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Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy size/weight gain?, odd behaviors, whelping
odd behaviors, whelping, x rays: Poor girl! You ll have to get her a skate board soon.:-) Dogs have an amzaing ability to carry really large litters. If she s doing fine right now, then I wouldn t worry too much. Keep an eye out for any odd behaviors, and colored discharge. If she quits drinking/eating,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boston Terrier, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Patti. Because I can not actually see what is going on, it probably would be a good idea to at least call your vet and let them know what is going on. I have not experienced this, with my dogs, and I m not sure what she is passing - possibly it is not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Papillons, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Linda. There is a product called Bag Balm that you can purchase at most drug stores. This product was originally created to treat dry, sore, and cracked cow utters. However, it is also good for human hands, wind burn, etc. The product come is a green...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pitbull, x ray, glob
x ray, glob, mucus: Hi. Some dogs will get milk in a week before she whelps, some will wait a few days before, some even wait until she whelps before getting milk, so you can go by when her breasts fill up. And no, how many breasts fill up does not indicate how many pups there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pitbull, whelping box, wood chips
whelping box, wood chips, dirty one: Hi. I would bring her in to the house, and choose a room for her whelping box that is quiet, and one that no one uses much. She ll want her privacy, and peace and quiet. While she s having her puppies, you can use newspapers. After she is done whelping, you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How to about my poodles, timid male, elusive female?, toy poodles, natural instincts
toy poodles, natural instincts, best bet: Day 11 is still early, so it makes sense that things aren t gelling yet. Is the male experienced? Typically days 9 thru 15 are good breeding days. You may want to leave them alone (in a small pen or room) where they can get down to business without an...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregant mini dachshund, plastic storage bin, pregnancy calender
plastic storage bin, pregnancy calender, mini dachshund: Hi. I don t know of any videos with doxie s whelping, you could try YouTube. I m going to give you a web site that is really great. There s pictures of dogs whelping, a pregnancy calender, and a list of supplies that you ll need. Things that are a must: whelping...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: After pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Anna. It is normal for the mammary glands to remain swollen for a period of time after the puppies have been weaned, however; It is impossible to tell you if you dogs has Mastitis without a full examination of the glands. The typical symptoms of Mastitis...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding time, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Linda. The mother normally decides when to wean her puppies, but this normally happens around 4 - 5 weeks after the puppies are born. Once the puppies teeth and toe nails start to become sharp, the mother begins loosing interest in feeding them, and feels...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer, birth canal, contractions
birth canal, contractions, mucus: HI Nathan. Anytime you see a colored discharge, you need to get her to the vet. It may be nothing, but I wouldn t take a chance. I m hoping that she s already had her puppies, especially if there s a pup in the canal. If not, call your vet and tell him what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Shannon. I completely understand when you write that you were not expecting to adopt a pregnant dog, and in this economy not too many people have a lot of extra cash just lying around - especially right after Christmas. The normal gestation period,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog with collapsed babies, dead pups, dead babies
dead pups, dead babies, normal delivery: Hi Minjal Take that dog immediately to your vet!!! Did you do x-rays? How did you determine that the majority of the litter was dead? The problem is that the dead pups will start to break down and decompose. The are then toxic to the remaining...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dogs, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Louisa. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days, so if your dog is expecting puppies she is approximately one week from her due date. I can t tell you if your dog is going to have puppies or not, but I can give you some helpful...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant olde english bulldogge, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi John. Most dogs are, or can be, free whelpers - however; there are no guarantees (just like with human pregnancies) things can go wrong. My specialty is Boston Terriers, and if you believe everything you read, these dogs require C-Sections. However;...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pregnant pom, boston terriers, penny diloreto
boston terriers, penny diloreto, puppies-dot-com.com: Hi Dezi. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days, so it sounds like your new mommy is due to deliver any day now. Here is a link to a Dog Pregnancy Calendar that I use and love. just type in the date you mated your female, at the top,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant,small,and scared, chorkie, best bet
chorkie, best bet, x rays: Hi Marie. After she hits day 50, you can have x-rays done to see about how many there are, and if there are any really big ones that may cuase trouble. After looking at the x-rays, your vet may be able to tell you if he thinks a section if called for or not....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is she pregnat, siberian huskies, whelping box
siberian huskies, whelping box, nine months: Hi Shane It s harder to tell for hairy dogs. For females that have silent heats or don t necessarily show, you can do one or two things. Watch the male and/or take the female and do an internal, blood and discharge will be present. If she has taken,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my prego lab..., breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Aubrie. It sounds to me like your female is getting close to her delivery date. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. The normal dog temp is between 101 - 102.5 In most cases, when the expectant mothers temp drops below 100,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: problems after whelping, whelping box, wholes
whelping box, wholes, wood floor: Hi Sara What she is doing when she s digging is trying to make a safe den for her pups. For some reason she s not feeling secure or her pups are safe where you have them. They should be in a secured whelping box or area where your female can nurse and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies all born stillborn, kennel cough, amoxicillan
kennel cough, amoxicillan, last heat: Hi Emma How old is your female? Were the pups a formed and of good size and did the dam freely whelp them? If the answer is yes that means they were viable and alive up until they passed through the birthing canal. Death in utero is typically caused...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Question about puppies, german shepherd puppies, pop cans
german shepherd puppies, pop cans, hi mike: Hi Mike I love the German Shepherd and can recommend some outstanding breeders. The concern I have about buying a pup from a barn, garage, basement, regardless of the breed, is the lack of stimulation and socialization. Also fleas, worms and parasites...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Question about pups, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Mike. It is almost impossible to tell the temperment of a 3 week old puppy. It is also very hard to tell the temperment of any puppy while it is with its littermates. I suggest that you wait as long as possible, right up to 8 weeks if you can, to pick...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Question about pups, german shepherd puppies, hi mike
german shepherd puppies, hi mike, yelps: HI Mike. It surprises me that the breed isn t sure if the pups have fleas or not. At this age, they should be handled often, and health checked often as well. If it were me, I would wait until the pups are at least 6 weeks old before even looking at them....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Getting ready to Breed, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Alean. Thank you for the great photo of Lady. The female dog is usually taken to the male dogs home. This is because the male needs to feel comfortable in order to preform his duty. Once you have selected the perfect mate for your girl, It is always...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rottie bitch 18mth, large breed dogs, quality food
large breed dogs, quality food, vet: Hi Tina. Large breed dogs tend to mature slower than the smaller breeds. 18 months for your girl is pretty young. However, there are some things that you can do to keep her healthy. Make sure she s on a good quality food, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu-64 days gestation, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Angie. Panting can be a sign of labor. I suggest that you put her in a room that is out of the way of traffic. I also suggest that you take her temp. If it s below 100 she might be in labor, or very close to it. If you need any additional help, please...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu in heat, male not responding, boston terriers, penny diloreto
boston terriers, penny diloreto, puppies-dot-com.com: Hi Amy. If you have room in your home, you might try to put the male and female together in a separate area while she is in heat. Keep the other female out of site during this time and maybe this will do the trick. If not, you can always try artificial...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: St. Bernard whelping, first pup, eating habit
first pup, eating habit, local grocery store: Hi Elizabeth There is no reason to expect complications from your female. Remember with all dogs, it s common for a pup to come sunny side up or breech. That s all normal for dogs, so don t panic if it happens. Just make sure that your girl cleans the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Strange behavior from dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jermaine. Hi Crystal. The normal heat cycle in dogs lasts approximately 21 days as follows: Days 1 - 7, the vaginal area swells and bleeding usually occurs. I m not sure how long it has been since you noticed the swelling, but in some cases it can be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stray dog heavily pregnant, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tara. The membrane you saw could have been the seminal plug (which when breaks is like the water breaking in human pregnancy. Or is could be the actual sac that contains the puppy. Here is a link to a Youtube video that shows the birthing process...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud Maltese v.s. pet?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cheryl. Tooth crowding can be a genetic default, but one that can be taken care of by a good dog hygienist. I don t see any reason this should keep you from breeding your Maltese. Good luck and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Supplemental Heating, 10 puppies, whelping box
10 puppies, whelping box, supplemental heat: Hi Pam. 10, wow! :-) They re at an age where you really don t have to have extra heat. At night, you may want to fill up an empty 2 liter bottle with warm water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in their box just in case they get a tad bit chilly at night. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffy puppy, boston terriers, penny diloreto
boston terriers, penny diloreto, puppies-dot-com.com: Hi David. The heat cycle in most dogs runs for approximately 21 days as follows: Days 1 - 7: The vaginal area swells noticeably and within a couple of days bleeding begins. During this stage the female usually will not allow the male to mate with her,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: standing heat, boston terriers, penny diloreto
boston terriers, penny diloreto, puppies-dot-com.com: Hi Lorrie. The tube is actually longer than you need, and not all of it needs to be inserted. I am going to attach a photo of a female pig s reproductive system. I wish I had one that shows the female dog s reproductive system this well, but I can t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stray, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Marcella. Thanks for the great photo of your new mommy and puppy. In some cases, the time between puppies can be a couple of hours. However, because you wrote that your new mother had her puppy last night, I think that by now she would have delivered...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Trouble breeding, dominant females, staffordshire terrier
dominant females, staffordshire terrier, business end: Hi Kev Some dominant females will just not be mounted period. Sit on the floor and have her straddle your lap. With her legs on either side of yours. Make sure she has a collar and leash on. Hold her firmly in place and bring the male around to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Tying, hill slope, shortie jack russell
hill slope, shortie jack russell, problem thanks: Hi Shirley Nobody (2 or 4 legged) like to be doing their business in the cold. It won t distract but it can be unpleasant, especially if a tie last longer than a few moments. It s great that you ve started letting them together. The next couple of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is there such a thing as too pregnant?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: I found another website that looks very informative and has e-mail contact information which is as follows: Kimberly@yorkiepassion.com The website address is: http://www.yorkiepassion.com/yorkiepassion.htm Possibly Kimberly will be able to help you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Unwanted mating in Golden Retreivers, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Beverly. There are several drugs that have been used to terminate unwanted pregnancy for dogs, which include: Bromocryptine, Cabergoline, Dopamine, and Epostane. However, before assuming that actual mating occurred, I would have a vet preform a pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Using an older stud, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Ryan. I agree with you that this 11 year old dog is probably not as potent as he use to be. Especially since he failed to produce a litter with your dog the last time you mated him with your female. I hope you have a written Stud Service agreement...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: VBAC, uterine inertia, emergency c
uterine inertia, emergency c, extra skin: Hi Kim Absolutely schedule a section. The problems that can arise, among others, are that pups can adhere to the scar of the first section. In the bully breed where I reside, you have to expect sections every now and again. Personally, if my female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weimaraner in heat, swelling of the vulva, bloody discharge
swelling of the vulva, bloody discharge, heat cycle: Hi Jay Improper timing is the leading cause of a unsuccessful mating. Ovulation can t be accurately predicted by just counting the days of a heat cycle. Early signs of heat can be missed, the female shows little or no evidence, ovulation can occur...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Weiner Dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Melissa. Have you taken her temperature? The normal temp in a dog is between 101 - 102.5 If her temp. is higher than 103 I suggest that you get her in to see your vet. Diarrhea alone might not be a problem, but diarrhea mixed with other symptoms like...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jann. I use a professional Whelping box for my female dog to deliver in. If you intend on breeding your dog more than once it would be a good idea to invest in one. Here is a link to a Youtube video on how to set up one type of Whelping box. There...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping ??, birthing pool, pommie
birthing pool, pommie, beef broth: Hi Donna. When a dog starts labor, she will usually stop eating, want to hide, pant heavily, and may dig like crazy. These symptoms can last up to 24 hours before actual contractions start. Now, if she starts to push for longer than 15 minutes without producing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Michelle. I understand your nervousness, it s not easy being responsible for someone elses pet. I don t believe your Pug is upset because the whelping box is used . I have only one whelping box and have had multiple females use it. At 62 days...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Sue. Yes, I did receive the photo s - thanks - you have beautiful dogs, so happy and healthy looking. It s not uncommon for pregnant dogs to eat right up to time of delivery. I had a female once that was eating (just a few bites) right up to the time...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cheyenne. All the symptoms you have described in your question are normal in a female that is about to deliver her litter of puppies. In most cases approximately 24 hours before labor, the external genitalia become enlarged and soft, and a thick mucous...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weaning pups, chicken soup for the dog lovers soul, puppy food
chicken soup for the dog lovers soul, puppy food, gsds: Hi Trina The pups are old enough to be on solids. You can give them dry kibble and add a little canned food to soften the kibble and encourage the pups to eat. You can add broth to soften the food too, but as they get the hang of the solids, cut back on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: welping hybrid wolf, lorna coppinger, wolf hybrids
lorna coppinger, wolf hybrids, animal behaviorist: Hi Ally Pseudo pregnancy can result in weight gain. However, the best way to determine if a female is pregnant is to measure the chest and stomach during the course of the pregnancy. Both should expand at the same rate. The second is to do x-ray s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelped woun't nurse, puppy formula, whelped
puppy formula, whelped, puppies: Hi. First thing I would do is take her in for a check up to make sure everything is ok with her physically. If it is, then you may have to bottle feed the pups. I d go ahead and get some bottles and puppy formula and prepare yourself. It takes some dogs a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, litters, pup
