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Dog Breeding and Whelping: She is confusing me., professional medical attention, shi tzu
professional medical attention, shi tzu, definite sign: Hi Lynn: Probably one of the most difficult areas in dog breeding is knowing when whelping will occur - second only to distinguishing the fertile time to breed the female. The temperature drop indication can be tricky at best. I ve had females show a marked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dachshund puppies, mini dachsund, dachshund puppies
mini dachsund, dachshund puppies, calcium supplements: Hi Tammy: The average litter size for dachshunds varies a bit but is generally anywhere from 3 to 6 puppies so the previous litter was just a tad on the high side. Obviously, many factors impact litter size, such as sperm quality, egg viability, etc. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, artificial insemination, health issue
artificial insemination, health issue, motions: It s unlikely she s too small but since you re encountering so much difficulty I would urge you to have her thoroughly examined by your vet to ensure there isn t a physical problem that s contributing to the lack of breeding success. It s wise to wait to have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, animal control officer, chihuahuah
animal control officer, chihuahuah, dog spayed: Hi Gretta. Is it possible for a Chihuahuah to get a large dog pregnant? Yes it is. I knew of one small boy who got a Great Dane pregnant. It can happen. Dogs are very good at finding ways to make it happen. As for your delima here, wanting the dog owner to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog not producing milk, time mother, oxytocin
time mother, oxytocin, placenta: Hello Tristin: There are a number of possibilities as to why this may be occurring. She may have retained a puppy or placenta in her uterus, which can lead to a life-threatening infection. I would strongly urge you to have your veterinarian examine her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog just had puppys, canned pumpkin, puppy food
canned pumpkin, puppy food, electrolites: Hi Tina: Yes, diarrhea following whelping is very common, especially if she ingested even a few of the placentas. I would try giving her a spoonful of plain canned pumpkin (not spiced pie filling) & see if that helps firm up her stool. Of course, if it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogue de Bordeaux at day 62, dogue de bordeaux, french mastiffs
dogue de bordeaux, french mastiffs, french mastiff: Hello Tiff: It certainly sounds as if you ve done extensive research for which I truly applaud you! I wish others were as intelligent about breeding as you obviously are!!! Yes, unfortunately most of the Mastiff varieties do require C-sections but not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up breastmilk in dogs, drying up breastmilk, cold compresses
drying up breastmilk, cold compresses, bandage: Hi Joyce. It ll take her breasts a while to get close to normal again. Cut back slightly on her food and water, and you can try to apply cold compresses to her breasts. Some people will even wrap a bandage around the dog to help dry up the milk. Since the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dachshund pregnancy, fetal heartbeats, canine reproduction
fetal heartbeats, canine reproduction, doxie: Hi Ginger: Usually an experienced vet or breeder is able to palpate the fetuses around 20 to 30 days gestation. An even more reliable test is an ultrasound, which can detect fetal heartbeats at about 25 days gestation. True, a normal X-ray can t show the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: up date, cleft palate, comming weeks
cleft palate, comming weeks, real food: Hi Donna: Glad to hear all is basically going well. I had feared the little boy might have a minor cleft palate since he seemed unable or unwilling to latch onto a nipple to nurse so I m extremely happy the vet examined him to rule out that possibility....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: day best to mate dogs, straw color, heat cycle
straw color, heat cycle, matings: Hi Kristy: On average, a female will enter into estrus, the fertile portion of the heat cycle, around day 9 or 10 from the initial beginning of the cycle. At this point, the vaginal discharge will become lighter in flow & color, becoming more of a light...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is My doberman Pregnant, doberman pinchers, female humans
doberman pinchers, female humans, ultrasound: Hi Sandy. It s really, really hard to say. When you want them to take, is when they don t, and vise versa. :-) Every dog is different, like all female humans. It usually only takes one time, although breeders want at least two. I would treat her like she was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, pregnant dogs, frequent urination
pregnant dogs, frequent urination, pregnant female: Hi Brett: Usually a pregnant female will have a brief period of more frequent urination but this usually occurs earlier in the pregnancy. However, in all pregnant dogs urination becomes more frequent the later they are in gestation due to the puppies growth...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is messing in my house., english bulldog, metabolic state
english bulldog, metabolic state, urinary tract infection: Hello Tina: I would be certain she doesn t have any physical issue occurring, such as a bladder or urinary tract infection first - if you re certain it s nothing like that, all I can think of is she may be going through a hormonal storm & it might be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, pregnancy question, whelp
pregnancy question, whelp, yers: Exercise is good for a female, during pregnancy, it keeps her active and her muscles toned, for an easier whelp. I would be concerned about the content of the water, was it dirty and what are the chances of her getting an infection? That s where the issue...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, whelping box, prelabor signs
whelping box, prelabor signs, pregnancy question: If the temp hasn t gone down, then it s not time yet. Prelabor signs are intense digging, constant panting, looking for a place to hide maybe. This can last up to 24 hours before whelping begins. Just make sure her whelping box is in a warm, but not too hot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog stopped breastfeeding, puppy food, puppy formula
puppy food, puppy formula, bottle feeding: Hi Trina. If mom won t feed them, then it s time you step in. Since they re only three weeks old, you may want to start them on a bottle for now. You can soak puppy food in either water or puppy formula and let it get really soft. You can then try to feed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I don't know where to begin!!!, vanilla ice cream, puppy formula
vanilla ice cream, puppy formula, table scraps: You can try a regular baby bottle. That s what I use myself if the puppy is big is enough. Just make sure the nipple doesn t flow too fast. The recipe is 1 can evaporated milk, 2 egg yolks, 1 carton plain yogurt, 6 oz. boiled water. Here s a really good link...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to expect the puppies?, estimated due date, false pregnancy
estimated due date, false pregnancy, x ray: Hi Kristen. Without knowing a due date, or even an estimated due date, no one can really tell you for sure when your dog is going to whelp. Every dog is different, and will get milk in at different times. Some dogs will get it in about a week before whelping,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Labor???, little mama, chocolate lab
little mama, chocolate lab, whelping box: Hi Lindsey: The temperature taking is one way you may get to know when whelping will occur. Of course, like many things, it doesn t always occur in every dog & results can be iffy at best. You technically should begin taking a pregnant dog s temp about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/skin conditions, puppy owners, parents
Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/skin conditions, puppy owners, parents

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up breastmilk in dogs
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up breastmilk in dogs

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Labor???, braxton hicks contractions, cavalier king charles spaniel
Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Labor???, braxton hicks contractions, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rebreeding, puppy mill, quality diet
Dog Breeding and Whelping: rebreeding, puppy mill, quality diet, vet

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female bitches, 2 females, whelping box
2 females, whelping box, good chance: It s great to have females get along so well, there is a good chance that if one has a problem with pups, the other will take up the slack. I would still make sure they each have their own separate whelping box/area where the other can t get into. Some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female cycle, heat cycle, month and a half
heat cycle, month and a half, spade: Hi Jo Sometimes it takes a few weeks or months to have her vulva go back to normal , depending on the breed, sometimes it never goes back. A heat cycle last about 21 days. It s important to remember that it continues AFTER the bleeding occurs, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female dachshund is still in heat..., prime reasons, heat cycle
prime reasons, heat cycle, dachshund: Hi Ginger: On average, the estrus (fertile) portion of the heat cycle lasts for about 5 to 7 days but varies from dog to dog so it s a good guess your girl is having a normal one but it can still last for days more to come, which isn t at all uncommon....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female in season, female rottweiler, heat cycle
female rottweiler, heat cycle, vulva: Hello Jane: It s certainly possible she s beginning her heat cycle. On average dogs have a heat cycle approximately every 5-7 months. Usually the discharge isn t stringy but this varies from dog to dog so that may just be her. I m including a few links...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fertility, black mouth cur, bitch in heat
black mouth cur, bitch in heat, two puppies: Hi Brandi. I had a female once that would only go into heat once a year. I LOVED this dog. It was very convienant to have a dog that only cycled once a year, especially since a bitch is only suppose to be bred once a year. I don t know of anything that will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: just a few questions, hard boiled egg, hot water bottle
hard boiled egg, hot water bottle, goats milk: Hi Donna: Yes, it s true that web sites & books will only go into so much detail & things can be too textbook as far as info goes. Most breeders have their own way of handling certain situations, diets, etc so a lot of this will be opinion! OK, she had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: inexperienced male, yorkies, good luck
yorkies, good luck, few days: Hi Linda. You can try to use a teaser male. Get a different male, and put him on a leash. Put the male that you want to use up, so he can see what s going on, but can t get to them. Let him see the female with the other male. Just don t let them actually breed....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: jack russel pregnancy, jack russel, size differences
jack russel, size differences, x ray: Hi Wendy. I would be worried a tad bit because of the size differences. Don t let her get fat, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise. You can have an x-ray done at day 50 to see about how many there are, and if there are any really big ones. I would wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Late Cycle Breeding??, late bloomer, viable pregnancy
late bloomer, viable pregnancy, damn dogs: Hi Sarah Those damn dogs all seem to know when you re not watching! Just like kids, they sneak it in when your back is turned. The reason they may not have shown interest was because you were standing there supervising.... and three s a crowd. Trust...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lhasa apso/french bulldog, health screening tests, french bulldog
health screening tests, french bulldog, two dogs: Hi Amy: Anytime breeding occurs there s a potential for problems, even if breeding two dogs of the same breed & knowing extensively about their individual backgrounds & bloodline. All breeds have their health issues. So, if you opt to breed two dogs of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, newborn puppy, puppy care
newborn puppy, puppy care, whelping: Hi Linda: It s always difficult to know for sure when a female will begin labor. The signs include restlessness, shivering, panting, vomiting & refusal of food but not every dog does everything & some will show no sign until actual contractions begin. It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male not acheiving tie, turkey baster method, french bulldog
turkey baster method, french bulldog, sperm quality: Hi Deanna: It IS possible to achieve a pregnancy without actually having a tie occur but the odds are considerably less w/o a tie. And frankly, breeds such as yours often have natural breeding difficulties & many go the A.I. route. If your male is ejaculating...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating Yorkies, nasal aspirator, turkey baster
nasal aspirator, turkey baster, artificial insemination: Hello: OK, it sounds as if your female is in estrus which is the fertile portion of the cycle - this is the only time when she ll accept a male & will even encourage him to mate. On average, estrus lasts about 5 to 7 days but varies from dog to dog so it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother stopped nursing at 4 weeks?, pit bull puppies, artificial flavors
pit bull puppies, artificial flavors, puppy food: Hi Sara. Puppy food at this point is all they need. Some moms will quit at a certain age, usually when the teeth grow in, or the nails get too sharp. They should be fed three, maybe four times a day. I personally only feed three times a day at this age. Water...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maiden Maltese whelped 2/6/08, whelped, best bet
whelped, best bet, rough road: Ok, that sounds better. :-) There s not a whole lot that you can do to make mom want to nurse them. Make sure their toenails are kept cut. If she still want to be with them, but not to feed them, then let her. They got her colostrum, so it s be safe to go...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male not intersted in female, instinct, pairs
instinct, pairs, period of time: Hi Dale It s typical for pairs that are raised and/or housed together for extended period of time to not be interested in each other. What day is she at? Did she just come into heat? If so, keep them separated for a few days and bring them back together....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating my dog, cant get it in., cavalier king charles, bitches
cavalier king charles, bitches, variations: How old is your dog? Has he ever been used for stud before? If he ll allow handling, you can try guiding his penis with one hand while using your other hand, placing it just beneath his tail when he s in mid-mount & push him slightly up & forward to help him....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating out of season, breed dogs, split season
breed dogs, split season, going on a trip: Hi Lyn. She may have had what s called a split season. It s where a dog starts heat, stops, then picks it back up at a later time. It happens more than you d think. That may be what happened here. If not, then it is kind of odd. Did she willingly breed? Dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: miscarrage, vet asap, vet visit
vet asap, vet visit, litters: This discharge isn t normal so I would have her examined by your vet ASAP. It may very well be a miscarriage but your vet will need to ensure if it is that her uterus is clean or she could develop a life-threatening infection. There are several possibilities...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother dog not producing enough milk, puppy formula, time breeder
puppy formula, time breeder, dark beer: Hi Kim. IS mom drinking and eating fine? Try putting some broth over her food to get her to eat more if she s not. I ll tell you a little trick that I learned from a long time breeder....give the dog a tbsp of dark beer. That will usually kick in milk production....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New to family -Chinese Crested, dauschunds, dauschund
dauschunds, dauschund, frequent outings: Hello Angie - I know you addressed this to Cindy but since I had a few minutes I looked in the question pool area of this site & saw your post. I think Cindy may be at maximum capacity or similar scenario which may explain your request being in the pool...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: next heat after whelping first litter of labs, computer glitch, heat cycles
computer glitch, heat cycles, bad computer: Hi Shirley. Please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. I had a bad computer glitch. I would watch for her to go into heat in about 6 months. That s the normal length between heat cycles. However, she may go a bit longer in between. I d start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Odd heat, swollen vulva, false heat
swollen vulva, false heat, best of luck: Hello Mike: It certainly sounds like it s a split heat. Unfortunately, all dogs vary in their cycles & of course, even more so when dealing with such circumstances like a split heat, silent heat, false heat, etc. You can either have your vet examine her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Opening Eyes after birth, ear canals, bardstown ky
ear canals, bardstown ky, puppes: Hello Lee: Puppies will usually begin to open their eyes around 10 days to two weeks. They usually will begin to crack open on one side or the other & within a day or two they re usually completely open; however, their vision has not yet developed & this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Ovulation, progesterone levels, false heat
progesterone levels, false heat, artificial insemination: Hi Regi: Being able to accurately time for a successful breeding is as much an art as it is science, in my opinion. Of course there is progesterone testing, which will indicate when her eggs have dropped meaning she s fertile in doggie reproduction lingo....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How often should I let my female tie with the stud?, home untill, litter size
home untill, litter size, old wives: You should seperate them because a) it hard on the male and b) after breeding, a female should sit (preferably in a crate) so that she doesn t pee and flush out any viable semen. It s safe to breed them once a day for the days that the female will stand...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How old is too old for a female bitch to breed., american kennel club, reproductive organs
american kennel club, reproductive organs, hi aaron: Hi Aaron: A bitch will continue to experience heat cycles her entire life so unless she gets spayed she could, theoretically, continue to have puppies for life; however, usually with age the eggs become less viable & usually the litter size will decrease,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Having other dogs around puppies, new brood, two bitches
new brood, two bitches, pregnant female: Hello Lisa: You ll probably have to judge how both dogs act once the litter is born. Definitely isolate the pregnant female during whelping & for several days afterwards, so that she has quality time & privacy to bond with her litter without interference....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Post whelping crying, quality dog food, puppy food
quality dog food, puppy food, cottage cheese: Hi Lynn: It s not unusual for new & strange behavior to be displayed after whelping but I d certainly try to reassure her as much as possible. It sounds like she s feeling very anxious - like women, those hormones play a huge role in how she feels & handles...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, accident occured, intestinal parasites
accident occured, intestinal parasites, cottage cheese: Hi Jenn: I would suggest you work closely with your veterinarian on most of your questions. He will best know when the best time for her to be dewormed is - it is dependent on what type, if any, intestinal parasites she may have. Also I whole-heartedly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Premature Whelping, magical number, whelping
magical number, whelping, x ray: Hi Kara. Usually, the temp drop is lower. Some girls are different however. Most pups born before day 58 don t have much of a chance sadly. That seems to be the magical number. Is there anyway that she was bred earlier than you thought? As for her behavior,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pure jack russel with a pattadale terrier, different dog breeds, patterdale terrier
different dog breeds, patterdale terrier, jack russel: People often cross breed different dog breeds in the hopes of coming out with a new designer breed which they think will sell for more money & be more desirable. Personally, I am not a huge fan of this practice. I don t know of any such breeding but I m...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant 41/2 yr old maltese, fetal heartbeats, wise idea
fetal heartbeats, wise idea, foul odor: Hi Kelli: I m assuming this is her first breeding? She s showing some of the normal signs for pregnancy - generally, a pregnant girl may urinate more frequently & tend to be more lethargic & usually somewhat more clingy than usual, as in seeking more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant, yellow vaginal discharge, yellow discharge
yellow vaginal discharge, yellow discharge, pyometra: Hello Regan: She s having yellow vaginal discharge following mating? Generally, if a bitch is in estrus, which is the fertile portion of the heat cycle, the vaginal discharge will become more of a light pink to straw color. After mating has occurred, the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer, mucus plug, pant
mucus plug, pant, backbone: Hi Peggy. She should lose her mucus plug 24-48 hours before she starts labor. She may start to dig like crazy, pant constantly, and may try to find a place to hide about 24 hours before labor actually starts. With most girls, when you can see their backbone,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant chihuahua discharge, 7th week of pregnancy, mucus plug
7th week of pregnancy, mucus plug, week of pregnancy: Hi Tia: My best guess is the discharge you described was the mucus plug being expelled. This normally occurs from one to two weeks before whelping but all dogs vary in timing. As long as it had no greenish tint or foul odor to it I strongly suspect that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant yorkie, skeptical attitude, toxic sprays
skeptical attitude, toxic sprays, bad milk: Hello Lisa: Hmm, ok, I have a slightly better understanding now how you came to the conclusion that her milk may have been bad but unfortunately, without knowing for sure what the root problem was there s no way to know for certain. If I were you I would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: premature labour, premature labour, black discharge
premature labour, black discharge, tempreture: Hi Julia. If you can get them to day 58, then they might just be ok. Anytime sooner than that, and chances are slim. Any discharge before the first puppy is born is cause for concern. You may want to request an x-ray or ultrasound to make sure that all is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy feeding, tea spoon, teats
