle
swelling of the vulva, heat cycle, hump: Hi. As soon as you notice signs of heat, swelling of the vulva or bleeding, get them apart. If you are wanting to have a litter, I would wait until she was as close to two as you can get her. Once the heat cycle is over, you can let them be together again,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dashound, mini dashound, false pregnancy
mini dashound, false pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: Hi. Nipples getting bigger and fuller is a sign of pregnancy. And yes, there s a chance that your male could get her pregnant, unless they were kept apart throught the whole cycle. There is what s called a false pregnancy, where a dog looks/acts like she s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: DOG PANTING, science diet, placentas
science diet, placentas, whelping: Hi. I would take her to the vet to see about the panting. It could mean that something is still inside of her. If left in there, it can lead to serious infection and even death. Within 24 hours of whelping, I take my girls in for the clean out shot just to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Doberman past whelping date but acting fine, mucus plug, clear discharge
mucus plug, clear discharge, doberman: Hi. That thick, clear discharge you see sounds like the mucus plug, they lose that about 24-48 hours before labor starts. I m with your vet, as lonf as everything is find with mom and pups are moving, I wouldn t worry too much. If she goes another day or two,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Panting after birth, newborn puppies, whelping box
newborn puppies, whelping box, oxytocin: Hi. I would take her to the vet to make sure she doesn t still have a puppy or placenta inside of her. If one is left in there, it can cause a serious infection, and even death. Usually, a shot of oxytocin is all that s needed to clean a dog out, and will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dachshund in labor, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Marysia. When the time to give birth arrives the mother will show signs of contractions and possibly begin to shiver. The puppy will pass from the vaginal opening inside a graayish/clear sac. I m assuming that this is what you are seeing. After each...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: daschund pregnancy, cottage cheese, dog food
cottage cheese, dog food, renee: Hi. This is normal. Some girls get really finicky at this time. What you can do is to put cottage cheese, or beef brother over her food. If that fails, try mixing some soft dog food in with her dry. It s important to get her eating dog food again, don t let...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: day 65 from 1st tie and still no signs, signs of labor, old fashion
signs of labor, old fashion, consecutive days: Hi Janice Day 65 from first breeding but not from when her eggs were ready I m betting. Keep in mind that sperm can live 72 hours and eggs need 7 days to mature. When do the old fashion counting method, a few days have to be given to account for Mother...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, dwarfism, flip side
dwarfism, flip side, health risks: Hi Steffanie, With interbreeding you narrow in on a gene or trait. So if there is anything hereditary, and there always is, it will come out full blown. You have greater risk for dwarfism, hypertension, depression, and whatever is predominately adverse...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, golden retreiver, dog breeding
golden retreiver, dog breeding, strictures: Hi. It s still a bit early, I would give them a few days and then try again. You may also want to try a teaser male. Put your boy up, but where he can still see the other dogs. Borrow a different male, and keep him and your female on a leash. Allow them to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog is heavy panting 24 hours after whelping, green discharge, whelping
green discharge, whelping, green stuff: Hi. Congrats on the pups, glad all are doing well. A green discharge after the birth of the first puppy is normal. I would however, get her to the vet and ask for a clean out shot. This will make sure that nothing is left in there, and will help with milk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancie, yorkie poo, different this time
yorkie poo, different this time, ovulation: Hi Christine If she bled 19 days BEFORE mating, I would have to say you missed ovulation. I would suspect that she had an infection which can prolong bleeding. It wouldn t hurt to have the vet check her out and maybe put her on a low dose of antibiotics...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs mating, birds eye view, velva
birds eye view, velva, business end: Hi Renee If he s an inexperienced male that would explain why he can t get the job done and he may need some assistance from you. Try keeping them separated for a day or two would be ideal but a few hours anyway. It will build up his excitement. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female care after birthing, great pyrenees, back in shape
great pyrenees, back in shape, s young: Hi. There s not really a whole lot you can do. Once a dog gives birth, her breasts won t ever be the same. Give her plenty of exercise and good food, and they will over time, gradually go down. They may never be small like they were before her pups, but they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female in heat, male driving us crazy, male rottweiler, female chihuahua
male rottweiler, female chihuahua, heat male: Hi Lisa Actually, you would WANT to get your male fixed because of his age. There are health complications that can arise with un-neutered males, the most predominant is cancer. Males will do ANYTHING to get to a female in heat, especially if they ve...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Fertility in weimaraners, weimaraners, weimaraner
weimaraners, weimaraner, singleton: Hi Darin It really depends on your female. At 11 her eggs are going to be pretty worn out. She may still be able to conceive a singleton or two but I wouldn t expect much. It s possible that she had a silent heat last year however, it wouldn t hurt...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Fifi our pregnant JRT, signs of labour, mucus plug
signs of labour, mucus plug, dental floss: Hi and thanks for letting me know how it went. I m glad that mom and pups are doing well. You can t beat yourself up for the one lost, it happens and isn t your fault. It s alot more common in dogs than most people think. Now, you have to focus on mom and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: should I breed my bitch?, breed dogs, new mom
Dog Breeding and Whelping: should I breed my bitch?, breed dogs, new mom, genetic problems

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pups show up on X-ray, exact problem, x ray
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pups show up on X-ray, exact problem, x ray, vet

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sealed Brindles, brindle boxers, fawn
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sealed Brindles, brindle boxers, fawn, masks

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feedding lactating mom, liver organ, quality puppy
liver organ, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Maria How old is your female? What is her breed? What was her whelp like? Were the pups born dead or did they fade? Your female should now be on a good quality puppy food. Something with a higher fat and protein level. She should be supplemented...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female boxer has just gone over 1 yr without a heat, female boxer, generation pedigree
female boxer, generation pedigree, akc standards: Hi Libby. Some girls have weird cycles, no doubt about that. The extra trama that she experienced may be causing the delay. If you have other females, or can expose her to another female in heat, that may just help bring her in. Females that are housed together...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my female yorkie in labor?, female yorkie, loss of appetite
female yorkie, loss of appetite, rubber maid: The hardest part is the waiting. Her temp can go down then spike, then level off. Honestly you have to let Mother Nature do her thing. It could take her three hours to delivery 8 pups or 36 hours to deliver 2. Each female is different and each delivery...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my goldens mated, matings, momma
matings, momma, swimmers: Hi Renee Like my Momma always says... it only takes one time . Here s the scoop on what you heard and read. The facts are: A. Your male releases millions and millions of swimmers at one mating; and B. The number of pups depends solely on the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycle in my chuhuahua, female chihuahua, heat cycle
female chihuahua, heat cycle, hereditary condition: No it was a long day for me yesterday. Let me try again. It sounds like the beginning of a preheat. That or because it s her first season it doesn t appear as your other dogs. Sometimes the first season can be quick or they come in, and go out, and come...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Homemade puppy formula?, puppy formula, jack russel
puppy formula, jack russel, receipes: Hi. Glad mom is ok. A lot of people use homemade formulas, and the pups do just fine. Some people even use goats milk, so if you can find that, it may work for you. Good luck, and let me know if I can help with anything else, can t wait to see those pics...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How do I know, mucus plug, signs of labor
mucus plug, signs of labor, time cause: Hi. She could ve concieved at any of these breedings, so it s hard to say which one is her actual due date. You re just going to have to wait her out. :-) As for her temp, you have to take it at the same time each day in order for this method to work. Different...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lab having puppies, having puppies, whelping box
having puppies, whelping box, responsible breeder: Hi Tony A responsible breeder would have a whelping box or enclosed area for a female to safely deliver her pups. If you weren t there for the pups when they were whelped are you confident that the placenta s and afterbirth were discharged? And you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lab mix rescued from shelter very prego, clear mucus, puppy formula
clear mucus, puppy formula, big teats: Hi. Good job on saving this girl. It sounds like she is getting close to whelping. It s ok if she doesn t want anything to do with her whelping box right now, many girls don t. When the time comes, she ll stay in there. Just make sure you have an old blanket...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lab possible false pregnancy, false pregnancy, x rays
false pregnancy, x rays, preg: Hi Diana With a pseudo pregnancy, milk can still come in. However if it s her first pregnancy and you didn t witness a tie, it could be that she s carrying a singleton or small litter up high. I would recommend taking her for x-rays. That way you will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor?, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Maria. All the symptoms that your pug is displaying are normal. Your new mother to be might feel she needs to find a safer, more secluded place to birth her puppies, and this could be the reason she is trying to go under your bed. I suggest that your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: loss of all 11 puppies, birth canal, time none
birth canal, time none, 21st april: Hi Abby To lose an entire litter within that short time frame suggests to me an infection, either bacterial or viral. Did you do a brucellios test prior to breeding with the male? The pups would come in contact with the STD leaving the birth canal....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating, male german shepherd, himt
male german shepherd, himt, two dogs: Hi. One of the best things you can do is to let your boy watch two dogs breeding. Don t let him near the other dogs, just let him watch. You can put a different male on a leash and allow himt o try to breed the female. If you don t want that male to do the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother is digging after giving birth 4 days ago, pekignese, size holes
pekignese, size holes, baby 6 months: Taking her and her pups in would not encourage or cause her to kill any off-spring. There are two reasons a dam will kill her young, one, she is unstable and two, the pup was sick. The male should not be anywhere near the pups. That can cause anxiety to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother rejecting babies, wet nurse, ft worth texas
wet nurse, ft worth texas, pug rescue: Hi. You could talk to your vet and see if maybe he knows a great breeder that may be willing to help you out. My vet keeps a list of breeders who are willing to help with puppies, who will let someone use their dog as a wet nurse, who will help raise a litter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mastitis, teats, gauze
teats, gauze, warm water: Hi Paula The easiest way to drain the fluid is to stand her in a bath of warm water. The water has to be deep enough to cover her teats. Gently massage the nipple that is impacted. I would also cover it with a gauze so that they pups don t drink...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: after mating (male dog), frined, yorkies
frined, yorkies, x ray: Hi. It could be because of that, but you may also need to have him checked out to make sure he wasn t hurt during the breeding if this continues. Most boys will holler and go off their feed when a girl is in heat, but if he s acting like he s in pain, I d...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: no milk!, mastitis, milk production
mastitis, milk production, teats: Hi Vicky Are your female s teats impacted? Do they feel hot and look sore? If she has a fever and the possibility of mastitis forming, you need to take her to the vet immediately. Depending on the reason for the fever, your female can become toxic....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn Pug Puppy With Deformity, newborn pug puppy, types of puppies
newborn pug puppy, types of puppies, cleft pallet: Hi. It sounds like he has a cleft lip. You want to check on the inside of his mouth on the roof of it to check and see if he has a cleft pallet as well. This may be why he s not eating. These types of puppies are very hard to make live, and many people have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn pug puppy with deformity, newborn pug puppy, cleft palette
newborn pug puppy, cleft palette, seringe: Hi Jennifer Unfortunately the pup in the picture has a cleft palette. A deformity that will adversely effect his ability to eat and drink. Chances are if he has the cleft palette he will have other abnormalities or health issues. His survival rate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Postpartum Problem, toy fox terriers, fox terriers
toy fox terriers, fox terriers, warm compresses: Hi. My best guess here would be to take her in and have her calcium levels checked. Too much or not enough can cause problems. This is all I can think of, especially since you had her checked to see if something was left in there, and she s not running a temp....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Chihuahua, bullmastiff, x rays
bullmastiff, x rays, idea what kind: Hi. It s usually the small male dog that gets a big girl pregnant, but a small female can get pregnant by a larger dog. I don t think that it would ve worked with a bullmastiff, but anything is possible. 6 months is super young. I d suggest taking her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, vanilla icecream, first stage of labor
vanilla icecream, first stage of labor, plain vanilla: Hi. It sounds to me like she s going to go very soon. It s hard to tell if she is in labor right now, as I can t see her or her behavior. However, some girls will quit eating, and try to hide when they re about to start labor, so she may be getting really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pups show up on X-ray, pregnancy signs, false pregnancy
pregnancy signs, false pregnancy, clear discharge: Hi. 43 days is way too early. it has to be at least 50 days, I d wait until day 54 just to be cautious. The early x-ray shouldn t hurt the pups, but they just won t show up. Doing it at day 49 will also be too early, you ll be waisting your money and time,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my piybull, piybull, females
piybull, females: I sincerely hope that your females are old enough and mature enough to produce pups. Because getting stuck is called a tie. That is what is require to produce pups. If a female tries to break away from a male during mating, he can become injured both...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pom pregnant with first litter, mucus plug, premature labour
mucus plug, premature labour, pregnant dogs: Hi. The clear slimy discharge may be her mucus plug, or it may be a normal discharge pregnant dogs get sometimes. Is it thick, and is there a lot of it? If so, then I would think mucus plug. If a dog has her pups before day 58, then the pups don t have much...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian how long after giving birth til next heat, pomeranian, giving birth
pomeranian, giving birth, 9 months: Hi Pamela A break is always recommended. She should be coming into heat soon. Your female could be getting ready to come in our experience a silent heat. Which means you may not see any blood or swelling. What is your female s season now? Every...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregant dogs, quality food supplement, pregant dogs
quality food supplement, pregant dogs, american bulldog: So she s been bred every heat her last three seasons. That would explain why her body hasn t had a chance to catch up. A breeding female should be in top physical and mental health, be on quality food, supplement with organ meats, vitamins and oils....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, belly area, shelties
belly area, shelties, hunches: Hi. I honestly don t know if this is true in your breed or not. It worries me that she hunches up when you touch her belly, that may indicate pain. And the uterus being hard may also indicate a condition called pyrometra. This is a serious, life threatening...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant chi?, belly band, ozs
belly band, ozs, xrays: Ya know, this is an odd one.:-) I must have misread your first question, and I apologize. Sometimes a dog can have what s called a silent heat, you won t ever know she s even in heat unless you have a male around. Did she show any signs, like her vulva swelling?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant pei, shar pei, mucus plug
shar pei, mucus plug, whelping: Hi. She could be due at anytime, up to May 2nd. Since she s had milk in for a few days, I would think that she s going to go at anytime. Some girls will get their milk in about a week before whelping. I have found though, that if they get it in earlier than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant pug, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Michele. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. If your dog was bred on Fed 11 - 14, then the puppies are not due until around April 16th. I am going to attach the website address to a really cool pregnancy calendar. I can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pugs, job
job: Hi Rosa How old are they? Is this there first go round? How far in her season is she? How much larger is the male than the female? How much time are the spending together? All those will attribute about his abilities. When she mounts him, she is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rat terrier/bred with corgi what to expect durin g delivery, vanilla ice cream, whelping box
vanilla ice cream, whelping box, mucus plug: Hi. Usually, a dog will lose her mucus plug, a clear, stringy, thick discharge from the vagina, about 24-48 hours before labor begins. The first stage of labor usually consists of heavy panting and serious digging. This can last up to 24 hours before a puppy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sealed Brindles, dark brindle, brindle dog
dark brindle, brindle dog, best bet: Hi. The correct useage of the term sealed brindle in Boxers is talking about a really dark brindle. There is no such thing as a black Boxer. Sometimes some people think they have a black one, but if you take him into direct sunlight, you ll see faint fawn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sore Nipples and Yelping pups, australian cattle dog, puppy teeth
australian cattle dog, puppy teeth, sore nipples: Hi. They re beautiful! It s ok to feed them now. You said mom s breasts are red and hard, then it s probably causing her a lot of pain to nurse them, especially with sharp puppy teeth coming in. A lot of new moms quit at this stage. I would take her in to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sign my dog is in labor, mucus plug, loss of appetite