litters, pup, third time: Hi Yvonne. Some girls don t make the best whelpers. If she s had these types of problems with her first two litters, then I would guess that if bred again, you ll have the same problems. It s completely up to you if you breed her again, just prepare yourself...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Mary. Hmm, where do I start. I suggest that your friend start taking her 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...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping and bleeding, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Janice. I m glad to read that your vet had examined your new mother and did not find any infection. Did you mention the bleeding while you were at your vet s office? Usually by 7 weeks the bleeding (or light spotting) should be over. Your Collie might...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: wiener dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Melissa. I m so happy to read that she is not dehydrated. I would continue the lean chicken diet your vet recommended, and possibly you could add some rice. If she remains hydrated, and is eating/drinking, then I would just keep an eye on her. Because...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie 65 days into pregnancy, large breed dogs, canine pregnancy
large breed dogs, canine pregnancy, concieve: Hi. Sue. A normal canine pregnancy can last between 58-65 days. When a dog goes over the 65 day mark, a trip to the vet is in order to make sure that everything is ok. Sometimes large breed dogs go over the 65 day and be perfectly fine, I still advise a trip...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Anna. You might want to try Artificial Insemination. There are AI kits available online that come with a complete set of instructions. However, if this is something that you do not feel comfortable doing yourself, most vet s offer this service for a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie-poo, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Connie. Accidents happen, please stop blaming yourself. Sounds like you have a great relationship with your vet, so I suggest you have him/her on standby if you need him/her when the time comes. In the mean time, please do not hesitate to contact me...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie terrier overdue pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi John. The normal gestation period in dogs runs between 58 - 63 days, and depending upon the number of days you mated her (assuming that you mated her on more than one day during her Estrus cycle) the actual due date can be a few days off. I wouldn t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: young newf mother w/4 10 day olds, having puppies, puppy food
having puppies, puppy food, supplemental feedings: Hi Diane. She is super young to be having puppies, still a puppy herself. That s probably why she doesn t want to stay with them. There s not a whole lot that you can do to get her to stay with them longer, you may have to end up bottle feeding them. I d get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 Dog Breeding Questions, mini dachshund, hereditary defects
mini dachshund, hereditary defects, small dogs: How old is the male? What vaccinations are missing? It s important that a female be mentally and physically healthy before even considering breeding her. Is the female a Mini Dachshund or a regular one? Small dogs mature quicker than large ones but each...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: alternative to spaying, female boxer, heat cycles
female boxer, heat cycles, laser surgery: Hi Jean When you start messing with Mother Nature you have a greater risk of not being able to produce in the future and if you are considering breeding her later you want her heat cycles to be working normally. If keeping an intact female restricted...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Miniature Schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, tessy
miniature schnauzer, tessy, 3 years: Hi Tessy Before anybody goes anywhere you want to do brucellois testing. A STD will sterilize your female and be fatal to any pups. It really doesn t matter who goes where, what does matter is timing. You are best to bring them together around the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breed newborn puppy size concerns, english mastiff puppies, red nose pit bull
english mastiff puppies, red nose pit bull, german shepherd mix: Hi. I seriously doubt that a newborn pit bull would weigh 3-4 pounds. English mastiff puppies, one of the largest dog breeds, on average weighs 2 pounds. My biggest concern would be her age. Make sure she s on a good dog food, not puppy food, make her get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, jack russels, jack russell
jack russels, jack russell, pup: Hi Toni A female is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce. Her body will release the eggs and depending on if the timing is right, these are the number of pups she is going to have. It could be 1, 2, or 6. So the number of pups she can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, going to the bathroom, stomache
going to the bathroom, stomache, hormonal changes: Hi Robyn How old is your female? Is this her first heat? A female is fertile when the bleeding stops. A young female can start bleeding again after a mating. Did you have the male tested for brucellois prior to breeding? Going to the bathroom...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, hereditary defects, rottie
hereditary defects, rottie, 15 months: Hi Sabrina For a Rottie especially, you should wait at least until the male is 15 months before even considering breeding. The breed is so plagued with HJD and other health issues that it s criminal to breed without testing. Your male can produce viable...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, mortal enemy, vulva
mortal enemy, vulva, ovulation: Hi Ivan Timing is everything. Your female has to be ovulating. What days are you breeding her in her season? Everything is the mortal enemy of sperm including blood and air. If she s still bleeding, chances are she won t take. The cycle is basically...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a dog with a deformity, leg bones, responsible breeder
leg bones, responsible breeder, treasured family: Hi Jenny Any animal with a deformity should not be bred period. She has a birth defected and typically with pups that have something that you can see on the outside wrong, will have something wrong on the inside that you can t see. She has a higher than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding mini schnauzer, mini schnauzer, time dave
mini schnauzer, time dave, ovulating: Hi Dave Truthfully, the best time to breed her is when she s ovulating. That will guarantee you results. A progesterone test will tell you when she s prime. First she ll swell, then she ll bleed, THEN she ll stand. Typically between days 9 and 15...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua Breeding, female chihuahua, hereditary defects
female chihuahua, hereditary defects, health issues: Hi Tina A male can produce semen at 6 months of age. Just because he can...doesn t mean he should. Chi especially should be mature both physically and mentally. With the health issues it s important to use a male that has no hereditary defects. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cant penetrate?, brenda day, perfect day
brenda day, perfect day, stimulant: Hi Brenda Day 9 is the perfect day to start bringing them together. You want to separate them at all times expect 15 - 30 minutes, 2 or three times a day to entice them to mate. The licking just excites both the male and female, it won t harm either...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: color breeding, silver dam, dominant colors
silver dam, dominant colors, base colors: Anything is possible. What is the breed you are using? What s in the make-up? There are certain simple rules that can be applied regarding the expected coat colors of puppies based on the coat color of both the sire and dam. There are colors that, when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: it's day 62 and no labor signs, signs of labor, deep breathing
signs of labor, deep breathing, vizsla: Hi Kristi Gestation is 63 days from conception not necessarily for the day of breeding. So you can be off by a few days to a week. No panic there. The hardest part is the waiting. You are best to boil water, make tea, settle down with a good book...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog cycle, hormone oxytocin, mammary glands
hormone oxytocin, mammary glands, external signs: Hi Tegan ... Are you writing a exam? Do you want the short or extended version? The short version is: 1. The hormone Oxytocin stimulates milk production. 2. Pheromones released in the discharge and pee are what interest the male. However, FSH...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating, slim chance, mother nature
slim chance, mother nature, good luck: Hi Diane A tie is Mother Nature s way of ensuring off-spring. There is a very, very slim chance she my have caught but I wouldn t count on it. A female has to be ovulating to become pregnant, typically breed over the course of a week between days 9...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, big belly, x rays
big belly, x rays, yorkie: Hi Martina If she carrying a singleton she may not grow until a week or two prior to whelp. I would recommend going for x-rays after day 50, that s when bones calcify. That way you know what to expect and if a c-section will be required. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: not enough milk, miniture schnauzer, quality puppy
miniture schnauzer, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Annette Put your female on a high QUALITY puppy food, Orijen or Solid Gold Barking At The Moon comes to mind. Before putting your pups on formula try rotating the pups. Do a 4 and 3 split. Allow each group to feed for an hour and take the other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: false pregnancy?, swollen mammary glands, mucus plug
swollen mammary glands, mucus plug, signs of pregnancy: The discharge is her mucus plug. A sign of pregnancy. It is discharged up to 10 days prior to whelp. X-rays would be a better indication what to expect. She may be carrying one or two pups. Some females milk won t come in until a day or two after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my female just had puppies>, miniture pincher, quality puppy
miniture pincher, quality puppy, puppy kibble: Hi Carlos That s a big litter for a small mixed breed. Have your sister rotate the pups (4 on, 4 off). Let them have an hour of feeding and cleaning, the replace. At night they can all go in with the dam. You may need to supplement her diet with raw...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first time owner of cane corso, cane corso club, vitamins and supplements
cane corso club, vitamins and supplements, food vitamins: Hi Huey I love the Cane Corso, and lucky for you, very dear friends of our are breeders, fanciers and one time President of the Cane Corso Club. Stanos and Ultimate K-9 can steer you in the right direction on the breed, blood lines and breeders of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my jack russell bitch is overdue in her pregnancy, pregnancy question, yelps
pregnancy question, yelps, x rays: All dogs are the same in the sense of timing. If the timing is off, there will be no pups. Did you confirm her pregnancy? Sperm can live 72 hours and eggs need 7 days to mature. So if the eggs where not ready on the first, she may still be on track...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: after labour, afterbirth, oxytocin
afterbirth, oxytocin, placenta: Hi Rebecca Did the vet give her a shot of oxytocin? I would recommend that they do. With a litter that size, there is a chance that a placenta or afterbirth is still inside. I would also recommend rotating the pups on the dam. 5 and 5 would work best....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: large litter, getting food, pup
getting food, pup, good stuff: Hi Stephanie Instead of bottle feeding, what you should try is rotating the pups. Do 6 on 6 off. Use a small box to keep the ones that are off in. Some place warm and away from the dam (if they squeek she may get up to have a look). Rotating hourly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lhasa mothers after whelping, bad milk, teets
bad milk, teets, teats: Hi William It sounds like your female has mastitis, or the beginning of it. Placing her in a bath of warm water (completely covering her teats) and gently massaging them until the milk is expressed is what s needed. You shouldn t allow the pups to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Maltese accidently got bred, poor choices, kiss of death
poor choices, kiss of death, magic formula: Hi Tricia If only one breeding occurred, take her to the vet for a shot of oxytocin immediately. It acts like a morning after pill. With this being her 4th litter in a row and if her last whelping required assistance, it doesn t look good for this little...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Momma Dog, drontal, praziquantel
drontal, praziquantel, extreme heat: The fleas and tapeworm have to be taken care of immediately. Or they can be fatal to both the dam and the pups. All your doing is feeding the worm. Advantage is obviously not working, you need something stronger with Praziquantel like Drontal Plus....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maltese, fish oils, whelping box
fish oils, whelping box, kibble: Hi Jen So your female is young then? Extra care and attention should be given as young dogs can reject and/or kill their pups if they are not physically and mentally mature. Gestation is 63 days. Fish oils, quality kibble and lots of fresh water...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: min pin, giving birth, pee
giving birth, pee, vet: Hi. I believe 2-4 is average for this breed. Take her to the vet, she may still have a puppy or placenta inside of her. The vet may give her a clean out shot, which will also help with milk. This is really important because if something is left inside of her,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Two min pins breeding!!, chances of pregnancy, min pins
chances of pregnancy, min pins, 12 months: Hi Ben Timing is everything. If your female is ovulating when you mated, chances are good they she caught. What days of her season is she? You need to count from the moment you saw bleeding. Between days 9 and 15 are usually the best days. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my nina, signs of trouble, kiss of death
signs of trouble, kiss of death, pittbull: Hi Robin Your male should mount a female unless she s in heat and your female shouldn t let him mount her. If she s not in heat, the alternative is she s bleeding or has an infection, both signs of trouble. If your female is expecting, you should keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: number of puppies in a litter, female mate, sires
female mate, sires, semen: Hi Lloyd That s a myth. The female is solely responsible for the number of pups in the liter and the male the sexes. A female is born with all the eggs she is going to produce. Her body releases the eggs and the male fertilizes them with his semen (a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: PAPILLION JUST GOT HUNG UP, neuter, pap
neuter, pap, renee: Hi Renee There is always potential for complication when breeding a young female. She s not mentally or physically mature, she may reject her litter, or nothing may come of it. Other than spay/neuter, the best way to ensure no pups, is to keep the dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant ???, false pregnancy, teets
false pregnancy, teets, x ray: Hi Debbie Gestation is from when the eggs were fertilized not necessarily from when the breeding took place. Sperm can survive 72 hours. So you still may be okay. A vet should be able to tell if there are pups by feeling the stomach but an x-ray would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant retriever??, fish oils, house sitter
fish oils, house sitter, oxytocin: Hi Dusty The problem with breeding young is that the female hasn t fully developed mentally and physically and will stop developing physically and won t reach her full potential. Depending on how long ago they mated, you could take her to the vet for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pitbull inbreeding, high protein, inbreeding
high protein, inbreeding, red nose: Hi Cerise The male can produce viable semen as young as 6 months old. The Pitbull is the most interbred breed in history. If you know anything about their history you know that only the best made it to the breeding stage. There are a number of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian breeding, pompom, wookie
pompom, wookie, neuter: If the male has been bred once, he ll want to breed regardless of if he s been nuetered or not. If a female is in heat in your building or within a few miles of your place, he will want to breed. Breeding is more than bringing two dogs together...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, having puppies, rule of thumb
having puppies, rule of thumb, afterbirth: Hi Wendy If you didn t do x-ray s prior to whelp, you ll just have to guess how many to expect. 2 hours is the rule of thumb between pups. Most female will sleep or nap, you want to watch for her straining. It s a good idea to take her for a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant Jack, staffordshire terrier, nieghbours
staffordshire terrier, nieghbours, big dogs: Hi Sandra If is twas just the one time this morning, take her to the vet for a shot of oxytocin. It will clean her out. Little JRT are tough dogs, but a Staffy might still be too big for her to birth, especially if he has some big dogs in his make up....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant pitbull, false pregnancy, large breasts
false pregnancy, large breasts, male humans: Hi Teagan It depends on the type of neuter you male received. Castration which is the removal of both testicles or vasectomy, where by the right and left vas deferens is removed. A castration will still enables a male to have a sex drive, without the result....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pug pragnancy, quality dog food, pragnancy
quality dog food, pragnancy, whelps: Hi Miriam Anything s possible if you had a tie and she was in season. Although timing has a lot to do with it. She should be on a high quality dog food and MUST NOT get any vaccinations until after she whelps. That should have been done prior to breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question ?, ovulation timing, false pregnancy
ovulation timing, false pregnancy, hello tomorrow: Hi Missi What guarantee s a pregnancy is ovulation. Timing is everything. Certainly one breeding could produce a litter, but the female would have to be ready. 4 weeks is too early for x-rays, calcification of the bones occurs around day 50, so you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Split heat ??, good appetite, hormonal imbalance
good appetite, hormonal imbalance, yorki: Hi Kelly You are right on tract with all your assumptions. Housed with other females her cycle could have started a bit early causing the split heat, an infection would cause some slight spotting as would a hormonal imbalance. The vet will better...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: signs if my lhasa apso is pregnant, dry dog food, puppy formula
dry dog food, puppy formula, puppy food: Hi John It s common for some female s taste to change as their body changes. What was once their favorite food is nothing something less then desirable. Much like what your girl is experiencing now. You may want to try another brand a fish based product...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: small belly, signs of pregnancy, rib cage