tea spoon, teats, bellies: Hi Donna: Good to know they re all developing well & thriving. They will normally eat very small amounts but frequently so I d actually feed them 4 to 5 times a day if possible. The more accustomed they become to eating on their own vs nursing from mom...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pups temp, hot water bottles, hot water bottle
hot water bottles, hot water bottle, whelping box: LOL Oh, poor Donna! No, dear, you re over-obsessing! If they re nursing well & gaining weight, trust me, if they were feeling cold or uncomfortable they d be huddling together & being extremely vocal in protest! They do not suffer in silence. As long as they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rat Terrier whelping/diet, first time mom, whelped puppies
first time mom, whelped puppies, colored string: Congratulations! First breech in pups not uncommon, in fact it s considered normal. The food color string was in fact the sac of the pup without one, another common occurrence. It s important that all the placenta s are expelled. The color is waste,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rat terrier whelping, puppy food, quality puppy
puppy food, quality puppy, rat terriers: Puppy food has higher proteins and fats. So the not only does the Dam put on weight but the pups become bigger too. It s old school where by vets and some breeders start their breeding females on puppy food the draw back is the risk of complications...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rebreeding, empty nest syndrome, calcium depletion
empty nest syndrome, calcium depletion, puppy mills: Hi Debbie: Follow your head! Breeding consecutively greatly increases the risks for problems, such as birth defects due to calcium depletion & even if all the puppies are fine, it s likely the mother s calcium will be minimal to none, which often leads...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Just received a female boxer, female boxers, male boxer
female boxers, male boxer, female boxer: Hi Megan. I would definitely wait until this girl is at least two years old to breed her again. Boxers are slow to mature, and need the extra time. Is it the sister killed the litter, or could it be that something was wrong with them that caused their death,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu 64 days pregnant, mucus plug, many different things
mucus plug, many different things, quiet room: Hi! The temp drop doesn t stay down, that s why so many times it s missed. It sounds like mom is trying to gear up to whelp. If she doesn t do anything by tomorrow, I d put a call in to the vet. I wouldn t let her go past day 65 without a check up at least....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Size difference, two dogs, health screening
two dogs, health screening, healthwise: Hi Michele: Usually there s a much bigger risk if the female is considerably smaller than the male vs the other way around; however, with any breeding there s always a potential for unanticipated health problems. If you can, it s extremely important to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Split Heat?, swollen vulva, heat cycles
swollen vulva, heat cycles, good luck: Hi Taryn. It sure sounds like a split heat. It s more common than people would think. It s usually caused by stress or trauma. If there are more than a few days between the heat cycles, then it would be safe to conclude that the second part of the heat is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud fee with pick of the litter, stud owner, two females
stud owner, two females, stud fee: Hi. If you have already sold the two females, and the stud owner picked out the male, then they re stuck. You tell them that both females are already spoken for, and that they had chosen the male. A stud owner doesn t get to change their mind in the middle...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is this safe, sharpe, vet
sharpe, vet, pregnancy: Hi Nicole: At 14 this can prove to be a difficult situation. Depending on if she s ever had a litter before it would be best to one) establish if she s truly pregnant by contacting your vet & discussing what tests are available - a lot depends on how far...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: scab on puppys back, birthweight, skin irritation
birthweight, skin irritation, puppies: Hi Faye: Hmm, this is a puzzle. Without being able to physically see the scab I m unsure of what to say. As long as all the puppies are eating & seem fine, I d assume this is nothing about which to be overly concerned. For now, just keep an eye on the area...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: schnauzer pregnancy, normal delivery, teats
normal delivery, teats, x ray: Hi Zach: Well, I could give you a much better idea if you would tell me when breeding occurred? It sounds as if she s at least probably 52 days or so gestation but that could be nearly a 2 week span so I d have to know more before I would even hazard a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sex of puppies, male puppies, shih tzu
male puppies, shih tzu, mother nature: Hi Donna Sorry for the delay, this question went to cyberspace. Two things I can t predict, sex and quantity. That s up to Mother Nature. Personally, I have used a male on three different females. One female had 2 males, 5 females. The next had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih-tzu pregnancy lenght, sign of labor, general anesthesia
sign of labor, general anesthesia, cesarian: Hi Lynn: The average gestation of 63 days is simply that - an average. Plus it can be tricky to know a precise due date since it s essentially 63 days from conception, not from first mating. Conception usually takes place several days later so that may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: siberian husky, siberian husky, puppies
siberian husky, puppies, good luck: Hi Eva. That s pretty normal. Most girls start this when they get further along. It doesn t absolutely mean that the pups will be here soon, just that mom s body needs more rest. A dog pregnancy usually lasts 63 days, or 9 weeks. That should tell you when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spaying, spayed or neutered, attitude change
spayed or neutered, attitude change, dog spayed: Hi Ashia. When a dog goes into heat for the first time, she often will have an attitude change before her cycle begins. She may become clingy to her humans, or she may become hateful to other dogs. Her vulva will swell, and the bleeding should begin. If you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spaying, anesthisia, rott
anesthisia, rott, spayed: Hi Ashia. Find out if your breed(s) are sensitive to any type of anesthisia. If so, make sure the vet doesn t use it on your dog. With any surgery, there s always a risk, you can t help that. After the surgery, a dog can pull their stitches out, so you need...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dog, health screening, resources guide
health screening, resources guide, lhasa apso: Hi Lindsey: I m not sure if I understand your question correctly. Are you asking if your male breeds a bitch at his current age are the puppies eligible for AKC registration? If so, then yes, the AKC requires the stud be a minimum of 7 months of age at...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud problems?, bad experience, lack of interest
bad experience, lack of interest, instinct: Hi Mark: There could be a number of factors. If he s too young he may simply not be mature enough to have the instinct to mate. He may be reluctant to mate if he s had a bad experience with a female in the past & is too passive toward them. Of course, there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: swollen nipple, swollen nipple, mammary gland
swollen nipple, mammary gland, nipples: Hi Gemma: Please make an appointment to have your vet examine her ASAP. This is indicative of a mammary gland infection called mastitis & could lead to serious complications if not treated quickly. Please see the following link for additional info on this:...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Toy poodle diarrhoea., canned pumpkin, puppy food
canned pumpkin, puppy food, toy poodle: Hi Chrissie, No eggs, no milk formula and no puppy food. The puppy food could be too rich and causing the diarrhea. Give her canned pumpkin, not the pumpkin pie filling, just straight canned pumpkin to help tighten her up. Put her back on her regular...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: urgent pls help, nedbank, e mail
nedbank, e mail, puppies: I would seriously urge you to discuss with your vet about terminating her pregnancy. Some dogs simply do NOT make good mothers & it sounds to me that your female is one who lacks the attributes necessary. I would have her spayed & not risk another litter out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: urination and pregnancy in dogs, pregnancy in dogs, paper towels
pregnancy in dogs, paper towels, urination: Hi Liz: Yes, this is perfectly normal - at this stage of pregnancy, the puppies sizes are developing very rapidly & will begin to press against her bladder. She may do a little better for a few weeks but obviously as the pregnancy progresses she ll need...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: vets, having puppies, genetic trait
having puppies, genetic trait, body doesn: Hi Gemma: If she encountered this once either she wasn t receiving the proper nutritional requirements or her body doesn t process it well or in a way that safe-guards her body. Usually, in my experience, if a bitch has one episode I don t risk her having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weaning pups early, puppy kibble, loose bowels
puppy kibble, loose bowels, canned pumpkin: Hi Christine: I sincerely sympathize with your situation. It sounds as if both you & your new mother dog are a bit exhausted! Actually this is a perfectly acceptable time to begin the weaning process. But bear in mind, that s truly what it is - a process....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping box heater?, lamb skin, female boxer
lamb skin, female boxer, 2 liter bottles: Hi Michelle. I use fake lamb skin in the bottom of the box, and use the two liter bottles for warmth. I don t use anything else. I have found that this works wonders, and won t make mom too hot. You could use a heat lamp, but you have to watch it carefully...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping concerns.(dashchunds), dashchund, whelping box
dashchund, whelping box, nostrils: Hi Katrina Mother Nature may or may not kick in. But if you need to assist, bring the pup to the mother and let her eat off the sac. Using a clean towel or rag, you can vigorously rub the pup and make sure everything is clear of their mouth and nose,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping difficulties, upstairs bathroom, labouring
upstairs bathroom, labouring, alaskan malamute: Hello Kris: Pin-pointing the exact due date can be very tricky. For one thing, although the average gestation is 63 days remember it s 63 days from conception, not first breeding so it s very likely she s not truly 67 days along. It sounds to me as if she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping/feeding the mother, human babies, puppy food
human babies, puppy food, wonderful mother: Hi Adriana Congrats! Did you breed her over a course of a few days or only once? Pups, much like human babies, come when they are ready. The best thing to feed your female is puppy food. A good quality food, Timberwolf, Solid Gold, Canidae, etc....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping of Female Pit and seperation of male and female during whelping, motherly instinct, female pit
motherly instinct, female pit, first few days: Hi Dez: I doubt he d try to actually harm the puppies but you will need to keep him away from them for a wile so that the female doesn t become stressed & she may be the one who harms him! The normal motherly instinct usually kicks in immediately & she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie breeding age, quality puppies, swelling of the vulva
quality puppies, swelling of the vulva, initial signs: Hi Lindsey: A female will usually have her first heat cycle around 6 to 8 months of age & then about every 6 months thereafter. All will vary somewhat in their cycles so all I can give you is the average. Since she s already 6 months old, be on the look-out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1 yr old Boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, undue stress: No, that s not true. If you allow the dogs to breed many times, what you could end up with are premature puppies, that may or not make it. A dog with one testicle shouldn t be bred, as he can pass this on to his offspring, although he can in fact sire puppies...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my 3 year old labrador, blood on the floor, best bet
blood on the floor, best bet, placenta: Hi. Dogs do have only one puppy sometimes. However, with everything else you have described, I would highly suggest taking her in to the vet to see if that s all she has, or if there are anymore in there. If a puppy or placenta is left inside, it can cause...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 4lb yorkie pregnant, rude question, yorkies
rude question, yorkies, whelping: Hi Melissa. You don t have to be sorry, that s definitely not a rude question.:-) Dogs don t see these things the same way we do. People don t understand that sometimes, and I think that they put their own feelings onto their dogs. Aborting the puppies may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 7 months since last heat?, last heat, direct email
last heat, direct email, heat cycle: The sugar test is the same as used by diabetics to test for sugar in the urine. The test is based on the fact that sugar appears in the mucus of the cervix when the female begins to ovulate. Insert the strip next to the cervix and hold it there for a minute....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: avoiding future puppies, losing blood, whelp
losing blood, whelp, 9 months: Hi Lorraine, Some females can bleed for a month or more, depending on their size, the size of the litter and the severity of whelp. Depending on when your female came into season prior, (every 6 months, or 9 months) she will come in again the same time...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Birth moms, birth moms, health check
birth moms, health check, eugenia: Hi Eugenia. If she acts like she s having trouble holding her water, then she may need to go to the vet to see if something is going on with her. If she was completely house trained before the litter was born, but regressed afterwards, then a health check...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after labor?, last puppy, size litter
last puppy, size litter, cocker spaniel: Hi Jackie. I would take her in to the vet for a check up, and to make sure that everything is out. If something is left in there, it can cause a serious infection, and even death. A bloody discharge is normal after giving birth. But what exactly do you mean...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Pups- discharge from nose, upper respiratory infection, respitory problems
upper respiratory infection, respitory problems, milky discharge: It sounds like what ever was going on with the first puppy may be preading. I would definitely take the whole litter in to see what s going on. They all may need to be put on a course of antibiotics just to be safe. Here is a web site with a few respitory...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer in Labor?, early stages of labor, stages of labor
early stages of labor, stages of labor, safe side: Hi Wendy. It sounds like she is getting ready. Sometimes dogs will get diarrhea before labor, and after. It s nature s way of cleaning things out. I don t know what you mean by her being shaky, but I d put a call in to the vet just to be on the safe side....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my Boxer pregnant, false pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
false pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, heat cycle: Hi Melissa. This is a super common question, and I m going to give you my common answer.:-) It s so hard to tell if a dog is pregnant this early. Dogs can experience a false pregnancy, that mimics a real one, making it even harder to tell for sure. One thing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer puppies, boxer puppies, having puppies
boxer puppies, having puppies, male boxer: Hi. Actually, dogs become pregnant while they re still bleeding, usually between days 11-14 of the heat cycle, although some may ovulate earlier or later than this. Vets honestly don t know a whole lot about breeding unless they re a breeder themselves. It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer puppies, cleft pallet, boxer puppies
cleft pallet, boxer puppies, sick puppies: Hi Ashley. How old was she when she had her first litter, and was she bred two heat cycles in a row. Being bred too early, or too many times in a row can cause problems with both mom and puppies. However, if she was bred at the right time, and given a cycle...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer with vaginal infection, estrogen cream, dogs in heat
estrogen cream, dogs in heat, young bitches: It sounds like she may have juvenile vaginitis.. It is common in young bitches, and can attract male dogs like she was in heat. It usually clears itself up after the first heat cycle. It sounds like the vet is treating it correctly. If it continues, you may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BREEDING, yorkshire terriers, c sections
yorkshire terriers, c sections, yorkshire: Hi Linda In larger breeds, that weight difference wouldn t be that big of an issues, but in the smaller breeds it is a huge disadvantage. Typically males are larger than females HOWEVER a male doubled in size of the female will produce some big pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Shi-Tzu Dogs, shi tzu dogs, male dogs
shi tzu dogs, male dogs, breeding dogs: That s a good decision. A lot of people don t understand what exactly goes into having a litter. It s time consuming, very expensive. However, just because a dog is bred doesn t always mean that you re shortening her life span. I have known plenty of females...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bullmastiff Bitch Whelping, ceserean, whelped
ceserean, whelped, bullmastiff: The thing is my Mastiff whelped on day 75. DAY 75!! I couldn t believe it, but thankfully I have a very calm and level headed vet. Who informed that larger dogs can hold out longer without issue. My advise, wait it out, the discharge of the mucus plug...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: beeding?, signs of pregnancy, heat cycle
signs of pregnancy, heat cycle, last heat: Hi James. Is there any way that she could be going through a split-heat? Did her last heat cycle last the normal length, and did she allow the stud to breed her? Some dogs vulva will stay larger after a heat cycle if she took, some won t. It s awfully early...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch in heat, supervised outings, bitch in heat
supervised outings, bitch in heat, whelp: Hi Sarah The only way to guarantee no pups, is to keep her isolate from males. That means keep her in a crate for at least a month with only supervised outings. That way, when you are ready to have her bred, you ll know for certain who she was bred with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch rejected pups, jrt, s line
jrt, s line, jack russell: Hi Paul. I m sorry to hear this. I m not sure exactly why dogs do this. Was she really young when she had her puppies? Were a lot of people handling them, or other dogs around them? I have been hearing of more than a few JRT doing this, I m honestly not sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boston in heat, boston terrier, going on a trip
boston terrier, going on a trip, progesterone: Hi Ester Day 5 is a too early. Breeding only once is not going to guarantee you pups, especially if you are not doing progesterone testing. If this is a breeding you really want, I would keep the male for at least a week, so that you can get them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boston terrier, negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement
negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement, boston terrier: Hi Lisa Socialization, socialization and then more socialization. Start by adding some vitamin B to his diet, it will help to calm him down. If he starts exhibiting the bad behavior ignore him or put him right back in his crate. When he s calm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer, blood flow, rash on
blood flow, rash on, nipples: Hi. The breasts sound normal. As long as you can t feel any hard spots, or they re not hot to the touch. The reason they may be red is because of the extra blood flow to them, and where they re engorging. As for the rash, that s something a vet needs to look...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer birth, boxer bitch, first pup
boxer bitch, first pup, cesarian: Hi Jackie. The bleeding is normal. Don t let her go more than 3 hours between puppies, especially because of her past whelping. You may want to go ahead and put a call in to the vet to let him know what s going on. Make sure that placenta comes out. If you,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer pups, boxer pups, female boxer
boxer pups, female boxer, finger nails: Hi Amanda. Well, while the dog is whelping, you ll most likely need to cut the cords yourself. The way the Boxer s jaw is made, it makes it hard for her. She may try, but may accidentally rip the cord completely out of the puppy. Don t use scissors, try to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxers, quality dog food, male boxer
quality dog food, male boxer, female boxer: Is your female fixed, had recently had pups or is this the result of a false pregnancy? If it s the result of a peudo pregnancy, you can either get a prescription for your vet or let it run it s course. Combined with the recent loss of her partner, I would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: in breed, spay neuter, thyroid condition
spay neuter, thyroid condition, puppy owners: I choose not to be rated. But that you for the kind thoughts. Culling is a term used to eliminate pups. It is used by breeders to promote a breed and to ensure undesirable genetic traits are not added to a line. Placing the pups on a non-breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to breed?, true heat, vulva
true heat, vulva, progesterone: Ester, my answers have all been the same. Breedings are usually done days 9 - 15, from the first day you see blood. Again, the only day that matters is the day she ovulating. So if you don t want to do the progesterone testing you are guessing. When she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, mini schnauzer, whack
mini schnauzer, whack, diana: Hi Diana Can you tell me a bit more about your situation please? First how far is the male from you? Is it feasible to allow your female to spend the night . Which ever is easier for you should work. Unless you are flying your female to another...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, heat cycle, x ray
heat cycle, x ray, vulva: Hi Pauline. If she was bred, then she very well could be pregnant.:-) It s too hard to say for sure though. One maybe sign is if her vulva stayed slightly larger after her heat cycle. You ll just have to wait her out, and see what happens. You can have an...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, male yorkie, x ray
male yorkie, x ray, june 23: Hi Tammy. I always say that if a dog is bred, treat her like she is pregnant until proven otherwise. It s too hard to say for sure if your girl is pregnant or not. Treat her like she is, and you have an x-ray done after day 50 of the pregnancy to tell for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, border collies, acting this way