mucus plug, loss of appetite, clear discharge: Hi Ami Panting, nesting and loss of appetite are signs of labor. Clear discharge is the mucus plug and is a good sign. If your female is in distress, staining without any result, that s a sign that some action may be required. What breed is she? ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: size of average yorkie pup at birth, yorkie pup, toy poodles
yorkie pup, toy poodles, yorkie puppy: Hi Sue The best and most accurate way to determine litter and pup size is to do x-rays. When you re feeling around you may mistake a kidney as a pup. When you are doing a mixed breeding, pups will depend on the size of both parents and their parents...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffordshire bull terrier pregnant, fetus heartbeats, staffordshire bull terrier
fetus heartbeats, staffordshire bull terrier, fetal heartbeats: Hi. You need to call your vet back and ask her exactly what does that mean, she needs to explain to you what she thinks is going on, she should ve done that from the begining. If a dog has a miscarriage, there will be a discharge from her vulva. You may never...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Supplies, medical supply store, vanilla icecream
medical supply store, vanilla icecream, surgical scissors: Hi. Sorry it took me a few to get back to you. It s been crazy around here lately.:-) Like I said, you could look on whelp wise s web site, they may sell kits can t remember. Also, you can try on ebay. I thought debbiejensen.com sold them, can t remember now...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Active 9 month old mixed breed pup, jack russel terrier, bully breeds
jack russel terrier, bully breeds, obedience lessons: Hi Lois Sounds like you re right, he s bored. The three breeds your mentioned are all smart and active, but combined wow! Advanced obedience lessons (Superdogs), fly ball, frezbie, rally O are all great activities to keep a dog like Eddy exhausted and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My American bulldog had pups HELP, cleft pallet, american bulldog
cleft pallet, american bulldog, body temp: Hi. At 7 days of age, they have to be fed every 3-4 hours, or they will die. If mom doesn t want to do it, then you will. Get some bottles and formula and feed them yourself, just remember to poop the puppies by gently rubbing a damp cotton ball over their...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: APBT in labor, apbt, contractions
apbt, contractions, pup: Hi Christina If you are waiting for water to break...you ll be waiting a long time. Each pup is in it s own sack and it s normal for them to be born still inside it. If she is contracting and not eating that s the first sign that things are moving....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Artificial Insemination, blood in the semen, artificial insemination
blood in the semen, artificial insemination, huskies: Hello again You don t want blood in the semen, you don t want anything mixing with the collection. But occasionally it happens. There are a number of reason for the blood, the most common is the grip the holder has on the penis, or the bag rubbing against...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What age should your dog be for breading?, 7 months, semen
7 months, semen, temperament: Hi Becky Personally I feel male used in a breeding program should be tested prior to breeding. Health and temperament are traits passed down. Although a male can start producing viable semen as early as 7 months old, waiting until all his traits are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: aggression after whelping, litter mate, basset hound
litter mate, basset hound, food bowl: Hi Cheryl It s very important to take the other female out and leave the dam with her pups. The female needs to feel her pups are safe and secure. I would recommend that you take her to the vet and have her inspected. She could have a retained placenta,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bichon acting sad after puppies, good mother, puppies
good mother, puppies, alot: Hi. This is not normal side effects of whelping. Because of her age, whelping and nursing puppies can be even harder on her. My best advice here would be to get her to the vet fast. It could be something very serious, even life threatening. Please let me know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bitch moving pups constantly, first pup, whelping box
first pup, whelping box, dark closet: Hi Amanda New momma s can be very anxious, as what appears to be the case with your parent s female. Every time she picks up and moves a pup, she must be told in a stern voice NO! and the pup goes back in the box. The whelping should be completely closed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BostonTerrier in Heat, bostonterrier, heat cycle
bostonterrier, heat cycle, foul smell: Hi. Sometimes when they first start their cycles, it can be a bit odd. It may be normal for her, and she ll settle into a more normal cycle as she gets older. However, if she starts to bleed then stops, or acts off, or the discharge has a foul smell, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer breeding, pregnant female, mucus
pregnant female, mucus, c section: Before I let an outside male near any of my females, I would want to see paperwork. But that s just me. Because STD s can be detrimental to a breeding program and the lives of pups and the dam, I would err on the side of caution. Keep an eye on her and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer just whelped puppies..., last puppy, whelping room
last puppy, whelping room, whelping box: Hi Ann. The panting could be because the whelping room is too warm, what temp is the room kept at? One way to tell is if the pups are scattered across the whelping box. This means they too are pretty warm. Or, it could be because she may still have a placenta...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, champion male, cocker spaniel
champion male, cocker spaniel, mom dad: Hi. What you can expect if some full blooded Cockers, and some mixed. Or, all of them could be full blooded, or they can all be mixed, depends on when she ovulated, and which breedings took. Of course, they all very well could have taken, giving you some full...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, dead puppy, muscle contract
dead puppy, muscle contract, oxytocin: Hi Sandra We ve experienced the same thing with a female years ago. A pup that is dead in utero can t move to make the stomach contract, so the body has to expel it itself, or a shot of oxytocin can make the stomach muscle contract and eliminate it....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, extreme dominance, hip dysplasia
extreme dominance, hip dysplasia, albino: Hi Vinny The thing is, what ever trait that your male has (good, bad or indifferent) will come out tenfold in the pups. What I mean by that is mild hip dysplasia will be extreme, dominance or aggression will be extreme, a slight nervousness will be extreme,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, old fashion, progesterone
old fashion, progesterone, good luck: Hi Charmaine Sometimes not for 63 days. You could breed her 12 times in one day, but if she s not ovulating, she won t take. Progesterone testing will tell when she prime, otherwise it s the old fashion, cross your finger and hope she took method. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding two blue poms, recessive gene, genetic defects
recessive gene, genetic defects, blue gene: Blue is a recessive gene. Chances are slim you will actually get any blues out of the pairing. You need to breed a blue to a black with a blue parent or a brown with a blue parent. The blue gene is also linked to and can cause deafness, blindness, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Female Lab, ovulation, mother nature
ovulation, mother nature, puppies: Hi Samantha A tie is Mother Nature s way of helping the species along. It DOES NOT guarantee puppies. Ovulation guarantees puppies. The most common reason a females doesn t catch is timing. Either the breeding was done to early or too late. Multiple...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding My Pitbull., different stages, semen
different stages, semen, sperm: Hi Daniel The are three different stages of semen. The first is like a cleaner, making everything nice and shiny for the actual sperm. Which is the second part. The sperm should be milky and thick. The third is prostatic fluid, which looks like water...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding second time in heat!, airedale, safe side
airedale, safe side, pyro: Hi. It could be because of her age, messing her cycles up, but I would still take her in for acheck up just to be on the safe side. It could be the start of pyro, or it could be normal, I really don t know as I can t personally see it. If she were my dog,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer, adult dog food, puppy food
adult dog food, puppy food, extra chicken: Hi. I would worm her when you do the pups, she should be ok for now. As for what to feed her, just keep her on a good quality adult dog food. You don t want her to get too fat, fat dogs have problems whelping, so I definitely wouldn t give her puppy food,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breech puppies, first pup, natures way
first pup, natures way, brownish discharge: Hi. I m going to ask you a question, I m not trying to be rude....is your groomer a breeder? It s kind of like when you have car problems, every one is a mechanic.:-) When you have a pregnant dog, everyone s an expert. When you say hanging like a sac, are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, female boxer, attitude change
female boxer, attitude change, heat cycle: By her third heat, things should be pretty normal, especially at her age. If she s showing no other signs of heat, attitude change, enlarged vulva, I would take her in to be checked out. She may have a slight infection causing problems. I have a girl here...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, business end, pitbull
business end, pitbull, target: How old is the male? And how far along is the female in her season? Both can contribute to malfunction and the junction. You can try putting a leash on the female and holding her steady. The best is if you sit on the floor and let her straddle your lap....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, contrary to popular belief, bulbus glandis
contrary to popular belief, bulbus glandis, forming a union: Some males just aren t cut out to be natural breeders. If he doesn t like your female, not amount of coaxing is going to work. And other males are difficult, or aggressive, biting, attacking and very rough in the mating, and females don t want anything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding boxers, rule of thumb, yelp
rule of thumb, yelp, progesterone: Hi Kathy If it s a week, she s probably still early and your male, being experienced knows this. If you aren t doing progesterone testing to see when she ovulates, then a good rule of thumb is day 9 to 15. Try separating them for a few days to build...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my bulldog, c sections, emergency number
c sections, emergency number, x ray: Hi. Since your breed is known for needing c-sections, I would have an x-ray done after day 50 to see if there are any pups that are really big, or may cause problems. Then, I would talk to your vet and tell him you want to let her try to whelp on her own first....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding dalmation, phantom pregnancy, lots of money
phantom pregnancy, lots of money, ovulation: Hi. Did all of your testing find anything? Did you have her thyroid checked? The best days to try to breed is on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. However, some girls ovulate early or later into their cycle. You may want to consider progesterone testing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a maltese x shitzu, accurate records, pink color
accurate records, pink color, ovulation: Hi Ruth First is the swelling and bleeding. It s important to keep accurate records of the day the bleeding starts. When the blood turns a pink color ovulation may begin. Breeding is usually optimal on days 10 - 15. But those days can vary. Your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel- not going into heat, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, cavalier owners: Hi Lora When a female has a sporadic heat, I would have her tested. It could be her thyroid, not enough natural/outside light or her reproduction tract could be scarred. On a site note, Cavalierhealth.org is a great website for Cavalier owners and breeders...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: caring for Wild Mother dog with litter of pups, wild mother, breast feeding
wild mother, breast feeding, mastitis: Hi Daniel How old are the pups? It sounds like the dam is developing mastitis. Which can be fatal for both the dam and the pups. You need to get some penicillin or amoxicillin into her. You can do that by putting it into food and leaving it out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: choc lab heat question, full spectrum lighting, salmon fish
full spectrum lighting, salmon fish, thyroid test: Hi Kim Has she gone into heat ever? You can start by supplementing her diet with salmon (fish) oils, vitamins and extra sunlight. The seasons play a large part in the cycle of females. Extra daylight and sunshine (also available in Vitamin C) will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Development, dick van pattens natural balance, boxer pups
dick van pattens natural balance, boxer pups, optimal nutrition: Hi. Some Boxers are just small, doesn t matter what their parents looked like, or how big they were. However, 9 months is still pretty young. Boxers aren t usually done growing until they re 3. Usually, they re as tall as they re going to get by age 2, but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, siberian huskies, artificial insemination
siberian huskies, artificial insemination, early b: Hi Kathryn A few reasons come to mind; a) she s early b) they spend too much time together c) he s shorter than her Inexperience plays a large part. If you didn t do progesterone testing, keep trying. If they spend 24/7 together, separate them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding HELP!!..., first timer, chocolate lab
first timer, chocolate lab, fertile time: Hi Marissa It s okay if he s a little taller, it can work to his advantage. If she s moving around, have someone hold her firmly. When he starts pumping, guide him in, (do not grab it but place your hand underneath his penis). Hold him in place until...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog heat cycle, pull ups, heat cycle
pull ups, heat cycle, pit bull: Hi Delaney Typically bleeding last 7 to 10 days. BUT the following 2 weeks after is when she s prime for breeding and should be watched or confined 24 hours. You can purchase doggy panties or children s pull-ups that will catch the blood and discharge....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog pregnancy, signs of labour, altrasound
signs of labour, altrasound, going into labour: Counting is just guestimating. It is from the day the egg got fertilized. Eggs take 7 days to mature and sperm can live 72 hours, so you have a margin for error on either side. And one thing about taking the a females temp, although something a lot of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dob will soon have puppies, bulb syringe, great web site
bulb syringe, great web site, dob: Hi. You only need to break the sac if mom doesn t. You ll just have to be there and watch very closely. Go to a store and get a bulb syringe, the kind you use on babies. You can use the to get the fluids out of the pups nose/mouth. I m going to give you a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog is 2 days overdue, ovulation cycle, mini dachshund
ovulation cycle, mini dachshund, signs of labor: Hi Ann When you do the counting method you have to give a few days either way. Especially on a unfamiliar dam (one where you don t know what her ovulation cycle is like). Just because she was bred on a certain day, does not necessarily mean she caught...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog fifth paw, five legs, dew claw
five legs, dew claw, dewclaw: Hi Bob Unless your dog has five legs I think you are referring to the dew claw. In some breeds, the dewclaws are used to lightly grip bones and other items that dogs hold with the paws. There is argument as to whether dewclaws should be removed....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in pain due to curdling milk, bad milk, female pit
bad milk, female pit, pit mix: Hi Brandy What your female is experiencing is called mastitis and it can be fatal to both the dam and pups. The easiest and painless way to express the milk is to stand your female in a tub of warm water. Make sure that her teats are completely submerged...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: excessive panting an hot breast after birth, hot breast, dry nose
hot breast, dry nose, afterbirth: Hi Chasity If her breast are hot and hard, she may be developing mastitis. You can ease that by putting her in a bathtub full of warm water. The water has to completely cover her teats. You can gently massage them to get the milk out. Where are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Fear that my Shih Tzu will reject her pup, whelping box, shih tzu
whelping box, shih tzu, pup: Hi Elizabeth If she hasn t formed a bond after a week, she may not ever form one. You will have to continue letting her in and out with her pup with longer, and longer periods of allowing the dam her own time. The pup can start on solids at about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is the female mini schnauzer ready to be bred, right time, good luck
right time, good luck, mini schnauzer: Hi. If she is flagging and standing for the male, she is ready to be bred. She s at the right days to be bred, so i would go ahead and breed her. Every dog is different in how their flow is during their heat. Light pink may be normal for her at the right time...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female pitbull, whelping box, fleas
whelping box, fleas, good luck: Hi Stephani It s time to separate the two and get your female in a whelping box. What she s doing is nesting. Looking for a place to deliver her pups. A box lined with newspaper or old towels and sheets placed in a room where she can quietly whelp...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female just had pups, physical shape, fleas
physical shape, fleas, nasty things: A product like Advantage given to the female and flea baths for everyone. You have to clean and disinfect the entire whelping area, pillows, blankets, floors, carpets, everything has to be vacuumed (then throw the bag out immediately), and wiped down. After...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: food-intake to make milk go down, food intake, solids
food intake, solids, dogs: Hi Angela You should start weaning the pups at about 6 weeks. Only feeding then twice a day (on the dam) they should be on solids by then. The less milk used by the pups, the less milk she will produce. Good, hard, healthy exercise will help bring her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: In heat 8 weeks after having a litter of puppies??, bloody mucus discharge, heat cycle
bloody mucus discharge, heat cycle, great dane: Hi Mary Did the previous owners tell you her heat cycle? Every 6 months, 9, etc. A season typically starts with swelling and then bleeding. Sounds like it could be that she s coming into season. Remember 2 months for gestation and 2 month the pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: howling after mating, business end, muscles
business end, muscles, penis: Hi Kelly Actually, he should pass out after mating. His penis should knot when he s inside the female, and her muscles contract to keep him in place causing the tie. It sounds like he s just overly excited. Is he shorter than the female? You may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: husky pregnant, mucus plug, contractions
mucus plug, contractions, pup: Hi Natasha Have you confirmed she s expecting and is she showing any other signs like discharge of her mucus plug or milk? It could be that she is starting her whelping process. Keep a close eye on for the next 24 - 48 hours. Panting and shivering...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Russell won't eat, beef heart, antibotics
beef heart, antibotics, hormonal changes: Hi Becky The hormonal changes in her body can make her depressed and lethargic. And are very common. Try encouraging her to eat with some beef heart, chicken or canned food. Just in moderation so she doesn t get the runs. You can also try giving her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How long should I allow my dogs to continue to mate?, heat cycle, estrus