signs of pregnancy, rib cage, singleton: Hi Martina There can be a number of reasons for a small belly. You are right about where she s carrying, size of the pups, or if she s carrying a singleton. As with humans, a females taste can change with pregnancy. You may want to try her on a different...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What small breeds are good breeders?, vet fees, pet thanks
vet fees, pet thanks, quality animals: I m probably the wrong one to ask if you re looking to make money. I believe that a pet should be a pet, that you should be breeding to better a breed, and if you are looking to make an income, you should get a job. But that s just my opinion. The cost...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my staffordshire & her pups, hannah jane, quality puppy
hannah jane, quality puppy, puppy food: Milk will give your female diarrhea and she will become dehydrated. Ice cubes are better. The pups are safer in the whelping box. If you have the pups on a dog bed, you may want to return them to the whelping box. Your female is wanting to move her pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weight Gain during Shih Tzu pregnancy, false pregnancy, shih tzu
false pregnancy, shih tzu, x rays: Hi Keegan It would depend on the number of pups she s carrying. All the signs are typical of a false pregnancy too, so if I were you, I would take her into the vets after day 50 and request x-rays. This will give you a better indication of what to expect....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, warm lap, x rays
warm lap, x rays, chihuahuas: Hi Monica Personally we don t take temperatures. It can fluctuate by ingesting water, laying in the sun or cuddling on a warm lap. Did you do x-rays? Do you have any idea how many pups to expect? If the pups are too big she may not be able to whelp...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, litters, corgi
litters, corgi, vet: Hi Kristyn Did you breed her with the same male? How long between litters? If you used the same male, chances are good that she ll need help. If she had a section, you may want to talk to your vet about why she needed on and schedule another. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, size litter, brown discharge
size litter, brown discharge, foul odor: Hi Lori 9 is a good size litter and occasionally with larger litters the blood spotting can last 3- 4 weeks after whelping as the uterus goes back to normal size. You want to ensure that this discharge is not black and there is no foul odor. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, little dogs, own time
little dogs, own time, pup: Hi Monica I m not a fan of taking the temperature as there are so many variables attached to it. You should take it approximately the same time, in the same conditions. Everything from drinking water to laying in the sunshine will raise or lower a body...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping in dogs, normal body temperature, whelping
normal body temperature, whelping, vulva: Hi Vanessa Do you know your female normal body temperature when s she not expecting? Everything from laying in the sun to drinking water can lower or raise a temp. Mother Nature has a way of doing things her on way and in her own time. She could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whenis the r ight time, velardi, penatration
velardi, penatration, time question: For starters 4 hours is too long to put a breeding pair together. The male could have a heart attack if he s trying the entire time. Not only that but he could lose interest, and you ll be wasting the good stuff. Bring them together for 15 - 30 minutes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 6 month old puppy found mating, female puppy, puppies
female puppy, puppies, vet: Hi Tatiana If it was just recently (like in the last few days), I would take her into the vet to have her administered the equivalent of the morning after shot. At 6 months old your female is still puppy herself, she s not full developed mentally or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, mini aussie, dozen eggs
mini aussie, dozen eggs, head and shoulders: Hi Amy The litter is determined by the female. A female is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce. She could release one or a dozen eggs. Males will usually be bigger than the female. That s nature. In same breeds it s not an issues. Concerns...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, yorkie puppies, rotties
yorkie puppies, rotties, yorkies: Only if you a) believe in miracles and b) did the breeding by A.I. Then yes I guess they could. Of course if you did A.I. you would have to schedule a section because the birth would kill the female. Yorkies can have the coloring of the Rotties. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, raw organ, litter mates
raw organ, litter mates, organ meats: Three years old, are you breeding her back, to back to back? A.I., done correctly has a 100% success rate. When you do breeding you have to ensure that your female is ovulating. She could be early or later. It could be her body needs to recover from...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, clean up crew, semen
clean up crew, semen, success rate: Hi Al Yes it can happen, however, because the male dog drips as opposed to shoots out of the gate, there is a lower chance of success rate. There is also 3 parts to the semen, the guys that gets pave the way, the actually army and then the clean...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my dalmation bitch, male dalmation, gestation
male dalmation, gestation, females: Hi Andy Gestation is 63 days from conception....not necessarily from breeding day. Days 9 though 17 are typically the optimal days for breeding. Although some females come in late, and some early. Bring your animals together for breeding only for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding yorkshire terriers, yorkshire terriers, physical maturity
yorkshire terriers, physical maturity, third season: Hi Claire 11 weeks old is too young to determine if your pup is even breeding quality. You want to wait a year to see if she has any inherent issues that would compromise her health or that of the breed. After her second or third season you could consider...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cavalier king charles, cavalier king charles, x rays
cavalier king charles, x rays, half a dozen: Hi Helen A female is born with all the eggs she is going to produce. So it depends on how many eggs her body releases. It could be one, two, or a half a dozen. X-rays are beneficial and will not cause any harm to the pups. Bones calcify at 50 days...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding, miniature doberman, male sperm
miniature doberman, male sperm, dog breeding: Hi Carol What is the size of your Chi, is she standard? What is the size of the Min Pin? Do you know the size of the parents and grandparent? Males produces semen at 6 months old. Does it have any inherent defects that can be passed on? Chihuahua...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Over Due Boxer?, cat gestation, bully breeds
cat gestation, bully breeds, loose stools: Hi Cat Gestation is 63 days from ovulation, not necessarily for the date of mating. What she needs is a whelping box. Just an area where she can safely and quietly whelp her litter. A box with pig rails work best so she doesn t roll over on the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog, clear mucus discharge, mucus plug
clear mucus discharge, mucus plug, vet: Hi Samantha A clear mucus discharge is normal. It is commonly known as the mucus plug. It can start up to 2 weeks prior to whelp. You want to watch that it stays a clear color, if it changes to a blackish/green, take her immediately to the vet. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, mini doxie, hump
mini doxie, hump, waste time: Hi Patricia What days of her heat did he hit her on? How old is the male? Is he experienced? Do you keep them together 24/7? An experienced male won t waste time or energy. He just gets the job done and that s that. A female can only catch when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Not sure if my dog might be pregnant?, vet appointment, false pregnancy
vet appointment, false pregnancy, dna testing: Absolutely safe to do x-rays, but after day 50 as the bones don t calcify and they won t be visible on x-rays. You can do DNA testing to determine her breed, if I had to guess just from that picture I would say a Beagle cross but I wouldn t be placing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, male dogs, whater
male dogs, whater, guestimate: Hi Kasadee First you need to know when she was in heat, and the days she may have mated. A guestimate of a month ago isn t much to go on. Gestation is 63 days. What breed is she? What is the breed of the male next door? Females won t produce...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog whelping asap, dog whelping, akita
dog whelping, akita, last nite: Hi Cathy How old is your Akita? Was she or the male tested at all prior to breeding? Typically 2 hours between pups is the maximum. I would take her in to the vet for a c-section. She could have an infection that is causing the pups to die...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Excessive PV Bleed after Whelping, boxer bitch, heart murmurs
boxer bitch, heart murmurs, raw organ: Hi Lisa Heart murmurs are typically a congenital defect. I have never heard of one being caused because of stress. Did your vet tell you what grade she has? Consider having the owners of the pups, past and present, to have their pups tested. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: early whelping signs, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice
vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice, whelp: Hi Rebecca She was only bred the one day? If she s not eating and she panting, chances are she s in labor. You can give her small amounts of vanilla ice cream to help with the contracts and keep her hydrated. What you don t want to see is her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Could my Italian Greyhound be pregnant?, greyhound mix, italian greyhound
greyhound mix, italian greyhound, false pregnancy: Hi Jason A Doxie or Rat Terrier Greyhound mix would be a sin and/or very difficult. Unless of course, it was a conspiracy. All kidding aside. The males would need some help reaching the female. It s seems to be more probable that she s experiencing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lab Breeding, elbow dysplasia, retinal atrophy
elbow dysplasia, retinal atrophy, pregnancy progress: Hi Lo You have two options, take the dam to the vet for a easy injection that will cause her to abort the litter, or let the pregnancy progress. With in-breeding you have a greater risk of inherited disorders, so you want the two dogs and their predecessors,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lactating bitch, false pregnancy, producing breast milk
false pregnancy, producing breast milk, x rays: Hi Jenna If she was in heat when left unattended , then there is a chance that she could have been bred. She could also be in a false pregnancy. 7 is old to be having a litter, you may want to take your female to the vet for x-rays and to discuss...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male does not knot, business end, good stuff
business end, good stuff, knees: What you can do is sit on the floor and hold the female across your legs. Use your knees to raise and lower her (it works best with your back against a wall). Bring the male around the business end and encourage him to mount the female. When he enter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating, business end, knees
business end, knees, good luck: Hi Liz Sitting on the floor, place the female across your lap in a straddled position. With legs on either sides of your knees. You can then lower and raise her with your knees. Bring the male around to the business end and using your knees, raise...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating Difficulties, heat cycle, last heat
heat cycle, last heat, true thanks: The whining should stop when her season ends. The entire time is about a month from start to finish and of course she won t stand for him the entire time. It s a myth that the more often a dog breeds the more pups they have. The truth is a female is born...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Maximus, olde english, simple test
olde english, simple test, bulldog: Hi Jason Thanks for the inquiry. We don t use outside studs but have our own. On a side note, before you consider studding our your male, you may want to do some simple test starting with hips and DNA. You also want to ensure that the females that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn Pups, female boxer, newborn pups
female boxer, newborn pups, question thanks: Although they are deaf and blind, there sense of smell and touch is excellent. Hence the reason for handling. It should be what you are comfortable with and I never let small children handle the newborns. Just keep a bottle of sanitizer next pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant APBT overdue, phantom pregnancy, place eggs
phantom pregnancy, place eggs, whelping box: Hi Carli Biggest concern when counting is over due or premature . You have to remember that gestation is 63 days from with the egg was fertilized not necessarily when the breeding took place. Eggs require 7 days to mature and sperm can live 72 hours....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog temp, mucus plug, beagle mix
mucus plug, beagle mix, whelp: Hi Amber Gestation is 63 days. 55 days is too early. The problem I have with taking temperatures is this, you have to know what your female runs when she s not pregnant, she may run a little higher or lower making your degrees off by a point or two. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pet containment systems and the unborn puppies, pet containment systems, pet containment system
pet containment systems, pet containment system, underground fences: Hi Jennifer I ve never used one so I can t tell you for certain. I would check with the company and your vet. The only drawback I could see is if you had it on a high setting and the dam got the shock of her life. If you ve been using it for a while,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: if my pit is pregant, mucous plug, whelping box
mucous plug, whelping box, x rays: Hi Tonie You want to make a whelping box or have an area where she can quietly and safely whelp her litter. If her plug came out she will whelp within the next 10 days. I would contact the previous owners and ask who/what she was bred with and when....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian breeding, pomeranians, kibble
pomeranians, kibble, pomeranian: Hi Victoria Any quality female used for breeding should be on the top kibble, supplemented with raw, vitamins, and oils. This will keep her in tip top shape, and be passed on to her pups. Letting a female rest between breedings (typically one or two...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preganacy, chiweenie, poor animal
chiweenie, poor animal: Did you to a breeding? Was she mated with a male? Regardless, I hope you didn t try and breed her at 8 months old. A female is not mentally or physically mature for breeding at that young of age. That would be irresponsible and detrimental to the well...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant 6 month old boxer, doberman, nipples
doberman, nipples, boxer: Hi Lina Whelping is the term used when the female is in labor, birthing the pups. If she is 6 months old that is far to young for a large breed female to successfully whelp and rear a litter. If she s in heat, she can t be pregnant. If you just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maybe pregnant boxer dog, puppy food, male boxer
puppy food, male boxer, female boxer: I don t recommend either IAMS or puppy food for a expecting female. One because there are way better food on the market, especially as Boxers are prone to hip and skin problems and two; Puppy food cause the pups to grow larger (higher fat and protein)...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: No puppies on 65th day yet!, internal temperature, chihuahuas
internal temperature, chihuahuas, leeway: Hi Nathan What you have to remember is that gestation is 63 days from when the eggs are fertilized not necessarily from the date of mating. Eggs take 7 days to mature and sperm can live up to 72 hours so that gives a few days of leeway when counting. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Questions about color breeding in Chihuahuas, color genes, great grandmother
color genes, great grandmother, three generations: You didn t expect it because ???? I try and answer based on my experience and understanding. The more information information I m given, the more I can process and formulate my answers. Heath Gene is http://www.healthgene.com -- the do a whole host of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih-tzu pregnancy, mucus plug, x rays
mucus plug, x rays, shih tzu: Hi Julie Gestation is 63 days from ovulation not necessarily from the date of breeding. Did you have the male and female both tested prior to breeding? Feeling for a pup is a science, and what feels like a pup can actually be the liver or kidney....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: slow to respond puppy., miniature dachshund, lack of oxygen
miniature dachshund, lack of oxygen, brain damage: Lacking social skills is always a concern for singletons. But she should still want to be around other dogs. If you are using her for breeding and have some doubts, better to stick to your gut feelings. Temperament issues can be pasted down to the off-spring....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my stafford bitch being bred, pinkish color, red blood
pinkish color, red blood, progesterone: Hi Robin A season starts by swelling, the dark red blood and then the blood tapers off to a pinkish color. This is when breeding usually takes place. Between days 12 and 17 (roughly). Bleeding should only last 7 to 10 days. Bleeding longer could indicate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my staffs labour, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice
vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice, whelping box: Hi Lisa Do you have a whelping box for her? She needs towels or newspaper so she can nest. She will starting panting and may whine and pace. You can keep her hydrated with a bit of vanilla ice cream, which will also help with contraction. Her discharge...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffy bitch 8 month, signs of being pregnent, little dogs
signs of being pregnent, little dogs, couple of days: Hi Joanne Females should be mentally and physically mature before considering breeding. Hereditary and health traits haven t shown up in the make-up yet. Staffy s are tough little dogs, so she should be able to whelp the litter, but caring for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I think my Miniature Dachshund is pregnant by a bigger dog, miniature dachshund, oxytocin