border collies, acting this way, unexperienced: Without knowing exactly when she started bleeding, I can t be of a whole lot of help. You don t want to breed them too early, as she won t take and you may scare her off from breeding forever. It d be for nothing. Check her bleeding out. When a dog is ready...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, heat cycle, redbone
heat cycle, redbone, hump: Hi Marie There is a chance that she could have caught, but I would think it would be a small one. It all depends on if your female was ovulating when the tie occurred. You can try holding the female across your lap and guiding the male in and holding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, cavalier king charles, droppy
cavalier king charles, droppy, definite sign: Hi Terry. It s not a definite sign that she s been bred before, after the dog goes into heat for the first time, it s common for the breats to swell slightly and stay just a bit larger. Now, it they were huge, and kind of droppy, I d wonder about it. :-...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a bichon frise, yellow discharge, pinkish color
yellow discharge, pinkish color, bichon frise: Hi Michelle I m not certain of the wipe test you are referring to. You don t want a clear or yellow discharge. First a female will become swollen, then she will bleed, when the blood turns a pinkish color and she stands and flags (between days 10 -...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a boxer, male boxer, heat cycle
male boxer, heat cycle, vulva: I d still give her another day or so. Forcing her won t help, and there s really nothing that you can do to make her unless you want to sedate her, or try A.I. Watch for these signs to tell if she s ready: her vulva will soften up, kind of feel like your lips....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding bulldogs, artificial insemination, second season
artificial insemination, second season, bulldogs: Hi Michelle. I have to say, I don t go by how many heats she has had. I just wait until the dog is two years of age before breeding. This allows her more time to finish growing, physically and mentally. I feel that when the bitch is older and then bred, it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my femal Shih Tzu, swelling of the vulva, femal
swelling of the vulva, femal, shih tzu: If you have the male at home already, allow them 15 - 30 minutes together each day, starting now. It builds up excitement and frustration, so when it s time to get down to business, they are ready. If your male is experienced, he ll know when your female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding goldens, 3 generations, hereditary defects
3 generations, hereditary defects, reputable breeder: Hi Kathy Are you familiar with the dams lineage? It s best to know at least 3 generations but 5 would be ideal. The breeding would be a good breeding provided that the sire has no hereditary defects. Anything, however minuet will come out in the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a valley bulldog., c sections, genetic problems
c sections, genetic problems, bulldogs: Hi Joy. There is another expert in this catagory that can help you much better than I. I do know this, you re wanting to breed an English Bull dog with a Boxer. Bulldogs are known for having to have c-sections, and so are Boxers. They don t need them near...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Chihuahua is in the heat again?, female dogs, heat cycle
female dogs, heat cycle, private area: Hi George. If she went into heat back in February, then she very well could be back in heat already. You don t go by when the dog had her puppies, you go by the heat cycle when they were bred. Also, some girls will get a little of whack with their cycles after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What Colors Will Pups Be?, pit bull dogs, pit bull puppy
pit bull dogs, pit bull puppy, red red nose: I know what you mean about people not wanting to take advise from someone who s been there, done that. It can be frustrating. I was only trying to help here. I m going to give you a link on this, as some people feel that it is also enviromental. Too much...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Confussed 9 yr old male boxer, male boxer, humper
male boxer, humper, two dogs: Hi Carrie Hmmmm sounds like your boy is messed up. Typically, humping is a sign of dominance and is usually not sexual in nature, unless of course, a female is in heat. Is there a female in heat in your neighborhood? I personally, would take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua puppy, chihuahua dogs, open fontanel
chihuahua dogs, open fontanel, house dog: All Chi s are prone to some problems. I know from experience as I have a teacup as my house dog. Any breeder can have issues with their lines what you need to know is the bloodlines, health issues, temperament, age, etc. All Chi s have a defect...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: continued from the last question, heat cycles, boston terrier
heat cycles, boston terrier, husband don: Ester It s what I always tell my husband, don t borrow trouble . It sounds like you are starting to second guess yourself with checking and rechecking. Nature takes care of her own, and short heat cycles, split heats and silent heats are all part...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dam after birth, chair bed, shih tzu
chair bed, shih tzu, puppies: Hi Linda. Some new moms don t get it right away. Some dogs, especially if they re super close to their ownersor spoiled, may not even want anything to do with their puppies. Give her time. Make sure she goes in and feeds the pups, but give her time away from...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dapple Dachshunds, dapple dachshunds, coat colors
dapple dachshunds, coat colors, dapples: Hi Keith. I do know that most breeders try to avoid breeding two dapples, as well as the merles. I have some very good links that explains doxie coat colors and such. I ll have to dig it out of my favorites file. I ll hunt that up for you tomorrow morning....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Daschund, mini daschund, plain vanilla
mini daschund, plain vanilla, having babies: If she doesn t calm down soon, you may have to take care of this puppy yourself. Some dogs get really nervous and aren t sure what to do. You need to gently remove the puppy, and try to get her calmed down. I know this may sound crazy, but I used this once...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Determining if all the puppies were born, last puppy, yorkshire terrier
last puppy, yorkshire terrier, rib cage: Hi Lana. The best thing to do is to get mom to the vet for a cleanout shot. This will make sure that nothing s left in there. If there is, and not gotten out, it can set up a serious infection, and even death. It s really hard to explain, I ve been tricked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: DOGS AFTER TIE, hind end, good luck
hind end, good luck, dogs: Hi Bengi. Right after the tie, the dogs will try to tidy themselves up, clean. Keep the female quiet, and you may want to keep her hind end elevated for about 5 minutes. Seperate them, and let them have a break. Then, try again in two days. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, toy poodle, puppy food
toy poodle, puppy food, supplaments: Hi. Don t switch her to puppy food. Make sure she gets plenty of exercise, and don t let her get too fat. These are the most important things that you can do for her. It will help make her whelping easier. You may need to give her calcium supplaments, as small...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogs won't breed, signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy, undesirable traits: Sounds like you re giving them mixed messages. You need to separate them when she starts her heat, and only allow them 15 - 30 minutes together a day when you want them to mate, this will add to the excitement . I ve found that dogs that spend all...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dark discharge after birth., staffordshire bull terrier, blood color
staffordshire bull terrier, blood color, whelping box: Hi Chris. This is normal. It will most likely turn to a blood color, and then lighten up over the next few weeks. If she just gave birth 12 hours ago, call the vet and see about getting the clean out shot. This will help make sure she doesn t in there that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: diarrhea, wire fox terrier, fox terrier
wire fox terrier, fox terrier, safe side: Hi Karen. I don t mind at all. That s what I m here for. :-) Did the temp drop stay down, or go right back up? If her temp went down that far and stayed down, then I d go with the first breeding. Keep a close eye on the puppies, and any colored discharge....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: diarrheor, nutrical, bad shape
nutrical, bad shape, sibe: Hi Becky. The pups are 3 weeks old now, it s time to go ahead and worm mom and pups. This may help her. You may want to consider taking the pups off of her if she s getting in pretty bad shape. If you have to, take her to a different vet to figure out what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog cha cha, toy poddle, beef heart
toy poddle, beef heart, canned food: Hi Christina 7 is old for a female to have pups, so her age contributes to the size of her litter and her care. If the pups aren t crying and getting plump, no worries about her milk. Don t forget that she s cleaning the pups and eating everything they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in heat or already bred?, vuvla, small dogs
vuvla, small dogs, august 1st: Hi Stacey. Because of her age, I seriously doubt that she has even been in heat yet. I know that small dogs tend to go into heat for the first time earlier than the larger dogs, but at 5 months, I doubt that she has. She may end up in heat for too long, so...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my dog in labor, normal body temp, false pregnancy
normal body temp, false pregnancy, lack of appetite: So you don t know for certain that she s pregnant, you don t know her background, or what she s been bred with? That makes it tough. I only ask because because if she s a little thing, and she was bred with say, a Great Dane...there is a good chance that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in labour, maltese dogs, t break
maltese dogs, t break, contractions: Hi Denise. Are you sure her water broke , and she didn t just wet herself? Dogs water don t break like humans do. If she passed fluid, then that means the puppy s sac broke, and it needs to be gotten out of there quickly. I hope that she had them already....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, litter size, progesterone
litter size, progesterone, puppies: Hi Ivan There is nothing you can do to control litter size. That entirely up to the female with regards to the number of eggs she produces. How you can guarantee pups is to breed when she s ovulating. A series of progesterone tests will help determine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, dog food, puppies
dog food, puppies, bitches: Well, there s nothing you really can do to make a bitch have more puppies. She determins how many eggs she puts out. You can make sure you have her on a really good dog food, gets plenty of exercise, worm her and make sure she s healthy. That s all you can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, pregnant bitch, pregnancy question
pregnant bitch, pregnancy question, months of pregnancy: Did you do x-rays to confirm how many pups she was carrying? Did you take her to the vet after whelp for a shot of oxytoxin to ensure all the placenta s and/or pups were expelled? Is she in a safe environment, such as a whelping box? Is the teat also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog just whelp a week ago and i need few questions answer. help me please., exact breed, natures way
exact breed, natures way, diarhhea: Hi! The diarhhea sounds like it was normal, especially since you said it s starting to clear up. A lot of dogs get it after whelping, especially if they ate a lot of the placentas. It s natures way of cleaning the dog out. Is she vomiting, refusing food/water?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs nipples are red, aloe vera, teats
aloe vera, teats, mastitis: Hi Clair The back teats are usually the largest and hold the most milk. To keep the teats supple and ease the pain for your female, you can rub some aloe vera onto the nipples to keep them from cracking. What you want to watch for is if they become hot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Exercising the pregnant bitch, jack russell terrier, pregnant bitch
jack russell terrier, pregnant bitch, flyball training: Hi Jillian The healthier and fit she is, the easier she ll have at whelp. She ll slow down closer to the end of her pregnancy, you want to ensure that she s not getting bumped or banged around. My female is ready to drop in less than 10 days, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Exercising the pregnant bitch, jack russell terrier, pregnant bitch
jack russell terrier, pregnant bitch, flyball training: Hi Jillian. For now, I d let her decide on the exercise. If she s happy running around and being active, let her go. I d lay off the jumps (like you said you did:-). When she s further along, you may want to pull back on the exercise even more. Trips to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: early pregnancy, taking care of puppies, care of puppies
taking care of puppies, care of puppies, pregnancy question: Again, my answer to the milk question is most likely because of her age. For a Rottie, that s way too young to have puppies. This is a slow to mature breed, and need extra time to finish growing. It s stressful to their bodies to grow so much, put the added...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: english bulldog puppies, english bulldog puppies, old english bulldog
english bulldog puppies, old english bulldog, puppy food: Hi Cheryl. I d take her in for a check up just to be safe. Things can go south really fast, so the faster you catch something, the better. You can try them on puppy food soaked in water or formula now if you want to. Try just once a day for now if mom is still...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is she getting enough milk in for her puppies?, puppy chow, quality puppy
puppy chow, quality puppy, puppy dog: You forgot to mention how many pups she had. Make sure she s on a good quality puppy formal. No Puppy Chow or Old Roy, get her something with a high protein like Solid Gold s Barking at the Moon or Timberwolf s Wilderness. You can supplement her kibble...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female in heat, chocolate lab, good luck
chocolate lab, good luck, medications: Hi Beverly. Larger dogs tend to go into heat for the first time later than the smaller dogs. I would start to keep an eye on her now though, she could go into heat at any time. Heats usually last 3 weeks, or 21 days. It can change the dog s behavior, she may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What Colors Will Pups Be?, cleft palates, vet care
Dog Breeding and Whelping: What Colors Will Pups Be?, cleft palates, vet care, litters

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spayed female spotting, male german shepherd, rotty
Dog Breeding and Whelping: spayed female spotting, male german shepherd, rotty, spay

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding, killing with kindness, puppy food
killing with kindness, puppy food, beef heart: Hi Barbara First, personally I would take her off the Nutro, there has been some controversy with that brand in the past few months. And with a pregnant female, I wouldn t take the chance. There are some excellent food available, everything from raw...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: french bulldog breeding, french bulldog, yellow discharge
french bulldog, yellow discharge, best bet: Hi Janice. It may not be anything too serious, but since she was bred and very well could be pregnant, I d get her in to the vet just to make sure. It never hurts to err on safety s side.:-) This is your best bet, if it is something, the faster you catch it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: george, pittbull, red nose
pittbull, red nose, temperment: Hi Jamie You can check with your local breed club. If he has good lines and tests out, you shouldn t have any problems. A word of caution, if you do stud him out, have a iron clad contract and make sure any females you take him to are tested for STD...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: green discharge, yellowish discharge, green discharge
yellowish discharge, green discharge, water heat: Where are you located? Weather, water, heat, worms, can all cause infection, but that is more common in the south. It s a must that all dogs be tested prior to breeding. Is this your first breeding? Not the DATE she was bred, the DAY of her heat she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HEAT CYCLE HELP, american bulldog, heat cycle
american bulldog, heat cycle, friends name: Our males can drop 10-20 lbs in days when a female comes in. And there is lots of crying. The thing to remember is that your female may be fertile for up to 21 days.... so it s at least a month before they can be reintroduced. Things will get back...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat, boxer puppy, type of birth control
boxer puppy, type of birth control, heat cycles: Hi. It depends. Some Boxers may go into heat as early as 8 months, some not until over a year, and I even had one girl wait until she was a bit over two before she had her first heat. If you can, find out how old her mom was when she went in for the first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat cycle after weaning, last heat, heat cycle
last heat, heat cycle, bloodhounds: Hi Becky. She should go back into heat when she normally does. If it s usually 6 months in between heats, then she should go back into heat 6 months after the last heat, not from when the pups were born, or from when they were weaned. Some girls may delay...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Infertility? Or Infection?, long haired chihuahuas, having puppies
long haired chihuahuas, having puppies, dead puppies: Hi Ginger. It sounds like you guys have run into some serious problems here. You may be looking at herpes, brucellious, or any other serious type of infection. I don t know what type of situation the new dogs came from. If it was a bad one, then that may explain...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: imminent labor?, mucus plug, miniature poodle
mucus plug, miniature poodle, rectal temp: Hi Cynthia. That clear discharge you saw may have been her mucus plug. If it was, then labor should start within 24-48 hours. Check her temp twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening. It is a little bit early, but as long as she goes on day...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Russell pregnant w/large dog.., x rays, german shepard
x rays, german shepard, jack russell: Hi. It can cause serious whelping problems. Because of the dad s size, the puppies may also be too large for mom to whelp naturally. I m not trying to be smart here, but you also need to decide if you can afford a c-section if problems arise. That s why the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Jack Russell Terrier is pregnant........, jack russell terrier, litters
jack russell terrier, litters, amount of time: Hi Lois. If she had a large litter last time, and you keep her healthy this time, then she is most likely going to have another good sized litter. 3 years old is still young, and it sounds like you waited a good amount of time before breeding her again. She...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labradore, human error, ovulation
human error, ovulation, different times: Hi Beth You only bred her 2 days? What was the reason that you stopped? Because each female ovulates at different times it s always best to breed until the female no longer stands for the male. When we do the counting method , there is a chance of human...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my lab 9 wks after whelping, chocolate lab, separation issues
chocolate lab, separation issues, wks: Hi Jenni Each female can react different once they ve had pups. Sounds like she s having separation issues, with nothing much to do. I would start with giving her more exercise, walk, throw the ball, get her out and about and get her good and tired....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is she going into labor????, whelping box, vanilla ice cream
whelping box, vanilla ice cream, false alarms: Hi Saron. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. If she hasn t already started labor, it sounds like she s very close to it. It also sounds like you have everything covered, so sit back and wait.:-) This is the hard part. She should start to pant heaily,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lactating female, breast area, teats
breast area, teats, food intake: Hi Toni. Keep and eye on them, and if you see any warm/red spots, then take her to the vet. One way to help dry her up is to slightly reduce her food intake. You can also apply cool compresses to the breast area to help. It may take a few weeks for the milk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: late breeder, english cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel
english cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, likelyhood: Hi Deb If she just started bleeding, she won t be ready to be bred. She will be ready between days 9 and 15. You can assist him by holding your female and encouraging him and guiding him to the business end and holding him in until a tie occurs....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: length and weight of newborn yorkie-silky mix, club mom, akc papers
club mom, akc papers, puppies: Hi. I m not really sure on the weight and length, especially since they are mixed. You may be able to search it on the internet, but I m really not sure. Yes, they re considered a mixed breed. They re 3/4 Yorkie, but still mixed. As for getting papers, you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: litter size, sperm count, sex mom
sperm count, sex mom, litter size: It sounds like the girls in that family have large litters. That s why I tell people to find out how many mom had, or a sister. :-) Just remember, dad determins the sex, mom determins how many. Good luck, and if you need anything else, let me know! P.S. I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Maltese Breeding, x ray, shih tzu
x ray, shih tzu, maltese: Hi. She could run into difficulties, then again she may do fine. Make sure she doesn t get fat, and gets plenty of exercise. This will help with whelping. You can also have an x-ray done after day 50 to see if there are any really big ones in there. If you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff Breeding, ovulations, rule of thumb
ovulations, rule of thumb, short periods: Yes it s typical for the bleeding to slow and stop entirely before ovulations, so all s well there. I have one Mastiff and her heats seem to last forever and she whelped her pups at day 72! My vet assures me that everything is normal, but big girls just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating questions..., swollen vulva, toy poodle
swollen vulva, toy poodle, clear discharge: Hi Michelle. Two breedings is enough, anymore than that and it s overkill. It gives you too many due dates, and may even result in premature puppies. Most breeders tryon days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of her cycle. Some girls ovulate later though. I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, female chihuahua, ovulation
female chihuahua, ovulation, prime time: Hi Jackie Yes, first it s the swelling, then it s the bleeding, THEN it s ovulation and the prime time for breeding. The only way to get pregnant, is to do it. So unless your male and female are completely separated and monitored 24/7, anything s possible....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating again, bellies, puppies