heat cycle, estrus, chihuahuas: Hi Heather She seems to have hit her stride. You can continue to let them breed until she won t stand, but then you have a greater span to figure due dates. If the swelling is starting to go down, she should be finishing. If I was in your shoes, I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How long does it take for birthing, bringer of bad news, green discharge
bringer of bad news, green discharge, pregnant female: Hi Cathy Sorry to be the bringer of bad news BUT, dark green/black is not a color you want to see in a pregnant female. It s typically a sign of toxicity. If you can t afford to take your female to the vet, be prepared to lose the litter and quite possibly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: low libido in male bullterrier, low libido, natural instincts
low libido, natural instincts, speciman: Hi Mandy Our males learn their manners early and will not mate a female without permission from my husband (strange but true). But when it s their turn at the bat , they are eager and ready. When the female is ready, house them next to each other....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mated but not pregnant, many different things, litters
many different things, litters, beagle: Hi. There are many different things thatcan happen that will prevent a pregnancy. This dog already had three litters before? Were they back to back, or did she have a break? If a dog is bred on every heat, it can lead to small litters, weak pups, and infertility....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating our bischon, stud owner, bischon
stud owner, bischon, menstrual cycle: Hi. It sounds like you bred her on the right days. The first thing I would do would be to get her in for a check up, to see if she has any infections that may mess with the cycle or pregnancy. A few weeks before she s due to go back into heat again, you may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mixed breed dog, jack russel terrier, male pup
jack russel terrier, male pup, bull boxer: Hi. Your pup sounds like an interesting guy. The thing is, all three breeds that he is mixed with can be pretty hyper. The best advice here would be to try to find an obedience class. This will help train both of you, and keep your pup focused. Who knows,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: multiple sires, hi mary, sires
hi mary, sires, puppies: Hi Mary If the female is ready and ovulating when the two males have been bred her, then yes, she can carry pups from both males. If the male mated his dam that s know as in-breeding, and anything is possible. You will have either the very best, or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nursing bitch and puppies, tapeworm eggs, puppy worming
tapeworm eggs, puppy worming, dogs and cats: Hi Tara Without seeing photo (or doing testing) I would guess Tapeworm. They can look like rice. The most common tapeworm of dogs (and cats) is called Dipylidium caninum. This parasite attaches to the small intestinal wall by hook-like mouthparts....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: i need answers please, afterbirth, x rays
afterbirth, x rays, faders: Hi Christine Did you do x-rays prior to whelp? Where all the placenta s and afterbirth accounted for? I would give her a shot of oxytocin to ensure that she s completely cleaned out. Being an older female, I would closely watch the litter to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What do i need to start breeding?, mini poodle, cute dogs
mini poodle, cute dogs, dew claws: The thing is Elizabeth, you breed once, you re a breeder. And please don t think I m condemning you or trying to talk you out of it, that s not the case at all. For warned is for armed. Like I said, good for you for doing the ground work to ensuring that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new bitch wanting to move puppies, vitamin b complex, boxer bitch
vitamin b complex, boxer bitch, survival instincts: Hi Gary She s trying to keep her remaining pups safe and moving them to a new den . This behavior is typically in some females. Of course a whelping box in a quiet and warm room is optimal. You want to discourage her from picking up and moving the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new born puppies, new born puppies, staffie
new born puppies, staffie, helth: Hi. You can start to introduce them to solid foods around 4 weeks old. If mom s not wanting to feed them, then you ll have to. You ll want to get some bottles and formula and feed them every 3-4 hours for now. Good luck, let me know if I can help with anything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing mother dog, jack russell terrier, calcium deficiency
jack russell terrier, calcium deficiency, meat content: Hi Patti What are you feeding her? Calcium deficiency is typically found in animals feed high organs and meat content. A balanced diet will correct the problem. You always want to start a supplement on the pups as they will have been denied calcium...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: outside tie occurred during mating, false pregnancy, adorable dogs
false pregnancy, adorable dogs, male penis: Hi. First I have to say thanks for sending me that picture. She is adorable. Dogs can become pregnant even with an outside tie, but only if the male had ejaculated any at all inside of the female. Most people want a regular tie when breeding. I can t say either...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pom Birth, foul odor, blue ink
foul odor, blue ink, pomeranian: Hi. This discharge is normal, but it should turn to a bloody color soon. If the discharge has a foul odor, get her to the vet. You will also want to get her to the vet to make sure that she doesn t have anything left inside of her, puppy or placenta. good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pomeranian Breeding, adult dog food, quality adult
adult dog food, quality adult, great web site: Hi. Every time you breed a dog you are taking risks for complications. What a dog needs while pregnant is a good quality adult dog food, plenty of exercise, don t let her get fat. A fat dog has problems during whelping. I am going to give you a great web site...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant, 10yr. old Pomranian, toy poodle, mastitis
toy poodle, mastitis, lactate: Hi Tina Ouch 10 year old and expecting her first litter. Not something anyone would recommend. But that s shutting the barn door after the cows got out. At her age, you would have to worry about fading puppies. Pups that look healthy but are either...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog, vanilla ice cream, brownish discharge
vanilla ice cream, brownish discharge, signs of labor: The waiting is always the hardest. I know from experience as my husband is pacing behind me waiting for our little girl to deliver. Running, playing, sleeping is all normal. If it keeps her mind off her troubles let her enjoy her freedom. The more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnanty and Ultrasound, 28 days later, pregnanty
28 days later, pregnanty, rotty: Hi. I personally don t care for ultrasounds. I know they can be a great tool to use on a dog that is known to have reproductive problems, or even one that reabsorbs her pups. I prefer the x-ray. What I suggest doing is to wait until she is at least 50 days...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy Care, puppy care, foul smell
puppy care, foul smell, pittbull: Hi. At this age you ll want to worm them if you haven t already. Worm mom, too. Just keep them in a clean place, and socialize them a lot. No, she wouldn t be in heat this soon. Keep a good eye on the bleeding. If it doesn t let up in a day or two, or has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy re-homing., stud dog owners, stud owners
stud dog owners, stud owners, male pup: Hi Tara We keep pups for 8 weeks before they go. There is important socialization that goes on between 6 and 8 weeks. They learn how to play with their litter mates and it gives Momma and opportunity to school the out of control ones. I m not sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy separates, hi mom, pup
hi mom, pup, puppy: Hi. Mom s will sometimes root a pup out if she senses something wrong with it, it could be that a puppy is cooler than the others, it s weak, or it has some type of problem that we can t see. At three weeks, I don t think it s because it s cooler than the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: poorly pup, swollen eye, pup
swollen eye, pup, pus: Hi. I would take the pup to the vet to have him checked for an infection. he may need some antibiotics to help him fight whatever is going on, especially since you said he has a swollen eye. I would also ask the vet to show you how to tube feed the puppy just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregancy and birth, sign of labor, heat cycle
sign of labor, heat cycle, pregancy: Hi. 6 months is awfully young to have puppies. You ll want to work closely with your vet during her pregnancy and whelping for any special needs that she may have. It s really hard to say for sure if she will whelp these pups with no problem, it s hard to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant beagle, kids pool, kiddie pool
kids pool, kiddie pool, shredded paper: Hi Teri I understand the use of the kiddie pool, the ease of cleaning and such, I just don t care for them myself. If a pup gets wedged up against the plastic they have a great chance of suffocation. But that being said, thousands of breeders use them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer, mucus plug, fawn boxer
mucus plug, fawn boxer, male boxer: You re welcome Jennifer Just as a FYI here is a way to help you find a good product for you! How to grade your dog s food: Start with a grade of 100: 1) For every listing of by-product , subtract 10 points 2) For every non-specific animal source...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant yorkie due date, normal bowel movements, mucus discharge
normal bowel movements, mucus discharge, mucus plug: Hi. It sounds like your girl is getting ready. If she s not in distress, and everything seems fine, then I would give her until tomorrow and then put a call in to the vet. If he poo-poos you away, find another vet. It s common for a dog to go a day or so over...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Scabs, whelping box, table scraps
whelping box, table scraps, physical shape: Each female has to be taken on a individual basis when it comes to breeding. Size of previous litters, complications and so forth have to be taken into consideration. If the pups caught an infection it would have been on the way out. As they pass through...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sick Possible pregnant Jack Russell, spotting blood, infection of the uterus
spotting blood, infection of the uterus, jack russell: Hi. It s hard to say for sure what s going on with her, but my best advice here would be to get her to the vet to find out what s going on. Dogs do experience what s call pyrometra, a serious life threatening infection of the uterus. Most dogs who experience...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Standard Poodle Pregnancy, fading puppy syndrome, standard poodle
fading puppy syndrome, standard poodle, bacterial infection: Hi. Fading puppy is a term used for when puppies die for no apparent reason. There may had been a reason the last litter died, we just didn t know what it was. Make sure the pups are kept clean and warm and well hydrated. What I wished we could have done before...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my staffy bitch has lost weight since given birh, birh, nutrical
birh, nutrical, cottage cheese: Hi. Make sure she has constant access to food/water at all times. You may want to give her some NutriCal, you get it from the vet and it s loaded with calories and other stuff that she needs. It s good to have on hand for the pups as well. Put some cottage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: studding 2yr. old boston for first time, old boston, time question
old boston, time question, business end: The best is to separate them and bring them together for about 15 minutes. If he hasn t succeeded in getting a tie, separate them for a few hours and try again. Some males will become frustrated and give up. Remember timing is everything. So if the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: supplimental milk for puppies, 10 puppies, goats milk
10 puppies, goats milk, time digest: Hi Jenny How old are the pups? For a litter of 10, or any large litter, I rotate the pups. (5 on 5 off) Use a timer and give them an hour on and the little ones can stay longer. Leave them with the dam all night and if you want, supplement before bedtime....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: IS IT TIME!!??!!??, mucus plug, bit bull
mucus plug, bit bull, whelping box: Hi. That white smily stuff sounds like her mucus plug. They usually lose this a few days before going into labor. If you re taking her temp, it need to drop to 98 or lower and stay there, but you really need to take it twice a day and stay there for a bit...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: thin mum after giving birth to 10 puppies, 10 puppies, cottage cheese
10 puppies, cottage cheese, food intake: Hi. She should start gaining soon. If you haven t yet, I would worm mom and pups. This may help her. It takes a while for mom to get back into shape. After her milk dries up, and she s wormed, she should start putting the pounds back on. If she doesn t, I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: i think she going in labor, whelping box, charactor
whelping box, charactor, vulva: Hi. What type of discharge are you seeing? If it s clear, that s fine. If it s any other color, then something s going on. You said she s not drinking much, walks really slow and sometimes in circles. My best advice here would be to take her to the vet for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, vanilla ice cream, mucus plug
vanilla ice cream, mucus plug, human counterparts: Hi Fay Dogs are different from their human counterparts when it comes to labor and delivery. Panting, groaning and being uncomfortable are about the only things they have in common! Each pup is in their own sack so the clear liquid could be her mucus...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Yorkie TODAY, clen, x ray
clen, x ray, placenta: Hopefully she has done something by now. If she was done whelping, she would be laid out on her side, relaxed, not panting, not curled up. You can gently palpate her belly to see if you feel anymore puppies. My best advice here would be to take her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, babie, yorkie
babie, yorkie, 4am: HI. I m hoping that she s done something by now. If not, then please get her to the vet to figure out what s going on. If a dog goes 3 hours inbetween pups, it s always best to get the vet involved to see if things are ok still, or if she s run into trouble....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie - pregnacy after c section, little annie, two puppies
little annie, two puppies, scar tissue: Hi Judy I would have to disagree. Once a section, typically always a section. Not always mind, but usually. There are a number of reasons for this including a pup can adhere to the scar tissue, the skin is weak/thin and the strain can cause rupturing,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkshire terrier, yorkshire terrier, sexual acts
yorkshire terrier, sexual acts, dominance: Typically mounting and humping are not sexual acts but an act of dominance. What she is trying to do is let your male know she s boss. It s a trait that should be discouraged immediately as it gets worse as they age. But that being said, at 6 months she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1 week old dachshund puppy is lethargic and wont stop crying., dachshund puppies, dachshund puppy
dachshund puppies, dachshund puppy, little pup: Hi Crystal She s to young for an enema. I would recommend a low dosage of amoxicillian or a light de-wormer. She needs to be stimulated every 1/2 hour. Momma s milk is the best so holding the female down while the pup feeds is what is needed. You can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My 1 year old blue nose pit might be pregnant. How can i tell??, blue nose pit bull, blue nose pit
blue nose pit bull, blue nose pit, blue fawn pit bull: Hi Jessica First thing is you want to make sure she isn t eating like a pig . It s not healthy for her or any pups she may be carrying. Too much food and the pups grow too large and you have complications in whelp. When was she in season? What day...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 10 month old Cocker Spaniel., adult dog food, false pregnancy
adult dog food, false pregnancy, cocker spaniel: A false pregnancy is very common in female dogs, regardless of the breed. Everything is the same as a real pregnancy but without the eventual outcome. Puppies. If it is a pseudo you may want to cut back on her food and start exercising her more. Especially...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1Tiny Full Term Boxer Pup, boxer pup, litter mates
boxer pup, litter mates, tiny boy: Hi Dawn All the eggs are released at once so even if you did a breeding over the course of a week, it doesn t really matter. The runt of the litter is poor placement in the horn. The last to get the vital nutrient and nourishment that the litter mates...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 pregnant boxers, same house, female boxers, agression
female boxers, agression, shelley: Hi. This is actually quite normal. It could be the hormones, or they could have just decided that they don t like each other. Same sex agression is more common in Boxers, girls are the worst. This may be something that takes care of itself after the pups leave,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 1/2 week old puppy vomiting, pekingese puppies, stool sample
pekingese puppies, stool sample, parvo: Hi. He simply could ve gotten something in his throat he was trying to hack up. Vomiting at this age could meana few different things. If he continues this, I would take him straight in ot the vet. I really don t think it s parvo, could be something simple....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 legged min pin rat terrior, fox terrior, rat terrior
fox terrior, rat terrior, toy fox: Hi. I don t see how this will effect your dogs survival rate, just keep an eye out to make sure mom can lay down with the pups without hurting them. I don t know if this is a genetic condition or what, but if it is, be prepared for the chance that some of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 8 mth old staffy x hasnt come into season, full spectrum light bulbs, full spectrum light
full spectrum light bulbs, full spectrum light, 9 months: Hi Lealia A female can come into her first season anywhere from 6 to 9 months which would be typical. You can help her along by letting her bask in the sun or get full spectrum light bulbs for the area in the home where she lives. It can also help kick...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my 9 month old puppy wont breast feed her puppies, whelping box, great mother
whelping box, great mother, 9 months: Hi Chevon That s the problem with breeding puppies ... they aren t mentally or physically capable of raising a litter. By the sounds of things, you aren t set up with a whelping box to keep her contained. That s what you need, or you ll be hand raising...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Age of first breeding, temperament problems, health tests
temperament problems, health tests, cerf: Hi. Most breeders say that you shouldn t breed a female dog for the first time after 5. This si because the bones are set and may cause complications. However, there are some breeders that wait to breed for the first time at 5 or 6 with no problems. They wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: AI for my pure bred Bernese Mt. Dog, bernese mt dog, heat cycles
bernese mt dog, heat cycles, rubber tube: Hi Lisa It s easier than you may think to collect semen. You need a teaser female (preferably the one you are going to use to AI, you ll need her handy). A Ziplock freezer bag (large), a couple of syringes and a rubber tube, catheter or straw. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: animals, vet care, life span
vet care, life span, whelping: Hi. Every time a dog is bred, you have a chance of something going wrong. If the dog is kept in top shape, fed a good quality food, and has great vet care and plenty of exercise, then she has a good chance. When you breed, you have to make sure you can afford...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bitch reluctant to stay with puppies, whelping box, puppies