miniature dachshund, oxytocin, dachshund: Hi Rebecca What breed was she bred with? Too big and she will undoubtedly have complications. If the breeding happened recently, you can take her to the vet for a treatment of oxytocin. It will clean out her system and she should still be able to conceive...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: unexpected pregnancy, bully breeds, unexpected pregnancy
bully breeds, unexpected pregnancy, x rays: Hi Miriam If a female is in heat and has tied to a male, twice then pregnancy shouldn t be unexpected . Because she s a young female, and a pug, both can have issues with whelping and rearing their litter. Gestation is approximately 63 days and you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping and fireworks, vitamin b complex, phantom pregnancies
vitamin b complex, phantom pregnancies, st john s wort: Breach in dogs is common, however a singleton will become stuck as the female can t push the pup out. Zylkene is given for stress and is not so much a medication as a supplement. If your female is high strung or nervous (both words not accurate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, clear discharge, due date
clear discharge, due date, pup: Hi Carol I know I sound like a broken recorded, BUT, just because a female was bred on a certain day doesn t mean that that s the day she took. Gestation is 63 days from when the eggs were fertilized. Eggs need 7 days to mature and the sperm can live...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, mucus plug, whelping box
mucus plug, whelping box, stillborns: You want to ensure that the color of her discharge doesn t become darker. Do you have old towels or newspaper in the whelping box? It takes as long as it takes, unfortunately I can t give you a better time frame. Some females can deliver one pup after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping and distress from fireworks, st john s wort, rescue remedy
st john s wort, rescue remedy, calming music: Hi Tracey What kind of medication was your female prescribed? Any medication is suspect this late in the game. There are other pheromone releasing products that work better than the collar. Bach s Rescue Remedy or St. John s Wort will also work to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Basset Hound, false pregnancy, basset hound
false pregnancy, basset hound, good luck: Hi Christian When she has pups. I know, I know that isn t what you were asking but a false pregnancy has all the symptoms of a real one without the end results. You can measure the chest and stomach, they should both grow at about the same rate....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after puppies, foul odor, excessive thirst
foul odor, excessive thirst, litters: Hi Rochelle With larger litters, sometimes it takes longer for the dam s body to get back into shape. Spotting is common. The thing with excessive thirst is two fold, nursing will dehydrate her as will the heat of all the extra bodies. The pups will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding after birth, bleeding after birth, foul odor
bleeding after birth, foul odor, siberian husky: Hi Cassie With a large litter, like 8 she could bleed upto a 3 or 4 weeks as her uterus shrinks back to size. It should be just spotting and the occasional clump. Not green or black and it should not have a foul odor... just a bloody one. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breading, puppy miller, vet care
puppy miller, vet care, backyard breeder: Hi Em If you are just a backyard breeder or puppy miller , then yes throw two dogs together and hope for pups. But serious breeders with a commitment to both their breed of choice and the health and overpopulation of dogs in general will give careful...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, stages of pregnancy, dancing in my head
stages of pregnancy, dancing in my head, dog breeding: Hi Sid Ohhh the come backs and questions dancing in my head. There is no reason to believe that there would be risks. Personally, I raised 3 children in all stages of pregnancy (both canine and human) with only the occasional twitch. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog ginger, mucus plug, black discharge
mucus plug, black discharge, sign of labor: Hi Faith Panting is a sign of labor. If she started this 2 days ago she will be worn out by the time the pups come. The discharge is her mucus plug and no cause for alarm. What you want to watch for is green/black discharge that is a sign of trouble....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False or Strange Heat Cycles, pembroke corgis, brood bitches
pembroke corgis, brood bitches, strange heat: Taste of the Wild, Dick Van Patten, Solid Gold are all quality food. Depending on your demographics and availability, I would check out what s readily available in your area. Organ meats like liver, heart and kidney can be given raw or cooked. You just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Cairn Terrier - 2 years old - just whelped, cairn terrier, running a fever
cairn terrier, running a fever, bloody discharge: Hi Cindy Is it just spotting when she pee s or is it larger amounts? With a large litter it can take time for the uterus and body to get back into shape, this can cause spotting. Anything more than that would be a concern and I would take her back...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Dane and mastitis, jersey cow, anti biotics
jersey cow, anti biotics, great dane: Hi Lisa The easiest thing to do is stand her in a tub of warm water. The warm water will bring her milk down and you can express it. Warm towels on the teat will also relieve the pressure. You will need to cover it when the pups come, as the milk can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Dane Whelping, bone fragments, false pregnancy
bone fragments, false pregnancy, amoxicillian: It s not about expensive food it s about QUALITY food. It s important to know the difference and to be able read the ingredients. Corn, corn meal, any by-product is suspect. Personally, I have issues with Diamond because of the number of recalls they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Half dog, half wolf, lorna coppinger, wolf biologist
lorna coppinger, wolf biologist, wolf hybrids: Hi Sara There are some excellent books on the subject and the trainability of wolves and wolf hybrids. Although I love the Disney version but in the real world wolves are not an I animal I would consider as (very) tameable or (very) trainable. *Keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help needed about food, corn meal, jess
corn meal, jess, bison: Hi Jess What kibble is she on now? How old is she? There are a number of good quality kibble out there. It doesn t have to be expensive to be good. It s important to read the label. You don t want any corn, corn meal or meat by-product. The first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy/health, raw organ, quality puppy
raw organ, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Hector First off, take her off the milk. Dogs can t digest cow s milk and it will give her diarrhea. Which in turn, will cause her to dehydrate. Fresh water is the best. She needs to be on a quality puppy food supplemented with raw organ meats (heart,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, pregnant female, slim chance
pregnant female, slim chance, whelping: Hi Dana You can t treat a pregnant female for fleas or worms period. Anything she ingests will adversely affect her pups. Try natural remedies such as fresh garlic in her food and keeping her and her area clean. Pugs are known to be difficult whelpers...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies are 2 weeks and Mom is sick, canned pumpkin, puppy food
canned pumpkin, puppy food, pumpkin pie: Hi Annette You want to stop the diarrhea as she will become dehydrated. The easiest and safest way to do that is to add a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) into her food. If you changed her kibble that may explain the runs....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies, canned dog food, goats milk
canned dog food, goats milk, absess: Hi Carlene Are they drinking on the infected teat? She s in pain and that would cause the growling and snapping. The infected teat should be covered using athletic tape and gauze. Start the pups on a quality canned dog food. You can mix it with warm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question, sound temperament, sexual maturity
sound temperament, sexual maturity, genetic defects: Hi Zhou A male can start producing semen at 6 months of age. It doesn t mean that it should be bred. Ideally, if you are going breed, you want to wait until the male is finishes developing both mentally and physically. You want to ensure his hips...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: toocool_99217@yahoo.com, siberian huskey, pregncy
siberian huskey, pregncy, false pregnancy: Hi Trish Try not to give her too many treats, they have no nutritional value. You are better to entice her with quality kibble, raw or cooked organ meats (liver, heart or kidney). Anything fish based is great. Some females get off their food for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: unplanned breeding, legg perthes disease, canine eye registration foundation
legg perthes disease, canine eye registration foundation, autosomal recessive: Hi JP The thing with interbreeding is this, ANY genetic defects or flaws will come out 10 fold in the pups. According to the Canine Eye Registration Foundation, JRTs are afflicted with lens luxation. This is a displacement of the lens from its normal...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weaning puppies, weaning puppies, boxer puppies
weaning puppies, boxer puppies, puppy food: Hi Lisette They can start on a quality canned food. You may have to warm it up and add a small amount of goat or evaporated milk. They will of course, still need to nurse once or twice a day off their dam as they get all their immunities from her. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping/discharge, rubber cement, male dogs
rubber cement, male dogs, clear discharge: Yellow/honey is good. Green/black is bad. Being prepared is good. Panicking is bad. LOL It s tough especially when they can t tell you what hurts or what s wrong . They look to us for guidance. Milk coming in is a good sign, mucus plug being...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie not interested in female in heat, intact males, litters
intact males, litters, libido: But what day is she in her season? Regardless of the color, is she day 9, day 10 or day 13? You can do an progesterone test to know for certain. When I say injured it s more to do with breeding. If a male is locked or tied with a female and a female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: absorbtion of puppies, english bulldog, amoxicillian
english bulldog, amoxicillian, clavamox: Hi Frankie, Mycoplasma and bacterial, brucellos infection can all cause pups to be absorbed back. We recommend and give a low dose of amoxicillian or clavamox for a week prior to breeding. This insures that the female is clean and healthy and any trace...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: accidental breeding, heat cycle, baby gate
heat cycle, baby gate, milk production: Hi Jessica. Accidents happen to the best of us, and those Boxer boys can be pretty wiley when it comes to a girl in heat. Some people will breed back to back, if they only plan on breeding 2, 3 times at the most. If she whelped her previous litter with no...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ai, pregnant bitch, hi mary
pregnant bitch, hi mary, life span: Hi Mary Jane A.I. is very effective. Personally, we have a 100% success rate. It is simple and easy to do and can be done without the assistance of a vet when you have both the male and female in hand and are using fresh sperm. Chilling sperm decreases...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Babys due any time now., breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tommy. In most cases the mothers mammary glands will fill with milk in approximately 24 hours before labor. Upon examination, you should find that her external genitalia is enlarge and soft to the touch. You might also be able to see a thick mucous discharge....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after breeding, heat cycle, jack russell
heat cycle, jack russell, litters: Hi Michelle The thing with breeding is, you should be in the room or be able to view the mating in case something goes wrong. Also, it will help take the guess work out. Depending on which day of your females heat cycle you tried breeding could adversely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Mates, female puppy, quality puppies
female puppy, quality puppies, play mate: Hello Emma: A lot really depends on how much work you re prepared to do. Obviously as a puppy, it would be easy to simply get a female puppy as a playmate/companion now; however, you d have to be extremely careful & attentive once she reaches about 6 months...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Puppies, boxer puppies, female boxer
boxer puppies, female boxer, dew claws: Hi Jennifer. Most breeders take their pups in to have this done at 3 days of age. If you have a smaller puppy, or one that is a little week, you can wait to take that puppy in when he s 5 days old. If you have to wait longer than that, the puppy will usually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cindee. The heat cycle in most dogs runs for approximately 21 days as follows: Days 1 - 7: The vaginal area swells noticeably and within a couple of days bleeding begins. During this stage the female usually will not allow the male to mate with her,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breed Jan 19th & 21 & 23...now bleeding & Urinary Infection, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Kelly. I m sorry but without having a urine sample I can not tell you if she has an urinary infection or if something else is going on with your Pug. Did your vet take a urine sample? If not, then I suggest that you insist that one is taken and it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Nicole. Yes a smaller male (one that is smaller than the female) is always best. In the case with Boston Terrier puppies they have very large heads when born - this is the reason for most C- Section births in this breed. However, I have been breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Stephen. If your friends female is one year old and has completed at least one heat cycle, then she can be mated during her next cycle. A 6 month male dog can produce a litter, and this is why most veterinarians recommend neutering them at 4 months....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jim. Yes, the weight and health of the female dog can effect both the puppies and mother if allowed to breed. Before breeding any dog it is advisable to have both dogs (male and female) examined by a veterinarian to determine the fitness for breeding....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding age, kennel club, maturity
kennel club, maturity, newfoundland: Hi Helen It really comes down to maturity. Both physical and mental. Large breeds take a little longer to mature so you want to make sure she would be ready to care for a large litter. Honestly, you are the only one best able to determine the mental...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Brother and Sister Canines, female chihuahua, dogs health
female chihuahua, dogs health, breeding dogs: Hi. This type of inbreeding is the strongest form of inbreeding. A person that wants to attempt this type of breeding has to know what is behind their dogs: health, conformation, and temperament wise, and I don t mean just how mom and dad were. They have to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Corgis, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Melissa. There has been some scientific study on how to pre-determine what colors the puppies will be by an Austrian monk in the nineteenth century named Gregor Mendel - his studies are now known as the Mendel s law. You can visit the following website...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding expenses, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Melissa. I would like to start off my saying how proud I am of you for trying to determine the cost associated with breeding your Corgi s BEFORE you get started. I can t tell you how many e-mails I received from first time breeders who are in tears because...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Labradors, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tracy. Most male dogs can produce a litter of puppies by 6 - 8 months of age. This is why most vets recommend that dogs be spayed and or neutered by 16 weeks (4 months). Good luck, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pugs, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Candey. In answer to your question, No, dogs do not have to tie in order to produce a litter. The purpose of the tie is to increase the chances of conception, however, the absence of a tie does not mean that conception did not take place. The normal...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Rottweiler, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Erica. Most breeders, myself included, like to wait until the second heat - especially if you intend on breeding your female more than once or twice. Yes, just like with humans, the age of the breeding dogs does have an effect on both the female and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Schnauzers, breeding and whelping, mini schnauzer
breeding and whelping, mini schnauzer, viable eggs: It depends on a number of factors. How old IS she? If she is in top physical and mental health, has she had litters in the past? Females are born with all the eggs they are ever going to produce, so the older she is, the less viable eggs she is going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding stud dog not mounting, standard poodle, heat cycle
standard poodle, heat cycle, vulva: Hi Linda. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. You may just be trying too early. I would wait until she s on day 11 or 12 and try again. If she s flagging then that means she s close to being ready, or is ready. If the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Trouble, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cherri. I m so sorry for the delay in getting back with you. I am having some work done at my home and my internet keeps going of and on. Yes, I agree with you that your female is probably scared and this is why she is screeming when the male tries to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bassett hound pregnancy, mammary glands, false pregnancy
mammary glands, false pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms: Hi Cindy. It s really hard to tell for sure because dogs can experience false pregnancies, and they can mimic a real one so well that you re convinced that she is pregnant when she s not. The thing about false pregnancies though, is that when a dog is experiencing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how big are pups when born?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Lisa. Wow, 12 puppies!!! Without knowiing the date that mating took place, it is hard to determiine the due date of the litter. Normally the rule of thumb is the larger the number of puppies, the smaller the puppies will be when they are born. On the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch behavior after whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tyler. It sounds to me like your new mommy is a bit stressed with her new litter. The fact that she tried to move her puppies from the bathroom tells me that, for some reason, she does not feel her puppies are safe. Possibly their is too much traffic...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch in season, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Louise. I agree that a 7 month old puppy is too young to have puppies. I also agree a a neutered male can still become excited, but usually does not tie with a female. If your dog did in fact conceive and you want to terminate the litter, here is a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding after puppies are gone, uterus contracts, blood spots