bellies, puppies, puppy: Hi Lisa. If the puppies have round bellies, and aren t crawling around crying, then they re most likely getting enough to eat. They ll have grow pretty fast if they re getting enough. I would wait at least a year before I bred her again, as long as this time...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: did i miss my dogs heat cycle?, stud male, bloody discharge
stud male, bloody discharge, chocolate lab: If she has been keeping herself very clean, you may not have noticed any discharge. My advise would be to take her to a male (regardless of the breed) just to see if she will stand for one (don t let them tie, but an experienced male will let you know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mixed poodle and mal-shi, toy poodle, muscularity
toy poodle, muscularity, registration papers: Hi Vicki I m not sure why there would be complications because the male isn t registered??? Frankly, registration papers are only worth the paper they are written on. They don t tell you anything about a dog except the lineage, and then only if they are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother behavior, puppy formula, goat milk
puppy formula, goat milk, two puppies: Hi. It may be too hot for her. A lot of people also believe that mom knows when something s not quite right with a puppy, and may try to push it away. Make sure the puppy is warm, and try again. If she still won t accept them, then you ll have to do it yourself....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Peekapoo Breeding, miniture poodle, exericse
miniture poodle, exericse, small dogs: Hi Ashley. I d wait until she was closer to two before you breed her. I know that small dogs mature faster, but she still awfully young. Breeding a dog too young can affect how she whelps, her health, and how many puppies she has. It s hard to say for sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possible Complications in Female from Forced Separation, heeler mix, female dogs
heeler mix, female dogs, difficulty breathing: Hi Ali. I would defintitely take her to the vet. Anytime a dog loses weight, interest in food, just acts off, or has difficutly breathing, it s best to get them to the vet. That s the best advice I can give you here. Somethings definitely not right here, let...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Foster, steady heart, heart beat
steady heart, heart beat, heartbeats: Hi Ethan The horn run up and along in a U shape. So if she was laying on her side, they should shift and run along her side. If you are feeling along, you can feel the liver and kidneys, place the end of your stethoscope along her side, you ll hear...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Pit, mucus plug, pregnant dogs
mucus plug, pregnant dogs, nutrical: Hi. I m glad that all went well. She ll most likely look pretty rough for awhile. Just make sure she has constant Access to food and water at all times, and worm her when you worm the puppies. That s all you can do for now. You may want to give her some Nutrical,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: May have Pregnant pitbull!, blue pit, red nose
blue pit, red nose, curios: Hi. A dog s pregnancy usually lasts 9 weeks, or 63 days. It can go between 58-65 days safely. Make sure she gets plenty of exercise, and don t let her get too fat. I m going to give you a web site that has a bunch of links that will give you plenty of info....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Proven stud - not tying?, female chihuahua, odd situation
female chihuahua, odd situation, irregularity: If it s full penetration, then that s not the problem. If your male is proven, then he must know his business. But if a tie doesn t occur there is a chance the female won t take. The first part of the ejaculate is clear and contains no sperm. It s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies on first cycle, shih tzu, litters
shih tzu, litters, plenty of time: If she had an easy time the first time, then she may do ok the next time. Make sure you give mom plenty of time off between litters, and keep her healthy. Remember though, there s no guarantee that anytime a dog is breed will go smoothly, and there s always...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pitbull in distress labor, dark blood, birth canal
dark blood, birth canal, pitbull: Is there any way that she could ve hid somewhere and had her puppies? I honestly feel that this girl needs o get to the vet. If there are puppies in side of her, something s not right, and there s nothing that you can do to get them out. I d take her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: possible problems with strange cross breeding, alsation, cross breeding
alsation, cross breeding, x ray: HI. Since she s a big girl, and the dad is much smaller, then you may not have to worry about the pups being too big. I d have an x-ray when she s about 50 days into the pregnancy just to make sure. I worry because of her age. Make sure she gets plenty of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is she possibly pregnant??, vet tech school, vet assistant
vet tech school, vet assistant, false pregnancy: Hi again.:-) I m going to let you in on a little secret, they don t teach much at all to do with breeding/whelping in vet school, even vet tech school. If you re going to become a breeder, my best advice would be to find someone who s been doing it for a while,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: could she be pregnant??, work alot, old dog
work alot, old dog, spayed: Hi Sarah. It s really hard to say for sure, especially since we don t know what s going on with her cycle. And yes, at 10 years of age, a male can still produce sperm. When my old dog was almost 10, he sired a litter of the biggest, healthiest puppies I ve...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant akita, living quarters, akita
living quarters, akita, laid back: If she s ok with him for now, let them stay together. When her labor starts, remove him from her room, and keep him away. Mom most likely won t want him near her puppies til they get older. It depends on mom when he can be introduced to the puppies. Some dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer, prelabor signs, check ups
prelabor signs, check ups, vet check: Hi Steve. You go by both dates, that means you actually have two due dates. If she s already hit day 65 from her first due date, then she s most likely going by due date #2. That would make her due today, on the 9th. Don t let her go past Friday without another...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog -new problem - fleas, natural lamb, lamb meal
natural lamb, lamb meal, puppy formula: I ve heard that some breeders and vets recommend and use Frontline with success when their females where expecting. I have my doubts only because I hate to use any chemicals with an expecting female. I think sprays or bombs are a good idea. You take the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnat jack russell, tooth ache, vet school
tooth ache, vet school, vet bills: Ok, I found one vet school in your state, but it s in Auburn. I don t know if that s very close to you or not. I looked around some more and found out that they do at cost vet care, and gives free heart worm meds, ect. Ok, I was wrong. There s another one...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy advice, ruptured uterus, milk flow
ruptured uterus, milk flow, ellies: No problem. I m glad that I was able to help. It s normal for her to pant some. She s most likely just getting overheated with the babies on her. Those babies probably thow off a good amount of body heat for such tiny things. :-) If I can help with anything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy's age?, yearling filly, male puppy
yearling filly, male puppy, toy poodle: Hi Deb. It sounds like he may not be as young as you thought he was. My best advice would be to take him to a different vet if you don t think your vet can make a good guess. This is the best thing that I can tell you to do. As you said the breeder won t answer...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy's first cycle, x rays, shih tzu
x rays, shih tzu, 9 months: Hi Arthur. Anytime a dog is bred, she has a great chance to become pregnant. The risks of pregnancy at this age are a few. You need to have x-rays done after she s past day 50 of the pregnancy to see if there any really big ones. You also need to be prepared...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy pit bulls, pit bulls, inbreeding
pit bulls, inbreeding, brother and sister: Hi Briana. They will, dogs don t know that they re brother and sister, it doesn t matter to them. This is the most potent type of inbreeding, as they will share the same dna. In order for this type of inbreeding to turn out good, the dogs have to be excellant,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pups how often should they poop, old mom, hi mary
old mom, hi mary, beding: Hi Mary Are you certain the dam isn t cleaning the poop too? A female will ingest everything that the pups eliminate. If they have tight stomachs after eating or are crying, that indicates a problem. Once the pups are on solid, the damn should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rescue litter- puppies wont stay warm, county animal control, rescue litter
county animal control, rescue litter, far sides: Hi Jean. Try this....get a few empty 2 liter bottles and fill them with really warm water. Wrap a thin towel around it, and place it in the whelping box. Take that heating lamp off of them for now. The 2 liter bottle will let them cuddle to it when they re...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My rottie just gave birth and we didn't know they were coming!, rottie, fresh water
rottie, fresh water, cold water: Hi Erin. If she s still panting pretty hard, then she may still have a puppy or placenta inside of her. You need to get her to the vet for a check up, if there is something still inside, it can cause a serious infection and even death. This is the first thing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rottweilerxalsation x jack russell, false pregnancy, alsation
false pregnancy, alsation, jack russell: Hi Danielle The only problem I could forsee is finding good homes for that particular breeding. I would highly doubt the male could tag your female without help. Your female could be going through a false pregnancy which is common. My advise would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih-poo 51 days pregnant, loss of appetite, xray
loss of appetite, xray, due date: Hi Donna Well if you just inherited her, you probably don t know her normal temp right or, I m assuming, her due date. Temp s can fluctuate depending on weather, if she s soaking up sunshine or sitting on the warm pavement. So if it s a bit elevated...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu New Mom 2 inverted nipples, inverted nipples, proud mama
inverted nipples, proud mama, new mom: If the two breasts do have milk, then try to get the pups to nurse off of them. If the nipples are really inverted, then they may be too hard to nurse from. In that case, apply cool compresses to those two breasts only. That may help dry the milk up in them....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Short season had bleeding but not receptive to breeding, going into labour, heat cycle
going into labour, heat cycle, premature labor: I have to give you bad news, but I can t find anything on how to stop premature labor in dogs. I looked through all of my dog books, searched the internet, talked to a few people. I really don t think there s a lot that you can do to stop it once it starts....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Size of litters now days.., boston terriers, rised
boston terriers, rised, dog foods: Hi Ester It s the female that determines the size of the litter, and breeders are becoming more aware and knowledgeable. There are a number reason that can attribute to the cause. Everything from better quality dog foods to disreputable breeders that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sickly rottweiler puppy, rottweiler puppy, sugar solution
rottweiler puppy, sugar solution, dropper: Hi Stacey. The most important thing that you can do before feeding that puppy is to make sure that he s warm. Then, try to feed him. It sounds like you guys are doing what s needed. I d suggest a trip to the vet to make sure that this pup is ok. You can also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My small yorkie was mated, birth control method, yorkie
birth control method, yorkie, birth control: Hi Sam The best and most reliable form of birth control is the old DWO Method (do without). This is tried and true. LOL At this stage of the game your options are a) to continue with the pregnancy and see if she took or b) have the vet administer Oxytoxin...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spayed female spotting, blood test results, male dogs
blood test results, male dogs, signs of infection: Hi. It depends on the dog how much she bleeds. Some dogs gush, some barely bleed. Some girls keep themselves so clean, you don t even know she s in heat. Most males will show interest, but not actually try to breed until the female is in the correct part of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my staffy, staffy, wheather
staffy, wheather, progesterone: Hi Lisa If there was no interest from anybody, I m thinking you missed it. Now each female ovulates differently, some as early as day 6 and some as late as day 21. It starts when the female becomes swollen, then she bleeds (some are heavy bleeders,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staph infection in my white boxer puppy, boxer puppy, skin biopsy
boxer puppy, skin biopsy, sarcoptic mange: Well, there are two forms of the red mange, localized and generalized. Localized means there are only a few spots of missing hair, generalized means there are more than 5 spots. Localized may clear itself up, generalized usually can t, and may need a lot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Trouble Breeding, old fox, extra skin
old fox, extra skin, chocolate lab: Hi. Have you had a vaginal exame done on her? Some females have strictures inside of the vulva, making penetration very hard. I d have her checked out for that as fast as you can. If this dog is a good, experienced stud dog, then he may know that she s close...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: tell e everything i need to kno about my pregnate 14pound dog!!, vanilla ice cream, dry dog food
vanilla ice cream, dry dog food, what to do during pregnancy: Hi Andrew. I m going to answer your questions in the order you asked them.:-) And then, I m going to give you two websites that both has a ton of info on them that will help with anything I may have forgotten. After you have a look at them, write me back with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I think my bulldog is pregnant by another breed, x ray, bulldog
x ray, bulldog, 10 months: Hi Christine. At 10 months old, the dog is still very puppy like. It will be hard on her. If she s to have these puppies, you need to work very closely with your vet, to keep her as healthy as possible. You can have an x-ray done to see if she is for sure,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Not tieing while mating???, boston terriers, bulbus glandis
boston terriers, bulbus glandis, leaky faucet: The knot at the base of the penis, the bulbus glandis, becomes swollen and the constrictor muscles of the vagina cause the tie. The tie is Mother Nature way of ensuring that semen makes it to the intended target. Everything can kill sperm, air, water, latex,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: no ties, angel dogs, heat cycle
angel dogs, heat cycle, assult: You can collect it from the male yourself and insert it into the female manually. Or take them to an experienced breeder or vet to have it done. You can hold him in. What happens with the tie is that the male swells and the female contracts around him...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: No tye when breeding, boston terrier, due dates
boston terrier, due dates, better chance: Hi Ester. It could be that she s just not quite ready yet to be bred. Your bred is known for what s called outside ties, which may be what you guys are experiencing. A dog can become pregnant without a tie, but breeders prefer one, as you have a better chance....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, toy rat terrier, two puppies
toy rat terrier, two puppies, rat terrier: Hi. As long as it s clear, it s ok. If it turns to a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, then take her to the vet. There s nothing you can do about the puppies right now. You ll have to wait until they re born. After that, work closely with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping.....possibly!!, vet assistance, little paws
vet assistance, little paws, safe side: I m not going to say that it s impossible, but I will say that it is so highly unlikely. I ve honestly never heard of anything like this is 13 years, not even in vet assistance school. But hey, strange things happen every day.:-) If you don t care, let me...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Whippets, eary, whippets
eary, whippets, solid food: Hi. I would keep them separated for now. If mom is growling, then she doesn t want him around them. There has been cases where another dog in the house actually killed the whole litter of puppies. Keep them a part until they re about 5 weeks of age, and then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Wire Fox Terrier, wire fox terrier, fox terrier
wire fox terrier, fox terrier, birth canal: Congrats! I m glad that everything went ok. Normal average weight for your breed is 11-13 oz. I don t know.... It s untelling what happened. It s kind of normal for the first one to cause trouble, especialy if mom has never had a litter before. Good luck,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my weenie dog, teats, dachshund
teats, dachshund, week 1: Well bred on her first heat, she is still a pup herself. If your male did tag her, you can expect her not to mature out at her potential. Young females can reject their pups. The only way to guarantee and keep a intact female safe is to keep her confined....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, de bordeaux, muture
de bordeaux, muture, youngest son: Hi! I m sorry it took so long to get back to you. My youngest son got sick on me. I m going to give you a link to a web site that has a ton of info (my own :-) plus a ton of really good links. Have a look around, and if you have any questions, let me know....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping/breeding, miniature dachshund, heat cycle
miniature dachshund, heat cycle, fullfilled: A normal heat cycle lasts about 3 weeks, or 21 days. I s wait until she was at least two years of age before breeding her. Ler her finish growing up. If you breed her really young, you may run into some serious problems. If you re wanting to spay her, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkchi at due date- STILL!, prelabor signs, vet appointments
prelabor signs, vet appointments, mucus plug: Congrats! I m glad that mom and puppies are doing well. They sure know how to drive a person crazy.:-) Their coats may very well change yet. There s no realy way of telling, you ll just have to wait them out and see.:-) If I can help with anything else, let...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkchi at due date, swollen vulva, calcium supplements
swollen vulva, calcium supplements, puppy food: Hi Kelly. You need to talk to your vet about the calcium. If she doesn t need it right now, then I wouldn t give it to her. Too much of a good thing is bad. I do know that small dogs seem to get a calcium defeciency after whelping, so it s definitely something...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie Breeding, quality dog food, s young
quality dog food, s young, counterparts: Hi Kenzi Any time you breed, regardless of the breed or the size, you run a risk. The smaller dogs need just as much care as their larger counterparts. Keep her active, her weight controlled and give her high quality dog food and supplements, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my yorkie pregnant?, false pregnancy, x ray
false pregnancy, x ray, contractions: Hi Hanna. She could be experiencing what s called a false pregnancy. It s when the dog thinks she s pregnant, and experiences all of the signs, but isn t. It can be very confusing to the owner. It can get pretty bad. The dog sometimes will even have contractions...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkshire terrior breeding, yorkshire terrior, 9 months
yorkshire terrior, 9 months, yorkshire: Hi Cindy It depends when she went into heat prior whelp. If she came in every, 6,or 9 months, then she will come into that again after the last time. So comes every 6 months for example, she came in January, had pups in March she will come in at the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my 2 year old pregnant boxer, hello my name is heather, whelping box
hello my name is heather, whelping box, due date: Hi Heather. Well, you have two due dates. You go by both dates. If she was bred on July 2nd, the she would be due on September 2nd. She would also be due on the 4th or 5th. If she goes past the first due date, then she may have taken on the second due date....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 4 week old boxer Puppies have thinning hair, boxer puppies, puppy formula
boxer puppies, puppy formula, hair question: Is there any way that you can send me a picture of one of the puppies? If so, pick the one that looks the worst. If it is the demodetic mite, then you ll have to tell the owners. It s a thing with the immune system, every dog has this mite on them. When the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Accuracy and timing of Xray, stud owner, female rottweiler
stud owner, female rottweiler, heat cycle: I would do another x-ray at the end of this week just to know for sure. If she s not pregnant, then you may want to start doing some tests to figure out what s going on, provided that the male is in good shape and has a good viable sperm count. I would start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Baby is not acting right !!, safe side, bulldog
safe side, bulldog, vet: Hi Candie. She already had one litter this year? If you breed a dog too many heats in a row, you re setting her up for problems. I would get her to the vet and have her checked out just to be on the safe side. I worry because you say she s very sluggish. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer c-section, good eye, staples
good eye, staples, c section: Hi Gian. Mom will be pretty sore. Keep a really good eye on those stitches, watch out for an infection. Also, keep a good eye on her milk and breasts. If you see any hot, red spots, get her to the vet. You may also want to take her temp a few times a day,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Labor, whelping box, afterbirth
whelping box, afterbirth, black blood: Hi Alex First are you sure the liquid isn t black? Blood and after birth is normal. Black liquid indicates a problem. Has she had all her pups? You ll want to ensure that all the placenta s and the afterbirth have been expelled. You may want to ask...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer still never had first heat, female boxer, christy
female boxer, christy, some girls: Hi Christy. You know, I ve never had a female Boxer go into heat for the first time before they were a year old. Most of them were about 1 1/2 years old, I even had one wait until after she turned two. This particular girl only came into heat once a year after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breast care, wet wash, digging a hole