whelping box, puppies, c section: Hi. Some new moms who had to have a section act this way. Also, if the mom is super close to her humans, she may also act this way. As long as she s not agressive towards them, and will feed and care for them, then that may be the best you re going to get....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after breeding, staffordshire bull terrier, concieving
staffordshire bull terrier, concieving, brindle: Hi Charlene Did you breed her only the once? Typically if you aren t doing progesterone testing, days 10 - 15 are the receptive days. It doesn t matter the length of the tie, it matters if the female was ovulating. So if she was, then chances are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding and Panting, standard poodle, heat cycle
standard poodle, heat cycle, poodle: Hi. Dofs can experience what s called a split heat. It s when a dog starts her heat cycle, stops, waits awhile then starts again. This could be what s going on. However, with the panting and such, I would get her to the vet to see exactly what s happeneing....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier Heat, bad habit, heat cycle
bad habit, heat cycle, boston terrier: Hi Cassie Some females keep themselves very clean so you may not notice bleeding, and/or just aren t heavy bleeders. A typical heat last about 21 days from start to finish. It only takes one time to become pregnant. BUT the female has to be ovulating...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier Pregnancy??, false pregnancy, accidental pregnancy
false pregnancy, accidental pregnancy, boston terrier: Hi April, Well you know for sure in just about 2 weeks if she caught. Especially as two ties in season is a good chance of producing pups. All you can do is wait and see, I would consider building her a whelping box, just in case, as with a busy household,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, business end, jack russell
business end, jack russell: Hi Chris You can hold the female across your lap and guide the male to the business end. Once he starts humping, hold them in place until a lock occurs. What day in her heat is she? Is this her second heat but first breeding? Or second heat second...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, heat cycle, jack russell
heat cycle, jack russell: Hi. I m not quite sure if you re meaning that this is her second heat and she s ready for her second litter alreadys, that would mean that she had been bred on her first heat cycle. If this is true, I strongly suggest not breeding her this time. If you re...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, males and females, boxers
males and females, boxers, good luck: Hi Dennis Some males and females just are that into each other. If you left them together and your female kick his butt , he would lose interest real quick. How far along in her season is she? Try separating them for a day or two before bringing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, litter size, westies
litter size, westies, swells: Hi Nicky Chance are slim but not all together out of the question. Although the litter size would consist of maybe one or two pups. The leg over isn t necessary until after the tie occurs. What happens is the male swells and the female contracts causing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding DDB's, french mastiff, puppy mills
french mastiff, puppy mills, inbreeding: Hi. I mean no offense here, but I wouldn t suggest to anyone to breed a pet store dog. Because, you very rarely will know the dog s history, their parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, and what the health and temperaments are. Brother to sister breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Doberman, stud contract, doberman
stud contract, doberman, apparent reason: Hi Amanda The thing is if you breed once or a dozen times, you re a breeder. So that established you want to be a responsible one. Do you have homes for the pups? Do you have a stud in mind? Do you have a stud contract? At 7 you have to be aware...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my dog for a second time, chocolate lab, hellen
chocolate lab, hellen, ovulation: Hi Hellen Why not invest in a progesterone test, that will give you a clear idea on when your female is ovulating and will eliminate the stress of trying to get it right. Your female may ovulate later, day 15 - 20 so breeding on day 16 would work. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my lab bitch, choclate lab, 48hrs
choclate lab, 48hrs, vulva: Okay wait. She s on day 14 and she s still bleeding? Hmmmm is it a lot of blood? Typically what happens is a female will swell, she ll bleed for a week THEN be ready to breed. Spotting is okay but she shouldn t still be bleeding. Is her vulva...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Male problems, german shepards, spleen
german shepards, spleen, marlene: Hi Marlene I would check his shaft for hair or skin that is blocking his penis for extending fully. It wouldn t hurt to take him to the vet to check him out, it sounds like it may be something else and your male may not be breeding material. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: going bald, jack russell terrier, skin fish
jack russell terrier, skin fish, bald patches: Hi Ayshea It s very common for a dam after whelping and nursing to lose her entire coat .... and I mean right down to the skin. Fish oil, vitamins and a extra scoop of food will help get her coat back in shape...but it can take a few months. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer bulldog pregnancy, whelping box, gestation
whelping box, gestation, bulldog: Hi Penny Gestation is typically 63 days. Not necessarily from the day you bred, but from when the eggs where fertilized. For any whelping female, you should have a whelping box lined with old towels, sheet or newspaper, where she can nest. A sign...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer - clear discharge., clear discharge during pregnancy, discharge during pregnancy
clear discharge during pregnancy, discharge during pregnancy, funky smell: Hi Donna. It sounds normal. Many dogs get a clear discharge during pregnancy. You said she was acting fine, eating drinking, I wouldn t worry. If the discharge turns colored, or has a funky smell, then get her to the vet. Good luck, and if I can help with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer dog overdue, false pregnancy, boxer dog
false pregnancy, boxer dog, eggs: Hi Naira Did you only breed her one day? Was she ovulating? The eggs take 7 days to mature, and sperm can stay viable for 72 hours. So there is a window of error that has to be accounted for. The alternative is, she is experiencing a false pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: could my boxer be pregnant?, large breed dogs, mucus discharge
large breed dogs, mucus discharge, false pregnancy: I understood that your female was breed for weeks ago, if that s the case she can t be in whelp now. It would too early. Do you mean the vet thought it would be caused by her pregnancy? A mucus discharge is typically eliminated approximately 2 weeks...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bred boxer, eagle pack, tractor supply
eagle pack, tractor supply, dog food: That sounds fine to me. Watch her, she ll tell you when she s ready to go further. If she gets tired at first, go back home, and the next day try to get a little bit further. Do this each day. The dog food I was talking about can be found at a Tractor...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bredding my female toy poodle, toy poodle, minute intervals
toy poodle, minute intervals, female toy: Hi Erica Typically you would start counting when you notice blood. Breeding days 9 - 15 (or when your female starts to stand and flag your male). Bring the male around day 9 and get them use to each other you and let them spend 30 minute intervals together....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, contraception injection, mongrel
contraception injection, mongrel, contraception: Hi Sarah Would it be her first litter? Females are born with all the eggs they are ever going to produce. So at 6 let s assume that she s had 2 seasons a year, the eggs that are left may still be viable but there is a higher risk of complications. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, inbreeding, pekingese
inbreeding, pekingese, father daughter: Hi. You can breed this way, this is called inbreeding. If you do this type of breeding, you have to know what is behind your dogs, I m talking about generations back, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, ect. You need to know of any health problems that any of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, friend of the family, blood work
friend of the family, blood work, infectious diseases: Hi Sophia When considering studding out your male you want to ensure that you have a written contracted signed and witnessed before your male goes anywhere. I have seen too many friendship go south because of breeding. In your contract include exactly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding age, akc breeders, newfie
akc breeders, newfie, major surgery: Hi Charlie Kudos to you for getting her OFA and waiting to ensure that she was in top health before breeding and doing your homework with considering a male. Pro s of A.I. everything (if you re doing it yourself) Con s... first time collecting. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding jack russell, jack russell, phone book
jack russell, phone book, pillows: Hi Allen There are a number of things you can try. Doing the breeding on a sloping incline. Letting your male stand on the phone book, pillows or padded blanket or A.I., all will give him the leg up he needs. You may have to hold the female and guide...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to dock tail, quality dog food, salmon oil
quality dog food, salmon oil, puppy food: Are you docking them yourself or taking them to the vet to have them done? Personally, we band the tails. It makes for a clean tail without the bald spot on the tip which is typical with docked tails. On a side note, docking can cause the spine to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua in labor, first pup, chihuahua mix
first pup, chihuahua mix, time span: Hi Angel Are you sure because you consulted your crystal ball, or are you sure because you did x-rays? If it s the latter, you will need your vet to give her a shot of oxytocin to get contractions started, because the time span, just walking won t cut...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Ciera's Labor(Boxer), loose stools, frequent urination
loose stools, frequent urination, green discharge: Hi. The first part of labor can last up to 24 hours. The green discharge is what worries me. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be checked out by a vet. I would call the vet anyway to let him know what s going on just in case...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Coat texture changed after having a litter of puppies, coat texture, breeds of dogs
coat texture, breeds of dogs, fish oil: Hi Paula It is common in females, regardless of the breed, that after whelping, and they lose their coat, that the new coat is a different color and texture. Similar to young blond baby boys who after their first hair cut lose their curls and color. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cane corso/italian mastiff heat cycle, cane corso italian mastiff, heat cycle
cane corso italian mastiff, heat cycle, pinkish color: Hi Angel For females, regardless of the breed, seasons last at least 21 days. The first part of the cycle is swelling and bleeding. The bleeding can last 2 weeks. Once the blood changes to a pinkish color, she is prime for mating, that s when you want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua mix pregnant, two puppies, ray vision
two puppies, ray vision, x ray: Hi Angel Unless you have x-ray vision, the whole feeling thing is a hit and miss. The kidney and liver are shaped like a pup and feel similar. It s a great idea to take her to the vet and have him x-ray her, that way you ll know what to expect and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Deformed pup, chihuahua puppy, hereditary factor
chihuahua puppy, hereditary factor, eye socket: Hi. I don t know if it is genetic or not. Just because the parents aren t related at all, it doesn t meant that they can t still carry a gene for a genetic disorder. What I would do is find the Chi parent club on the interenet and see if this is breed related....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, purebred golden retriever, neuter contract
purebred golden retriever, neuter contract, puppy millers: Hi Nancy A responsible breeder will expect and explain their breeding agreement. Breeding Rights is the purchaser can breed the dog to who ever they want, whenever you want. A Breeding Agreement will outline things such as, the name of the dog and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding: Male Too Tall?, italian greyhounds, best bet
italian greyhounds, best bet, dog breeding: Hi Kirsten Well anything s possible but if the male is too tall you may have to help out. Frustration is the biggest barrier then one or both will give up. If you have a sloping driveway, or hill near by that may be your best bet. Otherwise if this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, alaskan malamute, vaginal discharge
alaskan malamute, vaginal discharge, placenta: Hi. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be checked out, it s not normal. It could be that a puppy died, or a placenta came loose, or something else. Since she s so close to delivering, I would get her to the vet fast to make...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: day 64, poor little girl, michelle gray
poor little girl, michelle gray, section tomorrow: Hi. I m glad that she whelped them herself, and everyone is doing good. The look awful after they have their pups. What you can do is just give her constant access to food/water. You can also add beef broth or cottage cheese to her food to get her to eat well....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dead puppies, dead puppies, golden retriever
dead puppies, golden retriever, pup: Hi Suzanne Because no one was there to witness what happened it s hard to say. Anything could have happened, too long between pups, a stuck pup, or the pups could be just to weak. Now you have to concentrate on the healthy, live pups. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog, puppies, puppy
puppies, puppy, good luck: HI I m sorry about mom and the puppy. I can t find the puppy formulas that I had on my computer, but I am going to send you a link that has a ton of them on it. They re easy and pretty inexpensive to make. Good luck. http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/breeding/bottlefeeding2.ht...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating, hi china, physical shape
hi china, physical shape, procreation: Hi China Dogs mate for procreation not recreation. So they only will breed when a female is in heat. February could have been a split heat, where she may have started but didn t go in fully. A female should only be bred back to back if they are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog and pregnancy, jack russell terrier, mucus plug
jack russell terrier, mucus plug, false pregnancy: Hi. That slimy stuff could be her mucus plug, the can lose that a few days before giving birth. My best advicce here would be to get her to the vet to see if she is for sure pregnant or not. This way, you ll know that if it is a false pregnancy, it will pass....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog pregnant?, pregnancy calenders, signs of pregnancy
pregnancy calenders, signs of pregnancy, swollen nipples: Hi Tasha Unless you do x-rays or have a crystal ball, the only way to know for certain is by the end result. Being a small female she may only have a singleton or a small litter. The next week to 10 days she should start putting on size. Measuring...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog's skin problems, puppy shampoo, medicated shampoo
puppy shampoo, medicated shampoo, baby shampoo: Hi Natalia What you want to do is have the vet check and make sure she doesn t have Demodex mange. What kind of food are you feeding her? Food allergies are high on the list of skin issues. A medicated shampoo may help, but you really want to determine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is still bleeding after birth, bleeding after birth, afterbirth
bleeding after birth, afterbirth, rottie: Hi Michelle If she s just had pups, she can bleed and spot for weeks after. She shouldn t come into heat for another 4 months. The concern with any bleeding, that all the placenta s and afterbirth have been expelled. A retained placenta or even pup...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs, pedigree breeders, birth defects
pedigree breeders, birth defects, chihuahua: Hi. It is true that when you inbreed you can end up with some bad results. Not always, but you really have to know the dogs, and the dogs in the pedigree. Breeders use this type of breeding as a way to set in type. If you don t know what you re doing, or what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: douge de bordeaux, douge de bordeaux, ddb
douge de bordeaux, ddb, gestation: Hi Steven I don t know if it s normal, but my DDB female goes into heat for 2 months and her gestation is 75 days! She s 4 and has been consistent since her first heat at 10 months old. Talking with other breeders and owners of large breeds, it seems...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: english bull terrior breading, english bull terrior, nme
english bull terrior, nme, tme: hi. If I m understanding correctly, the first bitch actually killed her puppies. If that s true, i would have her checked by a vet to make sure she doesn t have a medical condition that may have caused this. If she doesn t, then I wouldn t breed her again,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: extra large litter, rubbermaid containers, black discharge
rubbermaid containers, black discharge, speed dial: Hi Linda It is very possible. It s also possible that she will deliver the first 9 or 10 naturally and not have energy for the rest. Or she may surprise you and whelp them all without fuss. But it s best to keep your vet s number on speed dial. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False pregnancy????, signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy, clear discharge: Hi. I wish I could give you a definite yes or no. Sadly, I can t. Because dogs do experience a false pregnancy, it can be very hard to tell for sure. She wouldn t look pregnant yet, it s too early. I would treat her as if she is pregnant until proven otherwise...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female standing in heat 2 males not intrested, last heat, shih tzu
last heat, shih tzu, frustration: The thing about breeding and being a responsible breeder is keeping accurate records. Being in heat for about a week is not clear enough. You need to know she s at day 10 or 15, that makes a huge difference when planning a litter and mating. If she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Deformed pup, sensitive stomach, double merle
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Deformed pup, sensitive stomach, double merle, birth defect

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, alaskan malamute, puppies
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, alaskan malamute, puppies

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fake heat??, female chihuahua, small dogs
female chihuahua, small dogs, new mom: Hi Terry How old is the female Chi? Could be that she s in pre-heat. It should also be noted that small dogs, like the Chihuahua can produce less blood and keep themselves cleaner than their larger counterparts. So she really may be coming into heat....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my female papillion, fish oil, papillion
fish oil, papillion, puppies: Hi Edith With the pups gone, your female could be going through depression as her hormones change. It s more common than you may think. A supplement of fish oil (I like salmon) will help boost her immune system and bring her coat back in nice and shiny....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: can female get pregnate w/o tieing up, false pregnancy, x rays
false pregnancy, x rays, teats: Hi Tina There is a chance, but a very small one. A tie is Mother Nature s way of ensuring that the species continues. She could be experiencing a false pregnancy, which is common in dogs. X-rays after day 50 would tell you for certain. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my golden pregnant?, clear mucus, mucus plug
clear mucus, mucus plug, false pregnancy: Hi. I would ve done the x-ray, just to know for sure. That is the only way you re going to know 100% for sure. If there are only one or two in there, they may be hard to feel. Also, I wouldn t use the not swollen vulva as a positive indicator that she s not....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Havanese after whelping, havanese, foul odor
