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Dog Breeding and Whelping: very small puppy, purebreed, weither
purebreed, weither, short end of the stick: Hi Kerry! Weither or not it causes problems later on is directly related to what caused it in the first place. He may have just gotten the short end of the stick in the uterus, being over crowded. If that s the case, then he should catch up to his siblings...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: small puppy, boxer puppies, nutri cal
boxer puppies, nutri cal, docking tails: HI Beth. I have experienced this as well. There s no real reason why it happens. There may be something wrong with these puppies that we just can t see. I would take her back in to the vet for a check up. Have her heart checked out, you may also want some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sprayed female still sexually active, chronic endometritis, proud cut
chronic endometritis, proud cut, vet check: Hi Joan Once a female has been spayed, that s it. She shouldn t experience another season, and so not be interested in a reproducing. Animals breed for procreation not recreation so unless Mother Nature is giving them the green light, there would be no...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffford shire terrier, warm compresses, shire terrier
warm compresses, shire terrier, adult food: Is the breast warm, and super hard? What color is the milk from that breast? She may need a trip to the vet just to make sure that everything s ok. The earlier you catch mastitis, the easier it is to deal with, and cure. Warm compresses encourage milk production...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: still no signs, mucus plug, vulva
mucus plug, vulva, glob: Hi Julia. A normal pregnancy can last up to 65 days. If she should go past that, I would take her straight to the vet. The thing is, you can breed a dog on one certain day, but she may not take until a few days later. Sperm can live inside of the female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Can stud meet his puppies?, puppies, freaks
puppies, freaks, tad: Hi Tanya. I would wait until the pups are about 4-5 weeks old before introducing them. Let them get a tad bit older, and by this age mom may not be so protective of them. At two weeks old, they re still really young, and shouldn t be exposed to other dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my stud does the ol switch aro0 with my bitch, maizy, mr snuggles
maizy, mr snuggles, maltese dogs: Hi Elle Sit on the floor and place your female across your lap. Make sure she is straddling your legs. Bring (or have someone) the male around to the business end. Encourage him with praise to mount your female. Guide him and hold him until the tie...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud won't mount my poodle in heat, toy poodle, heat cycle
toy poodle, heat cycle, old dog: Hi Brooke Where is she in her heat cycle? If she s early the male won t bother to mount until she s ovulating. An experienced male can tell. You can try bringing in a teaser male to encourage the male by making him jealous . They should only be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Ties per day?, little butt, sperm count
little butt, sperm count, safe bet: HI Mel. The best that I can tell you is that most people breed on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. Two ties are all that is usually needed, anymore than that is overkill. You ll have too many due dates, and maybe even premature puppies....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: tempurture, goats milk, kibble
goats milk, kibble, dehydration: Cow s milk is never a good idea. It causes diarrhea, which in turn can cause dehydration. Take the milk away completely or substitute with goats milk. Steamed chicken is fine, but you have to be aware that you may have created a monster and she may never...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I think my dog is pregnant, whelping guide, color genetics
whelping guide, color genetics, many different ways: HI Beau. I need dates that the dog was bred in order to give you a due date. I m going to give you two web sites. One is a list of whelping supplies that you will need. YOu won t need all of them, but it will give you an idea of what to have on hand. The other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: toy fox terrier pregnant?, toy fox terrier, fox terrier
toy fox terrier, fox terrier, x ray: The most important thing that you can do is to not let her get fat, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise. Talk to your vet about your concerns, and have an x-ray done after day 50 to see if there are any large puppies. That s really all that you can do....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, contractions, olivia
contractions, olivia, puppy: Hi Olivia. A dog can display these pre-labor symptoms up to 24 hours before contractions and pushing actually begins. If she doesn t start by the morning, or if she starts contractions and then quits, or if she s pushing for longer than 15 minutes with no...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weather to deliver early, buldog, c section
buldog, c section, good luck: Hi Julz A planned c-section is always the better route to go. Before you decide anything. Did you witness or assist in the breeding and are your days accurate? It s better to do a section at 60 days. If it was my female, I would be going in on Friday....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelphing golder retriever, golder retriever, time thanks
golder retriever, time thanks, puppies: Hi Cindy. Am I reading that right? 16 puppies?! Wow. It is normal pre-labor signs. She can do this for up to 24 hours. If her labor doesn t start soon, call the vet just to be safe. Because she s expecting so many, she needs to be watched carefully. Labor...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelpin, time dogs, whelping
time dogs, whelping, good eye: Hi Julie. It sounds like her labor should be starting pretty soon. Most of the time, dogs will pant and dig around 24 hours before the actual whelping starts. If she gives birth on Saturday, you should start to see signs very shortly. It s kind of hard to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, whelping, few degrees
whelping, few degrees, females: Hi Tam Well each dog is different. The temp usually fluctuates it will rise and drop within a few degrees. As with whelping, some females can have 6 pups in a couple of hours and some take 24 hours to delivery 2 pups. Typically it s 2 hour between pups....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping .9 year old chihuahua, mucus plug, female chihuahua
mucus plug, female chihuahua, 98 degrees: Hi. Some dogs will get milk a few days before whelping, some not until she whelps, and some about a week or more before whelping. It s different with each dog. If she s have a large litter, she may go early. If she s having a really small litter, she should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping problem, birth canal, oxytocin
birth canal, oxytocin, contractions: Hi Lynn. The only thing that can be done here is to get her to a vet. If you have to, call up every vet in the phone book till you find one that will see her. If she still has a puppy or placenta inside of her, and isn t able to push it out herself, then she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: wormings, kv vet supply, pet catalogs
kv vet supply, pet catalogs, kennel cough: Hi again! No problem. That s what I m here for. :-) Your best bet for mom would be to go to your vet, and ask for a wormer from him. Tell them how much mom weighs, and that you are worming her before heat to be bred, and the vet will get the correct wormer...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: what is this, vet visit, vet bills
vet visit, vet bills, animal birth: Pyometra can only be treated by doing a spay on the female. There is a 100% chance that she will pass it off to her off-spring. I am positive that she will have a difficult birth as the pups can t get past it. Once she is mated, it may push everything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie mating, female yorkie, toy animals
female yorkie, toy animals, business end: Hi Keith Sounds like she s a dominant female. Humping is about dominance not sex. The male you picked may not interest her by being a strong leader. You need to hold her and bring the male around to the business end and hold her until a tie occurs....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my yorkie, dealing with dogs, signs of labor
dealing with dogs, signs of labor, yorkie: Hi Diane. It may be normal for your girl. Every dog goes about it in their own way. However, I would make a call to the vet to see what he thinks, just to be safe. When dealing with dogs and whelping, it s always best to err on the side of caution. Good luck,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my yorkie aren't showing any signs, swollen vulva, consecutive times
swollen vulva, consecutive times, yorkie: Hi Rye Your breeder should know better. If day 1 was the 7th, that would make the 11th day 4. A female isn t ready until at least day 10, unless you know for certain that she ovulates early. It s too soon to say for certain, you ll just have to wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my yorkie isnt showing any signs, swollen vulva, consecutive times
swollen vulva, consecutive times, yorkie: Hi! Well, Yorkies have about a 20% c-section rate. They can be prone to inertia and eclampsia. If her mom needed a section, then her chances are higher. Don t let her get fat, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise. This will help with the whelping. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie male get pitbull/lad mix pregnant, male dogs, giant breeds
male dogs, giant breeds, great danes: Hi Christina. As a matter of fact, he can get her pregnant. Small male dogs have been known to get Great Danes and other giant breeds pregnant. The female may squat or law down for him. My best advice while she s in heat, is to keep them apart. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkies on heat, extreme weight loss, yorkies
extreme weight loss, yorkies, georgie: Hi Georgie Don t feel stupid...most people ask what the females symptoms are and forget about the poor male. A male can lose his mind when a female is in heat, it is very typical for a male to go through extreme weight loss, nervousness and just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: too young to have puppies?, spayed, collie
spayed, collie, yesterday morning: A female under a year old is young. At that age she isn t fully developed mentally or physically. She may have complications such as rejecting the litter. You can take her to the vet and get a shot that will clear her out. The downside of the shot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 10 1/2 mo. Chihuahua pregnant?, vet visit, old deer
vet visit, old deer, pungent odor: Hi Elaine. Has her vulva stayed larger than it s normal pre-heat size? If so, then most people take that as a postivie pregnancy sign. What could have also happened, is your girl got loose, and a male dog may have smelled a dog in heat, and did his buisness...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 28 ultrasound negative, palpate, x rays
palpate, x rays, different day: Hi Carole. It could be too early. You have 5 different due dates, if all the breedings took place on a different day. She may not have taken until on one of the last breedings, which would make it too early to tell yet. I would wait a few more days, and have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: advice on pregnant dog, yorkie pups, salmon oil
yorkie pups, salmon oil, date of conception: So she came into season in August and again recently. That doesn t seem quite right. You may have to assist with the whelp and it s fine to touch the pups but make sure you have hand sanitizer ready to use each time you handle a pup. Each female is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my akita gave birth, afterbirth, x rays
afterbirth, x rays, oxytocin: Hi Charlena Did you do x-rays prior to whelp to count spines? It could be that she either has a pup retained or has not expelled all her afterbirth. Your female should be stuck like glue to her pups, unless there s a problem. I would take her to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Basset Breeding Question, target, vet
target, vet, good luck: Hi Lisa. It s normal. Unless she has a fever, a nasty, foul smelling discharge, quits eating/drinking, then I wouldn t worry too much. An injury due to breeding would usually be a darker red, and the dog would most likely be in some sort of distress over it....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, vet appointment, open hole
vet appointment, open hole, umbilical cord: Hi Kristen. There are two different types of umbilical cord hernia. You have the kind that has a hard bump that can t be pushed back in, and the kind that has a small open hole that you can stick your finger into. It can be hereditary, or it can happen at...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Bassets, pinkish discharge, vuvla
pinkish discharge, vuvla, heat cycle: Hi Lisa. First of all, you re going to convince yourself that she is, and then that she isn t through this whole thing.:-) Many breeders try on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. If she was standing, and allowing him to mount and breed, then I think you caught...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my dog?, yorkie, two girls
yorkie, two girls, sperm: Hi. I personally would wait until tomorrow. If you re wanting to breed the first girl twice, then I would breed her two days after the first breeding. You can then breed the other girl inbetween this. A male needs a good 24 hours to build back up. One warning...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding papillons (need a second opinion), shayla, grandpas
shayla, grandpas, hundred times: Hi Shayla They could tie once, or a hundred times but it all comes down to timing. If the female is ovulating, once is enough. If she s not quite ready or her eggs haven t matured, then it s advisable to breed a over the course of a few days. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bigger dog gets smaller dog pregent, jack russell, pom
jack russell, pom, c section: Hi Anita. It depends on a few things. If she s healthy, and kept trim, she may be able to have them. It s really hard to say for sure. I d suggest taking her to your vet and talk with him. He knows your dog s health better than anyone, and should be better...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: birth control, terrier puppy, two dogs
terrier puppy, two dogs, rat terrier: Hi Craig. There are a few things that can be used. However, I caution anyone who wants to breed a dog from using them. Anything that messes with hormones may not be a good idea unless absolutely necessary. You ll have to talk to your vet about dog birth control...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bloody fluid, basset hound, vet
basset hound, vet, puppy: Hi Jon. This is something that definitely needs vet attention. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be checked out. She may have had a miscarriage, but I d take her in just to be sure that there s nothing else going on, and that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer puppies, boxer puppies, heart murmur
boxer puppies, heart murmur, puppy buyers: Hi Allison. I ve had a puppy that had a low grade puppy murmer that did go away. I would keep this particular puppy for a while longer to see what s going to happen with it, to see if the murmer does go away. If by 8 weeks the murmer isn t any better, or hasn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxers first time giving birth, canine pregnancy, giving birth
canine pregnancy, giving birth, nesbitt: Hi Sarah. Canine pregnancy lasts 63 days, though it can go safely between 58-65 days. What exactly did the pup look like, and is it still alive? The thing about Boxers is, most breeders usually cut the cord themselves as Boxer mom tends to cut them too short....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding bullmastiffs, tight sheath, bullmastiffs
tight sheath, bullmastiffs, target: Hi Adam. Sometimes, an inexperienced male won t really know what to do. You can try using a teaser male. Put your male in the house where he can watch. Put a different male on a leash, and let him flirt and try to mount your female. Just don t let them actually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/copulation, female yorkie, height advantage
female yorkie, height advantage, lovebirds: Hi Laurel: If possible, try using a small ramp of some kind but make sure it s got a really good, secure flooring surface. As much as the two lovebirds will allow, try to leverage her into a down-hill facing position & if the ramp has a steep enough incline...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding frequency, due dates, puppies
due dates, puppies, last time: Hi Ross. Twice is enough. Any more than that and you have overkill. You end up with too many due dates, and may have a few premature pups as well. There is no way to control how many pups she has. Mom determines how many eggs are put out, dad determines the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding Min Pins, breeding min pins, heat cycle
breeding min pins, heat cycle, vulva: Hi Jane. Count from the first day when you noticed the bleeding. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the cycle. Also, you ll know when the time is right when her vulva softens up. When a dog first starts her heat cycle, the vulva will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding pugs, progesterone, blood test
progesterone, blood test, couple of days: Hi Lorraine There are a number of things you can try. Progesterone testing is a simple series of blood test that will tell your vet when she s ovulating. You can separate your male and female for a couple of days and then bring them together. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding young male dogs, viable sperm, male dogs
viable sperm, male dogs, 7 months: Hi Debbie. I m not sure what breed your dogs are, but the smaller ones tend to mature faster than the larger ones, and if your boy is a large breed, at 7 months he may not even have viable sperm yet. And no, dogs don t absolutely have to have a tie for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua, placentas, safe side
placentas, safe side, bowels: Hi Janice. Are you talking about diarrhea? A lot of new moms get it, especially if they re allowed to eat any of the placentas. However, if she really seems to be having a problem controling her bowels, then I would go ahead and take her in for a check up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua breeding ?, wet food, heat cycle
wet food, heat cycle, severy: Hi Elaine. Is there any way you can send me a picture of her? First thing I would do is if she hasn t been wormed in a while, I d worm her before her next heat cycle. If she s severy underweight, I would try to get some weight on her before she was bred. However,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua breeding, dam sire, hard feelings
dam sire, hard feelings, best direction: Hi Debbie: This is a scenario I ve seen more than once & it can cause a great deal of stress & possible even some very hard feelings between the owner of the dam & sire. While there is no set rule, you re correct in that the norm is as you stated for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cleft, vet appointment, mini schnauzer
vet appointment, mini schnauzer, litter mates: Hi Wanda. This is usally not something that fixes itself, he will most likely need surgery to correct it. It the hole is not too big, then he may just need to be watched while eating or drinking, and may not require surgery. You ll have to let your vet have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Corgi pup problem, female pup, air passages
female pup, air passages, accordion: Hi Beth As a tech, you would understand that the older the female and the more litter she has, the chances of having healthy pups goes down, especially if she hasn t had an opportunity to recover physically. In my experience, I have found that females...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Corgi pups after whelping, female pup, corgi pups
female pup, corgi pups, vet: HI Beth. I hope the pup is still ok. It sounds like maybe she didn t get all the fluid out of her lungs. Is she blue or purplish? What I d do in this situation is to make sure she s warm, and not dehydrated. Might want to give a drop of Karyo syrup to give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: c-section versus natural preganancy, preganancy, c section
preganancy, c section, st bernard: Hi Susan She can become pregnant naturally but do you mean can she whelp naturally? Because that is possible, provided she doesn t have a large litter. The weight of a large litter will cause stress along her incision. After a c-section it s best to wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua whelping, vanilla ice cream, two puppies
vanilla ice cream, two puppies, vanilla ice: Hi Amy, Is your female a first time mother? Sometimes before the nurturing gene a female will reject and try and kill her pups. It s best to have a warming box where you can take them away and allow your female time to adjust. If there is the possibility...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dealing with a sexually frustrated Chihuahua, mini dachsund, female dog in heat
mini dachsund, female dog in heat, breeding dogs: Hi Krystle. If you male Chi is much bigger than your female, then I wouldn t try that anyway. You may want to think about finding another male minnie Doxie for her if she s able to be bred. About your boy, there s nothing you really can do. I take it your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: MY DOG JUST GAVE BIRTH, natures way, sure what type
natures way, sure what type, giving birth: Well, a lot of dogs get diarrhea after giving birth. It s natures way of cleaning the dog out. However, I would take your girl to the vet for a check up, just to be safe. If she does still have a placenta inside of her, it can set up a serious infection, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Dog..., pregnancy signs, false pregnancy
pregnancy signs, false pregnancy, vet care: Hi. It sounds like she could have experienced what s called a false pregnancy. Dogs will show pregnancy signs, confusing herself and her owner. Dogs can produce milk, develope other pregnancy signs, and even have contractions. It s happens a lot more than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog nipples are red., false pregnancy, pimples
false pregnancy, pimples, dips: Hi Charlie Are the red spots like pimples? When a female goes into heat her immune system dips and can cause skin issues. She could also be experiencing a false pregnancy. This is very common in dogs, she can have all the symptoms without the end result....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog sizes acceptable for whelping?, two puppies, whelping
two puppies, whelping, maltese: Hi Deb I KNOW you re not telling me you are trying to breed two puppies together. 8 months is to young for the female to breed, and a males isn t producing viable semen at 6 months. Let them both mature before you start breeding, especially a larger...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Doubt of Pregnancy, lower abdomen, rear legs
lower abdomen, rear legs, litter size: Hi. Every girl is different. Some girls who carry large litters may not get big until the last week. If she s carrying small pups, that would also explain why she s not that big yet. Some girls carry their pups up higher until closer to time to whelp than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, english bull terrier, blood work