uterus contracts, blood spots, heat cycle: Hi Linda Depending on the size of her litter and the severity of her whelp, so females can spot as their uterus contracts back to size for a months after. That being said, do you know her heat cycle, every 6 - 7, 9 months? It s important to remember...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Again about my boston., dick van patten, crazy hyper
dick van patten, crazy hyper, lion area: You are going to make yourself crazy and your female picks up on that which in turn will make her more anxious. You have got to be calm for the sake of your female. ALL breeding males and females should be tested prior to breeding regardless of if they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My boston's pregnancy?, last heat, x rays
last heat, x rays, horns: Hi Ester The best thing to do is measure her chest and her waist prior to breeding and then every 2 weeks after. They should both expand at the same rate. X-rays are only accurate after day 50, it takes that long for the bones to calcify and show up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer mother just had pups, baby weight, space heater
baby weight, space heater, wal mart: It s normal in that many breeders do end up losing a puppy or two, but it depends on the reason why the pups are dying. Is mom not taking good care of them, or laying on them? Is something wrong with mom s milk, are they not getting enough milk? Are they being...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Lillian. In most cases the female dog is taken to the male dog s home for mating because the male needs to feel comfortable in order to preform, It is always a good idea to have a written agreement with the owner of the other dog, even if the other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, business end, phone books
business end, phone books, long hair: Hi Joe You can do the breeding on an incline or slope (stairs, pillows, the driveway). You can also try placing her across your lap and lower and raise her with your knees. Bring the male around to the business end and let him stand on phone books or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Vicky. Yes, a dog can become impregnated with only one tie, however; most breeders will breed their dogs more than once to increase the chances of a successful union using the following schedule: Days 1 - 7: The vaginal area swells noticeably and within...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my beagles, female beagle, business end
female beagle, business end, beagles: Hi Jeff What day is she at? If you start trying to early they will both get frustrated. Best to leave them apart for 24 hours and then bring them together for 30 minutes at a time. You can also try holding the female across your lap. Using your knees...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding boxers, vuvla, female boxer
vuvla, female boxer, last heat: Hi. If she s still showing signs of being ready to be bred, then it isn t too late. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. I have known girls to be bred very late into their cycle, and give birth. A few signs that she s ready, she flags,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding troubles, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Lisa. I m sorry to read that breeding your lab didn t work out this time. Hopefully you have a written agreement with the breeder giving you a free breeding the next time your female comes in to heat. If the male dog is 18 months old and has fathered...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my yorkie, ceasars, physical shape
ceasars, physical shape, medi cal: If you only had the female for 2 weeks then I would most definitely wait before breeding her. You need to gain her trust and see how she matures out. Ceasars and Medi-cal are two food that I personally would not recommend. For a breeding stock you want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Caesarean Delivery, first pup, puppy food
first pup, puppy food, adult food: Hi Julie. Some dogs will need a section again, some can give birth naturally, it s really hard to say for sure if she ll need one this time also. You can let her try to whelp naturally. The most important thing that you can do to try to avoid a section is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua, pink blood, 6th day
pink blood, 6th day, red blood: Hi Rachel Ideally, the male would come to the female for a week or more. One breeding may not be enough. You could have your vet do progesterone testing to find out where she s at. Each female is different. Ovulation is the key to pregnancy,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua Breeding, straight forward answer, giant breeds
straight forward answer, giant breeds, personal preference: Hi Ken. I have large and giant breeds. I wait until the dog is two years old before breeding them the first time. However, breeders do breed the smaller breeds earlier. The small breed breeders that I know will wait until the female is at least 18 months old...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Glad to see you are doing your homework. Yes, in most cases the bleeding will become less and will turn a light pink. The pink color discharge can last through some of the Estrus stage (ovulation), so don t wait until it completely stops. Good Luck :...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: about c section in great dane, stomach muscles, internal anatomy
stomach muscles, internal anatomy, living in a small town: Personally, I prefer x-ray s because you can actually count each spine and head. This is done anytime after day 50, that s when the bones calcify. You can also get an idea where they are placed in the horn, and if in fact, they have attached themselves...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Delivery of 2 puppies, two puppies, x rays
two puppies, x rays, siberian husky: Hi Phyllis The number of pups is in direct relation to how many eggs your female released. She is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce. Is she panting, or in distress? 24 hours between pups is very long. Chances are she s done. It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Discolored Discharge, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Sheree. It is normal for the mother to pass greenish colored mucus for a couple of months after having a litter of puppies. It is normal for a placenta to be passed immediately after each puppy is born, however: In larger litters, some placentas may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breed, immunities, beagles
immunities, beagles, dog breed: Hi Pepe At three weeks you can start introducing them to solids (quality canned or raw). But it s important to remember that all the immunities those pups have come from the dam, so she should still be feeding them 4 times day. By 4 weeks, twice a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Nursing, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Kristen. I would try to put the puppies up to the nipples and encourage them to nurse from the swollen mammary glands. Warm towels will also help. Keep an eye on the mammary glands, and contact your vet if any of the following: Hot to the touch, purplish...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogs nipples very prominent, heat cycle, local rescue
heat cycle, local rescue, rescue organization: Hi. Good for you for adopting this dog.:-) Her nipples may never go completely down to normal size. After a dog has her first heat cycle they may get a bit bigger, and then after whelping and nursing, they most always stay bigger than they were before the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: after delivery, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Stephanie. It is completely normal for your new mommy to have both green and or a red colored discharge after giving birth. This discharge will probably last for about a week and will gradually become lighter and possibly turn clear. If, the discharge...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: deworming, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Justin. It is not uncommon for pregnant dogs to have worms and or other parasites such as giardia and or coccidia, and in most cases pass them on to their unborn puppies. It is best to wait and de-worm the mother after after the puppies are weaned,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is now 62 days preg & no puppies,help?!, mucus plug, mucas plug
mucus plug, mucas plug, week of pregnancy: Hi Cindy. Is she eating/drinking ok? Does she have a temp? A normal dog pregnancy lasts 63 days, so today would be 63 for her. I would put a call in to the vet today, and maybe see about getting a check up done tomorrow if nothing happens tonight. When a dog...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in labor, vanilla ice cream, david singleton
vanilla ice cream, david singleton, vanilla ice: Hi David Singleton s can happen however, 2 hours isn t that long. I would recommend getting her up and taking her for a short walk (just around the yard or to go to the bathroom). This can help stimulate the uterus and move any remaining pups from the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnant??, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cindy. I could send you a list of symptoms to look for, but it will be better if I send you the link to a really cool Whelping Calendar that I use. The website is as follows: http://www.debbiejensen.com/date.html Just type in the date you mated...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog having puppies, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jean. Some people like to use a child swimming pool - plastic type as a whelping box. The sides are low enough for the mommy to easily get in and out, but high enough to keep the new puppies safely inside. The plastic is easy to clean and disinfect and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs, puppy chow, beef heart
puppy chow, beef heart, solid gold barking at the moon: All food that I wouldn t expect a lactating female to do well on. You need to separate the pups so that she s feeding in rotation. (4, 4 and 3). She needs a good quality food, Solid Gold, Barking at the Moon, Canidae to name a few. You can give her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogue de bordeaux, dogue de bordeaux, change good luck
dogue de bordeaux, change good luck, puppy classes: Hi Julie. Sometimes when dogs start to get close to sexual maturity, their attitude may change a bit. Is she becoming snappy towards people? I would look into getting her into some sort of puppy classes or talk to a behaviorist. She could go into heat anytime...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: early pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Alex. A lot of breeders have mixed thoughts on this subject. Some breeders feel that it is ok, and has not effect on the females growth potential, to breed during the first heat. Other breeders feel it is best to wait until the second heat. Those...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female boxer bleeding after tie, female boxer, male dogs
female boxer, male dogs, dark blood: Hi Brian. Anytime a dog is bred, there s a good chance she s pregnant. I m glad that you were wanting to wait until she was two, sometimes people don t understand how important it is to wait and give the dog a chance to finish growing. However, accidents do...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding expenses, genetic health, health tests
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding expenses, genetic health, health tests, thyroid

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pugs, pugs
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pugs, pugs

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Caesarean Delivery, c section, puppies
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Caesarean Delivery, c section, puppies, nerve

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycle, ovum, follicle
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycle, ovum, follicle, eggs

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fading puppy syndrome, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Char. A blood or a stool sample will be able to identify some of these germs. I m sorry, but I can not tell you if the rest of your puppies will be effected or not. Only with tests and a physical examination can this determination be made. I can give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female pregnant pug, two and a half years, staph infection
two and a half years, staph infection, skin disease: Hi Mahnoor All breeds can abort or absorb their pups. The cause is usually bacterial. It makes sense if your female wasn t healthy to begin with. A staph infection can be indicative of a skin disease. What kind of skin disease does she have, Demodex?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female Shiz tsu, shiz tsu, whelping
shiz tsu, whelping, due date: Hi Anna. Try to feed her frequent small meals. Her belly is probably so crowded, it s uncomfortable to eat bigger meals. What you describe is normal for a girl close to her due date. Real labor the dog will be digging like crazy, and panting just about non-stop....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fertility after whelping, great dane, 4 months
great dane, 4 months, fertility: Hi Debbie. I wouldn t think that she would go back into heat 4 months after the last one, but anything is possible. Watch her closely, and if she starts to bleed, or runs a temp, I d take her to the vet for a check up to figure out what s going on with her....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: free whelping, english bulldog, whelp
english bulldog, whelp, x rays: Hi Donna. Most breeders of English Bulldogs make appointments to have sections done before the dog is due to go into labor. There s a risk with any type of surgery, but for some breeds, such as yours, sections are often required. I would at least get some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great dane, kibble, great dane
kibble, great dane, weaning: Hi Brittany So your female went into heat in November, had pups in January and you re wondering when she ll go again? You are also wondering about the weaning. Depending on the size of the litter, she may be drying up. You can start the pups on kibble...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycle, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Katie. Unless you witnessed the following symptoms in your Chi, I don t believe she has actually come in to heat yet. Most dogs come in to season at around 6 months, however; depending upon the size and breed of the dog, it can be as late as 8 - 12...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help, border coolie, signs of labour
border coolie, signs of labour, mucus plug: Hi Teri. When she gets ready to start labor, she ll lose her mucus plug about 24-48 hours before labor begins. It s this clear, thick discharge from her vagina. If you see a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, get her to the vet. She ll...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Could my lab be pregnant?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Priscilla. The heat cycle in most dogs runs for approximately 21 days as follows: Days 1 - 7: The vaginal area swells noticeably and within a couple of days bleeding begins. During this stage the female usually will not allow the male to mate with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lab with runny poop, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Gerald. Soft stool can be a symptom of the heat cycle, however; runny stools can be a symptom of other issues. Keep an eye on her and contact your veterinarian in case of the following: Vomiting, temperature higher than 103, loss of appetite, lack of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, mucus plug, moving in the right direction
mucus plug, moving in the right direction, signs of labor: Hi Pamela What day is she at? The hardest part of whelping, is the waiting. The clear liquid could be her mucus plug, and it sounds like everything is moving in the right direction. When she quits eating, then you ll know that things are starting to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Moutning, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Samuel. Follow-up. Although it is not always necessary, it is best if the two dogs tie . This action helps to help the male in place while the spermatozoids are being deposited. The tie can last anywhere from 1 - 10 minutes. Good luck and please...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff pregnancy, english mastiff, many different things
english mastiff, many different things, mastiffs: Hi. It really is hard to say how many to expect. She may have a smaller litter, I have known Mastiffs that have had 16. After she hits day 50 of her pregnancy, take her in for an x-ray so you ll know about how many to expect and if there are any really big...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating, bichon frises, small dogs
bichon frises, small dogs, top of her game: Hi Chareece You are the best person to decide if she is mentally and physically fit to be bred. Small dogs mature quicker but you know her mental stability best. If she s at the top of her game, then there should be no reason not to. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Momma Chihuahua with inverted nipples., breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Valerie. I m sorry for the delay in replying to your follow-up question. I am having a new floor installed in my house, and for some reason I keep loosing my internet connection. It is normal for milk to come out of the puppies nose while they nurse....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maltese x shitzu, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Rebecca. The only real way to tell if the puppies will be too big for your Maltese to deliver naturally is to check with your veterinarian concerning X-Rays. The actual puppies themselves do not show up on the X-Rays, but the skulls and spinal cords do....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mild concractions in giving birth, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Holly. I m assuming that by now your Jack Russell has had her puppies. I am having some work done on my home, and didn t know that the workers had accidently cut my internet line (no one bothered to tell me). I m sorry for the delay in replying to your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mini daschund 59 days pregnant, mucus plug, mini daschund