wet wash, digging a hole, wash cloth: Hi Andrea. You can give her a bath. Just use plain warm water for now because the pups are nursing. As for the breasts, don t use any soap on them at all, and make sure you keep them clean. YOu can use a warm wet wash cloth for them. Keep a good eye on her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, old adage, intresting facts
old adage, intresting facts, breed clubs: Hi Sam Passion is the first thing and the desire to improve your breed of choice. Depending on your demographics, you may require a license. Years of college are not needed however, there are numerous courses, lectures and seminars held by the CKC,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Difficulty, strictures, sheath
strictures, sheath, vagina: I would suggest taking your boy to the vet and have his penis checked out. This may be your problem, he may not be able to fully penetrate her because of it. If your girl has never been bred before, then she may have yelped or snapped if he was able to penetrate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my female pug w/ Male Boston Terrier, undecended testicle, whelping dogs
undecended testicle, whelping dogs, canine gestation: Hi Tiffany. Canine gestation is 9 weeks, or 63 days. A pregnancy can safely go between days 58-65. Unless she is showing signs of illness or a nasty discharge, there s no real reason to take her to the vet yet. You can take her in on day 28 or later to see...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my male dog, semen, health issues
semen, health issues, best time: Hi Carly Technically, a male can produce viable semen as early as 6 months. The best time to breed a male, in my opinion, is after he s reached a year old and can be tested. Dalmatians are notorious for a host of health issues including deafness and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Payment, stud owner, female boxer
stud owner, female boxer, contract states: Hi Amanda A contract should always spell out every eventuality. From how many pups are considered a litter, what happens if the dam miscarries, to the obligation of you the stud owner if the dam doesn t take. My questions would be, what caused the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Supplies, parson russell terriers, breeding supplies
parson russell terriers, breeding supplies, whelping supplies: Hi Astrid. During the actual mating process, you won t need much. A good leash and collar, and some water. You will also want to write down when the dogs were bred, and how many times. You will also want to write down if anything out of the ordinary happened...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Toy poodles, toy poodles, toy poodle
toy poodles, toy poodle, looking through a window: Hi Andrea. If they try to breed again, stay close by but don t touch. When he starts pumping and gets ready to fall back out, just hold him inside of her for at least a few minutes. This will help to at least keep the sperm inside of her even if you don t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Toy poodles, toy poodle, looking through a window
toy poodle, looking through a window, mating ritual: Hi Andrea You can hold the female on your lap (straddled with all paws on the ground). Encourage the male to come around the business end and help him by lowering or raising the female with your knees. You can also hold him in place until the tie occurs....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding & tie, first timers
first timers: Hi Foster. A dog doesn t absolutely have to have a tie in order to pregnant the female. However, the dog does have to ejaculate. If you re not sure if your boy did that, then it d be hard to say for sure. You can hold them all you want, but if he didn t ejaculate,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Brindle coloring, brindle female, champion dogs
brindle female, champion dogs, leopard dogs: Sorry to offend Terri, I assumed it was your dog or you were considering doing the breeding as you ask the question. My apologies. There are certain simple rules that can be applied regarding the expected coat colors of puppies based on the coat color of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bichon frise, bichon frise, false pregnancy
bichon frise, false pregnancy, puppies: Hi Joan. Can you feel any of the puppies move around, or feel the shape of them? Have her lay on her side, and try to gently feel for them. I always say treat the dog as if she s pregnant until proven otherwise. This is not something that I can say for sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my boston pregnant?, pregnancy signs, clear discharge
pregnancy signs, clear discharge, x rays: Hi Ester. First of all, every girl is different and will exhibit pregnancy signs differently. Dogs also experience false pregnancies, making it even more difficult to know for sure. I personally use the x-rays. You can do them after day 50. It lets me know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bottle feeding bulldog pups, haemolytic anaemia, female puppy
haemolytic anaemia, female puppy, genetic base: Hi Tracey. From what I understand, it is thought to have a genetic base, and is brought out by a trigger, such as getting shots, whelping, ect. It is not common. As for your female puppy, what type of formula do you have them on? It seems that she should be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer, hereditary defects, litters
hereditary defects, litters, spayed: Hi Diana You rescued a Boxer who is 4, you don t know how many litters she had, I m assuming you don t know what kind of mother she was, how many pups she had, if she had any complications, what her lineage is, what hereditary defects she may carry,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer, boxer puppies, largest breasts
boxer puppies, largest breasts, puppy formula: Hi. If she doesn t mind you guys touching and handling the pups, then that s great. Makes your job much easier.:-) The reason why I was asking about the size of the whelping box was too se if maybe it was too big, letting the pups get lost. It sounds like...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer, boxer puppies, boxer puppy
boxer puppies, boxer puppy, boxer breeders: Hi Allison. Boxer puppies usually weigh in at about 12-20 oz. at birth. Some may be bigger, some smaller. It really doesn t matter how much they gain as long as they keep a good weight, and are growing well. As for suctioning the mouth, it s something that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer breeding, canine pregnancy, boxer
canine pregnancy, boxer, good luck: Hi! The best age to breed a Boxer is at least 2 years of age. Boxers need a bit more time to finish maturing. The average canine pregnancy lasts 63 days, but can go safely between 58-85 days. Good luck and if I can help with anything else, feel free to holler...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer dog in labour, t break, safe side
t break, safe side, boxer dog: Hi. I m not quite sure what you mean by her water has broken, the bags of water doesn t break in dogs like it does in humans. If one of the puppy s bag actually did break, then a puppy should be born within 15 minutes of it happening. What did the fluid look...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer labor 50 days, thay, sha
thay, sha, puppies: Hi Cristina. Are you sure she doesn t still have a puppy inside of her? The best thing you can do is to try to get her back to her normal routine. They can mourn for their puppies like we do. She just needs time. Be patient with her, give her lots of love,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer puppies, boxer puppies, fingernail polish
boxer puppies, fingernail polish, rickrack: Hi Allison. Ask as many questions as you need to, that s what we re here for. Pups usually open their eyes up between 10-14 days. They re ok with that. If their eyes start to get puffy or start to drain, then get them to the vet. And it s ok that mom doesn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to breed?, parson russell terriers, parson russell terrier
parson russell terriers, parson russell terrier, heat cycle: Hi Astrid It really depends on the female. You have to take each one on an individual basis. As long as the female is over a year. If her second heat fell when she was 10 or 11 months, I would wait until the next one. You are the best to judge...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to breed a schnauzer, minature schnauzer, swelling of the vulva
minature schnauzer, swelling of the vulva, initial signs: Hello Mary: All dogs vary somewhat in their cycles but on average, about 9 to 10 days following the initial signs of the cycle (swelling of the vulva & a bloody vaginal discharge) the female will enter into estrus, which is the fertile portion of the cycle....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, false pregnancy, staffie
false pregnancy, staffie, clear discharge: Hi. Some girls show early, some later. She may start to lay around, or eat a lot. Some dogs even get morning sickness. I hate to say this, but you ll just have to wait her out! :-) Some people believe that if the vulva stays larger after the heat cycle, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, false pregnancy, whites of their eyes
false pregnancy, whites of their eyes, occations: If you choose to do x-rays calcification occurs after day 50. If you are guessing, you ll know when you see the whites of their eyes . Unfortunately false pregnancy has all the same symptoms of a true one. Just without the end result. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, temperament problems, female puppy
temperament problems, female puppy, t health: Hi Carol. It depends...were their parents health tested and passed all of their health tests pertaining to their breed? Are these dogs a prime example of what their breed is suppose to look/act like? Brother to sister breeding (and that s what this would be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my Boston Terrier was, boston terrier, heat cycle
boston terrier, heat cycle, two choices: Hi Carrie. It s best to wait until the dog is about two years of age to breed. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. She is really young. Unless you catch them within 24-48 hours of the mating, the mis-mate shot is out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my boston terriers, boston terriers, dominant genes
boston terriers, dominant genes, genitics: Hi Laura Smaller dogs mature quicker however, personally I would still wait until the female is older than a year. It gives you time to assess her and ensure she is healthy both physically and mentally. It sounds like the litter you are discribing had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding chihauhau,s, proffesional advice, chihauhau
proffesional advice, chihauhau, thanks in advance: Hi Julie Breeding them while they are still pups themselves is never a good idea. There fontanels aren t closed, they haven t matured and you don t know what defects they may have or develop. Waiting until their second, third or fourth heat is better....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding difficulty, artificial insemination, platform shoes
artificial insemination, platform shoes, couple inches: Hi Lori For a large breed like the mastiff s, a breeding board is needed. You could use a sloped driveway or a hill. You can also try the stairs. Let your female stand on the ground and bring your male to the first or second stair. You only need to let...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding labs, heat cycle, short periods
heat cycle, short periods, marlene: Hi Marlene 8 days is still early, if your male is experienced then he will know when to get the job done. Keep them separated and only allow them to be together for short periods of time (15 minutes -- unless a day occurs). A breeding should take place...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding after parvo, english mastiff, pug puppy
english mastiff, pug puppy, swollen joints: Hi If the pup survives the parvo then he will have built up an immunity. No reason why you couldn t breed him. English Mastiff s are such a large breed that they need extra care and attention when they are growing. Swollen joints is a red flag and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my shih tzu bitch for the first time, heat cycles, shih tzus
heat cycles, shih tzus, shih tzu: Hi Adele Each female should be taken on an individual basis. Temperament, health, maturity (mental and physical) should all be taken into account. Also her heat cycles. If she went into heat at say 8 months, and again at 16, her second heat would be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bull dogges, olde english bulldog, 2 females
olde english bulldog, 2 females, short periods: Hi Kim. I have done some research for you. If you re talking about the Olde English bulldog, and not just the regular English Bulldog, then it should be free whelping. The best advice I can give is to not let her get fat, an make sure she gets plenty of exercise....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua mating, chihuahuas, private area
chihuahuas, private area, time today: Hi Nataliya First let me welcome you to the site! So your younger female has a slim chance that she took. The lock is Mother s Nature way of guarantee it, of course it s dependant on if she was ovulating. The female dog reproductive mechanism is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cocker ready to whelp, two puppies, uterine horn
two puppies, uterine horn, crazy today: Hi Melissa. Breech is really common in dogs. You usually don t have to help with the delivery unless the puppy seems stuck. Then, on the contractions, you firmly grasp a leg and pull, but only pull with the contractions. The sac can bust and you will still...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: changing heat vyvle pattern, heat cycle, german shepherds
heat cycle, german shepherds, reccomend: Hi Robin. I m not sure how it works with cattle, but in dogs, I wouldn t reccomend anything that messes with a heat cycle, especially if the dog is to be bred in the future. I know how frustrating two girls in heat at the same time can be, but it s best to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chihauhau had two miscariages, miscariages, chihauhau
miscariages, chihauhau, heat cycle: Hi. It is really hard to say for sure why your girl had two miscarriages. It could have been because of the pups size, it could have also been because of an infection, disease, anything. Miscarriages in dogs are rare. If you breed a dog on each heat cycle...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua bitch 62 days gest, mucus discharge, days thanks
mucus discharge, days thanks, blankets: Ok, I get it now! :-) The temp will drop to about 98. If you re not taking her temp twice a day, the same time each day, then you may miss it. Some girls will also have the temp drop, but go right back up, also making you miss it. Anyway, I think your girl...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog bleeding (in heat?) 2 weeks after having puppies, having puppies, 10 puppies
having puppies, 10 puppies, dead puppy: Hi Nancy. No, I don t think that dog is back into heat this soon. The male dog may have smelled the blood, confusing him. This is known to happen, especially if the male was a young inexperienced male. I am concerned about the dog s discharge though. Is there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog in heat, heat cycle, ovarian cancer
heat cycle, ovarian cancer, health issues: When a female goes into her heat cycle it s hormonal so all her usual behaviors can change. At 8 years old, I would have her fixed for a number of reason the first so she doesn t have to go through the changes twice a year and the second to keep the risk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog pregnancy., answer asap, foul odor
answer asap, foul odor, puppies: Hi Taylor. The bleeding part is normal after whelping as long as the dog doesn t have a fever, won t eat/drink, and as long as the discharge doesn t have a foul odor. As for the panting and digging, you need to get your girl to the vet. She may still have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: about my dog, pauns, puppie
pauns, puppie, green stuff: Hi Barbara. It sounds like either a puppy died, or a placenta came lose from the uterine wall. A trip to the vet is called for here. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be checked out. You didn t say when your girl is due......

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, dog breeding, good luck
dog breeding, good luck, three times: Hi Tonya Is the question how soon can a male breed again with a female after a breeding? If so, a male can breed two or three times a day. It s not optimal but doable. Ideally, it s best to breed once a day when your female is in standing heat. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is in heat!!, dog food ration, japanese spitz
dog food ration, japanese spitz, yellowish discharge: Hi. You only need to let the dogs breed twice. Anymore than that, and it s overkill. You put undo stress on the dogs, and may even end up with premature puppies. Continue feeding her what she normaly eats until you know for sure that she s definitely pregnant....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in heat ?, flatcoat retriever, safe side
flatcoat retriever, safe side, monday night: Hi Cath. A plit heat will usually last a little bit longer than that before it stops. I m not saying it s not one, just that it s kind of odd. I d take her in to the vet for a check up to figure out exactly what s happening, especially since you re wanting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, swollen vulva, signs of pregnancy
swollen vulva, signs of pregnancy, pregnancy question: The best days to try are between 25-30 after breeding. Just count 25-30 days after the last breeding, and try from there.:-) Remember though, even during those days, it may still be hard to feel anything especially if she s just having one puppy, or is carrying...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I don't think my dog is producing milk, oxytoxin, rat terrier
oxytoxin, rat terrier, pup: Hi Lindsay Sometimes it can take 24 to 48 hours for milk to come down. You can give your female a shot of oxytoxin and that will help. If the pup is not complaining, I would leave it. If it s sucking, and quiet, enough is coming in to keep it satisfied....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dying puppies, cleft palates, pit bull mix
cleft palates, pit bull mix, kennel cough: Hi Debbie Did you have both the male and female tested for any STD s prior to whelp? Did you female come into contact with any dogs with Kennel Cough or other transferable diseases? 8 months is young for a female to have her first litter, and it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: English Bulldog Coats, bulldog pups, pictures of puppies
bulldog pups, pictures of puppies, english bulldog: Hi Thelma. English Bulldogs have a smooth, flat coat. I m not sure why this puppy would have a fluffy coat. Sometimes, young pups have kind of a fluffy coat, but all Bulldog pups that I have seen had a smooth one. I am going to give you a good link, that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: English Bulldog Whelping, english bulldog, english bulldogs
english bulldog, english bulldogs, pit bulls: Hi Lisa. The average for the Bulldog is 5, remember though, it s just an average. About 10% of the breed are free whelpers, the majority of them needing one. Don t let her get fat, and make sude she gets plenty of exercise. You need to talk to your vet about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: eating puppies, 10 puppies, magnificent animals
10 puppies, magnificent animals, rottweiler: HI Mike. It s not super common, but it happens more than you think. I don t think that anyone really knows why a dog does this. I think that it does happen more often in some family lines, so maybe it s a hereditary behavior thing. Sometimes, if a mom is really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female in heat, low libido, promblem
low libido, promblem, short periods: Hi Patty I m pretty sure you re okay :) the problem appears to be in your male. Your male may not be interested in her, have a low libido or just a shy breeder. Some males are just not naturals. It s best to separate them and bring them together...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Foster dog not cleaning newborn pups, cocker mix, newborn pups
cocker mix, newborn pups, whelping box: Hi Dawn. I m sorry it took so long to get back to you. I think your question got lost.:-) If mom is nursing them, her milk supply seems to be good, and they re gaining weight, there s no need to supplement them. As for cleaning the pups, you can take a damp...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog bleeding (in heat?) 2 weeks after having puppies, giving birth, google
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog bleeding (in heat?) 2 weeks after having puppies, giving birth, google, teaspoon

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HELP Mastitis, immune disorders, puppies
Dog Breeding and Whelping: HELP Mastitis, immune disorders, puppies, nurse

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom caring for runt, lab pups, pekingese
Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom caring for runt, lab pups, pekingese

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog, signs of pregnancy, x ray
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog, signs of pregnancy, x ray, gsd

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping boxer, second pregnancy, staffy
Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping boxer, second pregnancy, staffy, nine days

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how much to feed at 5 and a half weeks pregnant, cavoodle, puppy food
cavoodle, puppy food, book delivery: Hi Leanne. I usually start to up their food when they become more interested in eating. Feed three small meals a day, this will help her belly. I personally don t change to puppy food, though I know that some breeders do. If you re going to, you may want to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding concerns, quality dog food, vanilla icecream
quality dog food, vanilla icecream, plain vanilla: Hi Christina. When you ask what else can you give her, you re talking about dog food? If she s on a good quality dog food, then you don t have to give her anything else. Keep some beef broth on hand, and you may want to get some plain vanilla icecream. Both...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first litter, swollen abdomen, puppy food
swollen abdomen, puppy food, protein levels: Hi Jessica Since she is such a young girl I would make sure she s not home alone when she does whelp. Constructed a whelping box where she can dig and whelp her litter safely and quietly. Do not over feed her or feed her puppy food until after she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: foul smell, running a fever, foul smell
running a fever, foul smell, x rays: Hi Sylvia 40 days is too early to do x-rays. Can you feel movement at all? A foul smell is not a good sign. However, is it a sour smell, bloody or just smells like wet dog? At this point, all you can do is wait and see. If you are still concerned...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: french bulldog, signs of pregnancy, french bulldog
signs of pregnancy, french bulldog, many different things: Hi Janice. You re most definitely not a nuisance. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Because your breed is known for sections, I would do the x-ray just to be on the safe side. She may only have one in there, 42 days is a bit early. Some girls don...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: french bulldog pregnancy, french bulldog, teats