english bull terrier, blood work, bull terrier: Hi Nicola Have you tried putting the dogs together? Honestly, Mother Nature will tell you when she s ready. Depending on when your female ovulates, she could stand for a male from day 9 to 21. It is true that some breeding pairs that live together...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog has been in labor for 13 hours, vanilla icecream, first stage of labor
vanilla icecream, first stage of labor, wee wee pads: Hi Nick. The first part of labor can last up to 24 hours. As long as she doesn t have a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, or doesn t have contractions without producing a puppy, then she s ok. You can try to give her some melted vanilla...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs tieing, business end, shih tzu
business end, shih tzu, stairs: Hi Leah Trying sitting on the ground with your female straddled across your lap. Bring the male around to the business end and using your knees, raise and lower your female until it s a fit. You can also use stairs and/or a small platform to give the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: due date, mucus plug, 63days
mucus plug, 63days, 15th of august: When a dog loses her mucus plug, she should go into labor within 24-48 hours. The mucus plug is this clear, thick sticky glob that comes from the vagina. You can t miss it, unless the girl keeps herself really clean. I wouldn t worry about her not having any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: English bulldogs chat, english bulldogs, stud dogs
english bulldogs, stud dogs, wether: Hi Bree. No, I m not on myspace.:-) It s good that you want to do your research. There are certain health problems in your breed, in every breed, that a dog needs to be checked for before breeding. Have you thought about trying to show your puppy? I m going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: excessive barking, labrador retriever, excessive barking
labrador retriever, excessive barking, apperance: Hi Jogeshwar What he s doing is demanding your attention. And unfortunately in the past, you ve allowed this behavior to continue. So you have to take some of the blame. You need to get his attention and let him know that he s doing something wrong....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Female Pit has a swollen breast, human kid, female pit
human kid, female pit, last tuesday: Hi Jenny. Please forgive me for not getting back to you sooner. I ve had a sick human kid here. It sounds like it could be mastitis. Is the breast red/warm? What color is the milk? Either way, I d get her in to the vet today to have it checked out before...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Pug On heat after pups, last heat, bloody urine
last heat, bloody urine, uterus: Hi Megan If she goes every 6 months, she will be coming in soon. Some people forget to count the time between the last heat, including the time she was pregnant and the time while she was nursing, and assume they should start counting after the pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding, canned dog food, chunks of meat
canned dog food, chunks of meat, dry dog food: That s not enough to sustain herself and her pups. Take the chicken away completely until she eats her kibble. Even canned dog food would better. Try cooking up beef heart, kidney and liver in a broth. Pour that over her kibble giving her lots of chunks...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female Brittany's heat cycle, bitch in heat, heat cycle
bitch in heat, heat cycle, responsible breeder: Hi Gina. Did she bleed the whole 3 weeks the heat cycle after she whelped? It sounds like she may be experiencing a split heat. This is when the dog seems to come into heat, then stops, then starts back up a few weeks or months later. Her being kenneled next...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female dog pregnant?, teats, begining
teats, begining, glands: I hope your not telling me that you bred a 8 month old Chihuahua, that would be too early and could be detrimental to both her physical and mental health. Did you take her to a male? That is the only way for her to become pregnant. When a female is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female heat, full spectrum light bulbs, full spectrum light
full spectrum light bulbs, full spectrum light, thyroid condition: Hi Terri A heat cycle can come in anytime from 6 - 14 months. There are a lot of factors that would cause a heat cycle to be delayed including: If she s primarily an inside dog. Dog s need a good portion of sunlight to help trigger their body. Full...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fighting, mom and dad, newborn pups
mom and dad, newborn pups, staffie: Hi Warren. This behavior may only last a few weeks. New moms are usually very protective of newborn pups. After about 3-4 weeks, mom usually settles down. Every mom and breed is different, so it s possible that she may stay protective of them and not want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german shepherd, whelping, german shepherd
whelping, german shepherd, close contact: Hi Jodie. You can abort them if your vet will do it. Some vets won t when the dog gets so far along. You ll just have to ask him. If he won t, you can call around to different vets and see if you can find one that will. As for her having them at this age,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german shepherd pregnancy problems, thyroid levels, signs of pregnancy
thyroid levels, signs of pregnancy, amoxicillian: Hi Conna Are all these females related? False pregnancies is common enough and occurs 6 to 10 weeks after estrus. But to have three in one kennel raises a red flag for me. It most cases where females experience false pregnancies, studies have shown...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat Cycle after whelping, heat cycle, apbt
heat cycle, apbt, july 17: Hi. How often does she normally go into heat? If she normally goes in every six months, then I d start watching for her next month. However, sometimes after whelping a litter, they may go a few months later than normal. I d start next month though, that would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycle after whelping, having puppies, heat cycle
having puppies, heat cycle, whelping: Hi Sheri If your female comes into heat every 6 months (whatever here cycle was prior 5, 6 7 etc.), then she will continue to do so. So if she came in season in April, was bred had pups in June, she can be expected to come into heat again in September....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: health after having pups, vanilla ice cream, plain vanilla
vanilla ice cream, plain vanilla, vanilla ice: Hi Nichole. You can try to put some beef broth on her food, or even some plain vanilla ice cream and see if she takes to that. The not drinking thing has me concerned. Not wanting to leave her pups is normal, it will lessen as the pups grow older. Try the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: has never went in heat, thyroid condition, poor nutrition
thyroid condition, poor nutrition, irish setter: Hi June -- it s not normal. It s indicative of either a thyroid condition or poor nutrition. What are you currently feeding her? How is she housed (inside or outside dog)? Do you have her on any supplements? Do you know if her siblings (females) are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: never been in heat, mini doxie, champion lines
mini doxie, champion lines, raw diet: Hi Lisa Silent or split heats are common, but after 2 years, I m certain you would have noticed something. At 2 years old and she hasn t come into heat I would do the following. Change some of the lighting in your home to full spectrum. These bulbs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: house training, pup, couple of days
pup, couple of days, ninja: It s never okay to rub his nose in it. You have to catch him in the act and take him outside and place him in the spot you want him to go. Yelling will only make his scared to go in front of you...and he will become an expert ninja and go with your back turned...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lab acting strange after whelping., perfect mother, health concerns
perfect mother, health concerns, paces: Hi Ryan. I hope that you have been able to get her to a vet by now. If not, you may have to take her to a different vet than you normally use. This girl needs to get to the vet asap to rule out any health concerns. I would ask about her calcium, and ask to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Litter of pups mother died, emergency c section, free litter
emergency c section, free litter, major surgery: Hi Michelle Sorry for your loss. Without more information or actually being there, it s hard understand what happened. It seems to me that a vet should keep a dog under observation, especially after major surgery, for at least a few hours. On the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, liquid discharge, buldge
liquid discharge, buldge, contraction: Hi. This phase can last up to 24 hours before the birth of the first puppy. You ll know when the first puppy is close to being born when you see her try to push. She may have a gush of clear fluid about 5 or more minutes before the puppy is born. She ll start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor process, female german shepherd, sick to my stomach
female german shepherd, sick to my stomach, green discharge: Don t be sorry, that s what I m here for. Write 100 times if you need to.:-) Oxytocin is only good after the cervix is dilated. Before that, you can cause uterine rupture. People use it to help a dog if her labor stalls, or after whelping to make sure everything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labour, vet office, bourdeux
vet office, bourdeux, illeagal: Hi Mark. It doesn t sound normal. First of all, what type of hormone injection? If it was oxytocin, then that shouldn t have been given before a pup was even born, or before the cervix was checked to make sure it was fully dialated. This can cause uterine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Daushund breeding., daushund, whelping
daushund, whelping, personal thoughts: Hi. It depends on the dogs. I wouldn t breed a female past the age of 6, I personally quit by age 4, 5 at the latest. This is just my own personal thoughts. If your girl has already had a few litters, or had a really rough time with whelping, then I d go ahead...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Milk production after spaying, emergency c section, puppy milk replacer
emergency c section, puppy milk replacer, spur of the moment: Hi Janette. This doesn t alway happen, milk drying up after a spay. There have been plenty of dogs that have produced plenty of milk after a c-section and spay. Just make sure she has plenty of food and water. You can give a few teaspoons full of dark beer...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mini dachshund, mini dachshund, dominant trait
mini dachshund, dominant trait, hair male: Hi Rebecca. Remember now, Doxie s aren t my speciality. However, I did look some stuff up for someone else. I m going to give you a few good links that will explain it much better than I can. From what I understand, short hair is dominant over long hair. The...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother dog moving puppies, neapolitan mastiff, time moms
neapolitan mastiff, time moms, bullmastiff: Hi Leigh. You may have to keep dad completely away from mom and pups. He may be making her nervous. Some first time moms are really nervous like this, there s really not much you can do. You can make her den quiet and keep all dogs away from her, you can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother moving puppies, neapolitan mastiff, whelping box
neapolitan mastiff, whelping box, bullmastiff: Hi Leigh She s letting you know she s doesn t feel that the pups are safe where they are. But you have to convince her otherwise. It s common for Mothers to move their off-spring and picking them up by the head is one way she ll do it. If she has the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mucus in Stool, mucus in stool, coccidia
mucus in stool, coccidia, thanks for your help: Hi Jennie. I would take her in and have her checked for coccidia, just to be safe. If it s not coccidia, then the vet will be able to figure out what s going on. With the pups so close to being born, you need to get what ever this is under control now. Have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dog breeding age, physical attributes, german shorthair
physical attributes, german shorthair, room temp: Hi Dan Unlike females, male can produce right up to the bitter end. At 9, you can tell the mental and physical attributes of your male. Your male should be able to produce a million or so swimmers . A few tips to ensure good strong sperm. Don...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my mals had pups, st john s wort, mum and dad
st john s wort, mum and dad, mals: Hi Jenny Your female should just want to be with her pups. And I would NOT introduce the male to the pups until they are at least 4 - 5 weeks. They could go out together but again, your female should only want to be with her pups. She won t come into...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating smells and bathing, anal glands, shihtzu
anal glands, shihtzu, bad smell: Hi Cindy. I wouldn t bath her at this point, I would get her to a vet and let him smell her. Usually, a bad smell isn t good, something s not right. It may also be her anal glands. Either way, I d get her to the vet to see what s going on. I know this isn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mix breeding, different dogs, shih tzus
different dogs, shih tzus, old wives: Hi Cindy. This is NOT true. She could ve bred three different dogs last time, but if the male dog this time is a purebred shih tzu, the pups will be purebred as well. This is an old wives tale. I know I ve seen it somewhere online, but can t remember where....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn chihuahuas and Mom, vet visit, beef heart
vet visit, beef heart, pedialyte: Hi Bonnie Just keep doing what you are doing. You re female s milk should have come down by now, if not, try one pup at a time on her. You should be feeding the pups every 2 hours and maybe supplement the dam s food with a broth of beef, heart, liver,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn Goldens, heat cycle, runts
heat cycle, runts, homebirth: Hi Corson. I don t want you to take this the wrong way, but if you breed a dog on each heat cycle, you re setting yourself up for problems. The pups may get weaker with each litter, the mom may not be able to produce enough milk. If you choose to breed her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn Pups, first pup, many different things
first pup, many different things, newborn pups: Hi Regi. This is late, I m sorry. Sometimes, we have no idea what happens to thse little guys. One minute, they seem fine, and the next they re gone. There are many different things that can happen at this age. You said she was warm, eating well, active. This...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nursing dog still nesting, time moms, male dogs
time moms, male dogs, introducing dad: Hi. Some first time moms are really nervous. It make take them a while to understand what is expected of her. Keep doing what you re doing. Did you take her to the vet after she had them to get a clean out shot? I would get her to the vet for a check up if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new daschund breeder, mini dachshund, daschund breeder
mini dachshund, daschund breeder, pocket pooches: Hi Laurie First any breeder, regardless of the breed, should know the lines behind their dam and stud. At least three generations on both sides is recommended, although you can get throw backs from further back. You want to know about any inherent genetic...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nurchuring mother turns aggressive, change of attitude, addvice
change of attitude, addvice, noticeable changes: Hi Stephanie Some females get fed up with their off-spring. What I would recommend is taking her out and letting her in with them only to feed. Other than the change of attitude and blood from her rectum, have their been any other noticeable changes?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing dogs mammary gland area, scratch marks, paw
scratch marks, paw, pup: Hi Pam. I m not sure how old your pups are, but the best way that I have found to trim nails is to catch them while they are asleep, and using a pair of human nail clippers, gently hold a paw in one hand, and clip just the tip off the nails. This will usually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregant bitch has a hernia, inguinal hernia, genetic predisposition
inguinal hernia, genetic predisposition, herina: Hi Jodie It depends if it is a inguinal (groin) or umbilical (navel) hernia. In a inguinal hernia the bulge appears in the groin in which case a pregnant or diseased uterus may be incarcerated in the sack. You should know that hernia s are hereditary...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boston???, canine pregnancy, heat cycles
canine pregnancy, heat cycles, c sections: You re welcome. It depends on the area you live in, and your vet. My vet charges $400 for a regular c-section, $500 for an emergency section. My vet is a lot cheaper than most on that, but he s good. You ll just have to talk to you vet and ask him. Make sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, olde english bulldogge, mucus plug
olde english bulldogge, mucus plug, whelping box: Hi. If the clear snotty looking stuff doesn t have a bad smell, or is clear, then there s nothing to worry about. A lot of dogs get this discharge close to whelping. It very well could be the mucus plug, it doesn t have to be bloody. The mucus plus is thick,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Havanese, puppy food, pregnant female
puppy food, pregnant female, havanese: Hi Debbie That happens, tastes can change during pregnancy. It the brand you purchase now comes in a canned formula, try adding that to her kibble. You should never, never, never put a pregnant female on puppy food because it causes the pups to grow...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Rat Terrier, quality dog food, puppy food
quality dog food, puppy food, pregnant rat: Hi Kim Mother Nature has a way of taking care of her own. Your friend could provide a whelping box and/or area where the female can safely and quietly whelp her litter. She should get extra vitamins and oils and be on a good quality dog food. NOT...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies, ares, beagle
ares, beagle, puppies: Hi Amber. All dogs are different. Some will get milk in a week before whelping, some a few days, and some even wait until after they whelp before getting their milk in. I m going to give you a few links, I think you ll learn a lot from them. Good luck, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies with diarrhea, intestinal tissue, coccidia
intestinal tissue, coccidia, hi amy: Hi Amy There are a number of reasons for diarrhea and death in pups but parasites are the most common. You could have something that is being passed from Mother to pups. Coccidia or Giardia are the two that immediately come to mind. Coccidia is the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: period, rottweiler puppy, heat cycle
rottweiler puppy, heat cycle, rottweiler: Hi. The normal length of a heat cycle in any breed of dog is about 21 days. Sometimes when the dog is very young, the heat cycle may not last as long, or if the dog is experiencing a split heat, she ll come into heat for a week or so, then go out. She ll wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog's temp, maltese, best time
maltese, best time, renee: Hi Vinnie. Some girls have a lower temp. As long as she s eating, drinking, feeling fine, and doesn t have a colored discharge, then I d say she s ok. You didn t say what breed she is. If she s a small breed carrying large pups, you may not be able to feel...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preparing, hip bones, nutrical
hip bones, nutrical, good shape: Hi Dawn! How thin are we talking about? Can you see all of her ribs, her hip bones? If you can only see the last two or three ribs, then she s in good shape. You don t want her to gain too much weight, a little thin going into pregnancy is much better than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies getting enough milk, bellies, milk production
bellies, milk production, shih tzu: Hi. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I had a computr glitch. If the pups are growing and have full bellies, then mom has enough milk. They pull on the nipple to help bring down the milk, and encourage milk production. A happy full puppy is quiet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies whining, female chihuahua, puppy dog
female chihuahua, puppy dog, different colors: Hi Sherry I would recommend any other quality brand of food, but that s just me. You can also include small amounts of organ meat, heart, liver, kidney to her kibble. If her milk is slow, try taking her out for an hour or two at a time and after a feeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: one puppy litter, getting a puppy, pup
getting a puppy, pup, singleton: Hi! It s best to wait until he s at least 8 weeks old. He needs to be with mom for a few more weeks. Pups learn doggie behavior from theor moms and littermates, even if mom isn t that interested. Since he s a singleton pup, it s really important for him to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my puppy is pregnant, puppys, spayed
puppys, spayed, c section: Hi Fred. You have a couple of options here, you can allow her to have the puppies, and the vet can do a c-section if it s needed. Or, you can have her spayed now. Some vets will do it when a dog is pregnant, some won t. Some won t if the dog is so far along....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy shots, dr foster smith, puppy shots
dr foster smith, puppy shots, nemex: Hi. Every breeder is different as to when they worm and give shots. And a lot of breeders do this themselves. However, even if you decide to do these yourself, I d still suggest getting them to the vet for a check up just to make sure all are ok, and don t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rottweiler gestration, mom dad, dna testing
mom dad, dna testing, rottie: Hi Nita. My best advice to you would be take your girl in to the vet for a check up. It can be dangerous to let a dog go too far over her due date. I d also suggest x-rays. This will tell you about how many there are, if there are any really big ones in there,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Screaming Whelp, west highland white terrier, highland white terrier
west highland white terrier, highland white terrier, body temp: Hi Marie. Sorry for taking a bit to get back to you. First thing you need to do is to take the pup s temp to see if her body temp is too low. If it is, slowly warm her up and then try to feed her again. Second, check her mouth for any deformities. Third, call...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu in labor?, whelping box, emergency clinic
whelping box, emergency clinic, oxytocin: Hi Sindy: It certainly sounds as if she s at least experiencing pre-labor. Refusal of food, shivering, panting, vigorous nesting, restlessness, pacing & sometimes vomiting are all signs of imminent labor. If you re able to see her water break, which looks...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih-Tzu Pre-Labor, sitting in the sun, shih tzu
sitting in the sun, shih tzu, hardest thing: Hi Lisa Do you know the temp of this female when she s not pregnant? Was she sitting in the sun or on a heat register? I personally don t hold to the temperature theory unless you take it the same time in the same place under the same conditions. And with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Siberian Husky not conceiving, back in a week, oct 31st