mucus plug, mini daschund, prgnancy: Hi Christa. Has she lost her mucus plug yet? The temp will usually drop below 98 when labor is close, though some girls won t drop much at all, so it makes it pretty hard to say for sure with the temp thing. 63 days is the normal prgnancy, though some girls...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother snapping at puppies, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Linda. I m not sure why your English Setter is snapping at her puppies. Does she have any scratches, cuts or problems with her ears? Possibly the puppies are touching, or coming close, to a sore area? How do the puppies react when she growls and snaps...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother wont stay with puppies, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Kerrie. I m sorry for the delay in replying to your question. I am having a new floor installed in my home and the darn contractors keep disconnecting my internet cable and my phone lines (ugh). Enough about my problems, lets talk about your new mommy....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mucous discharge, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Denise. I m sorry for the delay in replying to your question. I am having a new floor installed in my home and the darn contractors keep disconnecting my internet cable and my phone lines (ugh). Enough about my problems, lets talk about your new mommy....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nuetering VS Non, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tishauna. If you do not plan on showing or breeding your Pit Bull, this it is best to have him neutered. In normal circumstances, your male dog is non-aggressive and very sweet, however; if you ever take him some place (or if he accidently got lose) and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newfie, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Charlie. Over the years, I have owned many male and female dogs that were raised together and this never stopped them from mating when the time came. At the age of 4, your female is at the perfect age to mate. I suggest that if you find a male Newfie...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing great dane, great dogs, large breasts
great dogs, large breasts, foul smell: Hi Brandy. I love the Danes, great dogs, congrats on your litter. What does the blood look like and how heavy is it? Some dogs will bleed for a few weeks after whelping. If the blood has lightened up a lot, and doesn t have a foul smell to it, then she s most...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: done nursing puppies, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Mark. As you have probably already noticed pregnancy takes a lot out of the mother, making them appear undernourished. It takes about 3 months for the mother dog to return to normal, but not to worry, your girl will have her figure back in no time - including...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: oerdue dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Leanne. Without knowing the exact dates of mating it is hard to determine if your female is overdue or not. It is normal to see a mucus discharge a couple of weeks before the due date. This is caused by the thinning out of the mucus plug. Runny...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: older dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Robin. I notice that you rated my knowledge as an 8. How could I have answered your questions better? I pride myself in doing my homework, and even consulted my veterinarian about your questions, and was told that, without actually seeing your dog in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Papillion Postpartum Question., breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tracy. Wow, you have everything under control and have done a great job of providing a safe and healthy pleace for your new mommy and her puppies. Yes, I agree with you. Your mommy just needs a little ME time away from her new family. Sincerely,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pitbull Female tire of her puppies, whelping box, time mother
whelping box, time mother, good mother: Hi Robert. When a dog this young has puppies, they sometimes will just quit wanting to care for them, they re still puppy like themselves and may find it hard to sit still long enough to care for them. If she doesn t want anything to do with them, you ll have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Please help., breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tricia. The milk should start to go down in a couple of days, if not you can take her to your vet for a shot to help her. Keep an eye on her and watch for any purplish discoloring, yellow discharge from the nipples, foul smell, or areas that are hot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pomeranian Breeding, recessive genes, common ancestor
recessive genes, common ancestor, 3 generations: Hi Lori Whenever you are considering in-breeding you have got to ensure that the dogs you are using are the best of the very best. Any genetic or inherent traits will come out two-fold in a litter. With in-breeding you will get one or two outstanding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possibly Pregnant Mini Dachshund, belly bulge, mini dachshund
belly bulge, mini dachshund, hi jill: Hi Jill. If you do an x-ray before day 50 of the pregnancy, you most likely won t see anything. The pups bones aren t calcified enough to show up on film yet. As for her behavior, prego girls do odd things sometimes, you can blame it on hormones. Sometimes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Lesley. Being clingy and sleeping a lot are both signs that she could be expecting a litter, but no guarantees. The normal gestation for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. Here ( below) is a link to a Dog Pregnancy Calendar that I use and love. http://www.debbiejensen.com/date.html...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: After Pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Sabrina. I m sorry to write that I have never experiances this type of behavior in any of my new mothers. I think you should contact your veterinarian and see what they think. Good luck and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog was fed salty broth, two dogs, soy sauce
two dogs, soy sauce, fresh water: Hi Laura Other than some lose stool and maybe some gas, everything should be okay. Plenty of fresh water will help. Unfortunately, I can t advise on the husband, there are people that frown on burying them in the backyard. LOL Good luck ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant pit dropped temp and then......, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Misty. Yes, this is very normal. In most cases the mothers mammary glands will fill with milk in approximately 24 hours before labor. Upon examination, you should find that her external genitalia is enlarge and soft to the touch. You might also be able...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pekingese, chronic health problems, old bitch
chronic health problems, old bitch, reputable breeder: You definitely don t want to breed him. And I would contact the breeder you purchased from and let them know that they carry this in their lines and should have their dogs tested and removed from a breeding program. A reputable breeder will replace him although...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pom breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Sherry. You might want to try Artificial Insemination. There are AI kits available online that come with a complete set of instructions. However, if this is something that you do not feel comfortable doing yourself, most vet s offer this service for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: possible problem with mother after having the pups, pupy, bowel movement
pupy, bowel movement, x ray: Hi Lorie. First congrats on the puppies. Second, please get mom to the vet. It sounds like she may still have a pupy or placenta inside of her, and it needs to come out. It left inside of her, it can cause serious infection or even death. There s nothing you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregant/over due bitch, short haired pointer, german short haired pointer
short haired pointer, german short haired pointer, whelping box: Hi Donna Just a couple of things: Eggs take 5 days to mature, semen lives 72 hours max. So technically you could still be expecting pups. Although it may only be a singleton. A heat can last 21 days, and depending on when your female ovulates has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Ivan. The normal gestation for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. Here ( below) is a link to a Dog Pregnancy Calendar that I use and love. http://www.debbiejensen.com/date.html Just type in the date you mated your female, at the top, and the calendar...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, breeding dogs, adult food
breeding dogs, adult food, quality adult: Hi Ivan. It s way too early to tell for sure if your dog is pregnant, just three days after breeding. Dogs also experience false pregnancies, mimicing a real one, making it even harder to tell for sure. You ll just have to wait her out a bit to find out. Dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Roxanne. Yes this is normal. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. In most cases the mothers mammary glands will fill with milk in approximately 24 hours before labor. Upon examination, you should find that her external genitalia...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, false pregnancy, waist area
false pregnancy, waist area, heat cycle: Hi John Which days of her heat cycle did you breed her? What you want to do is measure her chest and waist area. They should both expand at about the same rate. If only her waist expands, chances are good that it s a false pregnancy. It s common...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant Bichon Frise Bitch, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Michelle. Shivering, panting, restlessness, increased respiratory rate and high fervor, can all be symptoms of Hypocalcemia (dangerously low calcium levels). Although hypocalcemia usually occurs after giving birth, clinical signs can appear before or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, good eye, x ray
good eye, x ray, stillborn: Hi Tom. Try to get to day 58. Keep her super calm, and keep a very good eye on her temp. If she has a nasty discharge, acts painful, quits eating/drinking, get her to the vet. But if you can, and she s healthy with no signs of distress, try your best to get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog ingested very salty broth!, bland diet, two dogs
bland diet, two dogs, odd things: lol Don t mean to laugh, but my husband has done some odd things, too. I don t think it will hurt her or the pups. It may just make her vomit or have a touch of diarrhea. Make sure she has plenty of water, and you may need to feed her a bland diet for a day...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog ingested very salty broth, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Laura. Unless you called your vet and was told to take your pregnant dog in, then I don t think the salty broth did any harm to her or the puppies. Of course, it would have been better if she hadn t eaten the broth, but just keep an eye on her (and your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog I think, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Amber. No, it is not possible for a female dog that has been spayed to produce a litter of puppies. For more information on what actually takes place during a spay, I have a website address that you might be interested in as follows: http://www.thepetcenter.com/sur/sp.html...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant lab due anytime now, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Leslie. Because this is your dogs 3rd litter I m going to assume this is not your first breeding experience. With this said, I m not going to take up your time with details of how to determine if your dog is in labor or not. Obviously, by your questions,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant sheltie, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Nancy. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. Here is a link to a Dog Pregnancy Calendar that I use and love. http://www.debbiejensen.com/date.html Just type in the date you mated your female, at the top, and the calendar...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies absorbed, x ray, previous question
x ray, previous question, gaining weight: If she had had an actual abortion, she would ve had some sort of discharge. If she had just absorbed them, then you may have never even known it happened. However, after a certain time, the ultrasound may not pick up the puppies well. This is why I suggest...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies won't take bottle, puppy formula, baby bottles
puppy formula, baby bottles, plain water: Hi Lori. I don t mean to laugh, but your question gave me a chuckle. I can tell when the truely sleep deprived write me.:-) I know what you re talking about, but it does get easier, I promise. When I wrote to only feed the pups once a day, I meant to start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pure bred beagle (female) active labor, green stuff, placenta
green stuff, placenta, puppies: If she s still pushing but not producing anything, then she needs to get to the vet. If she continues to push, she could wear herself out, and labor may stop. If something is left inside of her, it can cause a serious infection and even death. My best advice...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about my dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Ann. 16 hours is a long time. I m wondering if she is urinating someplace without you knowing it?? Sometimes, otherwise perfectly housebroken dogs, will start urinating in the house when they are pregnant. Keep an eye on her and watch for other symptoms...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: questions about what's going on after birth, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Laura. Great idea of letting mother out to dig off her stress until #3 calms down. Possibly she is planning on sticking him in that hole and covering him up! (sorry bad joke : ) Here is the address to a website that has a little more info on Swimmers...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: questions about after she gave birth, siberian husky puppy, puppy cam
siberian husky puppy, puppy cam, barking at the moon dog food: Did you check number 3 out? Make sure he doesn t have an injury, pups at a birth, can get dislocated bones, have cleft palettes or other abnormalities that causes them to in pain and discomfort. A pup won t scream or fuss unless it s cold and hungry. But...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: RE: Breeding PittBull, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tamakia. You might want to try Artificial Insemination. There are AI kits available online that come with a complete set of instructions. However, if this is something that you do not feel comfortable doing yourself, most vet s offer this service for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: re: breeding ?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Becky, Most dogs go in to heat every 6 months. It normally takes the female 4 - 6 months to recover after producing a litter, so- for this reason- It is best for the female to skip a heat between litters. Males on the other hand, do not have to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: re: labour and problems, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Vicki. The symptoms you describe are all consistent with pre-labor and I feel that your lab is very near her due date. Just keep in mind, that no two deliveries are the same and it is not unusual for your Lab s labor to be different than that of your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: risks with carrying only 1 pup, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Kelly. I suggest that you talk with your veterinarian and discuss the pro s and con s of having X-rays taken of your mother-to-be. Possibly he/she has a medical reason for not ordering X-rays when your dog was examined. If you elect to have X-rays...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sexual maturity on male dogs, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Alfredo. Most male dogs can become sexually mature by the age of 6 - 8 months. This is why most veterinarians recommend that they are neutered by 4 months (16 weeks) Good luck, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Siberian Huskey, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jessica. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days, so your girl should have her puppies within the next couple of days. In most cases the mothers mammary glands will fill with milk approximately 24 hours before labor. Upon examination,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Signs of Labor?, mini dachshund, signs of labor
mini dachshund, signs of labor, whelping box: Congrats on the new puppies. Glad all are doing well. Watch for a puppy that cries constantly. If they re not getting enough milk, they ll wander around and cry. A well fed puppy has a round belly, will pile up with their siblings and sleep. Watch the temp,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Does size matter?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Marri. My rule of thumb is to never breed a female dog to a male dog that is 5 lbs or more heaver than her. X-rays and or an abdominal ultrasound can assist your vet in determining your dog s pelvic conformation and help in the determination if she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spaying my dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Christina. It will be best to consult with your vet before taking your female dog that is i heat to be spayed. Most vets prefer to wait up to 4 months after the heat cycle has ended to preform a spay due to complications associated with swelling of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud age, male puppies, quality puppies
male puppies, quality puppies, boston terrier: Hi Debra: On average, male puppies/dogs become sexually mature around 6-7 months of age. However, it s not advisable to allow breeding at such a young age. First, there may be one or more unknown health issues that could be passed on to any offspring. For...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dogs rights?, vet bill, stud dogs
vet bill, stud dogs, chihuhua: That s a ethical question, and one only you can answer as you have to live with the consequences. Was your verbal agreement based on a puppy back for the cost of a stud fee? Was the stud fee contingent to having a the registration papers? Did she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: what symptoms to know if my jack russel is pregnant, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Kelly. I m going to send you the website address to a great Whelping Calendar that I use. Just type in the date that your female mated, at the top, and the program will calculate her estimated due date and will supply you with a detailed listing of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Teaching a male dog how to mount a female., false pregnancy, business end