french bulldog, teats, frenchie: Hi Janice. Since your girl has had a litter already, it may take longer for you to notice a change in her breasts. They should start to get a bit bigger before too long. There really is no set time for this change to take place though. Some dogs breasts may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: french bulldog pregnancy, french bulldogs, french bulldog
french bulldogs, french bulldog, x ray: Hi Janice. No problem at all! I wouldn t go by that. You are correct in that by time time, the pups are surrounded by fluid, and super difficult to feel. I would wait until she s about 50 days pregnant, and do an x-ray. Good luck, and if I can help with anything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: french bulldog pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, french bulldog
sign of pregnancy, french bulldog, clear discharge: Hi Janice. You should start seeing signs pretty soon, at least within a week or so. As for the stringy clear discharge, that may very well be a good sign of pregnancy. I know of many dogs who get this discharge while pregnant. One more thing....did her vulva...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: GSD after the heat, false pregnancy, male gsd
false pregnancy, male gsd, heat cycle: Hi Maria. Some dogs will change their behavior during a heat cycle. Some become more aggressive, some become more affectionate. as for her breasts being swollen, if she definitely wasn t bred, then she may be trying to go through what s called a false pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: girl in heat a week with no bleeding, toy aussie, true heat
toy aussie, true heat, jumping the gun: Hi Lani Some dogs may not bleed enough for you to notice. Or, they keep themselves very clean, or they live with a partner that does it for them. Day 6 is still early for her to be receptive. She may start her standing heat at day 9 and up. To...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my girl pregnant?, false pregnancy, teats
false pregnancy, teats, pregnancies: Hi Jane. Most of the time, if the dog took, the vulva will stay slightly swollen. A lot of breeders take that as a positive pregnancy sign. It sounds like your girl very well may be pregnant. However, false pregnancies can really throw you for a loop, so I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HELP!!!, uncooked rice, heating pad
uncooked rice, heating pad, gaining weight: Gently pinch the back of his neck and pull the skin up. If it stays tented up, then he s dehydrated. If it takes a while to go back down, then he s getting that way. The skin should just snap back. If the skin stays up, or takes a while to go back down, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HELP Mastitis, amoxicillin, wits
amoxicillin, wits, diarrhea: Hi Kat. The only real serious problem that you may encounter with this is the pups getting diarrhea. Some people also believe that if the pups are allowed to nurse on mom while taking antibiotics, the pups may become immune to them if needed in the future....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat/breeding/time, breeding dogs, schipperke
breeding dogs, schipperke, old dog: Hi Debi -- I m of the opinion that females over the age of 6 shouldn t be used for breeding. Keep in mind that s just my two cents. I ve seen the trauma and difficulties that older dogs experience when bred later. If she got stuck that is called a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Husky in heat, male husky, husky pups
male husky, husky pups, intact males: Hi Michelle Never, ever, ever leave a female that is season with intact males unless you want pups. A female is in season for approximately 21 days and can breed repeated for about 7 - 10. So either dogs or both can sire the litter. You won t know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat, last heat, heat cycles
last heat, heat cycles, bullmastiff: Hi Michelle. It very well could be normal for your girl. Most dogs bleed for about 21 days. When it s the right part of the cycle to be bred, the bleeding usually lightens in color and frequency, but the dog usually still bleeds. I have known dogs that bled...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hi, brother sister, inbreeding
brother sister, inbreeding, conformation: Hi Jamie. Brother-sister breeding is the most potent form of inbreeding. If you choose to do this, make sure your dogs have wonderful health/temperament/conformation. The good and the bad will come out, so you really need to know what s behind your dogs if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Inverted Vulva, puppy owners, hereditary condition
puppy owners, hereditary condition, kiss of death: Hi Kim My question would be... why would you breed a female with a hereditary condition like a involution? Females with Vulval Involution have a greater risk for bacterial infection. Which can mean the kiss of death for a litter, the female AND the male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Limited Registration, obedience agility, pet puppies
obedience agility, pet puppies, akc puppy: HI Robin. Limited registration means that the dog can t compete in conformation shows, and if the dog is bred, their puppies can t be registered. If your dog is registered as limited, it is still registered, it just can t compete in dog shows. It can compete...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lola - Chihuahua - 9 months, false heat, judy schultz
false heat, judy schultz, small dogs: Hi Judy Could be that your new female was experiencing a false heat or a split heat when you brought her home? If her thyroid (which is very common) is out of kilter, that will affect her heat cycles too. Small dogs mature quicker so you may be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how long do I have, female boxer, dominant girl
female boxer, dominant girl, vulva: Hi Darlene. You have until about the 14th. This is just an average. Some girls ovulate really early in the cycle, some later. A few things to look for to indicate that she s ready is the vulva will soften up, feel more like your lips. Another one is the bleeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how long, whelp
whelp: Hi Lisa It depends on the dog, the size of the litter, the ease/difficulty of whelp, and her mental and physical condition. You can breed back to back if she has had a easy and small litter. Then give her a year off. If she s had a large litter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Chihuahuas and their balbus glandis, bulbus glandis, sexual maturity
bulbus glandis, sexual maturity, chihuahuas: Hi. This is normal. When the dog reaches sexual maturity, this gland will enlarge and become hard, as you say. This is what helps hold the male dog inside of the female during a tie. It s perfectly normal, so you shouldn t worry. If it becomes enlarged and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff delivery, whelping box, mastiffs
whelping box, mastiffs, mastiff: Hi Michelle. Actually, I just recently got my first Mastiff, and have been doing a ton of research. I have a few links that pertains just to Mastiffs. I ll list them at the bottom on this letter. The first thing you do, is to get her in her whelping box. The...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating of 2 young Chihuahuas, chihuahuas, first response
chihuahuas, first response, glands: Hi Sharon. Well, always assume that the dog is pregnant even if you think she was bred. :-) It s safer that way for her, just in case she is. There s a very good possibility that she is pregnant. There s an old saying. If a bitch is in heat, lock the doors,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maggie our boxer, green discharge, reproductive health
green discharge, reproductive health, last thursday: Hi Jamie. I d get her to the vet. Green is not good. She could have a simple infection. Either way, this needs to be treated if any pups are to be saved. However, you need to know if it s something serious, then she may not take at all. For her health, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dog getting sick, mindy, vet
mindy, vet, nuts: Hi Mindy. Are you sure it s just because he s excited and doesn t have something else going on? Some dogs do do this however. If you re sure that it s not because of an illness, then the best thing that you could do is let him stay at a friend s or relative...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, jackrussel, rottie
jackrussel, rottie, pregancy: Hi Shazznay WOW that is one determined Jack Russell! Do you know the name of the injection? Depending what the vet gave her. If it was oxytoxin, it will clean everything out only with no harm or side effects. But I ve never heard of anything prolonging...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: min pin, canine pregnancy, school diplomas
canine pregnancy, school diplomas, champion bloodline: Hi Ana. It sounds like a pretty bad situation, if you are truly unhappy with it. Any time a dog ties, there s a great possibility that she is pregnant. Treat her as such until you know for sure she is or isn t. If you don t want the dog at your house, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mini dach, enormous risk, hereditary defects
enormous risk, hereditary defects, merles: Hi Lori There is an enormous risk breeding in the merle gene. Greater risk of health issues. Experienced breeders know their lines, hereditary defects and carefully choose a merle and a solid. Would I breed two merles regardless of the breed. The...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My mini daushond seems preggies, jack russel, x ray
jack russel, x ray, close contact: Hi. There s always a risk when you breed dogs that something may go wrong, a too large puppy causes problems, ect. This is even higher when the female dog is pregnant by a larger dog. If you let her have these puppies, make sure she doesn t get fat, and gets...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: miniature schnauzer pregnant, plastic storage bins, miniature snauzer
plastic storage bins, miniature snauzer, vanilla ice cream: Hi Sarah. You need to get her a whelping box. You can either make on for her, or if she s small enough, you may be able to use those plastic storage bins at the store. When she starts labor, don t leave her. At first, just keep an eye on her. That s all she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom caring for runt, poor pup, lab puppies
poor pup, lab puppies, litter mates: Hi Sheila. To me, it sounds like maybe mom is trying to find Blackie a new place to stay. Does this little puppy cry a lot? If so, that is probably frustrating mom because she s not sure what to do to help her puppy. Dogs seem to know when something s wrong...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New born puppies and mother, new born puppies, puppy formula
new born puppies, puppy formula, cows milk: Hi. Please don t give cow s milk, in any form. Pups can t digest it, and they won t get much nutritional benefit from it. Try goats milk, or puppy formula. As for your girl, a little trick that breeders sometimes use to help with milk production is to give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Next Heat Cycle, english bulldog, last heat
english bulldog, last heat, heat cycle: Hi Krista How old was she when she had her last heat? And how long between her first and second (if this is the second). Typically it s between 6 and 9 months. So if she s every 6 months you can expect her to come into heat in the next few weeks...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I need help determining if my shih tzu is pregnant, x rays, shih tzu
x rays, shih tzu, x ray: Hi AJ 3 weeks is too early to tell. X-rays won t show anything until after day 50. You could do ultra-sound. I would wait. Keep track of the dates she was with the male and count 62 days. If you are still unsure at day 50 plus, do the x-ray and ease...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: neutered chihuahua "tying" with un-spayed, single mom, chihuahuas
single mom, chihuahuas, wate: Hi Michelle. First, I have to ask, when you had your boy neutered, were both testicles dropped? Is there any way that he had a retained testicle? If they tie, don t seperate them. You can cause more damage doing that. The butt-to-butt position is the normal...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newborn puppies, newborn puppies, maltease
newborn puppies, maltease, maltipoo: Hi Taylor You really don t have to start worrying about feeding them until they are 3 weeks or older. The easiest is to start by a good quality raw or canned. A couple of tablespoons in a saucer to begin with. Then as they get use to eating solids,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newborns, husky dogs, hi mom
husky dogs, hi mom, newborns: Hi. Mom will feed her pups quite often at first. There s no set number of times as long as the pups are growing good. I d wait for a while on dad seeing the pups. Wait until the pups are at least 4-5 weeks. Mom most likely will not want any other dogs near...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing dam, tsp honey, teats
tsp honey, teats, pup: Hi Jane. I m concerned about the shivering. It could be a calcium deficency. Get her to the vet for a check up, that s the best advice I can give for now, especially if it is a calcium problm, the vet can give her a quick shot and she ll feel much better....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Too Old for First Whelp?, added risk, cherished family
added risk, cherished family, whelp: My question is why would you WANT to breed a female that is 7? If she s absorbed her first litter there is no guarantee that it won t happen again. I m of the opinion that 7 is too old for a breeding female. Breeding changes the personality of the female,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Preg. Chihuahua, vanilla icecream, month and a half
vanilla icecream, month and a half, quality food: Hi Jessica. Please do trim her nails.:-) She ll feel so much better if you do. All you need to feed her is her dog food. As long as you have her on a good quality food, she ll do just fine, and will be better off without any treats, especially the human kind....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog, false pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
false pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, pre pregnancy: I don t think I ve ever seens pictures of a false pregnancy either. I have seen females experiencing a false pregnancy blow up quite big, and even have contractions. This is why I suggested the x-ray, so you ll know for sure, and you ll know aba expect and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, mucus plug, dental floss
mucus plug, dental floss, 99f: Hi! A dog s temp will flucuate like ours do. That s normal. If you re going to go by the temp, then you need to check it twice a day, at the same time each day. When labor is getting close, her temp will drop under 99F. Then, you re looking at about 24-48...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Protective Dam, pet carrier, good eye
pet carrier, good eye, yorkie: You can go ahead and take them now. Just keep her in a pet carrier while the pups are being looked at. Mom will need a check up, too. You can try to handle them some right now, you need to to keep a good eye on them. If she s not objecting, then go ahead and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pug whelping, boston terrier, c sections
boston terrier, c sections, terrier mix: Hi Brent. It s usually easier for the dog to actually deliver the second litter, as the canal is stretched out a bit more. However, if you have a really big pup, or one that s trying to come out sideways, then you may still run into trouble. Just watch her,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy development after whelping., new born puppies, puppy development
new born puppies, puppy development, few days: Hi Charles. I know it took me a few days to get back to you, I ve been looking for your web site that you wanted. The only thing that I could come close to is http://lowchensaustralia.com/breeding/breeding2.htm . Have a look around that site. If it s not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy Weaning/ Nursing, jack russell puppies, canned food
jack russell puppies, canned food, quality food: Hi Sharon It s common for females to get tired of their pups. It s best to let them have a good feed, then remove the female. Start with taking her out for a few hours at a time. When her milk gets heavy she ll run back to her pups. If the pups aren t...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: passing infection through milk, hydro therapy, open wound
hydro therapy, open wound, warm water: Hi Jessica If she s on antibiotics that can pass to the pups and/or dry up her milk. What I would do is hydro therapy on the dam. Place her in the tub and run warm water over the wound. Let it run for about 15 minutes, do this a couple of times a day...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My peke in heat and won't breed, time breeder, peke
time breeder, peke, estrus: Hi Ashley. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14, so, you re kind of early yet. You say the female won t let the male mount, then she s probably trying to tell you she s not ready. If you get to day 13 and still nothing, then you may want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: post whelp coat blow, purina one, water exercise
purina one, water exercise, bald spots: Hi Sharon. Most dogs blow their coats after giving birth, sometimes they can look downright awful.:-) It just takes them a while to get everything back in shape. You re feeding a good food, so I wouldn t worry about that. Also, I wouldn t give her any vitamins,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant beagle, whelping box, time kind
whelping box, time kind, quiet room: Hi Linda. The most important thing is to not let her get fat, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise. Make sure you build her a whelping box, and put it in a safe, quiet room. About a week before due date, have her sleep in it to get use to it. IF she has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant different, cavoodle, morning sickness
cavoodle, morning sickness, whelping: Hi Leanne. usually, a dog will follow close to the same pattern with each pregnancy. However, this time she may just feel good. One of my girls was bred twice. The first time she was hyper, and constantly going. The second time, all she wanted to do was lay...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog jumping, smartest dogs, dry dog food
smartest dogs, dry dog food, baby gate: Hi Leanne If she was active prior to being bred, there is no reason to stop her activities (jumping). It could however, be attributed to the food you are feeding her. If you are feeding her a food high in preservatives as some canned and especially...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant itching, carpet cleaning products, dry flaky skin
carpet cleaning products, dry flaky skin, collie mix: Hi Elisa. usually, with a food allergy, the feet are the first thing to start itching. I would keep her on one type of food though, as it may start her on diarrhea. The best thing that I can suggest is getting her to the vet to see if he can figure out what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies are dying, many different things, plain water
many different things, plain water, rott: Hi Cindy. I don t think it was the shampoo, although I wouldn t use anymore of it. Plain warm water is good enough for them right now. You said they have runny stools....that may be what s going on here. They may be dehydrated. Are they good and warm? You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy weight, hip bones, puppy
hip bones, puppy, ribs: Hi Amber. There s really no set weight for a puppy. Some puppies are bigger than their littermates, some are smaller. If your puppy is healthy, and a little roly poly, then she s most likely just fine. If you can t see her ribs or her hip bones, then she s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rootweller mating, male dogs, female dogs
male dogs, female dogs, year 1: Hi Kay. Not usually. If it seems to be causing a problem, simply seperate the female not heat in from the male. A large male dogs needs to be as close to two years as possible before breeding. He can breed before that, but it s best to let him finish growing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: re: calming male dog when females in heat, vitamin b complex, havanese
vitamin b complex, havanese, sedatives: Hi Steve Prozac won t work for a male when a female is in heat but Vitamin B Complex may help calm him down a bit. The best thing to do, if you don t have a someone to board him for that time, is to keep him crated in a separate room behind close doors...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu' sore tits from nursing, little stinkers, puppy formula
little stinkers, puppy formula, puppy food: Hi Tina. There s really not much that you can put on them as the pups are still nursing. You could try just a tad bit of neosporin. Make sure the pup s toenails are clipped, this will help. You can use human fingernail clippers on them. If the spots are warm,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu pregnant with 7 puppies, x rays, valid reason
x rays, valid reason, shih tzu: Hi! Are you talking about a c-section? I would ask the vet why he thinks it s needed. Some vets are section happy, but if your vet has a valid reason, then I would go by that. You could also ask him if it would be safe to try to let her have the litter naturally...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud fee, stud fee, shi tzu
stud fee, shi tzu, local clubs: Hi Lisa First have him tested. There are a number of facilities that will do DNA and marker testing HealthGene in Canada is one of them. Ensure that you also include a brucellios test and do not let your male with any female that is not tested. It s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: schnoodle diet!!!!, puppy chow, schnoodle
puppy chow, schnoodle, first few days: Hi Marissa. Dogs usually take a few days to get use to their new home. A lot of them won t eat that well for the first few days. I promise you, he won t starve himself. Offer it to him, and if he refuses, try again later that day. Don t start to change his...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spotting after insemination, english bulldog, heat cycle
english bulldog, heat cycle, insemination: Hi Kimberly. Dogs will usually bleed for 21 days through their heat cycle, weither they were bred or not. Did her bleeding lighten in color, and then after the insemination started to bleed bright red again? If so, I d take her back to the vet for a check...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Tail docking on poodle, toy poodles, tail docking
toy poodles, tail docking, rubber band: Hi Vin. You may be able to dock the tail now. However, I most definitely wouldn t use the rubber band method. You could be setting your dog up for pain and infection. Besides, a good vet knows how long the tail should be. If you re going to dock, I seriously...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Tests, bulldog breeder, english bulldogs
bulldog breeder, english bulldogs, health checks: Hi Jenny. Unfortunately, the bulldog is known for a few serious health problems. The hips need to be x-rayed and inspected by the OFA, Luxating patellas can also be a problem that needs to be checked out. Thyroid needs to be checked, as well as the heart....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What do I tell the stud dog's owner about my bitch?, vet visits, record shots
vet visits, record shots, question thanks: Can you refresh my memory on what breed your dog is. Then I can give you better description of breed specific defaults. Splayed is a term used to denote feet that are spread out. Toes should be nice and tight. Cow hocked, is when the back legs knees...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I think my baby is in heat !, shitzo, linda williamson