back in a week, oct 31st, siberian husky: Hi Sandy. I still wouldn t loose hope this heat. Going by the first bred date, that would put her at just 31 days. Going by the last date bred, she would have just been about 26 days. It s still pretty early, and sometimes even ultrasound won t pick them up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: schnauzer breeding, pepper and salt, those dogs
pepper and salt, those dogs, black pepper: Hi Andrew Now that depends. What colors are the sire and dam of each dog? What colors are the sire and dam of those dogs? And what do you consider black and silver and pepper and salt? Black, pepper , silver, gray, ash, blah, blah, blah are all diluted...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: seperating mother and pups., puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, solids: Hi. They re plenty old enough now that if mom doesn t want to stay with them at night anymore, that s ok. Let her have her space. At this age, I try to start weaning. If mom wants to nurse them a couple of times a day, then I d let her. However, I d let them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih tzu mating, heat cycle, due dec
heat cycle, due dec, x rays: You re not a pain, ask as many questions as you need to.:-) That s what I m here for. All this means is that she has 6 potiental due dates. The thing about breeding this many times, is that you end up with a ton of due dates, not really knowing for sure when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih tzu panting after whelping, afterbirth, shih tzu
afterbirth, shih tzu, body heat: Hi Jamey You don t want it too warm because pups can t regulate their temperature and can overheat and become dehydrated. It is more important to keep them out of a draft and keep your female comfortable letting her body heat warm the pups. Did she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Could these signs mean labor is on its way..., mucus plug, food dish
mucus plug, food dish, playful self: Hi Dale Everything sounds normal as can be. The mucus plug starts discharging up and her milk may not actually come down until after whelp. Fluctuation in temperature is also very common. The hardest part is the waiting. She may be a day or two...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: slight greenish black sticky discharge, pregancy, x rays
pregancy, x rays, mucus: Hi Helen I would take her to the vet for x-rays immediately. A black/greenish discharge can indicate infection. If the discharge was clear or mucus there would be no cause for alarm. The one time I saw this color discharge, it was disaster for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: small male to large female, giant breeds, small dogs
giant breeds, small dogs, slope: Hi Dawn. There are a few things that you can try. You can put a few books under a rug, and try to get the male to mount from there. Or, you can try to breed them down a light slope, putting the male on the higher end. If worse comes to worse, you could always...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sonogram timing, fetal heartbeats, plane reservations
fetal heartbeats, plane reservations, litter size: Hi Shirley: I m so sorry for my tardiness in responding to your question. I m in the midst of some serious family medical problems & my time has been more limited than usual. Usually an ultrasound can be done as early as 25 days gestation to determine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: strange heat cycle, strange heat, hotmail
strange heat, hotmail, last heat: Marty -- At three here heats should be pretty consistent. Inside dogs tend to go longer between heat cycles because they aren t subject to the same amount of sunshine as outside dogs. Her diet sounds fine, although I would supplement her with vitamins...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: studding my cavalier, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, personality change: Hi Amy. I d wait until he gets closes to two before breeding him. He needs to finish growing before the stress of being a stud dog is put on him. It depends, some dogs will change after they are bred. Some become more aggressive with other dogs, some will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: toy poodle luxating patella, toy poodle, holistic remedies
toy poodle, holistic remedies, poodle: Hi Patty. It really depends on how bad it is. Most of the time, this needs surgery to correct it and to try to prevent it from happening again. I m not up on holistic remedies, so you may want to ask the other expert here about that, I believe she uses it....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What type of breed do I have?, mixed breed puppies, mixed breed dogs
mixed breed puppies, mixed breed dogs, soft food: Hi. Not to be rude, but what you have here are mixed breed puppies, simple as that. Many people breed two breeds together to get designer breeds , but they re still just plain ol mixed breed dogs. As for mom not eating, you can try to put some beef broth...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, whelping dogs, x rays
whelping dogs, x rays, definate: Hi Steve. It depends, how much extra water are we talking about? And how active is she? Within the next week or so, her belly should really start to grow. Her breasts should also begin to get big. They won t produce milk for a while. You ll know 100 % for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: watery discharge, signs of contractions, watery discharge
signs of contractions, watery discharge, german shepherd: Hi Sarah. What did the watery discharge look like, what color, did it have a smell, and how much of it? Are you sure it wasn t just a bit of urine? If she really is passing a watery discharge that definitely isn t urine, then she should be doing something...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weaning puppies, schnoodle puppies, weaning puppies
schnoodle puppies, weaning puppies, puppy formula: Hi Juliane. They can be weaned between 5=6 weeks. The three sounds like they re doing good with it, it takes time for pups to figure out this eating thing. As long as they keepy trying, they ll get it shortly. The smallest pup just may not be ready. You may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, food dish, whelping box
food dish, whelping box, gestation: Hi Emma Temperatures can fluctuate. If she s laying in the sun, sitting by the stove, or laying under a table. Also, it s important to know her standing temp when she s not been bred. What you want to watch for is if she quits eating. That s your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, thick fur, x rays
thick fur, x rays, going to the bathroom: It s fine that she doesn t want to stay with them all the time, as long as she s feeding them well and taking care of them. Take them back at three weeks to have them wormed. You ll want to worm mom at that time as well. Some vets like to wait later to worm,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, cat scan, st bernard
cat scan, st bernard, blood vessels: Hi Brooke Are you telling me your female was struck blind after whelping a litter? I would immediately have a cat scan or MRI done. I have heard of females that have ruptured blood vessels in their brains that can cause blindness and in their hearts...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my whelping Boxer emergency, emergency c section, oxytocin
emergency c section, oxytocin, contractions: Hi Jennifer Try getting you female up and walking. Take her for a spin around the yard. The next pup could be stuck and walking and moving can reposition the pup. 4 hours between pups is a long time, longer than I like to see or recommend. A shot of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping pomaranian, afterbirth, singleton
afterbirth, singleton, puppy: Hi Carolyn That s an awful long time between pups, typically it s 2 - 3 hours. If she s not panting or in distress she should be fine. Singleton s are common so that s not a worry, but you want to ensure that her afterbirth and placenta was expelled....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping (yorkie 19 months), small dogs, kecia
small dogs, kecia, dark beer: Hi Kecia. From what I m understanding from what you wrote, your girl is only 19 months old, and this is her second litter. Is that correct? Now, I m not yelling or judging here, so please don t take it that way. Your girl is still just a pup herself, although...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie puppies, yorkie puppies, x rays
yorkie puppies, x rays, little dog: Hi. After she hits day 50 of her pregnancy, you can have some x-rays done to see about how many there are, and if there are any really big ones that may cause problems. Also, make sure she doesn t get fat, and gets plenty of exercise. This will help with labor,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 10 month old English Bulldog pregnant. Little worried..., having puppies, pelvises
having puppies, pelvises, c sections: Hi Amanda. Please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. I would definitely be asking some questions to the breeder. That s a lot of money to pay for a dog that isn t papered, and not really knowing it s background, pedigree/health. I d look into...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 6 months old and pregnant, dental floss, liter bottles
dental floss, liter bottles, female pit: Hi Stacey. I applaud your efforts, however, you have to know that many problems that come up will require a vet s help. Especially in a dog this young. This best thing that you can do for this girl is to get her to the vet now for a check up to make sure that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 6 Yr Old Yorkie, puppy breed, female puppy
puppy breed, female puppy, yorkie: Breeding a dog for the first time over the age of three is not recommended. Most, but not all, may not make good mothers & I d hate for you to go through a heart-breaking situation. With her age the risk of complications are greater & personally, if she were...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 8 Month Old Staffie Bitch, puppy kibble, staffordshire terrier
puppy kibble, staffordshire terrier, little dogs: Hi Andrew Staffy s are tough little dogs, and if there is a breed that would safely delivery pups at a young age, it would be this one. Some of the complications she may experience are that she may reject (try and harm) the pups, being still a pup herself,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: age to breed, normal vaginal delivery, shitzhu
normal vaginal delivery, shitzhu, breed dogs: Hi Gina: It s always advisable to wait until a female s third heat cycle or a minimum of 18 months of age before breeding. Smaller breed dogs tend to do better at a younger age than large breeds but if I were you I d wait another 6 months or until her third...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my akita pregnent?, fetal heartbeats, low sperm count
fetal heartbeats, low sperm count, signs of pregnancy: Hi Danielle: With at least two successful ties achieved I d say the chances of a positive pregnancy are high, assuming there s no underlying reproductive problem with either dog, such as the male having a low sperm count or your female not having viable...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Basset Pregnant?, signs of pregnancy, mammary glands
signs of pregnancy, mammary glands, two puppies: Hi Emily: It s entirely possible she could be pregnant. Swelling or enlargement of the mammary glands/teats is one of the signs of pregnancy, as is an increased appetite. Normally by this time you would notice some abdominal swelling also but it s possible...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, canine eye registry foundation, pepper mini schnauzer
canine eye registry foundation, pepper mini schnauzer, miniature schnauzers: Hi Carly: It would be best to wait until your guy is a minimum of 18 months & preferably 2 years. This way he ll be more physically/emotionally mature. Also he ll need to be tested comprehensively for pre-breeding so that any unknown health issue won t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, ovulation kit, progesterone levels
ovulation kit, progesterone levels, heat cycle: Hi KC The Pre-mate is very reliable, and one I ve used for years. Although you must be careful in the mixing and handling. Typically ovulation occurs between 12 and 18 days, although there is margin for error on either side. I wouldn t be worked up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, brood bitch, puppy mill
brood bitch, puppy mill, responsible choice: Hi Morgan Do you want to be taken as a serious and responsible breeder or do you just want to push puppies and be known as a puppy mill or back yard breeder? If the answer is yes to the first then wait to see how the male matures out. X-ray his hips,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Boxer, heart murmur, pregnancy and labor
heart murmur, pregnancy and labor, heart check: No problem. I know how much the health testing costs, we do holter, Doppler, on the hearts, OFA for hips and elbows, check for PRA, thyroid and now they have a test for DM that we re going to do. It s very expensive to do health testing. However, if mom had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my border collie, sable merle, acceptable colors
sable merle, acceptable colors, border collie: Hi April You want to check the lines of the male you choose and ensure that there are no merles back there. It s the double recessive where you run into trouble. Any other color will be fine, your female will still throw some merle s but they should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Brother and Sister Daschund, daschund, brother and sister
daschund, brother and sister, dachshund: Hi Amanda You are considering or have bred siblings? If that is the case, you want to ensure that the two are the exception to the Dachshund rule and are in top physical and mental health with no inherent traits. In-breeding can cause a host of issues...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bostonterrias, clear discharge, anwers
clear discharge, anwers, accurate records: Hi Lisa Just because your male and female hung up doesn t mean that she took. It depends on a number of factors including was she or did she ovulate at the time or shortly after the tie? It also depends on the number of eggs released and were fertilized....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer birthing, mucus plug, clear discharge
mucus plug, clear discharge, x rays: That clear discharge you saw last night may have been the mucus plug. If that s the case, then most dogs usually go into labor about 24-48 hours after losing the mucus plug. If she s on day 64, no colored discharge, no labor signs, and acting fine, then I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer heat, having puppies, heat cycles
having puppies, heat cycles, to have puppies: Hi. If she normally comes into heat once a year, then I would expect her to come back in next June. However, just to be safe, I would watch her closely in Dec. just in case she decides to come in 6 months after her last cycle. If she should come into heat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer mom, dys, safe side
dys, safe side, due date: Hi Janet. I m sorry for taking so long in getting back to you. I hope that she has had her puppies by now. If not, then I d suggest taking her to the vet for a check up. People go by the day the dog was bred for a due date. However, just because a dog was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when to breed, heat signs, initial heat
heat signs, initial heat, straw color: You ll need to wait until she enters estrus, the fertile portion of the heat cycle, which typically occurs about 9-10 days from the initial heat signs. At that time, the discharge will have become lighter in both flow & color, more of a pale pink to straw...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, siberian huskie, sexual maturity
siberian huskie, sexual maturity, negative outcome: The chances of a positive pregnancy are high - although both dogs are far too young to breed for quality, healthy puppies they are at least a year too young to do so. Unfortunately dogs reach sexual maturity often long before it s advisable to breed them,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding chihuahuas, negative possibilities, female chihuahua
negative possibilities, female chihuahua, step direction: Hello Lisa: Yes, I certainly do have about a zillion sites which should help you. Before I list them, please know both dogs should be a minimum of 18 months of age before breeding as well as have comprehensive pre-breeding health screening. None of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding pugs, cleft palates, first thing monday morning
cleft palates, first thing monday morning, bladder infection: Hi Tracy: How far into the pregnancy is she? If she s in the latter stages this would be more explainable but still troubling. Pugs are notoriously difficult to breed & even more difficult with whelping, as they frequently require a C-section due to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cycle in pregnancy, photos of puppies, pregnancy timeline
photos of puppies, pregnancy timeline, witch: Hi Carol: The best site I could find only includes text but I ll keep looking for one that includes photos as well. In the meantime, this may give you an idea of the development process. It begins about a third of the way down the page under the paragraph...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: c section, time doesn, shih tzu
time doesn, shih tzu, c section: Hi Lisa. It really depends on what caused the section the first time. Some dogs need a section every time, some just need it the once. It s really hard to say for sure if she ll need another one or not. That s not something that anyone can answer, because...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Who should be more comfortable?, own territory, buisness
own territory, buisness, females: Hi Glenn. You usually take the female to the male. Some males won t do his buisness if taken away from his own territory. There are some males that will do it anywhere, but if it s the male s first time, or if he s uncomfortable going somewhere else, it s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Daschund is in labor, long haired daschund, first pup
long haired daschund, first pup, stomach area: Each pup is born in it s own sac, so it s good news that it came out. The after birth is a large clot of blood, very dark almost blackish red. If Lucy doesn t seem distressed to you, panting, digging, etc. Then chances are you have a singleton....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Discharge after whelping, little puppy, foul odor
little puppy, foul odor, vaginal discharge: Hi Tanya: A bitch will normally have some vaginal discharge following whelping but it shouldn t continue for very long nor be heavy in flow. If I were you, I d have your vet examine her to be sure all the puppies were delivered - a retained puppy or placenta...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: DOGS, puppy food, small dogs
puppy food, small dogs, rough time: Nope, her barking won t hurt anything. You may just want to try to keep her calm, with hormones going crazy it can be a rough time for her anyway. Tips: Ok,let s see. She may experince morning sickness about 3-4 weeks in. Nothing to be concerned about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, pembroke welsh corgi, calcium supplements
pembroke welsh corgi, calcium supplements, pregnant dogs: Hi Casey: I would strongly recommend having your vet take a quick Xray of her ASAP (assuming she s at least 50+ days gestation) so that the litter size can be determined. If it s another small litter on only one or two puppies, it will more than likely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding...Whelping problems, puppy food, x ray
puppy food, x ray, incision: Typically it s advisable to wait a year between section to allow the body to heal properly. The concerns are pups adhering to the scar and the incision not holding. I would have x-ray s done after day 50 and discuss it with your vet. Depending on the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Dogs Won't Mate, low libido, last heat
low libido, last heat, slow flow: Hi Chris When you have a breeding pair living together, it s best to separate them before you plan on doing the breeding. He could have lost interest in her because she was aggressive. And holding her down, does not add to the romance. In fact, it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogue de bordeaux bitch, dogue de bordeaux, progesterone levels
dogue de bordeaux, progesterone levels, heat cycle: Hi Thomas My DDB was in heat for ever and went 75 days to whelp. I think that the larger breeds take more time. You can certainly have her progesterone levels tested to find out where she s at. If she s a dominant female, she may not let the male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, right position, target
right position, target, good luck: Hi. You can try to put the female on your lap, and put your hand under her belly. This way, you can gently move the female into the right position. Some males won t breed if a person touches them, so try moving the female. You can also try using a teaser male....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, artificial insemination, unaltered male
artificial insemination, unaltered male, initial onset: Your female is probably not yet in estrus, the fertile portion of the heat cycle & the only time when she ll allow & even encourage breeding. This can be a bit tricky to pin-point but on average occurs around day 9-10 from the initial onset of the cycle. Also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog delivery, noman, pup
noman, pup, vet: Hi. I hope that she s had the rest already. A dog can safely go 3 hours inbetween puppies. After that, it s time to call the vet. Are you positive that she had more left in side of her? A dog that is done whelping will stretch out on her side to let the pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is in labour, staffordshire bull terrier, tempurture
staffordshire bull terrier, tempurture, kids beds: Hi Emma She needs a whelping box or a area where she can safely whelp her litter. Each delivery is different. She may pop them out quickly or have a long laborious delivery. It can happen in a blink of an eye or go on for a few hours. Your best bet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, estimated due date, male dogs
estimated due date, male dogs, heat cycle: Hi Jonathan: No, a dog can t get pregnant without having a heat cycle; however, some dogs have what s called a silent heat which is when they re actually in a cycle but it isn t obvious to anyone but her & any unaltered male dogs. If she was having a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs, false pregnancy, puppy food
false pregnancy, puppy food, pregnant females: Constantly barking at intruders is she a protection or service dog? Otherwise that s just bad manners. She s still real early in her pregnancy and until it can be confirmed you can t be certain she took. You are going to make yourself (and your female)...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs, backyard breeder, best bet
backyard breeder, best bet, good luck: There are literately tens of thousands of websites out there. All with different breeds and different opinions. Your best bet is to find a breeder who is breed specific to your dam. Someone EXPERIENCED and local to you. So not a backyard breeder that has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: due date is tuesday 11/11/2008 day 60, loss of appetite, survival rate
loss of appetite, survival rate, litters: Actually that s a myth. I ve personally experienced large number of females come out of a section/spay combo to produce milk. The pups and the dam are already groggy from the anesthetic and can be lethargic. But it s easier on the dam. She may take longer...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ellie, danger sign, ellie