false pregnancy, business end, stupid question: Hi Ada Have you had the female tested? At 7 she may not be ovulating regularly or enough to get the male that crazed . The biggest obstacle is with dogs that live together their entire life, sometimes just aren t that in to you . It s best to separate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Trouble Breeding My Dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Daina. This is a common problem, especially if one or both of the dogs are inexperienced, and if the breeder is also inexperienced. If the male you have chosen is owned by a professional breeder, she/he should be able to assist them, and offer AI (artificial...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how can i tell if my dog is pregnant, male toy poodle, german shepherd females
male toy poodle, german shepherd females, false pregnancy: Hi Lisa I have my doubts that a toy poodle and a GSD could mate without assistance. When did your female go into heat? I would think that your female is going through a false, toy poodle pups would be so small that she may not even expand. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How to tell if my Lhasa Apso is in heat, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Annie. The heat cycle in most dogs runs for approximately 21 days as follows: Days 1 - 7: The vaginal area swells noticeably and within a couple of days bleeding begins. During this stage the female usually will not allow the male to mate with her,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how to tell when labour is over, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Barb. Your new mother might be suffering from a medical condition known as Hypocalcemia, which is a dangerously low level of calcium. When calcium is used faster than it is replaced - such as in the production of milk- hypocalcemia results. Hypocalcemia...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: trouble breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Lisa. You have a couple of options. One: You can try your male again as see if he ties this time. Two: Have another male on standby, just in case your male is unable to mate. Three: You can try artificial insemination. There are AI kits available...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: trying to breed-trouble hitting the target, toy poodle, thick book
toy poodle, thick book, target: Hi Sue. If they will let you, sit next to them while they are trying to breed, then put your hand gently on the male s sheath and try to guide him into place. Some dogs won t let you do this, they ll just quit. If he won t, put your hand under the female s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weimaraner; excessive drool, lethargic, water dish, weimaraner
water dish, weimaraner, drool: Hi Laura My first suggestion is to get him to a vet immediately. His symptoms could be fatal and may require hospitalization. You have to watch for dehydration. Try offering him Gatorade. You can freeze it into ice cube trays or pour it into his water...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Theresa. Rotweiler puppies have large heads, which is the cause of most C-Sections, and if the male that mated with your Border Collie is larger than your female, (5 lbs or more) then there could be a problem. X-rays and or an abdominal ultrasound can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Worms, hormonal changes, pup
hormonal changes, pup, worms: Hi Jim It okay to worm prior to breeding and then again after they ve whelped. Some worms lay dormant in the muscle and once the hormonal changes take place with pregnancy, they wake up . Your best to worm shortly after she s whelped. A low dose...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: welping english mastiffs, welping, c sections
welping, c sections, good mother: Hi Shelley Can I ask why you think she needs a section? There is no reason to believe she should have a section, mastiff s don t typically have sections. Larger breeds tend to go longer than your average so if she goes a few more days, I wouldn t be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: welping and panting, black discharge, foul odor
black discharge, foul odor, pugs: Hi Dana Do you have her in a heated room, or have a heating lamp turned on her? Sometimes it can be just plain on stress and nerves. Make sure she has plenty of fresh water available to her and give her some time away from the pups. Her uterus could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, having puppies, giving birth to puppies
having puppies, giving birth to puppies, impending labor: Hi Lauri: It s always extremely difficult to know exactly when whelping will occur. You didn t mention how many days gestation she is so I ll assume she s full-term. The temp drop can be tricky & some dogs may either never really have one or may have one...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, staffordshire bullterrier, x rays
staffordshire bullterrier, x rays, placenta: Hi Lynn Where all the placenta s and afterbirth account for? Also, did you do x-rays prior to confirm how many pups to expect? Do you have heating lamp on for the pups? Or the heat turned up? All that can contribute to the panting. If the heat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping papillion pups, oxytocin, litters
oxytocin, litters, oxy: Hi Lucille 2 successful litters how long apart? Panting and nesting can begin 2 or 3 days prior to whelp. Do I understand that she was given Oxytocin to assist with whelp or was it HER dam? You don t want to give her Oxy until you are certain...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping pug, canine pregnancy, pregnacy
canine pregnancy, pregnacy, x rays: Hi Lisa. The average canine pregnancy lasts 63 days, althought a dog can safely go between days 58-65. If your dog was bred on 18, then that would make her due about 311. No one can say for certain exactly how many pups she will have. But, since she was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie, vuvla, male yorkie
vuvla, male yorkie, housepets: Hi. What day of the heat cycle is your girl on? If she s not at the right time to be bred, she most likely would try to fight the male. Most girls won t breed unless it s at the right time. However, you find a dog at times that refuses to be bred at all, these...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkshire Breeding Question, male boxer, stud fee
male boxer, stud fee, older guys: Hi Sean. If she s one pound overweight, I would use this month to try your best to work it off of her. An overweight dog usually has problems whelping. As for the stud, it depends. Which boy do you think meets the standard better? What type of puppies does...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Questions about eyes opening?, puupy chow, puppy chow
puupy chow, puppy chow, chihuahua mix: Hi. It will usually take a few days for the eyes to open completely. They usually start at the corner, and the rest will open on it s own time, whatever you do, don t pull them open.:-) As long as the eyes aren t puffy, or have a discharge, then they re fine....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1 week old puppy, mini dachshund, hi mom
mini dachshund, hi mom, body temp: Hi. Mom may be bringing it to you because she may know something that we don t, that there may be something wrong with this puppy. It could be because of it s small size compared to the others, or because it is weak and having trouble nursing, or may be because...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 year old stud, brownish color, sad cause
brownish color, sad cause, old blood: Your female is telling your male, that she is getting ready. She will may mount him to try and excite him, but she when she stands for him and flags him, she s ready. Because she at day 3, it s too early. The most common reason a female doesn t take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 6 year old boxer, male boxer, female boxers
male boxer, female boxers, nothing works: Hi. It could be that the girls aren t at the right part of their cycle to be bred yet. A good stud dog will know when, and won t mess with them much until then. I just had a girl come out of heat, the first week, my male completely ignored her until she was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Age of breeding, toy poodle, lhasa
toy poodle, lhasa, poodle: Hi Laura 8 is a little old for breeding a female. Is this her first litter? Whenever you consider breeding you have to plan for the unexpected. You risk her health and that of the pups if she s not in top physical and mental health. A female produces...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My akita, akita, litters
akita, litters, to have puppies: Hi Johnathan He s not to old, just remember Akita s can have large litters are aren t for everyone. Make sure that you have homes for any pups and make sure that you have brucellois testing doing prior to breeding, that STD can be extremely detrimental...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: artificially inseminating my toy poodle, toy poodle, rubber gloves
toy poodle, rubber gloves, catheter: Hi Arlene My first question would be, and please don t take this personal or an attack on your female, is does she have a temperament issue? And if so, do you want to pass that trait on to any off-spring. A.I. is easy to do, most vets will do it but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston 60 days pregnant, signs and signals, loss of appetite
signs and signals, loss of appetite, tear ducts: Hi Angel If you have her under a microscope, you may notice her new freckles to! Just kidding. The most important, and frankly hardest, part of breeding is waiting. You can almost hear the clock ticking and you start reading all kinds of signs and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier Breeding, boston terrier, blue blood
boston terrier, blue blood, hogwash: Hi Cassandra Why would you think her pups wouldn t be pure Boston s if she was bred with a Boston. You re thinking of the old myth that once a breeding female has been bred she is ruined for future breedings. Common beliefs held in the equine and dog world...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer breeding, personal belief, heat cycle
personal belief, heat cycle, qustion: Hi. I m not a huge fan of back to back breedings. My personal belief is that a dog needs plenty of rest between litters in order to have healthy puppies. However, I do know that some breeders do this. If mom whelped with no problems, and was able to care for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer dam/ Mucus plug, mucus plug, iron pills
mucus plug, iron pills, pregnant girls: Hi Jessica. I think a trip to the vet is needed, just to make sure everything s going ok. It s really hard to say what the mucus was, as I can t see it first hand. The sleeping may be normal, a lot of pregnant girls do this, but put it together with the mucus,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, border collie, vulva
border collie, vulva, collie: Hi. I worry about your girl s age and her trying to have a litter. If she s going to be bred I would work very closely with your vet and prepare yourself for problems that may come up. If she s only been bleeding for 4-5 days, then it s way too early. Most...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, longhaired dachshund, false pregnancy
longhaired dachshund, false pregnancy, heat cycle: Hi. Were both testicles missing, or just one? A dog with on undescended testicle can still get a dog pregnant. A dog that both undescended has a much lower chance. Not saying that a dog like that couldn t, but that his chances would be slimmer. This is a condition...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding labradors, labrador retreiver, few days
labrador retreiver, few days, dogs: Hi. Most people try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. I wouldn t let them together without someone with them at all times. Sometimes when a dog is in heat, and a male tries to mount before she s ready, she can get pretty snappy and cranky, so if you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my mini schnauzer, main event, good luck
main event, good luck, 30 minutes: Hi Janna Is the male coming to your place or are you sending the female there? Either way the two should spend some time together before the main event. I would start introducing them around her day 9. They should be brought together every day for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bringing a dog into heat?, full spectrum light, full spectrum light bulb
full spectrum light, full spectrum light bulb, quality dog food: Hi Diane I would encourage you to have her tested. If she came into heat and didn t take, and now doesn t come into heat would be a red flag for me. Simple blood work will tell you if she s got low T levels. Thyroid and other genetic traits are inheritable...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my beagle, german shepards, vet right
german shepards, vet right, hi mike: Hi Mike The female produces all the eggs she s ever going to produce, so she will determine the size of the litter, not the size of the actual pup. The males determine the size, a large boned male may be too big for the female to birth safely. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My boston is pregnant!, whelping box, x ray
whelping box, x ray, rapid weight: Hi Ester You may not feel anything until a week or so prior to whelp, that s when they gain the most weight. Also, some dams carry up closer to the chest and/or behind the kidneys. Remember to keep calm, the more anxious you are, the more she will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer, puppy food, natural birth
puppy food, natural birth, x ray: Hi. No, it doesn t make a difference on the number of puppies. The female is the one that puts the eggs out, and if she only puts one or two out, then that s all you re going to get anyway. Most people want two breedings to make sure they hit the right time....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer in heat, false heat, heat cycle
false heat, heat cycle, false alarm: Hi. Breeding your girl this late in the game may not be a good idea. I would have a complete check up before I did it, and prepare yourself for a possible c-section. If she s starting to have problems with her heat cycle, I d have her overies checked to make...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer puppies, boxer puppies, canned pumpkin
boxer puppies, canned pumpkin, goats milk: Hi. What exactly was wrong with the dogs, what did the vet call it? Dogs can act odd when they re sick, they can t help it. Once she feels better, she should be back to her old self. Sometimes it takes awhile to completely recover, you ll just have to give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxers mated, false heat, watery fluid
false heat, watery fluid, x rays: Hi Zoe Gestation is 62 days. So if she came into heat the week of the 29th she would be due the end of March beginning of April. I would recommend taking her in for x-rays. She could be in false heat and/or have a infection, which would explain the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breading a Blue Merle Rough Collie, collie blue merle, sable collie
collie blue merle, sable collie, sable merle: Hi Keith Not ignorance, coat color and genetics is complicated and can be mind numbing. Just to explain, merling is caused by an incomplete dominant gene. Patchy dilution, black becoming patched with gray ( blue merled ) or sable becoming sable merle....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, male pitbull, old adage
male pitbull, old adage, business end: Looks like some assistance is required. You can place them on a slope, (stairway) where she is lower than him. You can sit underneath her and raise and lower her with your knees (this works the best). Or place him on pillows. Sitting underneath and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, collapsing trachea, heart murmur
collapsing trachea, heart murmur, dna testing: Hi Noemia There are pro s and con s to doing an interbreeding. But it is important to start with the very best. ANY inherent traits will come out in the off-spring. With Chi s you have to worry about subluxation of the patella, hypoglycemia, collapsing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, collapsing trachea, heart murmur
collapsing trachea, heart murmur, sublaxation: Those traits are frighteningly common in the Chi breed. In-breeding is used by experienced breeders to narrow in on a particular trait. If this is your first breeding, or you know nothing but who you got these dogs from, I would reconsider doing a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding agreement, stud service, change of heart
stud service, change of heart, pup: Hi Renee The biggest problem with using and outside stud is the conflict that can arise and the number one reason I don t stud out. If you don t have a written contract you still have a verbal one. If the owner wanted the money, stick to the original...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my boxers, male boxer, heat cycles
male boxer, heat cycles, puppies: Hi. Is your female in heat? What days are you trying to breed on? Is the female s heat cycles normal, meaning she goes into heat on time, and the heats are normal? I know that a lot of questions, but please give me as much info as you can so I can help you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding chihuahua, female chihuahua, puppy
female chihuahua, puppy, mom: Hi. You re not going to like my answer, but at 7 years of age, it s time to retire her. At this age and older, you have more of a chance to run into problems, mom may not be able to whelp naturally, and the pups may not be as healthy, or she may only have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding female, spare bathroom, intercouse
spare bathroom, intercouse, heat cycle: usually, after 14 days, that s it for that cycle. I ve known dogs that have bred late into their cycle, but it s not too common. If she s growling at him, then I d say she s done for this time. If nothing happens this cycle, then I d have her vagina looked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my yorkies, female yorkie, yorkies
female yorkie, yorkies, 9 months: Hi Naomi Try separating them for a few days. Complete separation. Zero contact. 9 months old can still be young for a male, he may need to wait until her next heat. You didn t mention what day your female was at in her season. Too early, is just well,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Change in temp with pregnant yorkie, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Melanie. What you descibe sounds to me like she is puphing and possibly her siminal plug is thinning out. I suggest that your new mother and puppies be kept in a secluded place - away from high traffic areas, other pets, and away from drafts where the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua in Heat, long hair chihuahua, dane puppy
long hair chihuahua, dane puppy, pain threshold: Hi Lyndsay Kudos to you for allowing a retired female to be just that, retired! Because each female is different, they can all express different emotions and symptoms during their cycle. Certainly some are lethargic, but some are aggressive, some can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when will my Chiuahauah be due?, mucus plug, temp chart