shitzo, linda williamson, yorkshire terrier: Well, it really depends on the dogs. If I were going to attempt this type of breeding, I would definitely make sure both dogs had all of their health tests done before trying it. When you inbreed, you have to be prepared to cull. Cull doesn t have to mean...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Urgent!!! my dog is close to giving birth:, signs of prelabor, daushound
signs of prelabor, daushound, going into labour: Hi Danielle. She ll start to pant, alot. And dig like crazy. She may go off her feed. She ll be restless, and won t be able to sit still. She may whine. These are all signs of prelabor. I hope all goes well! Poor girl! Let me know how mom and babies do please...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Wondering if it took?, dealing with dogs, cytology
dealing with dogs, cytology, progesterone: Hi Sarah. It is very probable that she took. However, when dealing with dogs all bets are off.:-) Acording to your dates and test results, then I d say you guys have a really good chance. I have a couple of good links to sites about progesterone testing if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, dead puppy, emergency vet
dead puppy, emergency vet, german shepherd: Hi Kate. I would get her to the vet for a check up to see what s going on, and to see if there are any puppies left. I have known dogs (usually the small ones who were carrying a too large litter) expell a puppy, and then wait a few days to finish having the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping boxer, second pregnancy, back bone
second pregnancy, back bone, x ray: Hi Kim. I m sorry you didn t find my first answer very helpful. It s different for each dog and each pregnancy how long they go after they seem to drop . Some dogs wait a week to 10 days, like you said. Some go only a few days after, and some don t ever even...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my Yorkie fixing to start whelping?, mucus plug, pregnant milk
mucus plug, pregnant milk, heat cycle: Hi Holly. The thing is, unless you do pregesterone testing, you don t know exactly when the dog ovulates, that s why we go by the days breed as due dates. When you say crusty, what do you mean exactly? The mucus plug is a clearish, stringie glob. You ll definitelly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my Yorkie too small/short?, female yorkie, male yorkie
female yorkie, male yorkie, thick book: Hi Lynn. Some females refuse to be bred, even when they re in the right part of their cycle. You may want to try with a different male, and see what happens. For whatever reason, some girls don t like the mates that we pick out for them. I would also suggest...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1yr old great dane pregnant, diet change, responsible breeder
diet change, responsible breeder, health wise: First of all, I have to say this, I m not here to judge anyone, or yell at anyone. Yelling doesn t help the situation. One year is awfully young for any dog, but especially for a Great Dane, I m not going to deny that. However, there are some things that can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 year old shepord 59 days pregnent, mucus plug, different signs
mucus plug, different signs, body temp: Hi. The slimy mucus stuff you saw may have been her mucus plug. If that s what it was, she may go into labor within 24-48 hours. The hard part about telling you what to look for, is that every girl is different. Some dogs will go off their feed, some will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 yr old and 6 year old chuahuas, pets dogs, dams
pets dogs, dams, menopause: Dams are born with all the eggs they are ever going to produce. So the older they are, the chances of healthy pups go down as the eggs age. Personally, I think 5 years old is the oldest a female should be bred. They should be fixed and allowed to live...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 9 month old dobermann bitch, work thanks, dobie
work thanks, dobie, old dog: Hi Brit. 9 months old for a Dobie is way too young to get pregnant right now. I d suggest taking the boy to a relative or friend s house until she gets out of heat. Then, you won t have to worry about it. I don t know about the sprays, I ve never tried them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Age For giving birth, having puppies, vet care
having puppies, vet care, giant breeds: Well, the life expactancy depends on the size of the dog, and how good of vet care they get. Small dogs have pretty long life expectancy, the giant breeds not so long. No, that s not right anymore. 1 year= 15 years, 2 years=24, then it goes by 4 s after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Beagke puppies-1 week old, puppy formula, giving birth
puppy formula, giving birth, nostrils: Hi Sally. Always try. The first thing I would do is get them to the vet, and make sure there s no infection going on, and figure out why the pup has blood in his nose. Also, have the vet check them for dehydration. The most important things for puppies is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Beagle Gestation, x rays, close contact
x rays, close contact, safe side: Hi Jerry. Her age could be a problem. I d keep in close contact with her vet through the whole thing, to be on the safe side. Her first litter happened when she was a lot younger. I d make sure she got plenty of exercise, and do x-rays when she hits day 50....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Putting our Boxer dog up for stud., brindle boxer, sick puppies
brindle boxer, sick puppies, generation pedigree: Hi Rachel. I would wait until he s about 2 years of age. That way, he ll be done growing so you ll know what his faults and virtues are. This will let you figure out what females would be best for him. Two years of age is also when you can have his health...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer pregnant or experiencing a false pregnancy, whelping box, boxer dogs
whelping box, boxer dogs, false pregnancy: Hi Kim. If she was bred on July 12, then that would put her due on Sept. 12, which was last Friday. How many other times were they bred? You have a due date for each day they bred. What concerns me here is that you say that she has a yellow discharge and is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, female yorkie, false pregnancy
female yorkie, false pregnancy, blood spots: Hi. 10 months is way to young to be bred. You need to wait until this girl is at least 1 1/2 years old, but 2 would be better. If you don t give them time to finish growing, you could run into some big problems. It s too hard on their bodies to try to grow...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, jack russell terrier, queensland healers
jack russell terrier, queensland healers, bull mastiff: Hi Cassie It s very possible that she got bred. The thing is that first a female swells, then she bleeds....THEN she s is ready to be bred. So if she was ovulating, even a few days after she was bred, she will take. You don t have to spay her this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, bulldog pups, bulldog
bulldog pups, bulldog, bulldogs: Hi Steve. I take double bred as being line bred, meaning the dog has the same dog more than once in it s pedigree. However, it may mean something else in the Am. Bulldog. The other expert on this site deals with bulldogs, I believe. You may want to ask her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding a Chihuahua and a Shih Tzu, female chihuahua, running into trouble
female chihuahua, running into trouble, shih tzu: Hi Sue. Anytime you breed a much smaller female to a larger male, you run the risk of running into trouble. Shoot, anytime you breed any female you run the risk of a section. One thing to consider, if her mom and aunts all had to have sections, then her chances...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Dachshund, accurate dates, dachshund
accurate dates, dachshund, ariel: Hi Ariel When you are breeding, you have to keep accurate dates to know when to breed. Typically you should start introducing a male around day 9 with breeding happening between days 12 to 17. They only need to be together for about 30 minutes. Too...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding info, old english bulldog, breeding dogs
old english bulldog, breeding dogs, capstar: Hi Kacy. I would give her her shots and worm her before she goes into heat. I usually try to get my girls shots and wormed about a month before she goes into heat if she shots are due. I wouldn t do it during heat or while pregnant. I also wouldn t give the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pekingese, puupies, having babies
puupies, having babies, two females: Hi Christy. I see what you mean now.:) From what I understand, your breed is known to need help during the whelping due to their coat and body shape. Also, they tend to have difficulties whelping naturally, and may often times need a c-section. If you re lucky...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my bitch late giving birth, staffordshire bull terrier, mucus plug
staffordshire bull terrier, mucus plug, safe side: Hi Julie. I would place another call in to your vet about the shaking. Did she do that her first litter? Have you checked her temp? I know that some breeders feel that the shaking or shivering helps to bring the pups into place, but I would still place a call...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch leaving pups, nutrical, dark beer
nutrical, dark beer, beef broth: Hi David. Please forgive me for taking so long in getting back to you. The power supply went out in my computer, so I was off line for a few days. I know of breeders that use dark beer to help milk come in. It depends on the size of your dog, if she s a smaller...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, frequent meals: Have you thought about having an x-ray done? I personaly like them better than the ultrasound. They can pick up a hiding puppy better. I am a bit concerned about the discharge. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy is not normal. Add this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer puppies, boxer puppies, puppy formula
boxer puppies, puppy formula, wet food: Hi! Feed small pups about 4 times a day, but you don t have to feed them at night. The shaking is normal. A lot of pups do this after eating. However, if they shake longer than a few minutes, take them in for a check up just to be safe. This is all normal,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When can I breed from my oldtyme Bulldog, heat cycle, bulldog
heat cycle, bulldog, plenty of time: Hi Helena. You didn t say how old your girl is. If she s really young, say 6 months old, and has her next heat cycle when she s a year old, then I d definitely wait. I prefer to see my girls to two years of age before being bred. The closer you can get her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, top notch, inbreeding
top notch, inbreeding, brother sister: Hi Kimberly. Are you talking about brother-sister breeding? If so, this is the most potent type of inbreeding. If a person is to even consider doing this, the dogs have to be of excellant quality, their health and temperaments have to be top notch, and you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, physical maturity, female boxer
physical maturity, female boxer, heat cycle: Hi Ricky It s not so much about age as it is about mental and physical maturity. I love the Boxer and grew up with them, but today they have so many health issues that it s important to have them tested prior to breeding. You want your female to experience...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: COCKER SPANIEL/POSSIBLE TUMOR, cocker spaniel, toy poodle
cocker spaniel, toy poodle, cyst: Hi Kim. It depends on what the tumor is. It could be a cyst. However, because it is located close to the breasts, I would be really concerned about it. What the vet will most likely want to do first is to find out exactly what it is. If it is cancer, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua breeding, fontanels, interbreeding
fontanels, interbreeding, brother: If you are doing a interbreeding between Chi s you want to make sure they are both premium quality. Any inherent traits (good, bad or indifferent) will come out tenfold in the pups. With Chi s you also want to make sure that both their fontanels are closed....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my chihuhauha pregnant?, chihauhau, pregnancy test
chihauhau, pregnancy test, x ray: Hi Casey. It very well could be. She s at the right day to feel them. However, in a few days the fluid will build up, and you won t be able to feel them again for awhile. In a week or so you can have a scan done, or wait until she s 50 days in and have an...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: coat discolouration, salmon oil, chlorinated pool
salmon oil, chlorinated pool, black labs: Hi Steve What are you feeding her? The quality of food can adversely affect coat color. Years ago we bought a brown dog, after a few months of the good food, turns out his coat was red. You need to put her on a good food. Pups are like leaches...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dashund Pregnancy ?, false pregnancy, exspecially
false pregnancy, exspecially, x ray: Hi Beverly. If she was bred 70 days ago, then I doubt she is pregnant unless she was bred recently. Lay her on her side, put one hand under her belly, the other on top. Gently press in with your fingertips, and slowly move them down her side. My best advice...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Distressed Bitch, oxytoxin, whelping box
oxytoxin, whelping box, natural mothers: Hi Colleen Did your vet to x-rays or give her a shot of oxytoxin to ensure that she hasn t retained any pups, placenta s or afterbirth? What I would do is take all the pups away. Placing them in a warming box. Only allow her to milk and clean then...

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: Dog Breeding, female german shepherd, hip dysplasia
female german shepherd, hip dysplasia, dog breeding: Hi Giovanna There really is no proper age to breed a female as each female is different. Although no female should be bred before her second heat. With GSD I would wait at least 2 years before I considered the female to be breedable. Because Hip...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding and heat cycle, heat cycle, dog breeding
heat cycle, dog breeding, yorkie: Hi Deborah. It could be that she s experiencing what s called a split heat. It s when the dog comes into heat, and then goes back out, waits a few months, and then comes back in. The second part of the cycle is usually fertile. I d take her to the vet for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, straw color, good chance
straw color, good chance, vet: Hi Helen. Every dog is different, some girls bleed heavily through the whole thing, and I d say that you have a good chance of her being pregnant. The bleeding should slow down in a day or two. If it doesn t, then put a call in to your vet. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, false pregnancy, vet visit
false pregnancy, vet visit, pregnancy question: Those tiny lumps very well could be puppies. Either way, she should go into laobr soon if she is pregnant. If she doesn t go into labor by Monday, I d take her to the vet for some x-rays. By then, you should definitely be able to see any pups in there. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog seasons, douge, ddb
douge, ddb, quality food: Hi Karen I swear that my DDB went into heat that last forever and she actually carried her pups to day 75! I think it s the breed. My female is 3 and typically she has longer heats and has shown the tenancy for split or false heats. What that means...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog is shivering 14 hrs after birth, calcium source, vanilla ice cream
calcium source, vanilla ice cream, heated blanket: Massage them and use the warm compress, it will work wonders. If they become impacted, stand her in a bath of warm water for 5 - 15 minutes a couple times a day. Mastitis can lead to a serious infection and bad milk is the kiss of death for pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False pregnancy?, false pregnancy, x ray
false pregnancy, x ray, x rays: Hi Courtney It always surprises me that vets will do x-rays prior to day 50 knowing that the bones in pups don t calcify and can t be detected until then. And some female s milk may not come into until AFTER they ve whelped. A tie doesn t guarantee...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Feeding schedule for new borns, new borns, goats milk
new borns, goats milk, shallow dish: Hi Pati She needs that schedule until she s at least 3 weeks old. Then you can introduce a soft mixture of high quality canned or raw food. I use to do the pablum, goats milk (or soy) mixed with vitamins, meat broth and bits of chicken or organ meats....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female White German Shepard, white german shepard, having puppies
white german shepard, having puppies, good luck: Hi Ray. You have a larger breed. This girl needs to wait until she s at least 2 years old before breeding. If you let a dog this young be bred and become pregnant, then you re asking for a whole load of problems. My best advice would be to let her finish growing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer pregnant or experiencing a false pregnancy, pupp, boxer
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer pregnant or experiencing a false pregnancy, pupp, boxer, dogs

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how do i know when my dog is ready to mate, shih tzu, brenda
Dog Breeding and Whelping: how do i know when my dog is ready to mate, shih tzu, brenda

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding yorkies, yorkies, yorkie
yorkies, yorkie, breasts: Hi. It s not bad to hand raise when you have to. You may want to try this though: first, make sure the smallest puppy gets fed first on mom. Put her on the back two breasts, the biggest ones. Let her nurse as much as she can. Then, top her off with a bottle....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first time mother not feeding pups, first time mom, liter bottles
first time mom, liter bottles, papertowel: Hi Peg. Try to get her to nurse the pups within 24 hours after they were born so they can get her colostrum. Hold her down very gently if you can. The colostrum is very important. If she still refuses, you ll have to feed the pups yourself, and make them potty....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: flea treatment, flea treatment, unwanted guests
flea treatment, unwanted guests, flea control: Hi. Ask all the questions you want. You can buy a pill from the vet called Capstar. It s very inexpensive, and it s just about the only safe thing you can use on a pregnant dog. Clear fluid...exactly what does it look like? Watery, or thick and gunky like...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: giving meds to dog, elevated liver enzymes, collapsing trachea
elevated liver enzymes, collapsing trachea, hot dogs: Hi Chris It s always best to take your vet s advice on medication. The easiest way to give pills is hidden in cheese or hot dogs. I have an old girl that will spit out her dose every single day. So we play catch with a hot dog. A couple without...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help am trying to breed my staff, blood work, progesterone
blood work, progesterone, tiny bit: Honestly, do the progesterone testing. It s simple blood work and it takes the guess work out. It will also save you aggravation and frustration. We have a female that ovulates between her 19th - 21 day and one that ovulates day 9. It s a matter of testing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Russal Pregnacy, jack russal, false pregnancy
jack russal, false pregnancy, x rays: Are you looking to know when she should be due? If so, you have to count 62 days from the time she was bred. If you want to know if she conceive... that s anybody s guess. False pregnancy s are common in dogs. So to know for certain x-rays can be done...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Russell, sex dogs, belina
sex dogs, belina, pupy: Hi Belina When you say they would try to breed, do you mean mounting? This is a sign of dominance and has nothing to do with sex. Dogs will only reproduce when a female is in heat. It s all about procreation not recreation with them. Your female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my jack russel is loosing weight fast, oxytoxin, resently
oxytoxin, resently, dog illness: Hi Lea Anne Since you haven t taken her to the vet for x-rays there is no way to tell if she may have afterbirth or a retained pup still inside. If that is the case it can kill her. She should be giving a shot of oxytoxin to make sure she s cleaned out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how do i know when my dog is ready to mate, breeding dogs, shit tzu
breeding dogs, shit tzu, heat cycle: Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. This is when most females are ready to be bred. I m not sure what day she is on now, but if she s still too early, she won t let the male mount her. If she is in the right part of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labor stalled?, laundry room, two dogs
laundry room, two dogs, yesterday evening: Hi Mandy. I m hoping that she s done something by now. If not, you need to get her to the vet. Are you positive that there are more puppies in there? It s not that uncommon for a dog to only have one puppy. My best advice for your girl is to get her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labour, signs of labour, mucus plug
signs of labour, mucus plug, clear discharge: Hi Leanne. They usually do lose it before labor starts. She may just have a normal clear discharge. As long as it s not colored before the birth of the first puppy, then it s ok. Put a call in to your vet this morning if it would make you feel better. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: lahsa too early to be pregnant, having puppies, 7 months
having puppies, 7 months, vet: Hi Chris. I would definitely worry. 7 months is way too young to be having puppies. If the breeding took place within 24-48 hours, you can get her the mis-mate shot. There are also other options for you and your dog, but you need to talk to your vet about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male dog is being aggressive, litter sizes, heat cycle
litter sizes, heat cycle, litters: Has she been bred back to back, was she bred young or did she have a litter every year? I only ask because each litter takes a lot from a female and as a female ages, it s harder and harder to bounce back. Day 9 is still early, they should just be introduced...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Mastiff., stud contract, stud fee
stud contract, stud fee, reputable breeder: Hi Erin This is a matter of trust. Your breeder trusted you to stand up to your end of the bargain, and you trust them to do what is best for your baby. A male can produce viable semen at a young age, doesn t mean that they should be bred young. I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating Process, strictures, leashes
strictures, leashes, practical experience: Hi Gillian. First thing I would do is let them meet on leashes. If all goes well, then if you have a fenced in yard, I would let them off leash to let them play. This is usually foreplay. They may not do much tomorrow since it s only the tenth day. You said...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Min Pin, cartalidge, ears
cartalidge, ears, vet: Hi. It s too late for the ears. If you can find a vet to do it, you may still be able to do the tail, but know it can be very painful to an older dog to have it done. It s too late for the ears because you have a certain window of when the cartalidge in the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Miniature Schnauzer heat cycle, heat cycle, mini schnauzer