danger sign, ellie, placenta: Hi. I hope that she either had the rest of her pups, or she went to the vet. If there s more than two hours in between pups, I get her ready to go to the vet. We live about an hour away though. Usually, the three hour mark is a danger sign. The mess you talk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female dog bleeding..., daushund, doxins
daushund, doxins, progesterone levels: It could be that you may not have noticed because she keeps herself clean. You didn t mention how old she is. That can effect the amount she bleeds. Some female in their first heat will only bleed marginally. What you can do is have her progesterone...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Female shiz tsu...pregnant???, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, half period: Hi. No, home pregnancy tests do not work on dogs. Your best bet would be to get this girl to the vet to see if she is indeed pregnant. I d get some x-rays as well, it s safe. They ll tell you about how many to expect, if there are any really big ones in there,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: French bulldog pregnantcy, french bulldogs, french bulldog
french bulldogs, french bulldog, whelping box: Hi. You are correct, French Bulldogs rarely give birth naturally. I would call your vet and let her know that she has started labor so that he can be on stand by in case you need him. Signs that you need to watch out for: colored discharge before the birth...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding chihuahuas
Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding chihuahuas

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, reproductive cycle, clue
Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, reproductive cycle, clue, pregnancy

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stillbirth, still birth, puppies
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stillbirth, still birth, puppies, vet

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female whelping, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice
vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice, little food: Hi Kerry Panting is part and parcel of labor. Very common. Try taking her for short walks to help stimulate and move pups down. You can also give her vanilla ice cream, it will help with calcium, for her milk and assist with contractions, and keep her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: food for whelping bitch, puppy kibble, puppy biscuits
puppy kibble, puppy biscuits, quality puppy: Hi Jan If your female is on puppy biscuits, you might as well just feed her the box. That would have the same nutritional value. She fills up on biscuits and she won t have room for the good stuff. You need a good quality puppy kibble that is high in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: German Shepherd, oxytocin, german shepherd
oxytocin, german shepherd, puppies: Hi. I hope that she either had the rest, of you got her to the vet. A dog can safely go three hours inbetween puppies. After that, it s time to call the vet. Sometimes all that is needed is an oxytocin shot to get things going again. Sometimes, a section is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Dane and Breeding, sick to my stomach, heat cycle
sick to my stomach, heat cycle, different breed: Hi. It s an old wives tale that if a dog is bred to a different breed, then any future puppies that she has will still be mixed by the first sire. This is not true. While this litter may be mixed, if the next time she is bred, she s only bred to your male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycle, boston terriers, heat cycle
boston terriers, heat cycle, last heat: Hi Patti. It would be unusualy for her to go into heat this early, unles of course she s going through a split heat. This is when a dog will start her heat cycle, quit, wait a few weeks or even a month or so, and start it again. Was her last heat normal length?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat cycles and beeding, chorkie, heat cycles
chorkie, heat cycles, umbilical hernia: Hi Kathy: Breeding should be delayed until she s a minimum of 18 months to two years of age; however, with an umbilical hernia it s usually not advisable to breed as it may cause a more serious hernia. Normally this can be easily corrected during spaying....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: in-heat, vet asap, foul blood
vet asap, foul blood, english bulldog: Hi Ron. There are a few things that you said that concerns me. She s not eating well, not active, throwing up, and has a foul smelling discharge. I would get this girl to the vet, she may have a serious infection here. While it s normal for a dog s behavior...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat cycle, heat cycle, hi john
heat cycle, hi john, amount of time: Hi John Females can come into heat for the first time at 6 months, or shortly after. And by the sounds of things, right about now. Then she will come in again in approximately the same amount of time. You do not want to breed your female under a year,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat cycle aftr whelping, scar tissue, last heat
scar tissue, last heat, surprise surprise: Wow, 11 seems to be the lucky number here. If you took mom in to be spayed 11 weeks after she gave birth to the last litter, it would suprise me that she was pregnant this soon. I would definitely call the vet and talk to them about this. This is odd. I m...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat cycles of a miniature schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, heat cycle
miniature schnauzer, heat cycle, heat cycles: Hi. Smaller breeds tend to come into heat earlier than the larger ones. However, it s normal for a dog this age to not have had a heat cycle yet. Some girls come in later than others. Ask her breed what age her mom was the first time she went into heat. She...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat after whelping, having puppies, true heat
having puppies, true heat, heat cycle: Hi. I wouldn t think that she could be, it s only been three months since her last heat. If she s bleeding, then I d get her to the vet to figure out what s going on. Either way, it s too early for a heat cycle, and it s too long to be bleeding from having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: huskies, x rays, ears
x rays, ears, good luck: Hi. No, Huskies do not have their ears cropped. They should naturally stand up on their own. You can usually feel the pups moving about a week or so before the birth. If it s a small litter, they may be easier to feel. If it s a large litter, they may not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: husky!, whelping box, x rays
whelping box, x rays, x ray: Hi! Ask as many questions as you need, that s what we re here for. Her belly won t need to be shaved or anything. If the x-ray is done after day 50, it should be safe. I ve never had any problems with any of my girls when doing it, don t think I ve ever heard...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my jackrussell bicth, fetal heartbeats, wise idea
fetal heartbeats, wise idea, litter size: Hi Karen: The chances of her being pregnant are pretty high, It s unfortunate two different males mated with her as two can sire within the same litter. The earliest way to know for sure if she s pregnant would be to have your vet conduct an ultrasound...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labradoodle, male pup, standard poodle
male pup, standard poodle, generation cross: Hi Harry Each female is different, however, that being said any female should be at least 16 months before breeding. Or second or third heat, depending on age. You want to ensure she s both mentally and physically sound. Typically, if your female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lactating Bitch with Hot Nipples, safe side, placenta
safe side, placenta, nipples: Hi Chelsa. I m sorry it took so long to get back to you, and hope this has resolved. If mom is done whelping, but still panting heavily, and the room isn t too hot, then she needs to get to the vet to make sure that everything s out. If something, a puppy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Loss of Fur After Giving Birth, bald spots, whelping
bald spots, whelping, pomeranian: Hi. Wow, she s just a year old and has already had a litter? That s really young. Fur loss is normal after whelping. However, I m not sure what you re talking about here. If she has bald spots, I d take her to the vet. If her fur has just thinned out, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lab puppy, lab puppy, chocolate lab
lab puppy, chocolate lab, x ray: Hi. Because of her age, it s very possible that she had only one. However, I suggest getting her to your vet for a check up. Also because of her age, her labor may have just stopped, with pups still inside of her. If something is left in her, it can set up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, pup, puppy
pup, puppy: Hi. If a pup is in the birthing canal, then you may see a lump. The female will most likely be straining to get it out. A puppy can t stay in the birthing canal for too long. You can put a glove on and gently put one finger inside of the dog to see if you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor in dogs, clear mucus, mucus plug
clear mucus, mucus plug, pit bull: Hi Brandy. If the mucus is clear, then it s probably her mucus plug and nothing to worry about. Usually a dog will go into labor 24-48 hours after loosing it. If the discharge was colored, green/black/brown/bloody, then get her to the vet. I would stay close...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labour/delivery, sleeping on the floor, few degrees
sleeping on the floor, few degrees, 5f: There is no reason to worry. Temperatures fluctuate. If your female is sleeping on the floor or the bed, can change her temp a few degrees, if she laying in the sun, on top of a heating register or has just drank water can all change her temp. Has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: litter, wait until monday, vet
wait until monday, vet, good luck: Hi. If she s not constantly panting, digging, ect., then I d wait until Monday to see what happens. Then, I d take her in for a check up just to be sure that everything s ok. Is there anyway that she could ve been bred later than thought? And is she having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How many litters..., american kennel club, calcium depletion
american kennel club, calcium depletion, heat cycle: Hello Heather: According to the American Kennel Club, No dog or litter out of a dam under eight (8) months or over twelve (12) years of age at the time of mating, or by a sire under seven (7) months or over twelve (12) years of age at the time of mating,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How long to wait til mating my dogs again, heat cycle, puppies
heat cycle, puppies, vet: Hi. She s not back in heat this early. I m not sure what s going on that s making the male want to breed her, or why she s allowing it. I d definitely keep them seperated and get her to the vet to figure out what s going on with her. It s way to early for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male dog after mating, beagles, puppies
beagles, puppies, stud: Hi Danielle: Your male is behaving perfectly normal. Often a male housed with a female in heat won t eat, sleep or do many of the normal things. He s entirely focused on her & mating. More than likely, once she s out of estrus (the fertile portion of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastitis and litter milk production, gentle touches, hi mary
gentle touches, hi mary, nurser: Hi Mary. It sounds like you guys have had quite the hard time. As for keeping a puppy to do this again, that is your decision. However, you have to know that this could very well happen again to your puppy if bred. Or worse, you can lose the mom. These are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating Time, initial signs, swelling of the vulva
initial signs, swelling of the vulva, straw color: Hi Laura: If you re planning to breed your dog on her next heat cycle the best way to distinguish when to breed can be tricky. Once you see the initial signs of the cycle beginning, such as swelling of the vulva & a bloody vaginal discharge, you can usually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother dog after the pups leave, animals and work, separation anxiety
animals and work, separation anxiety, pack animals: Dogs are pack animals and work under different rules than humans. Once a pup leaves it s dam, there is no I m your Mother and I said so . It is As older dog, I m the leader and I said so . There is no depression or separation anxiety. It s business...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating problems, female golden retrievers, first timers
female golden retrievers, first timers, golden retrievers: Hi Liesl You can hang on to the female. The best is to place your back against the wall and put her over your lap. Have some one else bring the male around and encourage him to mount the female. It s your job then to guide the male into the female and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother care after birth of puppies, birth of puppies, afterbirth
birth of puppies, afterbirth, wonderful mother: Hi Rhonda If she s panting and still nesting, that could be a sign. Contractions and bleeding is common, did you witness all the placenta s and afterbirth being eliminated? Gently take press down on her abdomen to feel for another pup. You could also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nursing, breast area, wet wash
breast area, wet wash, wash cloth: Hi Pam. Thee s not much you can put on a nursing dog s nipples. Just make sure that the puppies nails are kept clipped, and keep her breast area clean with a warm, wet wash cloth. Besides that, there s really not much you can do at this time unless you wean...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newborn pups, newborn puppies, miniature goldendoodle
newborn puppies, miniature goldendoodle, cleft palate: Hi Kellie: You re absolutely correct that newborn puppies can fade very quickly if there s a problem so you re wise to be concerned. If I were you, I d bring all the puppies & the mother to your vet for an exam to ensure none of the puppies have a condition...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing chihuahua, puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, litter weight: Hi. Some moms will nurse them forever, others will nurse them to three weeks and quit. I usually start at three to four weeks. I feed them a puppy food soaked in water or puppy formula, let it get good and soggy. I d offer them one feeding a day to start out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing a pitbull puppy, fingernail clippers, obedience classes
fingernail clippers, obedience classes, long nails: Hi. It sounds like your puppy is way to young to be at a new home away from his mom. You can keep trying with the bottle to get him to take to it. Some will, some won t. If he still refuses to bottle feed, you may have to end up tube feeding him. I d take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nurture behavior, border collies, rotten teeth
border collies, rotten teeth, bad tooth: Hi Sera If she is regurgitating her food that is feeding behavior of a wild dog. But it could be that the male has a bad tooth or she smells something in his mouth. Open his mouth and do a check, count his teeth and check for abscess or rotten teeth....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: orphaned puppies, 10 puppies, lab puppies
10 puppies, lab puppies, rice mixture: Hi Dale Wow, sorry for all the bad luck. At 4 weeks they are ready for solids. You can start with a high quality canned and mix in kibble or a raw. You can also use a hamburger and rice mixture. The ones that are lagging behind can be hand fed,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pekingese, having puppies, two choices
having puppies, two choices, pekingese: Hi Ben. 8 months is super young for a dog to be having puppies, she s still a puppy herself. You have two choices here, abort the litter, or let her have them. If you let her have them, you ll need to work closely with your vet to make sure she stays healthy,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Pitbull is at 63 days, emergency c section, contractions
emergency c section, contractions, pit bull: Hello Angela: It s very difficult to say if she s merely experiencing pre-labor discomfort or full-on labor. Have you seen her water break? Can you see any obvious contractions? Normally along with the panting a dog nearing labor will shiver, pace, be extremely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is she Pregnant?, yorkie poo, nipples
yorkie poo, nipples, alot: Hi Samantha 8 months and pregnant with an unknown males spells disaster. Early signs can be deceiving as they are the same for a pseudo pregnancy. You want to measure both her waist and chest and they should both expand at the same rate. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant diet, adult dog food, special diet
adult dog food, special diet, blue nose: Hi. As long as you have her on a good quality adult dog food, then she shouldn t need anything else. If she gets picky later on as some girls do, you can then try to add soft dog food to her diet. This will usually get them to eat. You shouldn t have to up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog questions, having puppies, miniature schnauzer
having puppies, miniature schnauzer, c sections: Hi Whitney. 8 months is very young to be having puppies, she s still a puppy herself. I d take her in to the vet for a check up just to make sure everything s ok, especially because of her age. You ll need to keep in close contact with your vet through this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: PUPPIES, shih tzu puppies, sindy
shih tzu puppies, sindy, solid food: Hi Sindy. It sounds like mom is keeping her area really clean, that s a good thing. Sometimes at this age, some moms may quit fooling with the pups, or stop cleaning up after them. Consider yourself lucky.:-) They re going potty on their own now, mom is just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy Constipation, belly area, face cloth
belly area, face cloth, kelly ann: Hi Kelly Ann You need to stimulate the pups to have bowel movements. A dam will do this by licking. The good news is you don t have to lick. Take a warm face cloth or rag and rub the anus. In fact, any kind of rubbing in the lower belly area will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy ears, american pit bull, puppy ears
american pit bull, puppy ears, olde bulldog: Hi Rachel If you could send me a photo, I can get a better idea. As you can take all the breeds you mentioned throw in the English, American and Olde Bulldog s too. Regardless of the breed, all of those mentioned can be excellent or destructive pets....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Purebred Mini Dachshund Stalled Labor, mini dachshund, cesarian
mini dachshund, cesarian, best bet: Hi. I m hoping that this has been resolved. It sounds to me that your girl has to get to the vet. If a puppy is blocking the birth canal, it would cause serious damage to try to induce labor. From everything that you have written, this girl needs to get to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: postpartum, westie, pup
westie, pup, shampoo: Hi Irene. I m sorry in the delay in getting back to you. You can go ahead and give her a quick bath if you haven t already. I just wouldn t use any shampoo on her for the pup s sake. A good bath will probably make her feel better after whelping. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preganancies, male yorkie, small dogs
male yorkie, small dogs, acceptable behavior: Hi Laura At the age your pups are, it s about dominance. They are trying to find their place in the pack. Hoping for the lead role. You need to correct that behavior, it starts with each other and ends with your mother-in-laws leg. A quick shake...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preggo schnauzer, mucus plug, green discharge
mucus plug, green discharge, small dogs: Hi Kay Dogs don t dilate like woman due, so that won t be a good indicator for you. And small dogs work the same as medium and/or large. The mucus plug starts to leak 5 - 10 days prior to whelp. As long as the color isn t black or a blackish / green,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy with my ddb, going into labour, false pregnancy
going into labour, false pregnancy, ddb: Hi Donna I m certain that bigger dogs carry longer. My ddb went 75 days before whelping her litter. 75 days! I was ready to call in the Army. We were in the same situation, she was happy, active and just not ready to deliver. Just hang in there! ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boston terrier, first pup, boston terrier
first pup, boston terrier, whelping: Hi Erica. If she has a colored discharge before the birth of the first pup, get her to the vet. If she has contractions and pushes for more than 15 minutes without producing a puppy, get her to the vet. If there s more than two hours in between the pups, call...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnat dog has swollen vigilon thing popping out of it with a pink bollon thing, having puppies, vigina
having puppies, vigina, pit bull: Hi Brad. 10 months is super young to be having puppies. When dogs this young are bred, they usually have problems. No, this is not normal. It sounds like she may have what s called a porplased vagina, basically meaning that the inside of her vagina is turning...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnznt puggle, lack of appetite, crazy signs
lack of appetite, crazy signs, restlessness: Hi Lyn Gestation is 63 days. If they come this early you are either wrong on your dates or she is aborting her litter. Taking the temperature is a great idea. If you know her regular body temperature when she s not pregnant, take her temp the same time...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Quality of stud dog breedings, veterinary specialist, sperm quality
veterinary specialist, sperm quality, matings: Hi Sara: I think I meant no more than twice a week vs twice a month - just my typing getting ahead of my thinking! Two to three matings per week should be sufficient to produce quality sperm. I sincerely apologize for the confusion! Hello again Sara:...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: removed litters brother @ sister inline breeding, male puppies, surplus animals
male puppies, surplus animals, animal population: Hi Frederick Just to clarify. You bred or are considering breeding siblings. And the female has a stigmatization in her eye. So if this is a inherent trait, then yes, there is a high, high risk of off-spring contracting or carrying this trait. In-breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Short season?, staffordshire bull terrier, pinkish discharge
staffordshire bull terrier, pinkish discharge, swelling of the vulva: Hello Ian: The fertile portion of the dog s heat cycle is when the vaginal discharge becomes less in both flow & color. This usually occurs about 9 to 10 days from the initial onset of the cycle, where you ll see the bloody vaginal discharge & swelling...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Showing already??, basset hounds, rib cage
basset hounds, rib cage, hour glass: Hi Lisa. First of all, I m sorry that it took me so long to get back to you. I m not sure what happened, but your question just now showed up. A glitch, I guess.:-) Anyway, every girl is different as to when they start showing. I ve had girls that waited...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Solid white blue heeler, heeler pups, black nose