havanese, foul odor, afterbirth: Hi Sarah She could still be the in whelping process and ultra sound won t tell you much more. If she s not in distress but panting lightly, she could either a) have another pup or b) getting ready to expel the afterbirth/placenta s. This can take up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Hello I need HELP., amoxicillian, puppys
amoxicillian, puppys, oxytocin: Hi Jennifer If the entire litter died I would suspect a bacterial infection. Either a STI like Brucellios which can be contracted from the male. I would take her to the vet for a shot of oxytocin to clean out her system and a dose of amoxicillian to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Husky labor, lackadaisical attitude, lack of appetite
lackadaisical attitude, lack of appetite, bloody discharge: I have to say that part of responsible breeding is knowing when your female was/is in heat, when she was bred, keeping her infection free, bringing her to the vet for regular check ups, and if expecting, making sure she s on a proper diet, x-rays to confirm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help puppie is cold and not eating!, kayro, puppy
kayro, puppy, tongue: Hi. First thing, never, ever feed a cold puppy. You have to get his temp up back to normal before even trying to feed him. Give him a small drop of kayro on his tongue, and get him warmed up. After he s warm, and acting better, then you can try to put him...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Inbreeding, double edge sword, female pup
double edge sword, female pup, line breeding: Hi Dallas In-breeding is a double edge sword. The best will be the best and the rest will be below average. Any trait in the line, hip dysplesia, entropian, temperament issues will come out ten fold. You also have to be aware that inbred depression,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: inverted nipples, inverted nipples, teats
inverted nipples, teats, warm water: Hi Sarah The vet is right. The pups can nurse of the inverted nipples and they will reverse. It s always a good idea to watch for mastitis regardless. If the teats become hot and hard, it s best to submerge the female in a tub of warm water (2 or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Japanese Spitz, 1yr1mo. still not in heat, japanese spitz dog, fish oils
japanese spitz dog, fish oils, small dogs: Hi Arlene Small dogs can sometimes be harder to detected because they are better able to keep themselves clean and the amount of blood loss can be the size of a pinprick. Alternatively, her immune system could be lacking and you may need to boost it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Lab, quality puppy, canned pumpkin
quality puppy, canned pumpkin, puppy food: Hi Bailey The runs are easy enough to explain, that s from eating the placenta. Although very good for her, it does cause loose stool. Remember she s also ingesting everything the pups eliminate. Make sure she has lots of fresh water. Canned pumpkin...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lactating 3 weeks before expected whelp date, false pregnancy, natural remedy
false pregnancy, natural remedy, bad milk: Hi Carly The on-set of early milk production happens and can bring on mastitis as in your case. Is she on a low dose of antibiotics for the mastitis? Depending on the dose and the drug, the pups may be a little lethargic when they are born, but shouldn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lactating 3 weeks before expected whelp date, false pregnancy, mastitis
false pregnancy, mastitis, exact dates: Hi. The only time I have hear it happen this early is when a dog was going through a false pregnancy. The thing is, if she developed it this early, she may have trouble with it while nursing as well. You ll just have to keep a really good eye on her, and have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How to listen to fetal heartbeats in my 5 1/2 week pregnant jack russell, fetal heartbeats, jack russell terrier
fetal heartbeats, jack russell terrier, heart beats: Hi Fauve What day did you breed her? You need a stethoscope to hear heartbeats you can also used a rolled up magazine. But if you don t know what your listen for, it s kind of mute. Instead, I would take her to your vet for x-rays and have accurate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Maltese puppies about to born!, muscle contractions, maltese puppies
muscle contractions, maltese puppies, diet supplement: Hi. I ll be honest, I ve never heard of a vet wanting to induce labor, they usually want a c-section. You say she s acting fine, then I would give her a few days before doing anything. Dogs can go to day 65, though some can go even longer. It really depends...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Miscarrying?, waiting game, private area
waiting game, private area, ultrasounds: The reason why I suggested the ultrasound is because you would be able to see heart beats, telling you if the rest are alive or not. Sometimes they do bleed if they have an infection, but if you re seeing bloot clots, then I wouldn t think infection. You can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My male and female scotties hooked up, spay and neuter, vet care
spay and neuter, vet care, scotties: Hi. If she had her first litter with no problem, and she is kept in top form this time, then it could be ok for her to have this litter. Just keep in close contact with your vet, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise, if kept on a good food, and has good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male olde english bulldogge, wise health, genetic problems
wise health, genetic problems, olde english: Hi. A large breed dog needs to be close to 2 years old before breeding, 2 years or older is best. This includes the males. They need the extra time to finish growing before the strains of breeding is put on them. A female can come into heat at about 6-9 months,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, female rottweiler, yelp
female rottweiler, yelp, rottweiler: Hi Kay You have to secure the female. For a maiden especially it can be painful and scary. Instead of leaving them for an hour and half, try bringing them together for 15 - 30 minutes with a break in between. It will build the males excitement and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating my jack russel, jack russels, heat cycle
jack russels, heat cycle, jack russel: Hi Tina Breeding typically starts around day 12 of a heat cycle (12 days for the on-set of bleeding). You can breed the female over the course of a few days while she stands and flags the male. After the pups are weaned (around 7 or 8 weeks) and before...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: miscarry, dachsund, oxytocin
dachsund, oxytocin, placenta: Hi Kerry It sounds like she s retained either a pup, placenta or afterbirth. You need to get her to A vet immediately, even if yours is away. She needs a shot of oxytocin to clean her out and maybe even a small dose of antibiotics to help clean her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mommy dog, puppy food, beef heart
puppy food, beef heart, whelping box: The small pup you want to let feed when the other pups are sleeping and off the dam. To bring milk in you can give her raw beef heart, kidney, liver, tripe, etc. Remember to do it in moderation. A good balanced diet high in fat (like puppy food) is best....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nesting, kim hi, whelping box
kim hi, whelping box, laundry room: Hi Kim She s looking to move her litter to a safer place. Is she in a whelping box? She may want a quieter place to raise her pups. You ll need to keep an eye on her that she doesn t start moving her pups, that will happen next, and she can accidentally...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nina's babies died :'(, vaginal douche, water dogs
vaginal douche, water dogs, mail: Mastitis can be really painful, if it gets really bad, it can set up gangreen, and the breast can even split open. You may want to consider giving her that shot. It would benefit her in the long run. If you want to try to treat her at home to avoid it, you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: :'(, signs of contractions, pregnant females
signs of contractions, pregnant females, whelping box: Sorry to hear that. There is no reason not to bath her. She will need a few days rest. You can give her some raw food, (beef heart, kidney, tripe, liver), also a dose of Arnica, which is available at any health store will help with the trauma and any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nina is about to give birth I think!, first time mom, mucus plug
first time mom, mucus plug, carolina dogs: But if she didn t catch for 2 or 3 days AFTER you did the breeding, then she s only day 61 or 62. You should start worrying when a) she has blackish discharge b) she is straining and pushing with no result c) she goes to day 70. Don t go borrowing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: number of ties for a mini daschund dangerous, dogs and puppies, foundation dogs
dogs and puppies, foundation dogs, mini daschund: Hi. This will just give them mulyiple due dates, it may make it harder to know if she s went over her due date, or is early. Also, the problem with breeding a dog this many times is that you may end up with a premature pup or two that resulted from the last...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing chihuahua, keflex, iv fluids
keflex, iv fluids, ill effects: Hi Brenda Keflex is also more commonly known as Cephalexin and is often used to treat dogs. A low dosage won t harm the pups. It can dry up her milk, so I m not certain why you vet would recommend against letting the pups feed, unless she had mastitis...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing dog question, medicated shampoo, food allergy
medicated shampoo, food allergy, staph infection: Is the staph infection Demodex Mange? When administering antibiotics (or any drug) to lactating female you have to be aware that a) it will be passed to her pups and b) it could dry up her milk. You could also use a medicated shampoo to clean up and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Orphaned puppies, puppy chow, raising puppies
puppy chow, raising puppies, healthy appetites: Hi. I don t think that only one pup would have parvo and not the others. It could ve been something else that caused the bleeding. Anything at this age can be traumatic. It s hard to say without an autopsy. If the two left are doing well, then I wouldn t suspect...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, new mother, young ones
new mother, young ones, puppies: Hi. New moms tend to be nervous, especially really young ones. What you can to is to make sure no other dogs can go into the room with mom and pups. Also, don t let anyone else in the room with her. Where is she wanting to take them to? You may want to set...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy, good shape, great web site
good shape, great web site, c section: Hi. At her age,a nd never having a litter before, it could be pretty dangerous for her. You ll just have to keep her in good shape and stay in contact with your vet. At the first sign of any trouble, you ll need to get her straight to the vet. She may be of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boerbull dog, whelping box, signes
whelping box, signes, good luck: Hi Bernadette I love the SAB s! Yes she should be in the whelping box to get her use to it. Line the box with old newspaper, she ll want to shred it and make a nest. She can keep the nesting up for a week, so you may still have time. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant beage feeding, beage, frequent meals
beage, frequent meals, overeater: Hi. It depends on the dog. By this time she should be getting about double what she normally eats. However, if she doesn t eat this much, that s fine, too. She s probably wanting smaller more frequent meals during the day. Figure out how much she s eating...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Chorkie, delivery positions, pre pregnancy
delivery positions, pre pregnancy, body temp: Hi Marianne I would think her temperature would rise, I know mine would, if you took it that many times in a day. Body temperature fluctuates within a few degrees, everything from laying in the sun to stepping in a puddle of water will raise and lower...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Mini Schnauzer, bloody mucus discharge, foul smelling vaginal discharge
bloody mucus discharge, foul smelling vaginal discharge, water consumption: I would recommend having your vet examine her ASAP as it s possible she may have developed a life-threatening uterine infection known as pyometra. Generally the symptoms include a foul smelling vaginal discharge, increased water consumption & often a high...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Siberian Husky, siberian husky, giving birth
siberian husky, giving birth, vet: Hi. It s very normal. Just because she was bred on a certain day doesn t mean she actually became pregnant on that day. Many dogs go past the 63 mark. If she goes much longer though, i would take her to the vet. It sounds like she s getting ready for labor....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnate dog, mucus plug, amanda green
mucus plug, amanda green, yellowish discharge: Hi Amanda Green is NOT a color you want to see in a pregnancy. It typically means that the placenta has been detached and pups are becoming toxic. A clear yellowish discharge is the mucus plug and is normal. If you are expecting pups, I would recommend...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problems with mating, first timers, daschund
first timers, daschund, private park: Yikes! 6 hours is kind of a long time. If the weather is warm where you are, there is the risk of heart attack or heat stroke. This is the formula that I would do personally. Bring them together for 20 minutes, if a tie occurs, bring them in and crate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Proper weight gain in pregnant bitch, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, pregnant bitch: Hi. It may be normal for her. Can you still feel her ribs well? Does she still have plenty of energy? Just make sure that gets plenty of exercise. Walk her everyday, the most important thing is that she gets exercise. Talk to your vet to see if he thinks she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies, dry patches, mild soap
dry patches, mild soap, putting on weight: Hi. If mom has plenty of milk, there s no reason to supplement the pups. If they re growing good, putting on weight, then mom is doing fine. The pups will let you know if they re not getting enough. They ll cry a lot, and their bellies won t be round. Bubbles...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I am not sure about some words you told me the answer before., whelping box, x rays
whelping box, x rays, quality food: Hi Cindy So did you breed her on purpose? A female is ready when she ovulates, when her eggs are mature. This happens about a week after she stops bleeding. If your vet is going to do x-rays, the pups bones won t show up until after day 50. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant bitch, pregnant bitch, growth spurt
pregnant bitch, growth spurt, staffy: Hi Tina Even if the male has produced in the past, doesn t mean that your female will have pups. It depends if she was ovulating when you bred her. Typically it s the last 2 weeks prior to whelp that the pups put on weight as the bones calcify and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puggle has bumps, pugle, little bug
pugle, little bug, serious skin: Hi Chase Are you sure they aren t bug bites? A female in season can get all kinds of irritations, skin issues are common as her immune system will drop when she starts coming in. However, a female with serious skin issues shouldn t be considered...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies/after birth, pup, puppies
pup, puppies, lungs: Hi. Sadly, there s not much that can be done for this. If it s not too bad, he may be able to have surgery when he gets older to try to correct it, but it s expensive and may or may not work. If it s bad enough, the nicest thing that you can do is to have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy, cleft pallet, surguries
cleft pallet, surguries, dew claws: Hi. She doesn t have a cleft pallet, that s the importnant thing. A lot of times, it just takes the smallest puppy a while to catch up to his siblings. There s most likely nothing wrong with her, she just needs extra time. Your vet put her on the meds maybe...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Re: Bitch rejecting pups, miniture poodle, rescue remedy
miniture poodle, rescue remedy, afterbirth: Hi Kristy It s common for a female that has had a section to ignore her pups. Once the drugs leave her system, she may come around. I ve had great success with holistic remedies such as Bach s Rescue Remedy, or Arnica to help calm her down and let the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: reintroducing the male after welping., male yorkie, welping
male yorkie, welping, drink of water: Hi. This is very normal. Mom s don t want other dogs around their pups, especially puppies that are this young. The best thing to do is to keep the male away for now. This will let mom relax and care for the pups are she needs to. It may take her some time,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Shih Tzu's first birth and mine too!, putting on weight, milk supply
putting on weight, milk supply, shih tzu: Hi. I would get her to the vet to see if a placenta was still in there, the panting thing worries me. If you don t, and it s still in there, it can cause a serious infection and even death. The vet will give a shot of oxytocin, this will also help with milk....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Standard Poodle Whelping, standard poodle, vanilla ice cream
standard poodle, vanilla ice cream, first stage of labor: Hi Heather Panting and digging is normal. Is she off her food too? Because that is a sure sign. Does she have a whelping box that she can comfortably whelp her litter? What you want to watch for is that she s NOT panting, straining and pushing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my shit tzu dog, shit tzu, shitzu
shit tzu, shitzu, best time: Hi. What day of her cycle did you breed her on? It could be that it was too early, or late. The best time to try is on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. If they didn t tie, and it wasn t the right time to be bred, then she most likely isn t pregnant...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffidshire bull breeding, dominant females, great dogs
dominant females, great dogs, neutral territory: Hi Paula If you are going to try a breeding, you may want to muzzle and leash her so she doesn t hurt the male. Dominant females won t want to be mounted. If she s only at day 2, now is a good time to introduce her to the male to get use to him and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: tail docking of rat terrier pups, rat terrier breeder, neosporine
rat terrier breeder, neosporine, female rat: Hi. I can t help you here, I never docked tails myself. I always took my pups to the vet, so he could take care of any excess bleeding and such. You may want to ask one of the other experts, or your vet, or find another rat terrier breeder in your area that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: tail docking of rat terrier pups, rat terriers, hair ties
rat terriers, hair ties, tail docking: Sorry that you didn t understand my response Wayne, I thought I was clear. Banding is extremely simple and easy to do. It is a process we do on each of our litters. Depending where you live, I guess they have different names but elastic bands, rubber...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: tail docking of rat terrier pups, neosporine, tail docking
neosporine, tail docking, elastic bands: Hi Wayne Banding is easier and cleaner, especially if it s your first time. You can purchase pig bands or we just use plain elastic bands cut in half. It s easier with two people. One holding the pup and the other tying off the elastic. Tie the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Uninterested female in heat, disinterest, best efforts
disinterest, best efforts, testosterone: Hi Betty There are some males that females just don t like... and this sounds like he may be one. A male can force himself, but usually somebody gets hurt. I would have your female tested, especially if she s never shown interest in other males,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weaning puppies, weaning puppies, staffy puppies
weaning puppies, staffy puppies, staffy bulls: Hi Tara We like to keep pups for 8 weeks. There is important socialization that goes on during that time. Because all the immunities that pups get before that time are from the dam, it s important to let them suckle, even once a day. Good luck..I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, brussels griffon, ceserean