heat cycle, mini schnauzer, miniature schnauzer: Hi Janna. Dog s heat usually lasts 21 days. They can bleed through the whole thing. Some dogs will taper off towards the end, and not bleed so heavily, some bleed heavy for three weeks. Each dog is different. Some dogs are so clean you never know they re in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male shihtzu, heat cycle, thyroid
heat cycle, thyroid, vet: I d definitely have his thyroid checked. You can t force a dog to breed. If you really want pups from this boy, you may have to end up using A.I. Then, I d be worried about passing on his breeding problems to his pups. First thing I would do if this boy was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mastitis, good bacteria, time breeder
good bacteria, time breeder, teats: Hi Patty. Actually, it s great to give mom and pups. Most breeders use this when mom gets mastitis and needs to be put on antibiotics. They allow the pups to continue to nurse as long as it s not too bad, and put the pups on it. This allows the pups to keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, kennel cough, two dogs
kennel cough, two dogs, vet: Hi Rohan. First of all, I d get the coughing dog to the vet to make sure that s what is going on. If it is, you ll most likely have to treat all dogs just to be safe. If it is kennel cough, I d definitely put off the breeding until all dogs are treated and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, austrialian shepard, double merle
austrialian shepard, double merle, types of dogs: Hi Tori Ideally, mate him with another Aussie. Bred right, they are a beautifully functioning dog. Deformity such as it is comes from the merle gene. The best course of action and with any breeding, regardless of the bred, is to research the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom schnauzer not feeding her 5 pups., puppy formula, goats milk
puppy formula, goats milk, puppy food: Hi Christy You can introduce them to a good quality canned or rolled food any time. Milk is to hard for the pups to digest and can cause diarrhea which in turn will cause dehydration. You can use goats milk or soy to soften up kibble. Start will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mum and pups, quality dog food, white rice
quality dog food, white rice, diarrhea: Hi. Yeah, don t give cow s milk to mom or pups. The best thing you can do for her is to just give her a good quality dog food. Once you take the milk away, it should clear up. Try giving her some cooked white rice. That may help with her diarrhea. If it doesn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Poodle Breeding, dark colors, different colors
dark colors, different colors, poodles: The dark colors are dominant. A white male is excellent to use when you want different colors (although I caution about breeding for color only -- that should be gravy, temperament and health should always be the first concern). Bred to a apricot or red...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possibly pregnant female not eating, false pregnancy, scrambled egg
false pregnancy, scrambled egg, cottage cheese: Hi Andrea. I m glad that things worked out.:-) Some girls get super picky when pregnant. Have you tried canned food? Sometimes that does the trick. It may be easier for the dog to digest and pass while pregnant, and some girls just love it. That may be what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnacy in dogs, hi mary, boston terrier
hi mary, boston terrier, time mary: Hi Mary. Actually, you have 9 due dates is she was bred on every day between the 2nd to the 10th. I really wouldn t worry too much about her not getting that big. Some girls just don t, or they carry their pups up higher making it harder to feel/see them....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, table scraps, american bulldog
table scraps, american bulldog, whelping box: Again, I m of the opinion that the breeder should be strung up. Alpo?? Why not just feed her the bag that it came in and be done with it? A breeding female should be on superior dog food. Timberwolf, Taste of the Wild, Orijen, Solid Gold. Anything substandard...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies born this AM, puppy formula, puppy owners
puppy formula, puppy owners, adoption fee: Hi. First thing you need to do is to make her a box in a safe place to keep her puppies. Then, get mom and pups in to the vet for a check up to make sure everyone s ok, and to make sure mom doesn t have anymore pups or placentas inside of her. Get a few bottles...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies dying, fading puppy syndrome, many different things
fading puppy syndrome, many different things, substitute milk: HI Fawn. There is something called the fading puppy syndrome. It s when puppies die without any obvious reasons. If mom isn t producing enough milk, then the pups would be crawling around crying a lot. If the pups are contented, and have round bellies, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: could my pit be pregnant, pyrometra, false pregnancy
pyrometra, false pregnancy, infection of the uterus: Hi Carol. You said that her heat cycle lasted to the beginning of this month. If she had been bred, then it was most likely sometime during the last week of last month. If that s the case, then she shouldn t be showing these signs this early if she was pregnant....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: poodle terrier mix, poodle mix, mini schnauzer
poodle mix, mini schnauzer, having puppies: Hi Debbie. I would wait until she was at least 2 years of age before breeding. When you breed a female too young, you re asking for problems. She needs time to finish growing herself before having puppies. As for what they lll come out looking like, that s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer, mucus plug, mucos plug
mucus plug, mucos plug, precious pups: Hi Kim. Wow! Lucky 13, huh?:-) You sure have your hands full. For such a big little like this, I would hald the litter. Put one half in a warm box, and let the other half nurse, then change them all out. If you re going to supplement, then do it after they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pregnant staff, due tommorow, hi amy
due tommorow, hi amy, whelping box: Hi Amy The first sign is that your female will stop eating. She will start to nest, so she should have a whelping box, or area where she can safely and quietly whelp her litter. Terrier s are pretty tough dogs and shouldn t have any issues with whelping....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pug pregnancy, teats, vet
teats, vet, pregnancy: Hi Sharon. The best thing I can tell you to do is to get your girl to the vet. If she only bled that one day, then i doubt it s another heat this soon, although dogs can experience split heats. You need to get her to the vet to figure out what s going on....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy placentas, milk ducts, private area
milk ducts, private area, x ray: Hi Becca. You can take her to the vet to get the clean out shot. This is what I would highly suggest. The price depends on the vet. Some, like mine, doesn t charge much at all for it. However, the vet may want to do an x-ray to see exactly what s going on....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question on breeding pits in mass, blue nose pits, two dogs
blue nose pits, two dogs, lawyers: Hi Brian. I m really not sure. I am posting two links at the bottom of this note. The first one is from New York, but this guy may be able to help you figure out what you need. The second is about dog laws in your state. If in doubt, call an attorney. That...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: another question about my puppies, puppy food, poops
puppy food, poops, dog food: Hi Jessica. I would take the pups that have diarrhea and the one that seems to be constipated in to the vet. Sometimes, if the pups eates too much, it can cause diarrhea. Also, worms can as well, so while you re there, get the vet to check them for worms....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Regarding temperature on pregnant dogs., pregnant dogs, chihuahuas
pregnant dogs, chihuahuas, x ray: Hi Vonnie Pups born prior to day 62 usually don t make it. But what most people forget when they are counting the days is, were the eggs fertilized at breeding? After a female releases her eggs, it takes 7 days for them to mature, and sperm can live...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: re in pup, milk bags, pregancy
milk bags, pregancy, health issues: Hi Shazznay Well if you can t get her x-rayed, you ll just have to wait and see what happens on or around the 11th of October. Do you know what your vet gave to your female? And does he guarantee his work? It is really something you need to discuss...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rottweiler in heat, rottweiler, health issues
rottweiler, health issues, thyroid: Four is old for her to come into her first heat. That is a indicator that there are health issues you may not see. Before I did any breeding I would have her thyroid tested to make sure she doesn t have a condition that would be passed on to her off-spring....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Season, heat cycle, 15 months
heat cycle, 15 months, 9 months: Hi Terrie. The heat cycle lasts 3 weeks. Since they are both willing at this point to breed, definitely keep them a part. I d keep them seperated until she does stop bleeding (or three weeks after she started her heat cycle). At that point, she can no longer...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shi Tzu expeting, whelping box, plastic storage
whelping box, plastic storage, storage box: Hi Ray. If she was bred on July 15, then she s due on Sept. 15. That s if this was the only time she was bred. She may go a day or so before or after. If she goes past the 17th, take her to the vet. You could take her one day this week for an x-ray to see...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu dog is having puppies, plastic storage bin, whelping boxes
plastic storage bin, whelping boxes, having puppies: You should start to feel movement soon. If the pups are large, or she s having a small litter, they may be harder to feel. This is why I also suggest x-rays. It will let you know about how many to expect, and if there are any really big ones in there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stop pregnant dog from jumping on sofa, miniature schnauzer, overweight
miniature schnauzer, overweight, stairs: Hi Rosey If she did it prior to you breeding her, it won t be a problem. The problem lies in letting her get overweight and become inactive. Let her play and jump as usual. When she gets to big, she may start using the stairs. But until then, let...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Studding a male chocolate lab, chocolate lab, responsible breeders
chocolate lab, responsible breeders, health problems: Hi Monica. He is still too young yet. Because of his breed and size, I d wait until he was closer to two years old before studding him. This will let him finish growing up, and then he ll be at the right age to do most health testing. You need to figure out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: selling frozen semen from champion boxer, champion boxer, frozen semen
champion boxer, frozen semen, dna profile: Hi Rosanne. I m sure there would be people interested in using his sperm if he was healthy, was a good representation of the breed, and had a great pedigree. If you had health tests done on him, I m sure a lot more people would want to use him. You can put...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih tzu pregnant or not!, 2 bumps, whelping box
2 bumps, whelping box, shih tzu: Hi Stacy Gestation is 62 days, so if you re not sure when she was bred it makes it more difficult to determine when she s due. Sounds like she s nesting, do you have a whelping box or a area where she can whelp her litter in relatively peace and quiet?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: small Yorkie last stage of pregnancy, green discharge, placenta
green discharge, placenta, puppy: Hi Melissa. You need to get this girl to the vet fast. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy isn t right. The green discharge may mean that a puppy died, or a placenta came lose from the uterine wall. The best thing to do for mom and pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffodshire bull terrier, staffodshire bull terrier, bull terrier
staffodshire bull terrier, bull terrier, staf: Hi Mark. If she came in on the 5th, then that just puts her at 7 days in. Try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. She s snapping because she s not in the right part of the cycle to be bred yet, although some girls will snap anyway. Try again next week...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffordshire bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, quality dog food
staffordshire bull terrier, quality dog food, having puppies: Hi Andrew. It does take a lot out of mom when she has a litter, and no matter what you feed her, she ll most likely look pretty rough for awhile. You can t help that. The best thing that you can do for her is to make sure she has plenty of fresh water, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Toilet training, pet shih tzu, hand clapping
pet shih tzu, hand clapping, vitamin deficiency: Hi Cheryl Is the pup on solids yet? If she is, neither should be eating the stool. Typically that is a sign of a vitamin deficiency. Good quality food and some extra vitamins will stop that. The best way to house train a pup is to use a crate. Give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I think my dog's pregnant!, vet appointment, going bananas
vet appointment, going bananas, false pregnancy: Hi! Just insert the thermometer in about an inch, but make sure she doesn t sit down, and hold the end of it really good so it doesn t go back up inside of her. Sure, I have a few great links that will help. Let me know if I can help with anything else. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: vaginal discharge in 9 month old puppy, amoxicillian, mini aussie
amoxicillian, mini aussie, heat cycle: Hi Lani Sounds like it could be something more. Typically when you start seeing something on the outside of the body, like lesions, or hair loss for example, it means the body is fighting something on the inside. I would take her in to the vet for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Welping a French Bulldog, bull terriers, french bulldog
bull terriers, french bulldog, milky color: Hi Tracy First, why would you think she needs to have a c-section? Does she have a condition that would not allow for the pups to pass naturally? Discharge can start a week or two early so as long as it s clear or milky that s fine. If a section...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Westie Breeding, yelps, uterus
yelps, uterus, vet: What exactly did he mean by hard to get to ?? He should have checked to see if she had an extra band of skin. That would make it hard to get to but it would also make it impossible for pups to get out naturally. What day did you do the AI on? And...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: WHELPING BOXER, mucus plug, whelped
mucus plug, whelped, schnauzer: If it is the plug, you can t miss it. It s really thick, clear, gunky stuff. A dog can safely have her pups at day 58. If she can hold out for a few more days, then that would be better. It sounds like she s definitely getting ready to, hope you have everything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weening, yorkshire terrier, ween
yorkshire terrier, ween, many thanks: Hi David. If mom is taking good care of them, and has plenty of milk, then I d wait until they were about 4-5 weeks old before starting to wean them. However, if mom doesn t have much milk, or doesn t want much to do with them, then you can start them at 3...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weight gain after litter, puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, whelping box: Hi Jessica. If these pups were born on Aug. 24th, that would put them at 4 weeks. This is the normal time when a lot of Boxer moms quit fooling with the pups. You can go ahead and try soaking their puppy food in water or puppy formula and see how they do....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, mucus plug, olde english
mucus plug, olde english, x ray: Hi, you re not bugging me. That s what I m here for.:-) If you do let her have her pups outside, then I d still strongly suggest someone being with her just in case of problems. And, if the pups are outside, it will be harder for you to keep an eye on them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping boxer, probiotics, puss
probiotics, puss, antibiotics: Hi Kimberly. You need to get this girl to the vet fast. It sounds like she may have mastitis. Gently check each breast. The vet will most likely want to start her on some antibiotics. If so, and the vet says that it s ok for the pups to nurse, they will need...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: worried chi parent, false pregnancy, dominance
false pregnancy, dominance, nipples: Hi Danielle Sounds like she went into heat. False pregnancy is very common in dogs and in fact, a female may exhibit all the signs, without the end results. Humping is a dominance trait not a sexual one. You should correct that behavior immediately....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: X-rays on pregnant Chihuahuas, raw diet, diet food
raw diet, diet food, c sections: Hello George We x-ray all our expecting dams and have done for years without issue. X-rays help you to determine if in fact there are pups and approximately how many to expect. A excellent technician with a good picture can tell you the exact number...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 11 mon. yorkie, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Carol. If you have a good idea of when she was in heat, you can, with somewhat accuracy, determine how far along she is. Below is a link to a Whelping Calendar that I use and love. http://www.debbiejensen.com/date.html Just type in the date you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Ancient breeds, anatolian shepherd dog, chow chow
anatolian shepherd dog, chow chow, spanish mastiff: Hi Tommaso I wasn t breeding or whelping back in Ancient times (although some days it feels like it), and I don t live in Albania or Greece. So all I have to go on is the word of others. However I do have some excellent books and resources that have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: what age to stud boston terrier? behavioral probem with another pet, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Debra. Most female dogs go in to heat at around 6 months, and most male dogs can produce a litter at 6 months also. For this reason, many vets and animal shelters recommend that, if you are going to have your dog spay/neutered to do it at 16 weeks (4 months)....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding a day after 2nd mating, blood spots, heat cycle
blood spots, heat cycle, westie: Hi. Dogs can bleed through their whole heat cycle. However, when a dog is ready to be bred, their bleeding will usually lighten in color and frequency. I m not sure what the clot looked like, but I would take her in for a check up to make sure that everything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier pregnant, false pregnancy, boston terrier
false pregnancy, boston terrier, heat cycle: Hi Patti. It has only been about two weeks, so it s a bit early to tell right now. Some dogs experience false pregnancy, it mimics a real one so it s really hard to say right now. Is she drinking a lot more than normal? If so, then I d take her to the vet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston terier in heat, boston terier, good chance
boston terier, good chance, friday night: There is a very good chance that she took. It s important to remember that it takes a week for the eggs to mature and sperm stays viable for 24 hours. You can keep mating them once a day until the female doesn t stand for the male any longer. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer and "breeding", physical shape, labor and delivery
physical shape, labor and delivery, baby one: Hi Brigette How was her labor and delivery? Is her milk in strong? Other than puppy weight, has she lost any weight? All that contributes to over all health of a female. You can do back to back breedings, but the female must be in top physical shape...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: It's a Boy!... It's a Girl!, emergency c section, congrats
emergency c section, congrats, puppies: Hi. Congrats on the puppies! I m glad that everyone is doing good. The licking is normal. I know that it seems like they get rough with them, but it helps to stimulate the pups. Just keep an eye on her and make sure it doesn t become compulsive. I ve actually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, dripping blood, 7 months
dripping blood, 7 months, progesterone: Hi. I have known female s to be bred, and take, very late into the cycle. Most girls will have a decrease in blood, and it will lighten in color as well, when the time is right. If the boy isn t interested, I d wait a day or two and try again. You may also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Heather. I m not an expert on Akitas, but most dogs go in to heat every 6 monts or so. If your female is 1.5 hears old then I am going to assume that she has gone through at least one heat previous to this one. Most breeders will mate their dogs on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, course of a day, sperm
course of a day, sperm, one time: Hi Debbie What day is your female at? Are you breeding them constantly over the course of a day? Are you breeding them every hour? Both answers should be no. You only need to let them tie once a day, every other day between days 9 - 15 (approximately)....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, boston terriers, penny diloreto
boston terriers, penny diloreto, puppies-dot-com.com: Hi Rylee. Hmmm, Poodle and Spaniel, what is that called a Spoodle? Anyway, if your Poodle is skittish of your Spaniel then maybe the best thing for you to try is Artificial Insemination. There are kits you can purchase on the internet that come with a complete...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Tarsh. Some breeders of animals (not just dogs) believe that it is ok to line breed (what breeders call inbreeding) As a matter of fact line breeding is how most champion race horses are bred. I on the other hand do not believe in this type of breeding....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my boston, ovulating, peak times
ovulating, peak times, good luck: Hi Angel Sounds like she s done. Days 9 - 15 are peak times usually. Remember it all depends when your female is ovulating. Which is typically 7 days. Every female is different, so what is normal for one, may not be normal for another. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Shih Tzu's, breeding dogs, kiss of death
breeding dogs, kiss of death, responsible breeder: Hi Dana Is this your females first breeding? Has she whelped a litter before? What is her age? Is the male a proven breeder? If your female has a blockage, it makes it difficult to keep the semen into her HOWEVER, it makes it almost impossible for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: behavior, breeder, penny diloreto
breeder, penny diloreto, puppies dot com: Hi Karen. Most female dogs will not mate with a mate unless they are in what is called the Estrus stage of their heat cycle. Most female dogs go in to heat every 6 months (some a little earlier some a little later.) My rule of thumb is to never mate a...