heeler pups, black nose, blue heeler: Hi Todd Did you witness the breeding? Is there any reason to indicate that there are two sire s to this litter? How old is the pup? We bred Heelers, back in the 80 s and love the breed, and any of the white one s changed blue a little later. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stillbirth, normal birth, placentas
normal birth, placentas, bill of health: Hi. This is usually the cause for early labor, and the nasty greenish discharge you sometimes see before the birth of the first puppy. For both of them to be still born, I would wonder about any injuries that she may have incountered, or any chemicals that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my shit zu, stomach bug, clear discharge
stomach bug, clear discharge, premature birth: Hi DJ. Please forgive me for taking so long in getting back to you. We ve had that nasty stomach bug that s been going around. I m glad that she s doing good, just try to keep her quiet for a few more days. Good luck and if I can help with anything else,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: does sizes of the two dogs mating matter?, two dogs, comparable size
two dogs, comparable size, whelping: Hi Melissa: It s possible her body will adjust the size of the pups but in any whelping, even those including dogs of comparable size, there s ALWAYS a potential for puppies larger than can be delivered vaginally. Obviously a size difference such as yours...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud fees, stud contract, stud fees
stud contract, stud fees, great dogs: Hi. Amanda. It really depends on a few things as to how much you should charge....if your boy is of great quality from a wonderful pedigree and has had his health testing done, then you would be able to ask for more of a stud fee. To find out if he s of good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Vaginal hyperplasia, vaginal hyperplasia, genetic predisposition
vaginal hyperplasia, genetic predisposition, proestrus: Hi Theresa Vaginal hyperplasia is commonly referred to as prolapse. It occurs during proestrus and estrus as a result of estrogenic stimulation. Occasionally, the prolapse continues throughout pregnancy and with prolonged exposure it becomes dry and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping box, whelping boxes, pre pregnancy
whelping boxes, pre pregnancy, boston terrier: Hi Pam Dur-a-whelp makes whelping boxes in an array of sizes. For a Boston, I would take the bottom half of a large vari kennel. You don t need anything with high corners and you can pad the area along the inside with rolled up towels and sheets. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Mother Behavior, smooth fox terrier, fox terrier
smooth fox terrier, fox terrier, typical behavior: Yes, even though they were the best of buddies for the previous 8 months most females will consider any & every other pet a threat to their litter. It s best to place her & her litter in an area where she has some privacy as too much activity can cause her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weaned mother mammary glands are HOT, mammary glands, engorged
mammary glands, engorged, safe side: Hi. Have you taken her temp? I would get her to the vet, especially since you said that the breasts are really hot, and she s panting heavily. I d take her in just to be on the safe side. She may have Mastitis, or the start of a different more serious infection....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: wheening puppies, shih tzu puppies, baby puppy
shih tzu puppies, baby puppy, puppy food: Hi. Soak the food in water before giving it to them. I would seperate mom some during the day to give her a break. Do this for a few days to get the pups use to eating food. If mom doesn t want to nurse them at all anymore, then go ahead and completely wean...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping in golden retrievers, whelping, golden retrievers
whelping, golden retrievers, golden retriever: Hi Karen. I hope by now this has all been taken care of. I would most definitely get her to the vet to be checked out. Having only one puppy is more common than people think, however, anytime after a dog whelps it s best to get her in to the vet just to make...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie Breeeding Age - Too Old?!?, personal decision, health condition
personal decision, health condition, vet: Hi. There are a lot of breeders that won t breed a female for the first time after the age of three, some wait until the dog is a little older. Breeders worry that breeding at a later age will result in more complications. It s really a personal decision....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkshire, yorkie, extra time
yorkie, extra time, pup: Hi. I m not sure where you are, but there are laws set up so that puppies can t be sold until their 8 weeks old. Pups shouldn t leave their mom and littermates until they re at least 8 weeks old. They do need the extra time, like you said, to learn doggie...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkshire Terrier Breeding Age, fish oils, yorkshire terrier
fish oils, yorkshire terrier, diet program: Hi Marion The older the female, the older the eggs. So you my just have a singleton or small litter. I do think 6 is getting up in age, for breeding and their personalities do change, sometimes slightly, sometimes more drastic. There is risk at any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie, heart murmur, female yorkie
heart murmur, female yorkie, male yorkie: Hi Mona: Inherited defects can be tricky; while it s possible it could be passed onto any offspring produced only a reproductive specialist could tell you how probable the chances would be. You d probably have to do as much research into the bloodline as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkipoo, obedience lesson, scent glands
obedience lesson, scent glands, yorkie poo: Hi Cindy What brand of dog food is it on? I would take the dog in to have it s scent glands checked. Then I would put a collar on it and start with obedience lesson ASAP. People expect little dogs to be surly. Not so. Bad manners are bad manners...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: akita whelping: when to start counting days before whelp, whelp, akita
whelp, akita, day of ovulation: Hi. Nope, no fee here. Most breeders count from the day the dog was bred. Unless you do progesterone testing, you really won t know for sure the day she ovulated. Count from from the day she was bred, and you ll have your due date, unless she goes a day or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: american bulldog having puppies, having puppies, american bulldog
having puppies, american bulldog, bulldog: Hi Joy. I m hoping that she s either already had them, or you took her to the vet. At times like these, if more than three hours go inbetween pups, it s best to put a call to the vet. With a litter this large, she may get tired, or her uterus may get tired,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Birth defects, quality dog food, vet care
quality dog food, vet care, english bulldog: Hi. Birth defects and still born pups happen quite often. The only thing that you can really do to prevent them is to make sure she gets quality dog food, exercise, and excellant vet care. Also, it s best to not use pestisides on a pregnant dog, or around...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding, two puppies, afterbirth
two puppies, afterbirth, giving birth: Hi Shaylee I need a little more information. How long between births? Is she straining? Was she given anything? What breed of dog? Where the pups born in a sack or dry birth? Bleeding after whelping a pup is normal, it s the placenta and afterbirth...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after pups, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tamara. Your Tinkie might be a little depressed and distracted because she doesn t understand what happened to her puppies. Most of the things I would recommend giving her would require a prescription from a veterinarian, however; I am adding a link...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Mix pregnant, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Kara. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days, so you still have a couple of weeks before she is due to deliver. I m sorry, but I can not tell you if your dog will need a C-section or not. The rule of thumb that I follow (to help...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer might be in heat?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Miles. I do not breed Boxers, my breed is Boston Terriers. When I wrote the following, Some dogs are neat and clean themselves , I was writing about female dogs in general - not specifically Boxers. I have read that, in some cases, the larger the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, american kennel club, inbreeding in humans
american kennel club, inbreeding in humans, puppy sales: Hi Ashley: Yes, I breed my dogs & we have a litter of puppies once or twice a year. I ve been involved in dog showing, breeding & several other dog-related hobbies since 1985. If a female puppy was allowed to breed with her father, the sire, it could cause...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Rachel. If you really want to mate your two dogs, you can try to help by holding them while mating occurs. Sometimes this helps, however sometimes the male becomes distracted by it and will not preform. I believe the best thing is to try artificial...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bringing female dogs into heat, full spectrum lighting, female dogs
full spectrum lighting, female dogs, lighting work: Hi Kate The problem with messing around with Mother Nature are the side effects. Hormone therapy should only be undertaken with the assistance of a vet. I don t recommend doing them without one. Full spectrum lighting is the safest and easiest. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: basset false pregnancy, false pregnancy, birth control pill
false pregnancy, birth control pill, mild cases: Hi Emily Mild cases usually require no treatment, and a female will return to her normal self at about 12 weeks. Your vet can give the birth control pill Ovaban, testosterone and/or diethylstilbestrol (DES) to get her back to normal quicker. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch wont eat after whelp, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Sanjeev. It is not unusual for the mother dog to loose interest in food for a couple of days after the litter, however; it is very important that she drinks plenty of water and does not become dehydrated. One way you can test for dehydration is to pick...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: biting, tug o war, american bulldog
tug o war, american bulldog, pack structure: Hi Jane Why are they fighting? Wrestling, tug-o-war, fighting and any kind of horseplay is a sign of dominance. Your AB has learned that the teenagers are his pack members and similar to siblings, and as he matures, needs to get a leg up in the pack...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: blue pittbull with new pup's, dry dog food, pittbull
dry dog food, pittbull, oxytocin: Hi Robin Are you certain she has expelled all the pups and she has nothing left inside? If she had a large litter the first time, there is a higher probability of having MORE pups the second. I would get some Oxytocin in her. Also, with such a large...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer puppies, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cody. I think it s time to contact your vet. I really can t help with this question without more information, and dialog through e-mail can and probably will take more time than you have. Please keep me posted, I would like to know how things turn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding age, heat cycle, menses
heat cycle, menses, papillon: Hello Rose: On average a female will experience her first heat cycle around 6 months of age & approximately every 6 months thereafter. It s best to wait until she s into her third cycle or 18 months of age before breeding. This is so that she ll be physically...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding dogs, breeding dogs, puppy food
breeding dogs, puppy food, time of conception: Hello Elizabeth: If the female yelps or whimpers during the breeding process it is likely she s simply feeling the discomfort of the male s penetration & swelling of his penis, which is how breeding dogs tie or lock together. Once the male has achieved...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a lhasa apso, lhasa apso, dogs health
lhasa apso, dogs health, heat cycles: Hi. One year old is way too young to have puppies. She s not done growing herself, and if allowed to breed at this age, you, her, and the pups can run into a lot of trouble. I d wait until at least her second heat before breeding her. Heat cycles in dogs last...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chiuaua, heat cycle, giving birth
heat cycle, giving birth, puppies: If s he is larger than normal she could be a cross or have some other breed in her genetic make-up. Females are born with all the eggs they are every going to produce. unlike males who can produce sperm daily. Her body releases a number at each heat cycle....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Coat Color, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Leigh. Many non-breeders, just like you, breed their dogs for the very same reason as you. They have a pet that they adore and want to re-create them for family and friends. This is very understandable, however; it is not a guarantee that your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cutting the umbilical cord, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Pam. No, I have never used umbilical tape. I normally use (if necessary) dental floss. Depending upon the experience of the mother dog, normally she will cut the cord and eat the afterbirth without any help from you. If this is her first litter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua bleeding, boston terriers, penny diloreto
boston terriers, penny diloreto, puppies-dot-com.com: Hi Roni. When you write, bleeding every time she goes to the bathroom, , do you mean the blood is in her urine, or is it coming from her vagina? If the blood is watery, pale and coming from the vagina, then this could be normal. Some female dogs spot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chiuaua, second pregnancy, satchel
second pregnancy, satchel, pup: Hi Sarah You need to take her to the vet immediately. If the pup is stuck and has been detached from the wall since last night, chances are it s dead. Not only that pup, but any pups that might be behind it have a greater risk of mortality. The vet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cocker having puppies, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Linda. What was the date you mated her? The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. Have you taken her temp. The normal temp for a dog is between 101 - 102.5, however usually 24 hrs before labor the mothers temp will drop to below...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my coondog gyp....wont come inheat!, full spectrum light, full spectrum lighting
full spectrum light, full spectrum lighting, coondog: She is beautiful! Remember that each female is different. Just because all your females have had certain cycles doesn t mean that they all will. It makes sense that she skipped because of her condition, and you are doing everything else right, with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Difficulty breeding my boxers, late bloomer, male boxer
late bloomer, male boxer, female boxer: I would keep them a part until she s about 7-8 days in. Then, I would only allow them together for short periods of time until she is ready to be bred, see if this makes your boy more interested in her. Since there will be a different male around, this may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Ashley. It s always great to hear from someone who loves dogs. Some breeder believe that it is ok to breed dogs that are related to each other - this is normally referred to as In-breeding or some breeders like to call it Line Breeding . The breeders...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, red nose pitbull, exact days
red nose pitbull, exact days, dog breeding: Hi Katie If you are doing the counting method it s important to be exact on your dates. Keep tract of the first day you noticed and count from 9 - 15 days. This is when she should be ovulating. Progesterone testing will tell you the exact days, but so...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog leaks, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi John. Without seeing the red mucus I can not be sure if it is normal or not. I will tell you that some female dogs continue to spot for several months after giving birth. If she is eating well, drinking plenty of water, has energy and not vomiting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Alexandra. I sincerely hope that you are wrong and that your 15 lb Jack Russell did not mate with your 35 - 40 lb German Shepherd-pt bull mix. If they did, and she is in fact expecting puppies, there is a good chance that she will need a C-Section due...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dash hound, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Kay. Ok, just checking on the possibility that she might be actually expecting. No, I wouldn t take the toys away, they aren t doing any harm. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions. sincerely, Penny DiLoreto www.puppies-dot-com.co...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog, cup of tea, ovulation
cup of tea, ovulation, rottweiler: Hi Khalilah If you are using the counting method chances are you could be off by a few days. Especially if you bred a few days prior to ovulation. Also, breeding over a course of a few days to a week can effect the days. Waiting is always the hardest,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog destiny, 4 months, destiny
4 months, destiny, pregnancy: Hi Grace If she goes in every 6 months, then it stays that same. For example, you female goes into heat end of October, 62 days gestation takes you to the end of December plus 8 weeks to wean and remove pups = 4 months taking you into February, and coming...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Brenda. Sorry I have not witnessed where it took 36 hrs for an erection to subside. Are the two glands, that look similar to a set of testicles in front of the penis, still enlarged also? I would think that there must be a blockage, or some other reason,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is pregnant, and I want to know if this is normal, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Lisa. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 to 63 days. So you still have a couple of weeks to go. Yes, it is normal for her belly to be really firm - after all she has a litter of puppies in there : ) You may or may not feel or see the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: if my dog is going to have pups, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Janaice. No, I m sorry but I can not tell you if your dog is going to have pups just because, she is touchy with her belly. The normal gestation period in dogs is between 58 - 63 days from the day of conception. Good luck and please do not hesitate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog thinks her toy is her baby, miniature dachshund, false pregnancy
miniature dachshund, false pregnancy, whelp: Hi. It sounds like your girl is going through a false pregnancy. This is pretty common. It usually runs it s course in a few weeks, but can cause discomfort to mom . Watch her breasts to make sure she doesn t get mastitis, and if it gets pretty bad, take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog training/pregnancy, male australian shepherd, tin cans
male australian shepherd, tin cans, kibble: Hi Cole If the male is intact, it will only get worse. Tie tin cans using string and nails where he jumps. Kind of loop them along the fence. When he jumps it, the cans will bang and tangle and scare him him enough that he won t try that trick again....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in whelp, whelp, fertilization
whelp, fertilization, c section: Hi Dean Could be that you are off on your days. Counting is never accurate unless you are certain she was bred when she was ovulating and the eggs where ripe for fertilization. Waiting is always the hardest. But I wouldn t be signing up for any sections,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: not drinking after birth, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Brian. You might be making it too easy for her. It is good for her to get up and go out - taking a break from the puppies. I would not hand feed her, instead encourage her to Stretch her legs so to speak. It is normal for new mothers to not want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Extremely Small Yorkie is pregnant!!, male yorkie, italian greyhounds
male yorkie, italian greyhounds, female puppy: Hi Jennine Did the breeder provide you with a spay certificate from a vet? Females that have been spayed will not go into heat. Did you notice any discharge or spotting? Regardless, small dogs mature quicker than large ones and you have to get ready...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female pitbulls in heat, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi LaConta. Just like with humans, some dogs can be late bloomers . I really don t believe in hormone shots, and would suggest that you wait until she is ready. Good Luck and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions. Sincerely,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first breed, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Brenda. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. The normal heat cycle is 21 days (3 groups of 7-days) as follows: Day 1 - 7 the genital area swells, and bleeding starts. During this period, the female will not allow the male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first litter and i am scared poopless, dancer prancer, whelping box
dancer prancer, whelping box, mopsy: Hi! A lot of dogs won t lay in their whelping box. As long as you have it set up, and she knows where it is, that s fine. When labor actually starts, then you can get her in it, and she ll most likely stay in it. She ll be too busy to want to move around too...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: food, puppy food, fish oils
puppy food, fish oils, krissie: Hi Krissie In my opinion the first heat is too young to breed. It stunts the growth and potential of a female. And being a pup herself, there is a greater risk of rejecting the litter. Make sure that she is not only puppy food until after the pups are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: German Shepherd Dew Claws, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Vicki. Many breeders have the dew claws removed, for the dogs protection. Normally this is done when the puppy is 3 - 5 days old - any later than that, it requires surgery. Dew claws are used by wild dogs to help hold down pray. Domesticated dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Trini. The best way to prevent accidents is to have your dog spayed. Many vets are spaying as early as 16 weeks of age. Female dogs can go into heat as young as 5 - 6 months old. However, like with humans, no two dogs are alike and there is really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Help with disciplne & Training, set boundaries, little dogs
set boundaries, little dogs, cesar millan: Hi Brenda Sounds like you are low man on his totem pole. Start with only you feeding him. When he goes outside, put him on a leash. In the house tie a leash to your belt loop and drag him around the house with you for a few hours. When he s not with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat cycles, calcium supplements, different dogs