brussels griffon, ceserean, great dogs: Hi Linda All dogs have the exact same gestation 63 days. It all depends on when the female is ovulating and when she caught. So she may have been bred on the first day but her eggs weren t ready until after the third breeding, making for a miscalculation...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: me again!, flea problem, flea treatment
flea problem, flea treatment, fleas: Hi Paula. I can t remember how old your pups are, please forgive me. If you re talking about Frontline or something like that, I think you can start that at 8 weeks. I would only use it if you have a flea problem, or live in an area with a flea problem, like...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie Whelping Disaster, chorkie, puppy food
chorkie, puppy food, vet hospital: Hi. She was a bit young, that can cause complications. The male was bigger than her, only a pound, but a pound counts in small dogs. I really don t think that was a main reason, but maybe next time you ll want to pick a male that is slightly smaller than she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 day old puppies, olde english bulldogge, puppies
olde english bulldogge, puppies, norm: Hi. If you believe that a different place is better for her and the pups, then I would go ahead and move them. I would also stay with her and the pups as much as possible for at least the first 2 weeks. This way, if something starts to go wrong, you ll catch...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 62 Day pregnant dog.... Found some discharge, mucus plug, jackrussel terrier
mucus plug, jackrussel terrier, yellow discharge: You did the right thing by calling the vet.:-) It sounds like she should be going in to labor soon, very soon. Most people get nervous if they go past 65 days, but I have known them to safely go past the 65 day mark. Just keep a really good eye on her. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 65 days, gestation, fertilization
gestation, fertilization, good luck: Gestation is 63 days from fertilization NOT breeding. It takes the eggs 7 days to mature and sperm can live for 48 hours inside a female. So with those kinds of numbers, you re still right on the mark. Also on a side not, larger dogs can hold on longer....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my akita, swollen vulva, pregnancy signs
swollen vulva, pregnancy signs, larger breasts: It must be something in the air then.:-) What could be going on with your girl is she s having what s called a split heat. It s when a dog starts her heat cycle, then stops, then waits a while and starts back again. Was her first season normal, lasted 3 weeks,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Basset with umbilical hernia had pups, spayed and neutered, umbilical hernia
spayed and neutered, umbilical hernia, basset hound: Hi Poor girl. The breeder should be taken to task in my opinion. Four litters in four years is too much regardless if the pups can be papered. I consider that puppy milling and irresponsible breeding on the breeders part. Umbilical hernia is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Border Collie/Lab Mix, border collie, safe toys
border collie, safe toys, trying your luck: Hi. That s the thing about mixes, you really can t be sure which breed they re going to take after. I m not knocking mixes ay all, one of my favorite dogs was a mix, just saying that it s hard to know for sure what the dog is going to be like. You re going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding French Bulldogs, french bulldogs, american bulldogs
french bulldogs, american bulldogs, artificial insemination: You want to keep your female active and on an adult food. Puppy food given to a expecting female will increase the size of the pups, which can cause complications in whelp. Our little Frenchie girl has been a free whelper, so I ll keep my fingers crossed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding shih tzu(s), complications during pregnancy, puppy food
complications during pregnancy, puppy food, pregnancy and birth: Hi Chui Typically in any breed the males will be larger than the female. Shih Tzu aren t a breed that is known for whelping complications however there is the possibility that she could birth a larger pup. You will want to control the amount of food...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: going bald, jack russell terrier, skin fish
jack russell terrier, skin fish, bald patches: Hi Ayshea It s very common for a dam after whelping and nursing to lose her entire coat .... and I mean right down to the skin. Fish oil, vitamins and a extra scoop of food will help get her coat back in shape...but it can take a few months. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bichon frise pregnancy, bichon frise, motherhood
bichon frise, motherhood, puppies: Hi. It s hard to say for sure, every dog is different. Some dogs take right to motherhood and will do everything themselves, some won t. You ll just have to be there on stand by just in case she doesn t. It can go as long as three hours inbetween pups. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: after birth, greenish color, afterbirth
greenish color, afterbirth, rotti: Hi Kimberly Did she expel the afterbirth too? Black/green is not a color you want to see. You may need to get a shot of oxytocin for her to make sure she s cleaned out. There is no way that she is going to be able to nurse and clean 10 pups at one...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: birth control, types of birth control, mini schnauzers
types of birth control, mini schnauzers, birth control: Hi. There are a few types of birth control for dogs. However, they can have some serious side effects, and can even mess with the cycle. I know it s hard, but you may have to just keep them seperated. Talk to your vet about dog birth control, and see if he...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer pregnant or absorbed?, fetal heartbeat, pregnant dogs
fetal heartbeat, pregnant dogs, clear discharge: It usually takes something really serious to cause a dog to absorb or abort, a bad accident or a serious infection. I don t think she would absorb her pups just because you left for a few days. As for the worming and fleas, I d put a call in to the vet to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, temperament, good luck
temperament, good luck, stud: Hi. What you ll most likely have to do is find a different stud dog. It s not normal for a stud dog to want to attack a female in heat. You don t want that temperament in your pups anyway. if you keep trying to force it, you may end up scaring your female,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, dogue de bordeaux, valuable tool
dogue de bordeaux, valuable tool, repercussions: Hi. This would be a form of linebreeding: aunt to nephew. Talk to your breeder, since all of these dogs come from that one person, you should be able to see much of the family, and interact with them. Watch for any temperament issues, and ask about any health...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, lhaso, 9 months
lhaso, 9 months: Hi Debbie Typically a first season can happen anytime between 6 months and a year and rotates on that cycle. For example, if your female comes in at 6 months, you can expect it 6 months later. If she comes in at 9 months, then 9 months later. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding chihuahuas, many generations, inbreeding
many generations, inbreeding, chihuahuas: Hi. Even though they are 3 litter a part, they are still brother and sister, and that is the highest form of inbreeding that you can do. A person that does this type of breeding really needs to know what lies behind their dogs for many generations. The good,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding and due dates, heat cycle, due dates
heat cycle, due dates, due date: Hi. Most people try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. You really only need to breed them twice. As long as she s in the right part of her cycle, she should take with just two breedings. You start counting from each day she was bred...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my lhasa apso, mary peters, hi mary
mary peters, hi mary, lhasa apso: Hi Mary There is no reason to believe your female will become sick. However, you want to ensure that the male you use has been tested for STD including Brucellois. That can seriously harm your female. Also, if you are using an outside stud, make sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding siblings, rage syndrome, hip dysplasia
rage syndrome, hip dysplasia, cardiac abnormalities: Hi Donna Inbreeding should only be done with two superior animals. Any inherent traits in the lines will come out. Springer Rage Syndrome , Fucosidosis, hip dysplasia, eye disorders, and cardiac abnormalities are high on the breed list of traits that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bull mastiff 3month female, mastiff puppy, bull mastiff
mastiff puppy, bull mastiff, mastiff club: Hi. I m going to answer your questions: 1 I m not for sure about this. I m going to list a website at the bottom of my answer. It is to the Bull Mastiff Club. It has a detailed standard that will be better able to answer this question. 2. I wouldn t see why...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bullmastiff in labour, 2walls, bullmastiff
2walls, bullmastiff, dinner time: Hi. 19 hours is too long. My best advice here would be to get her to the vet, or find a different vet if he drags his heels on this. It is possible for any breed of dog to have a small litter like this, but I would have an x-ray done just to make sure that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Canine infighting, flare ups, clinton cox
flare ups, clinton cox, pack structure: Hi Clinton 2 intact females are fighting over supremacy. The problem is now that Jilly has whelped and produced a litter, she is going to want to be top dog. You ll find she is more protective and aggressive in her attitude. Until they are both...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Change in puppy colors, heat cycle, brindles
heat cycle, brindles, registration papers: Hi. Actually, it s pretty comoon for pups to change their color. Sometimes, they will look dark at birth and lighten up, or be light at birth and then darken up. It happens. This is why I don t fill out the puppy registration papers until they are ready to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: CPR, canadian kennel club, pet registry
canadian kennel club, pet registry, pet registration: Hi. I hate to be the one to give you the bad news, but you are correct in that it s not what most would consider a reptuable registry. You could probably register a cat with them. The ones that I would use is AKC, CKC (Canadian Kennel Club), or the UKC. The...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My chihuahua is pregnant! Help please!!, pregnant dogs, plain water
pregnant dogs, plain water, vulva: That clear, stringy stuff sounds like the mucus plug. They usually lose this about 24-48 hours before they have their puppies. Sometimes up to a week. I would think she s going to go in to labor with in a few days, a week at the most. Good luck, and feel free...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog leaking milk, emergency vet, false pregnancy
emergency vet, false pregnancy, 6 years: Hi. This is something that can wait. If there s no possible way that she could have been bred, then it sounds like she s going through a false pregnancy. This is actually quite normal, many dogs experience this. It can get severe, so talk to your vet about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, male boxers, false pregnancy
male boxers, false pregnancy, breast tissue: Hi. Some dogs do have breast development at that time. they should look like they are filling out some, but shouldn t be huge at this point. How much larger is the male? Boxers can be pretty big, and they have large, blocky heads at birth. It s hard to say...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog pregnancy, staffordshire bull terrier, clear mucus discharge
staffordshire bull terrier, clear mucus discharge, hormonal change: Hi Charlene If she was caught the once, she will be due around August 2nd. A clear mucus discharge can start up to about 10 days prior to whelp. And a change of temperament can mean a hormonal change. Large teats are normal, and milk can come in prior...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Double Litters, akc, ukc
akc, ukc, litters: Hi. I m really not sure, I ve never heard anyone use that term before. It could mean a few things. One, maybe she means that the pups will be registered with two different registries, AKC and the UKC for example. two, it could mean that the litter was dual...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dying puppies, dead pups, bad mother
dead pups, bad mother, rottweiler: Hi. First thing, check mom s milk. If it looks white, then no problem. If she has any hot/red spots on her breasts, or her milk looks off, then she may have mastitis. Another thing, you may want to have either a blood test done or culture done to see if she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dashcund whelping, daschund, whelp
daschund, whelp, end result: Hi Simone The waiting is the hardest part of whelping and it is impossible to determine a time limit on when the pups should start arriving. When you do the counting method , you can be off by a few days or even a full week. It sounds like she is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, generation pedigree, line breeding
generation pedigree, line breeding, two dogs: Hi. I m not sure what inter breeding is, never heard of it. There is in-breeding, line breeding and out crossing. In breeding is when the dogs are closely related, mom to son, brother to sister, dad to daughter. brother to sister is the strongest form of inbreeding....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog giving birth, oxytocin, dinner time
oxytocin, dinner time, giving birth: Hi Clare Typically the reason the last pup doesn t make it, especially if it was born hours after the rest of the litter, is that it was detached from the placenta too long. That s the reason we give oxytocin shortly after whelping a litter, to ensure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog laboure, mucus plug, sick every morning
mucus plug, sick every morning, celcius: Hi. I m not good at converting celcius into F. So, honestly, I m not sure what her temp is. With the panting, and losing the mucus plug though, it sounds like she s getting very close. the first part of labor, panting, digging, maybe trying to hide, can last...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating, low libido, ovulating
low libido, ovulating, chihuahua: Timing is everything with breeding. If she wasn t ovulating when she was bred, she won t become pregnant. You may have to assist the breeding by holding the female in place while the male mounts her. BUT if the male isn t interested in breeding, he...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is really skinny, nutri cal, pitbull
nutri cal, pitbull, ribs: Hi. This is normal. She may also blow her coat to the point she almost looks bald. If you haven t yet, worm her. Is she still nursing? If she is, make sure she has constant access to food at all times, worm her and the pups, and you may want to pick up some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs, catheters, catheter
catheters, catheter, syringe: Hi Jenny You should probably have read up on it BEFORE it was time for the A.I. What you need on hand is a female that s in season, a Ziplock bag, Vaseline, syringes and tubing, catheters work best. Once the male is ready you need to grip him firmly....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My chihuahua is pregnant! Help please!!, chihuaua, puppies
Dog Breeding and Whelping: My chihuahua is pregnant! Help please!!, chihuaua, puppies, little girl

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding puppies, daschund puppies, quality puppy
daschund puppies, quality puppy, puppy formula: Hi. If mom is still feeding them, then you can start weaning them at 6 weeks. You can try as early as 3 weeks if mom quits. Find a good, quality puppy food and soak it in either warm water or puppy formula. Let it get good and soggy, then let them try it....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female Boxer, vet appointments, female boxer
vet appointments, female boxer, false heat: Hi. Did you say 12 1/2? It is odd for a dog to have went that long without a heat cycle. Did you get her as a puppy or as an older dog? Dogs can have what is called a false heat. This is when a dog goes in to heat but doesn t show any signs of being in heat....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my female shih tzu, small dogs, earlies
small dogs, earlies, shih tzu: Hi. With small dogs, they tend to come into season earlies, and more often. She should be coming in for the first time soon, if she hasn t already. She may also come in every 6 months. Each dog is different, so it s hard to say for sure. Two years old is plenty...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first litter, nervous nelly, quality puppy
nervous nelly, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Cheryl She sounds a bit pampered. LOL It s very common for a nursing dam to lose all her weight and hair. You want to give her a high quality puppy food, something high in fat and protein. Don t forget she s is also consuming all the waste that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fleas?, brewers yeast, coal dust
brewers yeast, coal dust, capstar: Some people believe that it is ok to breed a dog back to back constantly, others don t. I think that it s really up to a person s personal preference. I personally believe that if a female dog has a hard time whelping, poor milk, sickly pups, then she should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Hello again!, loose stools, tiny amounts
loose stools, tiny amounts, uti: Hi. I would take her in for a fecal check just to be on the safe said, and have her checked for a UTI. It s pretty common in females. Her trying to pee but only producing a tiny amount is a sign of a UTI, antibiotics will clear that up. If a fecal check is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat cycle, heat cycle, straw color
heat cycle, straw color, definite answer: Hi. A normal heat cycle lasts 21 days on average. usualy, you ll see a few drops of blood at first, then it will get heavy, then should taper off to a light pink/straw color. I would definitely get her to the vet tomorrow, just to be on the safe side. I have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how to help a 8 mth puppy who is pregnant, raw organ, puppy food
raw organ, puppy food, red raspberry: Hi Rhonda The breeds that make up the Schnoodle aren t know for whelping complications. So you should be okay. With only a week to go, you can start her on red raspberry. You can purchase it in a liquid form and a single dose on her food will help get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Inexperienced Pair, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, pup: Hi. No, she can most definitely BE pregnant from one tie. Most breeders like two ties, but it s very possible for it to take with one. If she stood for him, and he did his buisness eagerly, then I d say you got it just in time. Good luck, and let me know how...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: insuring a nursing dog keeps producing milk, slow drip, female boxer
slow drip, female boxer, dark beer: Hi. Hopefully, within 24-48 hours after giving birth you took her to have the clean out shot. This will make sure nothing is left in there that can set up a serious infection or even cause death, and it will also help with milk production. You can also give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Late heat, irregular cycles, heat cycles
irregular cycles, heat cycles, good luck: Hi. A dog can go different lengths between heats and still be healthy. Not every dog is 6 months exactly. If she goes over a year, then I d have her checked out. The only thing that you can do safely to try to bring her in to heat is to house her with another...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lactating chihuahua, dark beer, neosporin
dark beer, neosporin, milk production: Hi. You can give her a teaspoon of dark beer, this will help with milk production. She may be producing milk, but the pups may be draining it as fast as she makes it, 6 is a big litter for a Chi. Make sure she has food and water next to her at all times. Keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my lovely shitzu :D, shitzu, one mo
shitzu, one mo, ovulation: Hi Mila I m going to assume your female is 1 YEAR old and not one month. Pregnancy occurs 63 days after ovulation NOT necessarily after breeding. The eggs need 7 days to fertilize and the sperm can live 48 hours. Depending on when your female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Rottweiler & Mating, male rottweiler, intact male