mucus plug, temp chart, due dates: Hi. The thing about breeding a dog this many times is you end up with too many due dates, and you don t know which one is the right one. Looking at your temp chart, it looks like her temp is normally lower in the morning. However, on the 22nd, it hit 97, which...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cross breeding for health, dogs as pets, trendy names
dogs as pets, trendy names, diet exercise: Hi Janette At the end of the day, you have to deal with people you trust and breeders who have been breeding for over 10 years. Generally they should have a better record for longevity and health. There are breeders that feel like you do. The bottom line...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: canine bleeding 2 weeks after birth, safe side, healthy appetite
safe side, healthy appetite, red blood: Hi. Most dogs will bleed a few weeks after whelping. As long as it doesn t smell bad, she s not running a temp, and she s eating/drinking fine, then it s probably nothing. Is it bright red blood? I m not there so I can see what it looks/smells like, so you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cedar chips toxic?, cedar chips, whelping puppies
cedar chips, whelping puppies, whelping box: Hi Mitch They can choke on the chips. Shavings and chips have dust and other pollutants that can seriously impair pups breathing, get into eyes and mouths and become a fatal health risk. In a whelping box, old towels, and sheets are best, they can be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua pregnant, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, having puppies: Hi. Normally, I don t suggest feeding a puppy food to a pregnant dog. It can make mom and puppies too fat. I would also make sure that she gets plenty of exercise, a fat dog has problems during whelping. Did you have an x-ray done? If not, i would think of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: colors when breeding?, dark colors, three generations
dark colors, three generations, family thanks: So they are out-crossed for generations then. Do you know the colors of generations? All that contributes. Black is a dominate color. There are three basic colors. Black, Brown and White. All colors are diluted or come from those three basic colors....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is it common for puppys to be born out of sack?, puppys, pregnent
puppys, pregnent, peron: Hi. Pups being born without sacs can happen, it s just not that coomon. I m really not sure why this happens, but it happening to this many pups would make me rethink wanting a dog from this peron, especially if you want to breed it. As for your girl missing,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dew Claws, dew claws, dew claw
dew claws, dew claw, personal decision: Hi. If you ve never done dew claws yourself, i would let the vet do it. If you re wanting to do them in the future, you can ask your vet if he will let you watch. My breed is Boxer, so I Have them removed. I now have Mastiffs, and in that breed, they aren...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breed, apartment life, those dogs
apartment life, those dogs, toilet training: Hi Chantelle The picture is of a Dachshund, there are mini and regular size and would be considered a toy breed I have to commend you for starting your research BEFORE bringing a new pup into the home. Most people do it after and those dogs end up in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog/labor/whelping, mucus plug, whelping box
mucus plug, whelping box, dog labor whelping: Hi April The thing is because it take the eggs 7 days to mature, she may be right on track and not overdue. The mucus plug is what you described and is all normal. Make sure she has a safe a quiet place (a whelping box is best) with old towels and sheets...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy??New Dog to Us!, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Amanda. Assuming that your pitbull gave birth 14 weeks ago, and the puppies were weaned at 6 weeks of age, that would mean that it has been 8 weeks (2 months) since she last nursed. Most female dogs milk supply does not last that long after weaning,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: diarrhea after consuming placentas, 10 days later, canned pumpkin, diarhhea
canned pumpkin, diarhhea, pumpkin pie: Hi Laura. I m glad everyone s doing well. It s normal for her to get diarhhea after eating placentas. However, if it lasts for a few days, I would take her to the vet. You can give her some canned pumpkin, not the pumpkin pie filling, This will help. You may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: diarrhea after consumming the afterbirth, 10 days later, pumpkin pie mix, canned pumpkin
pumpkin pie mix, canned pumpkin, small concern: The placenta s have lots of protein so it s a good thing. But it can cause the runs, not so good. The greatest concern with diarrhea is that dehydration is not far behind. Try using canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) and mixing it in with her kibble....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog may have aborted her pups, junebug, dog kennel
junebug, dog kennel, wks: Hi. If she had aborted her puppies, she would have some type of discharge. I don t know what breed she is, but some breeds will carry their pups kind of up high, making you think she s not pregnant. And you re right. If she was kept in a kennel, and is now...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breading, heat cycle, bitchs
heat cycle, bitchs, lhasa: HI. Most people try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. However, some girls ovulate early, or late. What is your girl doing when the male is around her? What color is her blood, and is her vulva still really hard, or is it soft...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, vitamins and minerals, whelping box
vitamins and minerals, whelping box, food supplement: Hi Cheryl Ah that bites, only because if she does take she won t mature to her full potential. Did she mate more than once? Chances are very good that she would have taken. Being a pup herself, the concern is that she ll reject her litter. Regardless,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, boston terriers, dog breeding
boston terriers, dog breeding, third attempt: Hi Sheyanne You can hold him in place until the lock occurs. Sitting on the ground (it s easier with your back up against a wall). Hold the female by the collar. Bring the male around to the business end and when he starts pumping , pull him in and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog giving birth, chiwawa, c sections
chiwawa, c sections, giving birth: Hi. If she was a fed a good diet, got plenty of exercise and not allowed to get fat, then she may whelp just fine. However, your breed is known to need c-sections, so when she starts labor I would call your vet so he ll know just in case you need him. I m...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog after having puppies, having puppies, teats
having puppies, teats, warm water: Hi Erica You want to ensure that they don t become hot and hard. This is a sign of mastitis. Try gently massaging them until the milk comes out. Don t squeeze or pull, it may be very painful. You can also stand her in a sink of warm water and massage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my dog ready to breed? if so how do i find a mate?, mail groups, time megan
mail groups, time megan, heat cycle: I d wait until her next heat cycle at least, preferably her third cycle. It s too late now, she s already out of heat. What you can do is to spend the next few months looking for a suitable male for her. You can search on the internet, or talk to your vet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dogs heat, last heat, dark blood
last heat, dark blood, progesterone: Hi Collette If you are not doing progesterone testing, you can assume that her first day of bleeding is day 1. Bring them together starting day 9, it may be still early but your female will let your male know if it s time by flagging and standing. Between...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: will it be enough to feed new puppies with my schedule during a day?, full time job, lunch break
full time job, lunch break, yorkies: Hi. If something happens and mom doesn t have milk, or she refuses to feed them, or she gets sick and can t feed them, then they will have to be bottle fed every 3 hours when they re younger. However, once they are on solid foods, they don t need to be fed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Bichon was Mated, appetite loss, food flavoring
appetite loss, food flavoring, cottage cheese: Some girls get upset stomachs during this time, about 30 days after being bred. it s normal, and most of them pick up eating on their own. A dog will not starve itself unless something is wrong with it. If she goes a few weeks at picking at her food, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Female Boxer, female boxer, fine time
female boxer, fine time, puppies: Hi. 6 weeks old is perfectly fine time to wean. This is when I usually start unless mom decides that she wants to wean earlier. It will take awhile for her body to get back to normal, her breasts may never be the size they were before whelping. It could take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: First litter of pups, mucus plug, shi tzu
mucus plug, shi tzu, dogs dogs: Dogs can safely go over their due date. It usually takes a day or two after they ovulate for the eggs to be fertilized. as long as she s acting fine, and doesn t have a colored discharge, I wouldn t worry too much. I m predicting that she has her puppies Thursday.:-)...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Food for pups, puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, standard poodle: Hi. Even if there are more puppies than nipples, as long as mom is putting out enough milk, then you can make sure the pups are rotated, and they should be fine. You can buy puppy formula from the stores, or there are a few homemade ones. I ll have to find...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female black lab is going into heat for the first time..., time today, vitamin b
time today, vitamin b, accidents: Hi Megan She s not ABOUT to go into heat, she IS in heat. If you don t want any pups (and at 8 months, she s to young), you MUST keep the male apart from the female. Use a crate, drop him off at the in-laws, etc. I hear every day about accidents ....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first season or rather lack of it !, fertility drugs, fertility expert
fertility drugs, fertility expert, stud dogs: I didn t mean to imply you would Di. Just as a FYI in the German Shepherd, one of my favorite breeds, a particular male was used extensively and his lines are everywhere. The problem was/is that he had cryptorchidism (one testicle) and today it s common...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Golden Retriever Heat, golden retreiver, wasting time
golden retreiver, wasting time, golden retriever: Hi Jeanne Well in five years if you didn t pay attention, I can t tell you. With an intact female it s important to chart the seasons to insure she has no silent health issues (thyroid). Season s come in cycles, 6, 9, 12 months. At 5, she should come...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Green discharge, green discharge, green stuff
green discharge, green stuff, placenta: Hi. No, any colored discharge before the birth of the firt puppy is not normal, she needs to get to the vet to figure out what happened. A placenta may have come lose, a puppy may have died, something happened, it s hard to say for sure, and she may need help...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german shepherd, whelping box, litter size
whelping box, litter size, puppys: Hi Ashleigh Could be that she either has a placenta or pup retained. If she rejecting the other pup, could be something wrong with the pup, or she s just not interested. She needs to be in a whelping box, or room where she can be monitored. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: goldens mating?, stud services, first timers
stud services, first timers, perfect days: Hi Collette If they want her back, let her go, you don t want to be accused of stealing her. But make very sure they know that depending on when a female ovulate you can t guarantee a breeding. Ovulation typically happens between 13 - 15 days (again each...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: guts on outside, freezing to death, umbilical hernia
freezing to death, umbilical hernia, teats: It could happen, but typically that happens because the cord ruptured from chewing or biting on the dam s part. I would take her immediately for the shot just to ensure there are no complications. A retained placenta can cause toxic shock, loss of milk,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat Cycles, heat cycles, heat cycle
heat cycles, heat cycle, bitch: Hi. A female shouldn t be bred on her first cycle, It depends on the dog if she comes back into heat in 6 months, some wait 8 months, some go into heat only once a year. It really depends on the dog. Smaller dogs tend to come into heat every 6 months though...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Inducing a season with my Boxer Bitch, boxer bitch, great dogs
boxer bitch, great dogs, leaving a legacy: Hi Angel. There is nothing that I know of that can safely bring a dog into heat, you ll just have to wait her out.:-) Has she had a heat cycle yet? I would wait until your girl is closer to two. This will let your girl finish growing, and she ll be a better...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lactation during a bitches pregnancy, mucus plug, rule of thumb
mucus plug, rule of thumb, guessing game: Hi Emma. Some girls will get milk in about a week before whelping, some a few days before, and some wait until they whelp before they get milk in. Think back to her first litter, when did she get milk in the last time? Watch for her mucus plug, after they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Low body temperature, signs of labour, mucus plug
signs of labour, mucus plug, low body temperature: Hi Courtney The thing with taking the temperature is this, are you taking it at the same time? Has she been laying in the sun? Sitting on the floor register? There is no need to panic. If she has a whelping box with clean towel and sheets, she ll...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice
vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice, hey joyce: Hi April Two things will help with the process (and yes it can be normal). Vanilla ice cream will help with contractions and getting her up for a short walk. The pups have to move from the horn to the birth canal, a process that can take a couple of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: long heat cycle, heat cycle, foul odor
heat cycle, foul odor, perfect health: Hi Kathy If your breeding her back to back make sure she is perfect health. A pregnancy and whelp can knock a female s system out of whack. By your date of February 22nd she would be prime for breeding the 11 - 13th of March. You count from the first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: long stage 1 labor, mucos plug, border collie
mucos plug, border collie, pelvic injury: Hi. In this situation, it sounds like your girl is worn out and a section might be the bes tthing for her. Tazke her to a different vet for a second opinion if you want to, but my thoughts are the other vet will agree, it s time to step in and help. You said...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother not cleaning, health food store, rescue remedy
health food store, rescue remedy, time mother: Hi Nadine Start with giving her some Arnica or Bach s Rescue Remedy. Both are readily available at any health food store. A few drops on her tongue a day will help promote internal healing and will benefit her by calming her down enough to start enjoying...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male bigger then female? Problems?, female chihuahua, puppy food
female chihuahua, puppy food, cesarian section: Hi. The best thing you can do for your girl is to not put her on puppy food at this time. Keep her on a good food, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise, don t let her get fat. A fat dog has problems during whelping. Every time you breed a dog you take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mini dachshund, mini daschund, mini dachshund
mini daschund, mini dachshund, undesirable traits: Hi Catrina The best advice I can give is go out and meet other breeders and fancy of this breed. Learn all you can on what the inherent health risk and problems are associated with the Mini daschund. She should at least be on her second or third heat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: momma dog help, puppy food, seringe
puppy food, seringe, x rays: Hi Beth Were all the placenta s account for and did your vet check or do x-rays to see if she had any pups retained? It s common for there to be discharge but it shouldn t smell foul or be a black/green in color. Pinch her skin to see if she s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nervous bitch, welsh valley, plug ins
welsh valley, plug ins, brother sister: Hi Mags I ve heard good things and results with the cd s and there are other great calming tools available, including plug ins that release pheromones. These work with great results. You can also supplement her with products like B Calm, Bach s Rescue...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Our neighborhood Dog, utter cream, dangerous infection
utter cream, dangerous infection, trusting eyes: Hello The female could be on her way to mastitis. An extremely painful and dangerous infection of the teats. She needs more than utter cream. The teats need to be bathed in warm water and the milk needs to come down. And the best way to do that is to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: number of puppies, breed health, litters
breed health, litters, sperm: Hi. If she only releases one egg, then it s not going to matter how many times she was bred, she will only have one puppy if that egg was fertilized. As for how many do they put out, it depends on the dog, her age/breed/health. Look to her mom, how many pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pitbull Breeding and Heat Cycles, heat cycles, pit bulls
heat cycles, pit bulls, heat cycle: Hi Lisa. The heat will last for about 21 days. She may come into heat every 6 months, or every 8 months, it s hard to say for sure every dog is different. I would wait until she as close to two before you breed her. Pit bulls are large dogs, and need the extra...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Post natal care of bitch, post natal care, puppy room
post natal care, puppy room, signs of labor: Hi. I m really not sure what s going on with your girl, this is odd behavior, especially for a dog that has whelped before. Is there anything different going on in your house this litter that didn t happen with the last two? The eating thing has me concerened,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog, pregnant dogs, question thanks
pregnant dogs, question thanks, puppies: Hi. 4 isn t too old, as long as she s healthy and in good shape. Older dogs tend to make better mothers, so I wouldn t worry too much about that, although it is best to have some baby bottles and puppy formula on hand just in case. Feed her a good feed, and...

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...