calcium supplements, different dogs, body chemistry: Hello Bobbi: Yes, six months is the average for heat cycles so assuming she adheres to the average her next cycle should be late January/early February; however, it s usually considered to be a better choice to skip a heat cycle between whelpings. This...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Issues Breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Annie. This action is normally due to inexperience. Sometime the male will allow you (and a helper) to hold them in place. Good luck, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions. Sincerely, Penny DiLoreto www.puppies-dot-com.co...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: im thinking of breeding my staffie, staffie, heat cycle
staffie, heat cycle, due dates: Hi Bella. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. Your best clue though, is how your female dog acts. If her blood lightens in color and frequency, if her vulva softens up some, and if she s flagging to the male, then she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lab - Pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Ashlee. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. I feed all my pregnant and nursing dogs a powder supplement that can be sprinkled and mixed in to their regular food. Here is the web address to the one I use www.ikonoutfitters.com/...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Large litter can my dog take care of them?, 10 puppies, puppy formula
10 puppies, puppy formula, gaining weight: Hi. As long as she has plenty of milk, she should be able to. Make sure she has access to food and water at all times. You may want to rotate the pups, 5 nursing, 5 in a warming box. When the first 5 are done, then switch them out. If you don t already have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lily (Pug) 41days pregnant and having clear mucus discharge., breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Deloris. I m happy to read that you are taking your dogs temp and recording it, and I m sorry for the delay in getting back with you - I was on the road traveling home from the holidays yesterday. Yes, they can X-ray the puppies at 43 days, but I really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, whelping box, vomiting
whelping box, vomiting, chihuahua: Hi Jackie That much regurgitating is a bit excessive, but some vomiting is normal. I would ask what she is eating. She will start nesting and then lose her appetite, you should have a whelping box available to her to safely deliver and raise her pups....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mated on the 9th - 12th day of heat, could I be pregnant?, breeding, breeder
breeding, breeder, boston terriers: Hi Lilly and Deloris. The heat cycle of a female dog normally runs for 21 days (3 stages with each stage lasting for approximately 7 days). The first seven days is when the vaginal area swells, and bleeding starts. The female normally will not let the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mom just after giving birth, having such a hard time, soft mouth
having such a hard time, soft mouth, puppys: Hi David. Sometimes new moms aren t sure what she s suppose to do. You can try moving her to a smaller box. If you re using a crate, then try putting a blanket over the top to give her privacy. Make sure that there isn t a lot of visitors, no other dogs allowed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mammary gland tumor, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Anna. Some dogs milk does not come in until just before the puppies are born. Tumors and or cancer are not contagious, so if the lump is either, it will not harm the puppies. However, if you feel that the lump might be a tumor or cancer, then I suggest...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, back passage, case size
back passage, case size, size matters: Hi Judy Although not common these things happen. You didn t mention the breed, in this case, size matters. You will have to watch for bleeding and inflammation of the anus and in some cases, prolapse. This is where the anal tissue will protrude out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: min pin giving birth, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Cherry, I hope by now your Min Pin has delivered her puppies. In my opinion once the sac is visible, it is not a good thing for it to disappear. I m surprised that your vet didn t suggest that you bring her in to their office. Please keep me posted....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New Boxer momma, puppy formula, female boxer
puppy formula, female boxer, whelping box: First of all, you guys are great for taking care of her and her puppies. Constant crying is a sign that the pups aren t getting enough milk. They will also be restless, and may crawl around looking for milk. Make sure mom has constant access to food and water...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I need help on her pregnancy, loss of appetite, whelping box
loss of appetite, whelping box, temperature test: Hi Katie I ve never been a huge fan of the temperature test because you have to know your female s body temperature when she s normal . Anything can make a temperature fluctuate by a few degrees, from drinking water, to laying in the sun. The best...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new litter, socialization, pup
socialization, pup, singleton: Hi Christina How old is the pup? If she s 4 - 8 weeks she is trying to assert herself and learning how to play. It s up to the dam to give her a correction when she bites too hard. A singleton can have issues with other dogs, so make sure the pup...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Peke breeding, having puppies, breeding dogs
having puppies, breeding dogs, safe period: Hi. I personally like to wait until the dog is atleast two years old before breeding. That said, I do understand that some breeders will breed the smaller breeds a bit younger. I d wait until her heat cycle closest to two years of age before breeding. Dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: POODLE BIRTH..., oxytoxin, x rays
oxytoxin, x rays, poodle: Hello Justice Try walking her around. Get her up and moving, you may have to put her on a leash and/or carry her out and she ll hurry back to her pups. If a pup is retained for this length of time, there is a good chance that it has expired. If this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possible pregnancy, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Andie, and thank you for posting your question. If your male Dachshund was born in May, that would make him 7 months old and fully capable of producing offspring. Just because your female is getting fat doesn t automatically mean she is expecting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Adam. As a breeder, I always skip the first heat with my females and breed on the next heat. I am attaching a link to the Canine Regency Calendar that I use. This calendar lists a week - by - week progress report of the gestation period. I wish I could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Golden Retriever (I believe), signs of impending labor, instinctive nature
signs of impending labor, instinctive nature, attention support: Hi Alicia: Vomiting is one of the signs of impending labor. Others include nesting behavior, as you ve been seeing her exhibit, and general restlessness, pacing, refusal of food, panting & shivering. Although you had calculated her due date as Dec 11th,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problem with litter, kennel cough, sady
kennel cough, sady, blindness: Hi Sady How long between breedings did you wait? Was it back to back or did you wait a year? Did you test the male and female prior to breeding. Infection is the major cause of stillborn pups. Was your female healthy when she was bred? Kennel cough,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: PUPPIES WEIGHT AT BIRTH, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Laura. Here is the web address for a supplement that I feed all my whelping mothers. http://www.ikonoutfitters.com/K9%20PUPPY%20GOLD.htm I am not experienced with Boxers in general, but here is a website that should provide you with all the information...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pug Puppies, pug puppies, dna testing
pug puppies, dna testing, genetic abnormalities: Hi Brittany The only way to know for certain, is through DNA testing. That could give you the percentage of breed(s)in the pups. If you plan on using a female for breeding, the responsible thing to do is keep the female completely confined until the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pms, toy poodle, heat cycles
toy poodle, heat cycles, mrs allen: Hi Marcel: Yes, you re correct that dogs heat cycles occur, on average, every 6 months. If Luna whelped in July she should have had a cycle mid November. However, she may just be taking a little extra time - some dogs may cycle every 6 months, then every...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: post natal care, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Jennifer. Seven weeks might seem like a long time, but really isn t. As long as the discharge is clear. I don t feel there is a problem. However, I am always quick to suggest that you consult with your veterinarian. I brief telephone call shouldn t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: post whelping, great dane, giving birth
great dane, giving birth, congrats: Hi. Congrats on the pups! That s a pretty big litter. Some dogs may bleed up to three weeks after giving birth. As longas she s eating/drinking, not running a temp, then she should be fine. However, if it would make you feel better to get her in to the vet,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Loretta. The normal gestation period for dogs is between 58 - 63 days. If you don t know the exact day that your dog conceived, I suggest that around day 50 that you start taking her temp and recording it at the same time each day. The normal temp in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: get pregnant on day 21 st day, pregnancy at 6 weeks, two females
pregnancy at 6 weeks, two females, hi mary: Hi Mary Depending on when your female ovulates, yes she could take. I personally have a two females that ovulate between days 19 - 23. If you are unsure, I would do x-rays after day 50, the bones will calcify and you won t have to play the guessing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Michele. The normal gestation period in dogs is between 58 - 63 days so at 7 weeks (49 days) your female has about a week or so to go yet. I recommend that you start taking her temp and recording it at the same time each day. The normal temp for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, dog food ingrediants, diet changes
dog food ingrediants, diet changes, yorkie: Hi Jodi. I m not sure if Yorkies are known for gas, or not. Some girls do get it during pregnancy, worse than when they re not pregnant. Have you changed her diet, or added anything to it? This is the number one reason for gas, diet changes. Some dogs can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant pug, raspberry leaves, emergency vet
raspberry leaves, emergency vet, puppy food: So the first thing I would recommend is to get her off the puppy food until AFTER she whelps. Puppy food is high in protein and can make the pups grow nice and big. Problem with that is that the pups are nice and big and the female can t whelp them freely....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant yorkie, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jodi. It has been my experience that with small breeds, like Yorkies, if the father of the litter is considerably larger than the mother, there is a possibility that she may need to have a C - section. Of course, there is no way for me to tell you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Too many puppies for Chihuahua to nurse?, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jennifer. The best way to tell if the puppies are getting enough nourishment is to weigh them each day at the same time. I use a postal meter for this. If they are gaining weight then they are fine. If they are losing weight, then I suggest that you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Re: pregnant shih-poo, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Zacki. You wrote that your Shih-poo has bred three times before, so I m guessing that she has never acted this way before? Sounds to me like she is in labor, have you taken her temp? If she is in labor her temp should be under 100. Tell me about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: We're getting a boxer puppy who is 7 1/2 weeks old. Is this too young ?, boxer puppy, baby boxer
boxer puppy, baby boxer, separation issues: Hi Lori 7 - 8 weeks is a good time. Any time you take a pup away from it s pack there is going to be minor issues. A warm blanket, TLC is and patience is usually enough to help them through it. Most anxiety and separation issues are not the fault of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rotwailer pregnancy, attitude changes, rotweiler
attitude changes, rotweiler, pregnant girl: Hi. Sorry this is late. First of all, great looking dogs you have there.:-) I love it when people attach pics. Second, this is ormal behavior for a pregnant girl. They can get kind of freaky at times. They attitude changes, they may refuse their nomal food,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Schnauzer breeding, mini schnauzer, different breed
mini schnauzer, different breed, old wives: Hi. This is a common old wives tale, that if a dog is bred to a dog of a different breed, that dog s pups will never be full blooded. This is not true. If you have the mismate shot, and later is bred to a dog of the same breed, then those pups will be full...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Squish Risk?, whelping room, best bet
whelping room, best bet, whelping box: Hi Kelly. I usually stay with the new mom constantly for the first week, just to see how she s going to do, and to make sure that she doesn t lay/step on a puppy. If you have to, set up a cot in the whelping room, or bring her box to your bedroom. You have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppy 'Runt' not feeding much should I intervene?, staffordshire bull terrier, terrier puppy
staffordshire bull terrier, terrier puppy, staffie: Hi Amanda. The first thing I would do is get this boy to the vet to see if he needs sub q. fluids. If he is severly dehydrated, let the vet give him the fluids, you won t believe the difference in the pup once he is rehydrated. It s pretty dangerous for such...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud Service for Boxers and Whelping, boxer bitch, stud owners
boxer bitch, stud owners, female pup: Hi Debbie. If you made a verbal agreement to pick of the litter, then that it what it should be. You are correct, stud owners either get pick of the litter, or a stud fee. They most certainly aren t entitled to half the litter. It s your dog that is whelping,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Supplemental puppy feedings, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Wow, what a great little momma you have there. Yes, I have heard of a Boston Terrier having 10 puppies. A friend of mine brought her female to me for stud service and her female ended up having 10. Later that same year, another friend brought her female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih shu unwell and of her food, shih shu, unwell
shih shu, unwell, fri: Hi Debbie. First thing I would be doing is contacting the vet to find out why he put her on antibiotics. Some dogs will change their attitudes after being bred and becoming pregant. Some girls will go off their feed, and even vomit, but this shouldn t last...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sire selection, cross bred dogs, sire selection
cross bred dogs, sire selection, miniature poodle: Hi Rolly The choice is up to you. Do you want to keep the poodle lines alive a well, or do you want to breed cross-bred dogs? What do you want to breed for? Temperament, size, etc? The attributes that you want to promote in your lines should reflect...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: skin problem after being pregnant, laundry detergent, food allergy
laundry detergent, food allergy, new cleaning: Hi Wendy. Have you changed her diet in any way? If you have, I would switch her back to her original food. You said that her paws have been itching, this is usually a sign of food allergy. If you have changed her diet, or added anything to it, remove what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how to speed up progress, good luck, walks
good luck, walks, mom: Hi Chelsea. There is nothing that you can safely do to sped this up. This is the hard part, waiting.:-) You can take her on small walks to keep her in shape, this will help with the whelping process. However, I wouldn t do anything to try to speed things up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud will not mount, low libido, artificial insemination
low libido, artificial insemination, hi tim: Hi Tim First, are you certain that the females are completely ready? Some males can sense when a female is ovulating. And second did you actually witness the first breeding? He could have a low libido causing him to have no interest. The alternative...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my stud wont mount my bitch, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Jason. The heat cycle normally lasts for 5 - 7 days, so possibly he will come around in time. If not, you can always try artificial insemination. There are kits available online - just Google the words, Dog Artificial Insemination kits . Or, if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Trying to breed a Boston Terrier, initial onset, boston terrier
initial onset, boston terrier, estrus: Hi Tammy: You re very welcome. I m including a few links to sites you should find helpful. Some may be more relevant than others but at least it may provide you with info I omitted. http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingheat.htm http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2084&EVetID=3001962...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Does there have to be a tie, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Miles. The normal heat cycle in dogs run for 21 days in 3 groups of 7 days. The first 7 days is when the vaginal area swells and bleeding starts. During this phase, the female will not allow the male to mate, and will actually bite him if he tries....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: WHELPING, miniature dachshund, giant breeds
miniature dachshund, giant breeds, dachshund: Hi Julie. I think that what happens is that the pups get so overcrowded in there, that it triggers whelping. Simple explanation, I know. :-) But that s what I think happens. From experience and talking to other breeders, I have found that smaller dogs tend...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: WHELPING BOXER, puppy formula, goat milk
puppy formula, goat milk, couple tablespoons: Hi Laura. I wouldn t change her diet too much, if she s on a good quality kibble, then keep her on that. After the pups are born, take her to the vet for a shot of oxytocin. This will make sure everything s out, and will also help with milk production. After...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, loss of appetite, sitting in the sun
loss of appetite, sitting in the sun, yest: Hi Lois Honestly, if you don t know her temperature when she s not pregnant, it s not going to help you much now. You also have to take her temperature in the same climate. What I mean by that is everything from sitting in the sun, to drinking water or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping box, pre pregnancy, boston terrier
pre pregnancy, boston terrier, 3 feet: Hi Pam. This is what I do, I measure the dog from withers to ground, then add a foot. This is how wide the box should be. Then, I measure her from chest to rump, add a foot. This is how long the box should be. I have large dogs, so the box is usually 2 1/2-3...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weaning from the bottle, weaning from the bottle, puppy food
weaning from the bottle, puppy food, lhasa: Hi. At three weeks of age, I still bottle feed them at least three-four times a day. You can try to feed the puppy food and see how they react. Offer it to them twice a day at first, just to see how they do. They ll most likely waist more than they eat at...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, karo corn syrup, esbilac
karo corn syrup, esbilac, nursing time: Hi Jamie: Unfortunately nature can be a seemingly cruel force at times. It sounds as if she s instinctively pushing the weakest puppy away to allow the more viable puppies to receive their fill of milk. The runt may have a birth defect and the mother senses...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, cleft pallet, bottle feeding
cleft pallet, bottle feeding, momma: Hi. Usually, when a dog keeps moving the same puppy out of her nest, it usually means that that puppy is different from the others. It s temp is low, or something is wrong with it that we can t see. First thing I would do is make sure the puppy is warm, never...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, boston terriers, breeder
boston terriers, breeder, penny diloreto: Hi Amanda. Yes, female dogs, that are due to deliver, will have a water discharge usually 24 hrs before they deliver - in humans this is referred to as the water breaking . Another way to determine if she is ready for labor is to check her temperature...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping box, home depot store, tiny newborns
home depot store, tiny newborns, floor tiles: Hi Jane Trust me, you will be thanking your husband when the pups are born. A whelping box is the BEST thing for a new mother and pups. I would however NOT line it with staples and plastic. Staples can work out and cut, while plastic can suffocate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping problem, birth canal, oxytocin
birth canal, oxytocin, contractions: Hi Linda You can wait when a pup is stuck in the birth canal. Because it has already detached from the uterine wall, it s survival depends on getting out ASAP. A small dose of oxy, .25 cc will help with the contraction. You can also use a cloth to help...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Yorkie is pregnant, dew claws, yorkie
dew claws, yorkie, x rays: Well, if the litter is small, only a puppy or two, the pups can get big. If a small dog is bred to a really big dog, then there s the chance of the pups being too big as well. If the dog is fed puppy food, or allowed to get fat, then there s also the chance...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st. heat, small breed dogs, yorkie
small breed dogs, yorkie, little ones: It s not unusual for small breed dogs to come into heat by or before six months of age. Just make SURE your boy doesn t get to her. She is entirely too young to be bred. Belly banding him will help, panties on her will help, separating them will insure there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st time pug breeding, pug breeding, dim lighting
pug breeding, dim lighting, initial onset: Hello Hope: First of all, you ll have to determine if the female is yet in estrus, which is the fertile portion of the heat cycle. It s possible she may not be & is making things more difficult for the male to achieve penetration. Normally estrus begins...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 5 month dashound, small dogs, picky eaters