male rottweiler, intact male, home increases: Hi Helga A intact male will wander further when a female is in heat, and can be gone for days at a time. However, the chances of him catching brucellois or a STD from a female that you know nothing about or become fatally injured rise every time he leaves...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mastiff breeding, quality dog food, raw organ
quality dog food, raw organ, two locks: It s true that once she becomes pregnant she will quit growing. At 14 months, she should be as tall as she going to be anyway. What I would be very concerned with, is that your male is now a breeding male and can prove to you that he can t be fenced...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, horror story, pet owners
horror story, pet owners, shitzu: Hi Angela Dog s aren t like people, and aren t really particular when it comes to mating. I have heard and seen all kinds of horror story breedings with unsuspecting pet owners. Do yourself, and your female a huge favor and completely separate them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mini schnauzer, false pregnancy, brownish discharge
false pregnancy, brownish discharge, mini schnauzer: Hi Jackie Its shortly after the discharge that ovulation occurs and she can get pregnant. She could be going into a false pregnancy which is common. Also, her vulva may always appear larger now that she s had a cycle. It would be too soon to tell...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mixed breeds, c section delivery, health history
c section delivery, health history, pugs: Hi. Anything s possible, you won t believe what dogs will do to breed. It s a bit early for her to be getting big at just two weeks. Honestly, because of the age and big size difference, I would consider having her spayed. You can talk to your vet, he knows...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother nursing dilemma, rescue remedy, heath food
rescue remedy, heath food, baby gates: Hi Lynn 8 is kind of old to be having her first litter. And some females are just not meant to be mothers. She may be one. Arnica or Bach s Rescue Remedy (available at any heath food store) will help with the moods. But I think you are going to have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: overdue whelping, whelping box, going into labour
whelping box, going into labour, pregnant dogs: Hi Janis Not to panic she s not over due yet. Gestation is 63 days from fertilization not necessarily for when the mating took place. Eggs need 7 days to mature and sperm can live 48 hours plus, so you have to give a few days either way as a grace...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Bitch, stomach pouch, pregnant bitch
stomach pouch, pregnant bitch, heat cycle: Hi Stephanie If she started her heat on the 3rd, she would have been ready to breed around the 16th of June. Making her just shy of a month, if she caught. Gestation is 63 days making her due date approximately AUGUST 5th. Most, not all, but most, start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boston Terrier, boston terrier, yesterday morning
boston terrier, yesterday morning, mother nature: Hi April There are a couple of problems I personally have with taking a females temperature. First you have to know her internal body temp PRIOR to breeding. Also everything for sitting in the sunshine to drinking water will raise or lower her temperature....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boston Terrier, vanilla ice cream, plain yogurt
vanilla ice cream, plain yogurt, plain vanilla: Hi. Usually, after the temp drops below 98, whelping should start within 24-48 hours. If she doesn t do anything by Monday, then i would take her in for a check up. If she acts off in any way, or the pups aren t moving much, or seem to be frantic in there,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Pregnant Pitbull????, late in the evening, x ray
late in the evening, x ray, ake: Hi. This is not normal for a pregnancy. The odd appetite is, but not the pain and crying when trying to get up. I would go to a different vet if you have to, but something is going on here that really needs to be figured out. You can put her food bowles on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy with turned out hips, litter mates, leg muscles
litter mates, leg muscles, labradors: Hi. Because she is so little, you don t want to over exercise her. You can roll a ball across the floor and let her chase it to start her out. When she gets older, you can walk her, I would do it on grass, and you could even walk her on a hill, this will strengthen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pg schnauzer from pound, whelping, schnauzer
whelping, schnauzer, vet: Hi. You can usually feel the pups moving a week or two before whelping. However, if mom is small or the pups are really big, you may be able to feel them earlier. It s really kind of hard to say exactly how far along she is, but it sounds like she s getting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pitbull, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, vitamins and minerals: Hi Stephen You female should be on a high quality PUPPY food while she s nursing. Something high fat and protein. Also, it would be a good idea to up her food a couple of cups as her body is producing milk and her puppies are leaching all her vitamins...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian pregnant., what is a mucus plug, dry dog food
what is a mucus plug, dry dog food, pregnant dogs: I let them eat one or two, it helps with contractions and milk supply. She ll most likely get diarrhea anyway, it s nature s way of cleaning them out. Have plenty of towels and blankets on hand, you ll be changing it quite often during the day. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: possible inbreeding, pregnant dogs, pregnancy test
pregnant dogs, pregnancy test, reproductive cycle: If that works that would be truly amazing as they are two different species. And also a bit amazing is that the canine reproductive cycle is hormonally the same when they are pregnant or not. What WILL work, is x-rays at 50 plus days, ultra sound, after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preg dog will not eat, beef gravy, plain yogurt
beef gravy, plain yogurt, hamburger meat: Hi. Try mixing her food with a bit of plain yogurt or cottage cheese. You can also mix hamburger meat in with it as well. Try putting more hamb. meat than dog food at first, and then wean her off of the hamb. meat. You can also try mixing some beef gravy in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My pregnant boxer, mucus plug, due date
mucus plug, due date, backbone: Hi. Every dog is different. Some dogs will get their milk in a week before they whelp, some a few days before, and some wait until after they whelp. A few signs that she s close is that she ll lose her mucus plug, it s a thick, clearish discharge for her vagina....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant daschund, puppy chow, last puppy
puppy chow, last puppy, having puppies: With a back to back breeding, the female should be in top physical and mental health. Supplementing with vitamins, fish oils and feeding a high quality food. I never recommend feeding puppy food to an expecting dam until after the pups are whelped. Larger...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: i have a pregnant female pitbull, older mom, pregnant female
older mom, pregnant female, puppies: Hi. It s really untelling how he will react. Some males don t want anything to do with them, some try to kill them. It s best and safest to keep dad away from the pups until they are older. Mom most likely won t want him around them, and it will make her nervous....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant yorkie due today, signs of labour, green discharge
signs of labour, green discharge, tempreature: Hi. Most girls will shows signs of prelabor, panting, digging, hiding, not eating. If she s not showing any signs of this, then I would get a good nights rest. If you can, let her sleep with you so you ll know if something happens. Sleep all you can for now,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pug puppies, first pup, pug puppies
first pup, pug puppies, side question: Hi. Hopefully, she s had all of her puppies by now. A dog can safely go about 3 hours inbetween pups as long as she doesn t show any signs of distress. Anything after 3 hours, I would call the vet. I would take her to the vet and ask for a shot of oxytocin....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rat terrier in labor, rat terrier, umbilical cord
rat terrier, umbilical cord, pup: Hi. If the puppy looked under formed, then she probably went into labor too early. It s hard to say if the rest of the pups are alive or not. The best thing I can do is to tell you to get her to the vet to see if there are any more pups left or not. If the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shitzu in labor, mucus discharge, sticky mucus
mucus discharge, sticky mucus, whelping box: Hi Norma What she s doing is nesting. She needs a whelping box where she can safely and quietly whelp her litter. A whelping box can be just an area where she has old towels and sheets and can dig around and make a nest. You want something that she can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: no sign of labour, sign of labour, x rays
sign of labour, x rays, x ray: Hi. A dog can safely go to day 65, sometimes they go even further. I would have an x-ray done tomorrow. If mom and pups seem to be doing good, then I wouldn t worry too much at this point. I would have the x-rays done tomorrow and see where you re at. If you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Think my jack russell bitch is in 1st stage labour,how long can this last?, pinkish discharge, calcium level
pinkish discharge, calcium level, low calcium: Hi. The shivering and panting has me worried. I wouold take her to the vet and let him give her a clean out shot just to make sure that everything s out. If a dog still has a placenta or puppy inside of her, she will still pant and act uncomfortable. If left...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weaning., milk replacement, food allergies
milk replacement, food allergies, solid food: Hi. You can start at 3 weeks. You can try them once a day for a week, then up it to twice a day after that. By the time they re 6 weeks old, they should be just about completely weaned. If mom is still feeding them and has plenty of milk, I d let her do it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, safe side, shih tzu
safe side, shih tzu, shivers: Hi. This part of labor usually lasts for 24 hours. I would put a call in to the vet, just to be on the safe side. There s nothing safe that you can give her at home. You may want to try to take her on a walk, a short one close to home. But I would definitely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping of my English Staffy, puppy formula, whelping box
puppy formula, whelping box, house dog: Hi. I m glad that all went well, and everyone is doing good. When you take her to the vet, ask for a shot of oxytocin just to make sure everything is out, and it will help with milk production. She may not be interested in food for the first day or two, that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: two week old pups, puppy formula, milk supply
puppy formula, milk supply, quick response: Hi. I m glad everyone is doing great! I would let them nurse from her until she says no more. Since they re starting to get teeth in now, she may start to wean them off herself. Just watch, if she looks uncomfortable or doesn t want to spend as much time with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelpping, shih poo, lack of appetite
shih poo, lack of appetite, whelping box: Hi Stacie It starts by panting, nesting and a lack of appetite. The best thing for your female is to have a whelping box ready for her with old towel and sheets, where she can safely and quietly whelp her litter. Did you only breed her one time? Gestation...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: xray of puppies, exact problem, x ray
exact problem, x ray, xray: Hi. 43 days is too early to see pups on x-ray. You need to wait until she s at least 50 days from last breeding, 54 days is even better. I took my girl in at day 50 from last breeding, and no puppies. I had a feeling she wasn t, but wanted to make sure. She...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorky overdue, dew claw, question thanks
dew claw, question thanks, declaw: I would have no clue about a vet outside of my area, I wish i could be of better help there. You don t absolutely have to do the dew claw, but most breeders do. Again, I ve never done it myself, so I couldn t advise you there either. You may be able to find...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 58 days and can't stand, leg joints, swollen joints
leg joints, swollen joints, signs of labor: Hi. No, this is not normal at all. The panting and digging sounds like signs of labor, but the not being able to stand and her swollen joints are not normal. Please get her to the vet fast to figure out what s going on with her before whatever it is progresses...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: afterbirth, 24hours, oxytocin
24hours, oxytocin, milk production: Hi. there should be one placenta for each puppy. It should be one piece for each puppy. It might be brown, no particular shape. make sure you count each one. Within 24 hours after her giving birth, you may want to take her to the vet to get a shot of oxytocin...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Beagle in labor?, clear mucus, loss of appetite
clear mucus, loss of appetite, frequent meals: Hi. It does sound like she s getting close. However, we don t want her to go yet, anything before 58 days and the pups don t have much of a chance. The not eating normal is normal. Her belly is so crowded, that it s probably uncomfortable to eat large meals....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Beagle is pregnant, vet, good luck
vet, good luck, eggs: Hi. Hopefully, she has done something by now. Dogs can safely go to day 65, some may even go a day or two later than that. Just because a dog was bred on that day, doesn t mean she became pregnant on that day. It may have taken a few days for the eggs to have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Depressed with Doggie Pads, dining room table, short periods
dining room table, short periods, heat cycle: Hi. Make the pad harness a fun thing. Lay it on the ground, and when she sniffs it, or comes around it on her own, praise her and give her a treat. Get is closer and closer to her, doing the same thing, until she gets use to it. Eventually, you should be able...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer heat and breeding, infection of the uterus, shitzu
infection of the uterus, shitzu, little woman: Hi. actually, Boxer girls can come in later than most. One of my girls came in for the first time when she was 18 months old, and had two litters later on. Her sister came in for the first time when she was a little over two, only had one heat a year, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer mated by a Bullmastiff, boxer bitch, pack animals
boxer bitch, pack animals, bullmastiff: Hi David Dogs are pack animals and do not know or care that the off-spring is theirs. A female should be alone to whelp are rear her pups without another adult around as there is the chance that the female will become overly protective and/or the other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BRINGING FEMALE IN HEAT, last heat, heat cycle
last heat, heat cycle, blood work: Hi. Your vet is right. Those drugs can hurt her instead of help, it s best to let nature take it s course. If she were my girl, first thing i would do is to have some blood work done, also have her thyroid checked out. Problems with the ovaries can also cause...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, inbreeding, temperaments
inbreeding, temperaments, health issues: Hi. Brother to sister breeding is the strongest form of inbreeding. If you do this, the dogs have to be of the best quality, great temperaments, and super healthy. You need to know what is in the dogs pedigree for a long while back. The good and the bad will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, heat cycle, yesterday and today
heat cycle, yesterday and today, buisness: Hi. it means that she may have just ovulated earlier than some, or that she had actually started her heat cycle earlier than you though, it happens. I have known dogs to be bred on day 5 and still get pregnant. If she s not standing for him anymore, then she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, how long to wait in between each time?, maltese poodle, heat cycle
maltese poodle, heat cycle, litters: Hi. If you re only going to breed her twice, and she did great last time, then you could go ahead and breed her now. If you re wanting to breed her more than twice, then I d suggest giving her a break in between litters. if you constantly breed every heat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: beeding a dog with seizures, grand mal seizure, female boxer
grand mal seizure, female boxer, last period: Hi. I m sorry to heat that. First thing you need to do is to investigate why she had it. Was it caused by an outside source, medications, pesticides, heat, ect? If it was caused by an outside source, something that was taken care of, then you could possibly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch is not gaining weight after giving birth, hook worms, goats milk
hook worms, goats milk, puppy food: Hi. It can take quite some time to get the weight back on some girls. How long ago did you wean the pups, and what did you worm her for? Not all worm meds take care of every worm. I would make sure that she was wormed for tape and hook worms. Keep doing what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Will she bleed before giving birth?, pregnancy testing, heat cycle
pregnancy testing, heat cycle, whelping: Hi. It is not normal for a dog to bleed, or have a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy. I would definitely find out for sure if she s pregnant or not. It could be that she s just starting her heat cycle. It s really hard to say for sure either...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my boxer pregnant, pregnant dogs, false pregnancy
pregnant dogs, false pregnancy, pilchards: Hi. It s hard to say for sure. some Boxer girls hide their puppies til it s time to whelp, under the rib cage. The creamy discharge is normal, and many pregnant dogs have this discharge. After 5 weeks in, she should start to fill out. It can be hard to say...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, physical shape, health problems
physical shape, health problems, good luck: Hi. It depends, is she in good physical shape? Is she overweight or too thin? if she s healthy, and isn t fat or thin, then it should be safe to breed her. Some breeders wait until the dog is this age to breed because by then they know if the dog has any health...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, bichon frise, health history
bichon frise, health history, 19 months: Hi. I have a large breed, so I like to wait til they are two. However, i do understand that small breed breeders may breed their dogs a bit earlier. Have her checked out by your vet, and talk to him to see if he thinks it would be safe to go ahead and breed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, small dogs, vulva
small dogs, vulva, chihuahua: Hi. Her attitude may change before she comes into heat. Her vulva will enlarge, and she will bleed. Small dogs tend to come in heat earlier than the larger dogs. Start watching for her when she s about 6 months old, but it may actually be later than that....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, provincial laws, puppies
provincial laws, puppies, vet: Hi Kristi Check with your state or provincial laws. Was there a contract? Are you contributing to vet cost? Was this an accidental breeding? Was your dog running at large? Personally, I would think that the entitlement belongs to the owner of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding our minature poodle, minature poodle, heat cycle
minature poodle, heat cycle, yorkie: Hi. You said that they won t have anything to do with each other, what that usually means is that they re done, she s out of that part of the heat cycle to be bred. If they didn t breed this time, then you can try again next time. What day is she on now? Was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding weights, weight ratios, female dogs
weight ratios, female dogs, giant breed: Hi Sheri There is no scientific formal. Males typically will be larger than the female. That s just all there is to it. A female can have complications regardless of the size of male. But you want to ensure that neither the male or female are too extreme....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bulldog, baggie, dribbles