small dogs, picky eaters, good stuff: Hi Julian I would think she looking for the good stuff. Small dogs can be picky eaters, you can change up her diet by using two high end products. We always recommend anything fish based. Trade off every other day, it will keep her guess what s for dinner....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 64 days - No puppies yet, mucus plug, placentas
mucus plug, placentas, whelping: Great! I figured she would go soon. I like it when I m right. :-) (I m just kidding!lol) I m a day behind on my questions. My oldest son has been pretty sick, so I apologize for not getting to you sooner. Does she stretch out on her side when they re nursing?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My 8yr old boxer is pregnant, mix breed dogs, april fools day
mix breed dogs, april fools day, chocolate labrador: Hi Ashley First I would get her OFF the puppy chow. Any puppy food is higher in fat and protein, this in turns causes the pups to grow larger in utero but can cause complications during whelp. And also you have to take into account that the male you bred...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Accidental Breeding(2), april fools day, female puppy
april fools day, female puppy, breeds dogs: Hi Ashley. First of all, I have to say that I m sorry that it s taken me so long to get back to you. My computer has been really acting up. I m not very good with computers. lol Secondly, wow! There is a big difference in size there. Your lab is a beautiful...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Behavior of just spayed Bichon who has had 2 litters, bichon, spay
bichon, spay, litters: She might be going through some anxiety due to the separation for the surgery and the experience of being in the vet s office. Try giving her some toys with treats stuffed inside to play with when you are not around. Leave something with your scent on it for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Behaviour, canine behaviour, young mother
canine behaviour, young mother, sad thing: Hi Lisa I hope I can help. Often a bitch will get into a frenzy when there is too much disturbance and not enough privacy. She starts out feeling pressured to protect her babies and panicky. It doesn t take long for her instincts to kick into overdrive and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Behaviour of male dog towards pregnant bitch, lancashire heelers, pregnant bitch
lancashire heelers, pregnant bitch, dad: First thing you have to do is figure out why he s unhappy. I doubt very seriously it has anything to do with your bitch. Especially since removing her didn t change his behavior. What has changed around him? Any difference in routine? Is he getting outside...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Blue male, parents and grandparents, silver girl
parents and grandparents, silver girl, three generations: Hi Rose For your silver girl, what color where her parents and grandparents? When considering a breeding you need to go back about three generations to determine what colors are in the background. Typically, the darker colors, like black are more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BOSTON TERRIER BREEDING, boston terrier, hocks
boston terrier, hocks, breech: It is good advice. Only, pull towards the dam s hocks, don t pull straight down towards the floor. Only pull on contractions. You can also stand her up, and then pull towards the floor. You need someone to help if you do it that way. I m going to give you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BOXER SHOULD BE DUE SOON, false pregnancy, thin side
false pregnancy, thin side, picky eater: Hi Brandi There s always a chance . However, if you want to know for certain the approximate number of pups expected, I would do x-rays. She may only have one or two pups or be experiencing a false pregnancy, so for your peace of mind, it s never a bad...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier pregnant, false pregnancy, boston terrier
false pregnancy, boston terrier, pregnacy: Hi Patti. That s the tricky part of a false pregnancy. It s so hard to tell if it s a fake one, or a real one. A dog can experience different symptoms with each false pregnancy. I m not saying your girl isn t pregnant though. It s so hard to tell for sure....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Breeding, pregnancy delivery, tempermant
pregnancy delivery, tempermant, girl time: I prefer to see dogs bred at two years old. That gives your girl time to mature both physically and emotionally. She s still a puppy, still growing and still learning. They are much more successful as mother s when they are ready in all ways. Also gives you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer gave birth to only one puppy,, safe side, puppy
safe side, puppy, good job: Hi Jamie. It is very possible for her to have only one puppy. If she just gave birth recently, you need to take her to the vet for the clean out shot just to be on the safe side. If there s anything left inside of her, it can set up a nasty infection, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breed shih tzu, shih tzu, knees
shih tzu, knees, good luck: Hi Sindy Do you know if your female ovulates early or late? Also if she is not allowing the male to mount, she could be earlier or later than you calculated. You can hold the female across your knees (while sitting on the floor) you can raise her (or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, long periods: Hi Elizabeth It sounds like you have a good game plan. Exercise with good long periods of stress free rest are the best recipe. Although you don t want to increase her food intake too much. You want her to grow gradually and in proportion. You better...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, dogue de bordeaux, vet check
dogue de bordeaux, vet check, stricture: I personally prefer to see dogs bred at two or after. She should be more mature both physically and emotionally by then. Also that gives you plenty of time to find the right male, and to have her genetic testing completed. As well as setting up whelping areas,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, male yorkie, business end
male yorkie, business end, good luck: Hi Jennifer Hold the female across your lap. Bring the male around to the business end and encourage him to mount her. When he is fully engorged, guide him into the female and hold them together until the lock occurs. Do not squeeze or grab the member,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, puppy food, x rays
puppy food, x rays, suitor: Hi Karen. When you have a much larger male, the pups may also be large. It can happen, but doesn t mean it has to when the sire is larger than the dam. The best thing you can do for her if she is pregnant is to not feed her puppy food. That will help make...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Staffordshire bull terriers, staffordshire bull terriers, bull terriers
staffordshire bull terriers, bull terriers, gsd: Separate them. If your female is coming in heat, when you put her back with your staffy he should pay attention. He s young and confused. Sometimes dogs who grow up together really have to be kept apart during breeding , putting them back together every other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Brownish Gooey Discharge, pregnant bitch, pyometra
pregnant bitch, pyometra, safe side: Hi Liz. It wasn t my dog, I was answering a question for someone about the discharge.:-) The person wrote back to me, and told me that it was pyrometra. I don t want to worry you even more, but you need to take her to the vet to at least rule out pyrometra...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: behavior, obedience lessons, anal glands
obedience lessons, anal glands, cocker spaniel: Hi Kylee -- you have three different issues that aren t related. Dragging her butt -- I would have her anal glands expressed. She is probably impacted and is in some discomfort. You can do it yourself or have your groomer or vet to it for you. Humping...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: behaviour on the day of whelping, vet assistance, mucus plug
vet assistance, mucus plug, dead puppy: Hi. Because of her age, and especially because of her c-section, I would wait till the second heat cycle. I ll be quite honest here, if she were my dog, I don t think that I breed her again. Not just because of the section, but because of her age. I m not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch after giving birth, plain yogurt, food calories
plain yogurt, food calories, cottage cheese: Like any new mother, her schedule should be taking care of her babies until weaning. After weaning she can slowly resume her walking routine, New mothers HATE to be away from their litter and they need all of their energy for caring for their young ones. Imagine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: black lab puppies, black lab puppies, labrador retreiver
black lab puppies, labrador retreiver, puppy owners: Hi Bridget. I m glad I was able to help. You may be able to ask a small adoption fee. It definitely wouldn t be the same price that you would ask for a purebred registered puppy, but a small adoption fee will usually help weed out potiential puppy owners that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding after delivery, unsalted chicken broth, puppy formula
unsalted chicken broth, puppy formula, puppy food: Some discharge is normal for several weeks after, but not bright red bleeding. Pus of any kind is abnormal and if she really has pus ANYWHERE she needs to be seen by a vet immediately or it could be life threatening. She should have as much as she wants to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding after free whelping, boston terrier, whelping
boston terrier, whelping, good luck: Hi Geri. The temp is normal. Take it everyday for at least a week just to make sure she doesn t come down with an infection. The bleeding is also normal. It usually lasts around 2 weeks or so. Don t worry, the bleeding will taper off after a while. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer, boxer, good luck
boxer, good luck, signs: Sounds like early labor to me. Nesting behavior is very common. She should whelp 63 days from her breeding date. You should have been taking her temp twice daily at the same time every day and watching for a temp drop below 100 degrees that stays down. Whining,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer litter, caring for a puppy, 5 months
caring for a puppy, 5 months, to have puppies: Hi Julie. After one of my girls whelps, I always take her to the vet for the cleanout shot. If you don t make 100% that everything s out, it can set up infection, and even cause death. It would hurt to take her in just to make sure that she deleveried everything....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer after whelping, canned salmon, green discharge
canned salmon, green discharge, whe: Hi Heather. This is very normal. It sounds like mom is doing everything she s suppose to. The discharge usually lasts 2-3 weeks, but tapering off, so there shouldn t be a whole lot in a week or so. Make sure she eats very good to keep plenty of milk for her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when should i breed my boxer?, cystology, female boxer
cystology, female boxer, best bet: Most breeders put a female with a male around the thirteenth day. The best way to be SURE is to take your bitch in to have progesterone screens and a cystology. Then your vet can give you a very good idea of when your best bet for a productive breeding will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is the breed fit for young children, mini daschund, proper socialization
mini daschund, proper socialization, baby thanks: Dog breeds are a personal choice and any breed can make a wonderful companion with proper socialization and training. Just because it would be a small dog doesn t mean it can t mind it s manners. When choosing a pup, you want to pick one that is neither...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding at 14 months old, olde english bulldogge, doorbell rings
olde english bulldogge, doorbell rings, breed traits: You can send me pictures (front, side, back) that way I can determine pasterns, hocks, bite, skin etc. etc. But keep in mind, just looking at a photo in no way can tell me about the dog, other than the usual. We take each female on a individual basis,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, yorkie breed, male yorkie
yorkie breed, male yorkie, petsmart: My first question would have to be why? As to how you find a female to breed to your male, if you ve done all appropriate genetic testing and your dog meets the breed standard you can call your local Yorkie breed club and make them aware that he is available....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, miniture shnauzer, many different things
miniture shnauzer, many different things, vet care: Hi Maxine. It is true that the female is born with all of the eggs she will have. Just because she had a smaller litter this time doesn t mean that she s running out. :-) It just may mean that she may have been bred a little late in her cycle, or maybe even...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, old bitch, mature mom
old bitch, mature mom, whelping: He should be fine to breed at a year. For females I d rather see them hit two. They are more emotionally and physically mature at that age. Which lends to better health and care for your puppies and fewer problems with breeding. whelping, and raising your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, heat cycle, thick book
heat cycle, thick book, chihuahuas: Most people start to breed on day 11. This may be some of their problem, she may have just been too early into her cycle. What you can try if the female is larger than the male, is to cover a thick book up with a towel or blanket, and put the female infront...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, pregnancy test, x rays
pregnancy test, x rays, blood tests: Hi Janine. Sadly, there isn t a pregnancy test for dogs like there are for humans. Actually, x-rays may be cheaper than some of the blood tests and such that vets may be able to use. And, the x-rays will tell you about how many to expect, and if there any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my bitch boxer, ppl, bitch
ppl, bitch, lips: Hi Vicki. I need some more information to help you. Please answer these questions, so I can get a better picture, and give you better advice. :-) What color is her blood? Is it dark, or a lighter color? What does her vulva feel like? Does it feel more like...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my chihuahua for the first time, heartworm prevention, time breeder
heartworm prevention, time breeder, nutrtion: Hi Stacey If you are not prepared or able to stay home with this litter of pups, then please don t breed your girl. Chi s are very delicate and your girl could go into labor with you at work (if that s the situation) have complications and die before you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding saint bernards, saint bernards, saint bernard
saint bernards, saint bernard, target: Hi Gina Is he a young male? Because sometimes over eager or young males need some help reaching the target. You can actually guide the male into the female. Don t grab or squeeze him, just slide you hand under the erect member and insert into the vulva....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding saint bernards, saint bernards, saint bernard
saint bernards, saint bernard, target: Hi Gina. Is the male smaller than the female or is he just not hitting the target? If he s a bit smaller than her, you may want to put him on a slope, with him higher than her. If he s just not getting it right, you can try to help him by gently nudging him...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding saint bernards, saint bernards, right position
saint bernards, right position, saint bernard: Are they both experienced? Ok this is going to sound bizarre but give it a try. Have someone help you and either you or the other person sit in a chair with the bitch across your lap. In this position you can help him to reach the right position by raising...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/trainning ect., vet care, neigbor
vet care, neigbor, first few days: Hi Missy You can t show altered dogs. Dogs must be intact. Handling classes are pretty much standard across the board regardless of breed. Any handling class would do. ANY training can begin immediately. We start training at 4-6 weeks. And you can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding and whelping Huskies, puppy chow, breeding and whelping
puppy chow, breeding and whelping, puppy food: Yeah, for most dogs, a good quality adult food is best for them. There may be some cases where a special diet is called for, but it s fine for the majority of dogs. I personally don t give any calcium supplements. It s usually the smaller breeds that have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua Breeding, first signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
first signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, csection: hi Gwen Breeding is a lot more complicated than people realize. If your female is pregnant by 25 days in your vet should be able to do an ultrasound and give you a definite answer. For any dog this is definitely the best route to take, for a girl as small...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua in heat, weiner dogs, breeding dogs
weiner dogs, breeding dogs, lh levels: It s not possible for a bitch to control her heat though I know sometimes it does seem that way. Six days into a cycle is usually too early to breed. And you are right her vulva very likely did shrink,. This usually happens right after the LH levels peak....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua stud age, physical maturity, brucellosis
physical maturity, brucellosis, genetic testing: Once all of his genetic testing is complete , he will be able to breed sometime between nine months and one year of age. The age really depends on the dog and how confident he is. Some are ready younger than others. It depends on his emotional and physical...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: castrated st bernard, bilateral vasectomy, sexual maturity
bilateral vasectomy, sexual maturity, sexual responses: Hi Chris Depends on how he was neutered. Castration is the removal of both testicles. When a male is castrated after sexual maturity, his sex drive may be normal even though he is unable to impregnate a female. Very Bilateral vasectomy is sterilization...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuaha breeding, possiblity, progeny
possiblity, progeny, testicles: If his testicles have not dropped, you don t want to breed him. This is a congential condition that will be passed on to his progeny. It is genetic. Not having him neutered GREATLY increases his risk for cancer and almost guarantees that he will get it. There...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chihuahua, rawhide, hump
rawhide, hump, thay: Hi Ashley. I m afraid there s not a whole lot you can do about this. The only cure would be to have her fixed. The reason she s doing this is most likely her hormones. Smaller dogs seem to experience these behaviors more than the larger dogs. If you don t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Discharge, red flags, foul odor
red flags, foul odor, bichon: Hi Annie Make sure her temp is normal and that the discharge isn t green, or nasty looking and doesn t have a foul odor. As always with dogs watch her behavior, lethargic, uninterested , refusal of food are red flags for problems good luck with your babies...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up milk in mother dog, puppy food, protein diet
puppy food, protein diet, nursing time: right at least you won t have to deal with this again. It s an awful lot of work! Do try the hotpacks twice daily and cutting back on the protein etc in her food even if that means adding some cooked rice for a week or so She ll be ok soon :) Watch for signs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dying puppies, fading puppy, puppy food
fading puppy, puppy food, girls age: Hi Angie. The thing about Herpes is that usually after the first litter, mom aquires immunity, and her future litters aren t affected. And, usually the pups start to die from it between 1-3 weeks of age. Most people believe that if you keep the temp up, the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, dna test, ovulating
dna test, ovulating, careful selection: They could be either or unfortunately both. The only way you will know is by dna testing both your preferred male and the pups after they are born. Females very often are receptive before , during and after ovulation. A bitch can take up to seven days after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeds, golden labs, good dogs
golden labs, good dogs, dog breeds: Hi Debbie I haven t heard anything about them, but I would imagine it would be a very nice hybrid. A good cross of two good dogs. But since both are nice breeds on their own. I have to wonder why anyone would bother with a cross. They re very similar in temperment...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in heat, heat cycle, nine weeks
heat cycle, nine weeks, 4 months: Hi Tracy Absolutely. Most girls come into season approximately every six months. Since your girl carried her litter for nine weeks, add that to four months and you are very close to six months by the time you include her heat cycle prior to breeding. It sounds...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: getting dogs to mate., spotting blood, blood drops
spotting blood, blood drops, short periods: Typically a female has a dark red discharge then it tapers to a pink. Usually that is the end before ovulation. But you have to keep in mind that every female is different. If you ve kept accurate records from her first day of bleeding, you should be okay...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: don't know if mom is producing enough milk, dark beer, bellies
dark beer, bellies, tablespoon: Hi Robin. If the pups have nice round bellies, and aren t crying much, then mom most likely has plenty of milk. A puppy that isn t getting enough to eat will cry a lot, and their belly will have a sunken look to it. They also won t grow that well. One really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: over due????, ovulation timing, health babies
ovulation timing, health babies, pregnant females: Try inserting your clean fingers inside, she may have a pup stuck. If she s usually and outside dog and you re just bringing her in to get use to her whelping box, it may be causing her some confusion and anxiety. It s best to introduce the whelping box...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Excessive Crying Puppy, wet paper towel, many different things
wet paper towel, many different things, one of the boys: Hi Angelica. Is he warm enough? Some pups will cry when they re cold. If he is cold, don t feed him until he s warm. Get an empty bottle, it can be a water bottle, fill it with warm water, and wrap a small towel around it. Place it in a box, and put the puppy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when to expect puppies, mucus plug, different signs
mucus plug, different signs, colostrum: HI Nicole. A dog may get her milk in a few days before she whelps, up to a week before. Some dogs even wait until after they whelp to get their milk in. About 24-48 hours before she starts labor, she should lose her mucus plug. A day or so before she may not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female in heat, lh levels, heat cycle
lh levels, heat cycle, malamutes: Most breeders don t even put the female with the male until the thirteenth day. He could very well be getting frustrated since he s been with her when she wasn t ready and he has been getting rebuffed.He also may be waiting until her LH levels peak and he...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Newfie acceptance of Male, progestone, exact pattern
progestone, exact pattern, heat cycles: That helps. We have one stud that none of the females like or prefer. Some females are just like that, they like who the like. Breeding is the responsibility of the dam AND the sire. If a female is aggressive or the male passive it s nobody s fault...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female tied once and now won't let male do it again, old bitch, heat cycle
old bitch, heat cycle, having a baby: Hi Teressa. 4 years is much better. :-) The most likely reason that your girl refuses her mate is because her time has gone. She s most likely pass her receptive phase of her heat cycle. It can happen as fast as that. If they tied on day 11, then you have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my chihuahua for the first time, many thanks
Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my chihuahua for the first time, many thanks

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding and whelping Huskies, calcium supplements, quality puppy
Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding and whelping Huskies, calcium supplements, quality puppy, mg calcium

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pekingese first birth, hot water bottles, weel
Dog Breeding and Whelping: pekingese first birth, hot water bottles, weel, pekingese

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about my dog, legged partners, beef liver
Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about my dog, legged partners, beef liver, mood swings

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female chihuahua, female chihuahua, true heat
female chihuahua, true heat, bleeders: Hi Elizabeth Some female are lighter bleeders and/or keep themselves very clean so you may not have noticed the blood. Or she s in a pre heat or split heat. All the symptoms (swelling, flagging) without the blood, then her true heat occurs a few weeks later....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female chihuahua, heat cycle, good luck
heat cycle, good luck, dogs: Hi Elizabeth. Most dogs usually go into heat every 6 months or so. Any dog can actually have a heat cycle where they don t seem to bleed. It s called a dry, or silent heat. She shouldn t be smelling bad. I d take her in for a check up, she may have an infection....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Getting their figure back., old english bulldog, time and patience
old english bulldog, time and patience, teats: Hi Erica. It depends on a few things. It depends on how many litters she had, and how well of care she recieved. The more litters a dog has, the more saggy she may become. Kind of like in humans. :-) It should get somewhat better overtime, but she ll most...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first time momma, mini schnauzer, whelping box
mini schnauzer, whelping box, momma: There really is no norm for any dog. Here s a website that ll help. Truthfully you should ve researched long before now and prepared a whelping kit as well as having someone who is experienced standing by at least by phone.Better late than never though :)...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first time pregnant, king charles cavalier, discharge from vagina
king charles cavalier, discharge from vagina, pregnancy verification: Five times over over days is a lot , and more likely to cause irritation than anything else. As a rule bitches should be bred on the thirteenth day if they will stand, then on the fifteenth at the earliest, and on the seventeenth. I personally prefer to breed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: food supplements during pregnancy/whelping/feeding pups, cod liver oil, calcium supplements
cod liver oil, calcium supplements, evening primrose oil: Hi Michelle Great questions! I would stay away from the evening primrose which is known to cause uterine contractions. Cod liver oil is great and so are the garlic tabs. I might lay off the garlic just before whelping and during nursing though. MSM is safe...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my friends beagle, puppy sister, little puppy
puppy sister, little puppy, female dogs: Michelle Forgive the question but was he around her when she was in heat? Were they alone or did anyone see them tie? IF so how long ago? Usually you don t see mood swings in female dogs when they are bred, however now and again you do. The only way to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Golden retriever in heat trying to breed, baby shampoo, vomiting and diarrhea
baby shampoo, vomiting and diarrhea, morning sickness: Hi Jackie. Dogs can experience morning sickness, but from what I m reading, she s still in heat? It s probably too early for her to be experiencing that right now. Not saying it can t happen, just that morning sickness usually happens a week or so after the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great dane puppies, great dane puppies, whelping boxes
great dane puppies, whelping boxes, quality dog food: There are lots of reasons that puppies can be born dead. They can be premature, you can tell whether they are fully developed by looking at them. Were they puppies actually born dead or did they die during the birth process? If the mother did not take care...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my german sheperd pup is whelping/crying, answer asap, obedience training
answer asap, obedience training, timidity: Hi Barry Im so sorry that you re having problems with your baby. Shyness and timidity can be an inherited fault in some GSD bloodlines. It s workable, but it depends on how much you want to work with your pup and what you expect out of her. It could also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd pup whelping, answer asap, positive reinforcement
answer asap, positive reinforcement, negative behavior: Hi Barry Sometimes it can take a couple of days for a timid dog to become accustomed to their new surrounding. What you DON T want to do is give her positive reinforcement for a negative behavior. For example she cries, whines and shakes so you pick...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat, prolapsed uterus, boston terrier
prolapsed uterus, boston terrier, vulva: Hi Noel That is not normal, nor do you want to have that trait in your breeding program. What she has is a prolapsed uterus. She can still conceive and a male may push her uterus back inside, however, you have a greater chance of infection and a greater...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help with mating yorkies, tieing, strictures
tieing, strictures, last option: Hi Sam. Have you have her checked out? Sometimes a female can have strictures inside of her vagina that won t let the male fully penatrate her, resulting in no tie. The only realy thing that you may be able to do in this case is to try A.I. This may be your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack russell near end of preguancy, puppys, jack russell
puppys, jack russell, contractions: Hi Natalie. About 24 hours before contractions start, she ll probably dig like crazy, pant, and may even try to find a place to hide. She may go off of her feed. You can take her temp. If you do this, start about a week to ten days before she s due. Take it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my japanese spitz bitch will not mate, cystology, lh levels
cystology, lh levels, blood testing: I know it seems that way but it isn t :). She s exhibiting domination behavior. Have you had your girl in to the vet to have her checked to make sure she doesn t have vaginal strictures or anything physical that will prevent her from breeding? Are you putting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lab dog, stud dog owner, bitch owner
stud dog owner, bitch owner, vet bills: Hi Bridget. If this was not a planned breeding, and their dog got lose and bred your female on your property, then they have no legal rights to the pups, or for any money that you may sell them for. If you guys decide to register these pups, and that means...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labour, clear mucus discharge, mucus plug
clear mucus discharge, mucus plug, time amy: HI Amy. Usually, the temp will get a little lower, at about 98 when a dog is about to go into labor. The clear discharge she s having is most likely her mucus plug. Her not eating well, and soft stools indicate that she should be going into labor very soon....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How long does labor last, puppy mill, foul odor
puppy mill, foul odor, dacey: Hi Dacey It could be the trauma of the move making her more nervous and bringing the onset of whelp. 6 hours seems like a long time, but you need more information. You don t know what day she is at or if she has had pups before, what she was bred...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: MALE NOT MOUNTING, small dogs, mid air
small dogs, mid air, erection: If he ll allow it try helping him. Hold the female and position her correctly. With small dogs this is sometimes difficult as they will sort of cower down and lose interest. You ll have to keep working with him until he does allow you to help. If he EVER gets...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male not interested in receptive female after one breeding, receptive female, siberian husky
receptive female, siberian husky, heat cycles: HI Sandy. An experienced male will usually know when to do his buisness, and when the time has passed. It very well could be that your girl was done on day 13. Some females ovulate early in her cycle. The problem may also be that the stud is very young himself...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, cystology, hind quarters
cystology, hind quarters, male dogs: How many days has she been in heat and has he not been bred before? At 9 years old, he really may not ever breed your girl,, you might have to have her inseminated. Or there is a possiblity that she is just not ready yet. Some male dogs actually KNOW when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, dog breeding, right position
dog breeding, right position, several times: That s pretty well a common problem with inexperienced breeders. Is the female inexperienced as well? You might want to hold her for him, just try raising or lowering her rear until she s in the right position. If he ll let you, help him to get closer to her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: no milk, puppy formula, teats
puppy formula, teats, pitbull: Hi Alisha. It sounds like she may be already trying to get mastitis. She needs to go to the vet. Some dogs don t get their milk in until they actually whelp. If that s the case, the it should be ok. You may have to bottle feed the pups. I d go ahead and get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mistake Breeding, heat cycle, syringe
heat cycle, syringe, vicky: Hi Vicky. If something like this happens again, please don t try to pull them a part. :-) You can cause serious damage to both of them. I m afraid that this heat is a bust. Because she just bred with your Pug yesterday, you won t know who the father is until...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I Need help, cystology, stud owner
cystology, stud owner, straw color: Going to the vet for a cystology and progesterone screen is of course the only surefire way to know. But most breeders feel that a female should be introduced to a male for the first time on or near her thirteenth day of cycle, counting from the first date...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nursing Dam, rubbermaid container, quality puppy
rubbermaid container, quality puppy, canned pumpkin: Hi Gary Congrats on your new litter. It s very normal not to want to leave her pups. It s best to leave the food and water where she can get it. You can supplement her kibble -- and puppy is best -- with raw beef heart, liver, kidney, etc. What...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Why is my new mum panting, emergency c section, uterine contractions
emergency c section, uterine contractions, calcim: Sounds like she is having uterine contractions. Check her temp, and the color of her discharge. If her discharge appears nasty, or she has a temp over 101 call your vet. She could have an infection or a calcium issue. Be sure you re giving her some cottage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new puppy, daschund, roundness
daschund, roundness, bowel movements: Hi Tricia. lol I don t mean to laugh, but I like the way you put that, free run of the kitchen. I have to ask you a few questions. Is his bowel movements normal? If they re not runny, or look off, then he s probably doing just fine. Pups will actually get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: overdue corgi, welsh corgi, mucus plug
welsh corgi, mucus plug, false pregnancy: Hi Kerie What is it about waiting for puppies (two legged or four legged) that make a normally sane and even tempered people go crazy? Sooooo, if your female was bred on the 30th of November...and lets say (for the sake of argument) that she ovulated...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Pointer, vet check, degree weather
vet check, degree weather, spca: Sounds like he s in pain, or possibly having a seizure. You need to call and speak with a rep from the SPCA where you adopted him and with the vet who evaluated him. If possible take him into the vet at the SPCA for another evaluation. How long had he been...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy in a Chihauhau, chihauhau, male dogs
chihauhau, male dogs, gestation period: Male dogs who have been neutered can sometimes breed, but they cannot produce pups. The gestation period for all dogs is exactly the same no matter the size., it s alway son average 63 days from mating. Your little dog sounds adorable :) If the dog was really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Pregnant Dachshund, dachshund, good luck
dachshund, good luck, babies: You really should ve been taking her temp twice per day every day for at least the last two weeks. That gives you something to compare. Usually if their temp goes down under 100 and stays there you will have pups within 24 hours. I hope you re prepared for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, mucus plug, rule of thumb
mucus plug, rule of thumb, yorkie: Hi Lisa. It s really hard to go by milk production alone. Some dogs may get their milk in a week or so before whelping, some a few days before. Some even wait until after whelping. Watch for her to lose her mucus plug, and you can take her temp. If you take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies, pregnancy calendar, shih tzu
pregnancy calendar, shih tzu, interesting facts: HI Tammy. A dogs pregnancy usually lasts 63 days. She can go anywhere between 58-65 days however. Go to www.debbiejensen.com and click on the pregnancy calendar. It will tell you when she s due, and give you many interesting facts about the developing puppies...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pups cry while nursing, beef liver, milk replacement
beef liver, milk replacement, cooking beef: Hi Mardy It sounds like they are getting more air and not enough nutrients. I would rotate the litter, give the female three at a time and let them fill up naturally and supplement if necessary. Are you using a feeding tube? The milk replacement may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pekingese first birth, pekingese, belly button
pekingese, belly button, mucus: Hi Kelly! From what I know about the breed, it is true. She ll most likely need your help. I m going to give you a really good web site that has a ton of great information. It has plenty of pictures, and tells you how to cut cords, tear bags, ect. It ll also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pick of the litter, quality females, female boxer
quality females, female boxer, tests word: HI Bill. First things first, you need to have his health testing done if you re wanting to breed him. Boxers are very known for heart problems, so you need to have his heart Holter tested, ECHO d is even better. This needs to be done by a vet that is specialized...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pom *cookie*, dog playpen, safe place
dog playpen, safe place, pup: Hi Mary We always recommend a crate and use them and start training puppies in them as young as 4 weeks. A crate is a safe place for the pup to be. You don t need a large one. Put a couple of toys and a blanket in there, and after a few days, he should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: post cesarean care in pug, canned dog food, safe alternatives
canned dog food, safe alternatives, cesarean: It s normal, especially after pups have nursed or during. Check her temp, which should be close to 101. If she has a fever, contact your vet. If she hasn t gone poo by today DO contact your vet for safe alternatives to help her potty. You can try giving her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, flank area, canine pregnancy
flank area, canine pregnancy, puppy food: There are no real symptoms for canine pregnancy. But I can tell you that nothing you mentioned other than the fact that she tied would lead me to believe that she is pregnant. There is definitely something wrong. Dogs don t lose apetite when they are pregnant....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about my dog, false pregnancy, heat cycle
false pregnancy, heat cycle, picky eater: HI Jessica. It doesn t sound stupid. Your dog may be pregnant. Some dogs behavior will change completely when she s pregnant. She may also be experiencing a false pregnancy, or she may still be somewhat hormonal from her heat cycle. You ll just have to wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Rottweiler is Pregnant, whelping box, december 28th
whelping box, december 28th, litters: Hi Angela. You said that they did infact breed before the 28th, but didn t tie. You don t always need a tie for a dog to become pregnant. Breeders want the tie, but I ve personally known dogs that have become pregnant without one. That may be what s going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: regarding an different question, feed puppy food, uterine horn
feed puppy food, uterine horn, adult food: It is absolutely okay, and even encourage to feed her a good quality puppy food. Heart, kidney and liver in moderation are fine as is chicken. You can boil it and give her the gravy and the meat. Everything but the chicken can be given raw. But remember...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu dog -6 months old in heat, health food store, baby aspirin
health food store, baby aspirin, chlorophil: You can absolutely bathe her. You can also use a pair of boys underwear with a kotex pad inside. Use the opening on the front of the boys underwear (put them on her backwards) for her tail. They are much more comfie for dogs than pampers. You can get some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih-tzu at 59 days, mucous discharge, brown discharge
mucous discharge, brown discharge, fetal movement: HI Lisa. It sounds like she s getting ready. I d go ahead and make sure her box is ready, and everything else that you ll need for the big day. This is the hardest part.....waiting for it to happen. DId you tell him of the brown discharge she was having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu first heat, quality dog food, male shih tzu
quality dog food, male shih tzu, shih tzu: Absolutely she could ve and likely did depending on the timing and how experienced your male is. A pregnant eight month old is about like a pregnant thirteen year old girl. Make sure her diet is right,. have her vet checked at about twenty five days to confirm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu in heat, swollen vulva, human females
swollen vulva, human females, clear jell: Hi Ivis. Your breed is known for irregular cycles. Also, sometimes, some females will have trouble with their first cycle. Kind of like human females. That may be what s going on here. She may also be going through a silent heat, that may be why you re not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shivering, glucose solution, laundry room
glucose solution, laundry room, heating pad: Hi Angelica. Hypoglycemia can cause shivering. A drop of glucose solution on the tongue once an hour can help with this. If it gets too bad, he ll need injections if this is what s wrong. My best advice would be to take the pups to the vet for a check up just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Silent / split seasons, stud owner, cystology
stud owner, cystology, lh levels: Hi Clare They can be fertile during a silent heat. The only way to know for sure is to start taking her to the vet for cystology and progesterone testing. Only by monitoring her horomone levels are going to get any idea of when she is actually ready to breed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Small Chihuahua Pregnant by Malitpoo??, maltipoo, whelping
maltipoo, whelping, spayed: Hi, And you are right to be worried. You can either have her spayed now to be sure she doesn t have a difficult pregnancy and whelping (One that could kill her), you can wait to have her ultrasounded at a month past the date she possibly got bred, see how...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Strictures in the vagina, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, csection: Vaginal strictures are not uncommon in bitches of all breeds. They can be caused by hormonal imbalances, she might not have been ready to breed when he actually bred her. Usually with strictures it is better to have the bitch evaluated prior to being bred,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Symptoms of Delivery, giving birth to puppies, great dane
giving birth to puppies, great dane, vet: I hope you have both a vet standing by and someone experienced to help you. Whelping a dog is not an easy thing for a beginner and believe it or not Great Dane s are notoriously difficult whelpers. Please read and study this website and do try to have someone...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: scared woman, mucus plug, comfy place
mucus plug, comfy place, whelping box: Hi Corey It s common and expected for her mucus plug to start draining a few days to a week prior to whelp. When she is ready, she will quit eating and start nesting. Make sure you have a safe and comfy place for her to whelp her litter. A whelping...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: season, reproduction department, staffy
reproduction department, staffy, 3wk: Hi Stephanie A season usually last for 21 plus days. A week of swelling, a week or two of bleeding, and then she ovulating and in danger of becoming pregnant. Some females bleed lightly the entire time. However, excessive bleeding can indicate an...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: does the sire or dam determine size pf puppies, cystology, five generations
cystology, five generations, tiny female: Both the sire and the dam contribute to the size of the puppies, along with grandparents on both sides and all the way back to the fifth generation. Which is why breeding a very tiny female is always dangerous no matter the size of the dog being bred to her....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: small yorkie, brucellosis test, vet checks
brucellosis test, vet checks, parents and grandparents: Hi Deanna Let s take your questions one at a time. That s pretty small and unless you are sure of the sizes of her parents and grandparents, as well as the sizes of the parents and grandparents of any male you choose. I d pass on breeding her. If you breed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spay dog during pregnancy?, australian cattle dog, cattle dog
australian cattle dog, cattle dog, late date: Hi Erin. You may be hard pressed to find a vet that will do the spay this far along. There are a couple of complications in a spay when the dog is already pregnant. She may hemorrage, but that s possible with any dog at any given time. This is really just...