baggie, dribbles, catheter: Some Bulldogs can t breed naturally. Semen collection is simple enough to do, but it depends on the dog. You need a female in heat, a ziplock bag, a syringe and a catheter. Use the baggie to collect. Take the male behind the knot and gently hold...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chi is going into labor, contractions, placenta
contractions, placenta, doggie: Hi. Hopefully she s had them by now. the puppy usually comes first, then the placenta. Her actually pushing shouldn t last over 15 minutes, if it does, call the vet. Contractions can last a long time. It s the pushing for a long time that you worry about....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chiwawa keeps trying to nest after litter, rescue remedy, little dogs
rescue remedy, little dogs, afterbirth: Hi Mark Was all the placenta s and afterbirth accounted for? Did you do x-rays to see how many pups to expect? How old is she? Is this her first litter? Chihuahua s can be anxious little dogs anyway, and her nerves could be shot. Try giving her some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: concerns over anxious labrador whose just had puppys, harms way, labrador
harms way, labrador, vet: Hi. First thing i would do is to take her to the vet for a check up to make sure everything is out of her. This can cause panting, and restless behavior. Most of the time, the dog won t lay on her side for the pups to nurse either. Do that first, because it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, german shep, dog breeding
german shep, dog breeding, checkups: Hi. You said that she went into heat about two weeks before you got her, that s about the right time for a dog to be ready to be bred in her cycle. So, it s definitely possible that she s pregnant, treat her as if she is until you know for sure she isn t....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding problems, renee cox, two dogs
renee cox, two dogs, dog breeding: Hi. What day of the female s cycle is she on? Is the male very young, and is he proven? What you ll have to do is to try to gently move him to the right end, or put the female on a leash, and hold her head. This should encourage him to go to the right spot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog doing strange things after having litter, food bowls, sun porch
food bowls, sun porch, week ago today: Hi. Some moms go kind of nuts after having a litter, they do strange things. Did you get her a shot of oxytocin after she whelped? I would take her in to the vet for a check up just to be sure that there s nothing going on medically with her. If she fine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dalmation puppies, dalmation puppies, amoxicillian
dalmation puppies, amoxicillian, doctor of medicine: Hi Dr. Maheen Your female is developing mastitis. Place her in a tub of warm water, the water should completely cover her teats, and gently massage and express the milk. This may have to be repeat two or three times a day for a few days. It s important...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: different sized dogs mating, thick blankets, sized dogs
thick blankets, sized dogs, good luck: Hi. Try putting them on an incline, with the female at the lower end. or, you could wrap a book with a blanket or towel and put the male on it. You could also put a few thick blankets together and put him on them, whichever he is more comfortable with. good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, mini schnauzer, dog breeding
mini schnauzer, dog breeding, good luck: Hi Gemma If you are counting the days, the best is starting at about 9 days after you noticed bleeding. It s best not to leave them together 24/7 or you can get exhausted or uninterested dogs. Typically between the 12th and 15th days are prime, but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog in danger, afterbirth, oxytocin
afterbirth, oxytocin, old dog: Hi Janine With a young female anything can cause anxiety. Did she expel the afterbirth and/or is there a possibility that she can still have a pup retained? Does she have any discharge or bleeding? Is there a strong odor? How many pups did she have?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating, vitamins and supplements, food vitamins
vitamins and supplements, food vitamins, optimal time: Was the male you used proven? Progesterone testing would assist in helping you as a breeder, determine when the optimal time for mating your female. Caring for a expecting female begins with quality food, vitamins and supplements. Maintain a steady...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: getting dogs to latch, dogue de bordeaux, heat cycle
dogue de bordeaux, heat cycle, strictures: Hi. You may want to have her vagina looked at to see if she has any strictures, this can cause this problem. If she is fine there, then what you can try is when he is mounted and trying, someone stand close by so when he is done, they can hold the two together,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Erections in stud yorkie, poor libido, weak erection
poor libido, weak erection, yorkie: A poor libido, which is more common than you might think, could cause a weak erection. Also, if you are doing A.I., the male can become distracted and lose his concentration and focus. Dogs are different than human in that when they are mating the semen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female dog diarrhea, 10 puppies, natures way
10 puppies, natures way, giving birth: Hi. A dog normally gets diarrhea after giving birth, it s natures way of cleaning things out. At 5 weeks though, it should have cleared up. She may just need wormed, or something. i would let the vet have a look at her to figure out what s going on. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd bitch in pup, german shepherd
Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd bitch in pup, german shepherd

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female had 10 pups 2 weeks ago...., jackrussel terrier, 10 puppies
jackrussel terrier, 10 puppies, milk fever: Hi. I m glad that it worked, just keep a good eye on it. Sometimes, what you said does work, but other times, it gets worse and needs antibiotics to cure. As for the pups, I would take this pup in and have a fecal check done to find out what type of worms...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female after mating, search and seizure, freesbie
search and seizure, freesbie, females: Hi Paula I have a number of females that are busy, one runs and catches the freesbie up until she can t get her feet off the ground, another does search and seizure (including taking down grown men in full protection gear) and another is just a busy girl....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: GSD mating, female straddle, short periods
female straddle, short periods, knees: Hi Kate You may have to hold her steady so she can t move away. Try sitting on a stool and have the female straddle your lap, using your knees to support her. Day 10 gives the time to get it right, only let them together for short periods, but allow...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd bitch in pup, good appetite, german shepherd
good appetite, german shepherd, good chance: Hi. You want her to at least make it till day 58. Before that, the pups don t have a good chance making it. They usually are niserable for the last week or so. Just keep doing what you are doing, and call the vet if something comes up. You may want to report...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: being in heat again, heat cycle, razor burn
heat cycle, razor burn, spayed: Hi. It is possible that this is a heat cycle, pretty early though. It s really hard to say for sure. Sometimes an infection will attract males as well. I would take her to the vet and find out what s going on just to be on the safe side. It s really hard to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat post pregnancy, old english bulldog, afterbirth
old english bulldog, afterbirth, steady stream: Hi. That is pretty soon. I m not saying it s impossible, just not too likely. You said she s had a discharge for 7 weeks. I would definitely take her to the vet to figure out what as going on with her. 7 weeks is a long time to be bleeding after whelping....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Rusell due to have puppies, signs of labor, safe side
signs of labor, safe side, jack russell: Hi. If her temp was 97.5 yesterday morning, then labor should start within 24-48 hours of that temp drop. You said she is acting fine, pups are moving, no discharge, then I wouldn t worry yet. If she goes past 24 hours from the temp drop, then I d put a call...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack russell in labour, vanilla ice cream, first pup
vanilla ice cream, first pup, vanilla ice: Hi Yvonne It can take 2 minutes or 2 hours, it depends on the placement of pups, how far up they are. The rule of thumb is generally 2 hours and then a shot of oxytocin is administered to get things moving along. You can also walk her around and give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labour in a 2 1/2 female?, vanilla ice cream, mucus plug
vanilla ice cream, mucus plug, female boxer: Hi Tammy Is it 64 days from the first or the last mating? The snot like discharge is the mucus plug, a good sign. Do you have a whelping box for her to deliver her pups? It should be lined with paper or old towels. Let her nest and get the area...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Not sure if labor has started Great Dane, clear discharge, great dane
clear discharge, great dane, vulva: Hi. If nothing has happened yet, it should soon. It sounds like she s getting ready. The staying in your face and hiding under the truck. She should be at about 62 days now, if she has them they should be fine. It s normal behavior, so I wouldn t worry unless...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: late labor, safe side
safe side: Hi. I would take her in for a check up just to be on the safe side. Any dog that goes past day 65 needs a check up. Things may be perfectly fine, and she may just have gotten pregnant a little later than you thought, but it s best to be safe than sorry...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: length of "heat", miniature poodle, overies
miniature poodle, overies, vulva: Hi. Heat usually lasts 21 days, or 3 weeks. I m not sure what you mean by will the vulva go back inside after the heat? Are you just meaning that it s really swollen and will it go back down? If that s it, then yes, if she s not bred, the vulva should shrink...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male problems, miniature schnauzers, sperm count
miniature schnauzers, sperm count, good luck: Hi. You are right, an outside tie is an indicator of him ejaculating. If you can t get an inside tie, stand close when they breed and as soon as he ejaculates, hold them in place for at least 5 minutes. This will simulate a normal tie. I would try again, you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff pregnacy, mastiff, uti
mastiff, uti, antibiotics: Hi. It sounds like she has a possible UTI. I don t know this for sure, but peeing on herself is a possible sign of it. Her temp is normal. I would watch her closely, and if she does this again, or seems to have trouble peeing, then take her in. Antibiotics...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff pregnacy, english mastiff, tomato soup
english mastiff, tomato soup, infection of the uterus: Hi. What color is the discharge? If it s brown, or looks like tomato soup, get her to the vet fast. it might be pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus that is common in Mastiffs. It usually shows up 3 weeks or more after a heat cycle. Take her temp, if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Min Pins, 7 months, min pins
7 months, min pins, semen: Hi Mellissa The colors are determined by ancestry. They should be predominately red but if there are blacks and tan on both sides, you will throw those as well. A male should be over a year prior to breeding, although they produce viable semen as young...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: MOTHER BEAGLE VOMITING, throwing up bile, vomiting bile
throwing up bile, vomiting bile, pepto bismal: It s never to young to deworm. Some worms lay dormant in the muscle of a female and are revived when a pregnancy occurs. The worms end up in the pups and it s a vicious cycle trying to get rid of them. A light diet of steamed rice may help her stomach....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mounting Issues, cardigan corgi, poor libido
cardigan corgi, poor libido, standard poodle: Hi Karen Well at 9 he could be experiencing a weak or poor libido. Also, as he s never produced, I would think a trip to the vet to check his semen count is in order. It s always best to bring the female to the male if possible. Territory plays a part...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating dogs, mating dogs, male dogs
mating dogs, male dogs, herbal remedy: Hi. If his penis is not coming completely out of it s sheath, then you need to have that looked at. It should come completely out when trying to breed. Maybe he had an injury to it that you don t know about. i would at least have that looked at by the vet....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my mini, rule of thumb, cindi
rule of thumb, cindi, good luck: Hi Cindi Although smaller dogs typically mature at a faster rate, it s always best to wait until a male is over a year old to start him breeding. Breeding changes the personality of a dog, so keep that in mind. Once a male has been bred it s going to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Why would a mother dog kill her puppy?, cleft lip and palate, tummy ache
cleft lip and palate, tummy ache, whelping box: Hi. Unfortunately, since you didn t actually see it happen, we ll never know for sure if it was an accident or on purpose. She may had been worrying herself over the sickly puppy, and accidentally killed it (they do seem to know when something is wrong with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing dog, staffordshire terrier, rash
staffordshire terrier, rash, puppies: Hi. I would take her to the vet. that rash and hair loss needs to be checked out. A lot of times, mom will nip the pups or roll them to teach them, but biting the head isn t a good thing. I would definitely watch her around them, and have that rash looked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: VERY overdue pregnant female dog, thermomater, vet bill
thermomater, vet bill, hip bones: Ok, are you positive on the due date? Is it possible that she was bred later than you thought? Has she had any type of discharge from her vagina in the last few days? One way to tell if a dog is getting close is that her belly will look like a bag of rocks,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ovulation days, male boxer, spotting blood
male boxer, spotting blood, question thanks: If she s still sitting on it and has dark blodd, then yup, you guys are too early. I would try each day. You should notice a difference in her within a few days. When you pat near her tail, she ll move it to the side, and her bleeding should be light in color....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Patterdale Terrier., patterdale terrier, these dogs
patterdale terrier, these dogs, sadie: Hi. If I remember right, their average is about 6 I believe, I may be wrong. I can t remember if they are known for any whelping problems though. You ll want to find your breed s parent club on line, and it should have that kind of info there. One thing though,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, black discharge, yesterday afternoon
black discharge, yesterday afternoon, gestation: Hi Danyel All is normal. Remember that gestation is 63 days from the time the eggs were fertilized NOT necessarily for the day of breeding. Keep an eye on her, as long as she has no greenish/black discharge, you should be alright. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Malamute won't eat!!, dietry supplements, alaskan malamute
dietry supplements, alaskan malamute, raw diet: Hi. I ll admit, I don t feed raw for the same reasons you stated, I m scared of not doing it right. I don t know much about raw feeding, but I do have some great links on it if you d like, just give me a day or so to find them, my computer crashed and I ll...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problems getting litters on my girls, alaskan malamutes, fellow breeder
alaskan malamutes, fellow breeder, false pregnancy: Hi Stephanie Who said breeding dogs was easy? LOL I would put all the females on a low dose of amoxicillian for 5 - 10 days. Do this when they just come into heat or a few weeks prior. They may have a infection that is not detectable but enough to discourage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pseudopregnancy and season German Shepherd, puppy litters, false pregnancy
puppy litters, false pregnancy, 2 females: Hi. A false pregnancy can really trick you. It did us as well the begining of this month. An x-ray showed us that there were no puppies. I feel for you. It could be possible that what your other female is experiencing is a split heat. It s when they start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: WHEN WILL MY PUG WHELP??, miniature long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund
miniature long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund, sign of labor: Hi. The digging and not eating is a sign of labor. They can do this for up to 24 hours before actually whelping. My best guess is that she ll probably go in the next day or so. If she doesn t whelp by Monday, then I would take her in for an x-ray. Oh, good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian very overdue, puppy formula, black discharge
puppy formula, black discharge, pomeranian: Hi. I m glad that everyone is ok, great job on finding a different vet. This is actually pretty normal behavior in dogs that have a c-section. First thing, get some bottles and puppy formula just in case. Second, try to gently hold mom down so the pups can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preg..boston terrier, whelping box, boston terrier
whelping box, boston terrier, preg: Hi Teresa A whelping box or area where she can raise her pups comfortably and quietly is what she needs. Line it with old towels, sheets or newspaper for her to nest in. The waiting is always the hardest but short walks around the yard will help get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnent pbt, pregnant girls, dog house
pregnant girls, dog house, pit bull: Hi. This is normal. A lot of pregnant girls don t want to eat as much as they use to. the pups are crowding things in there, so offer more frequent smaller meals a day and see if that helps. If she keeps it up, or stops drinking or acting off, get her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: prematurity and viability, sticky stools, toy aussie
sticky stools, toy aussie, mini aussie: Hi. Usually, if they are born before day 58 they don t have a good chance. She should be on day 57 today, one more day to go. I would let her do what exercise she wants, as long as jumping isn t involved. Just watch her and see what she s comfortable with....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Question about Weigh and Overbite breeding, innova evo, raw diet
innova evo, raw diet, female chihuahua: Hi. It does take some dogs longer to finish growing than others, your girl may just need more time. Since at 10 months old she s too young to be bred anyway, you still have time to see what happens with her. if at 18 months she still hasn t gained, or refuses...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Reluctant Female, low thyroid, thyroid problems
low thyroid, thyroid problems, heat cycle: Hi. I would listen to your dog. She very well could be early yet, some girls do ovulate later in the cycle. AYou could try letting her around a different male just to see how she reacts, on leashes of course. Sometimes, they simply don t like the choice we...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu attention seeking behavior, pant legs, positive reinforcement
pant legs, positive reinforcement, tug of war: Hi Angela 9 weeks old -- you still have a bit of a ways to go before you finally get to say Jack YES!!! You have to think of him as a 2 year old human. You are constantly running after them telling them no, and trying to keep them safe. Personally,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu Pregnant ?, nutritious dog food, food pouch
nutritious dog food, food pouch, midrift: Hi. It sounds like she is, although it is hard to say for certain as dogs do experience false pregnancies, as you already know.:-) After day 50, you can have x-rays done to know for certain. What you can do for now though, is to lay her on her side. Put one...