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Dodge Repair: Turn Signal lights, dodge durango, harness connector
dodge durango, harness connector, hazard lights: the hazards and turn work off the same relay. If the flasher does not work go for a multi function switch. Reach under the outboard side of the steering column opening and remove the combination flasher from the instrument panel wire harness connecto...

Dodge Repair: Turn Signals on 2006 Dodge Caravan, auto mechanic shop, 2006 dodge caravan
auto mechanic shop, 2006 dodge caravan, bright headlights: the IPM and front controller is the fuse box under the hood and the silver computer that is attaches to it. U wont be able to test it correctly due to them being mated together and U don t have a dealer scanner to turn each item on. I can do the front controller...

Dodge Repair: Turn Signals-Dodge Caravan-2005, left turn signal, dodge caravan
left turn signal, dodge caravan, apointment: Hi, There are a lot of things that can cause this problem. Unless you know a little about auto electrical systems it would be pretty hard to repair yourself. There is deffanetly a short in your wiring. You would have to get a wiring schematic and trace...

Dodge Repair: Turn signals don't work., time delay relay, dodge shadow
time delay relay, dodge shadow, hazard lights: Eric, Make sure you have the flasher unit and not the time delay relay for the lights. the time delay relay will get hot. the flasher should not. Also there are two flashers. one for the 4way hazard lights and the other for the blinker. If you have...

Dodge Repair: Turn signals, signal lights, flasher
signal lights, flasher, fuses: Hi There, Some cars have a seperate flasher for the turn signals. I don t know what kind of car you have. check the flasher if that doesn t fix the problem wright me back. This time give me as complete an history as possible. Thanks Cowboy 1104...

Dodge Repair: Can't start car, stearing wheel, dodge intrepid
stearing wheel, dodge intrepid, colume: Ken, The stearing wheel has a lock on it so that when you remove the key you cant turn the wheel. Try pulling down or turning the wheel hard while turning the key . It sounds like you just have the car in a bind. If you have it towed somewhere that is...

Dodge Repair: "tensioner" for belts, power steering pump, dodge neon
power steering pump, dodge neon, air cond: hello brenda Yes you car as a teninser it is a dealer part and thet keeps it tight on power steraling and air cond. if you have any more troulble finding this part i will localte for u .just let me know good luck to u hun and u have a pretty name my...

Dodge Repair: thermostat?, harsh chemicals, dodge intrepid
harsh chemicals, dodge intrepid, bad habit: sounds like a micro leak.. the harsh chemicals have a bad habit of over time and heat causing leaks in this area.. just remove the bolts that mount the housing to the engine clean well and use rtv sealant blue type and put her back together again... yes...

Dodge Repair: timeing belt, power steering pump, hello bill
power steering pump, hello bill, repair history: Hello Bill the timeing belt only keeps the eng in time . the serpitine belt runs alt and power steraling and that model of yours should have a serperate ac belt maybe you only need a serpitine belt a lot cheheaper then a timeing belt and a lot less...

Dodge Repair: timing belt 2002 dodge neon, plymouth neon, crank sensor
plymouth neon, crank sensor, dodge neon: For right now, forget the timing belt; if you are not getting any power to the coil, then it is not a timing issue. It sounds as if you are doing the work yourself; so here is my suggestion: 1-Go to a parts store and find a Chiltons repair manual to cover...

Dodge Repair: timing belt problems, outer boroughs, dollors
outer boroughs, dollors, dodge stratus: hello again hun he did not get it wright no dout about it what area are you in i need to know if you have a adnance auto around you or a auto zone . this is where you can gets theys parts you are no bother at all you get back to me and i will help you buy...

Dodge Repair: timing belt, zero tolerence, dodge dynasty
zero tolerence, dodge dynasty, car junk: The shop fed you a line of crap... Replace the belt, and it should be fine. My 89 Dynasty blew a belt like that recently, and after I replaced it it worked fine. As far as the compression goes, all the cylinders won t have the exact same level of compression....

Dodge Repair: timing chain, dodge ram 2500, chain and sprockets
dodge ram 2500, chain and sprockets, chain and sprocket: here it is but I dont know how u want to gauge easy for your self. NO: 09-07-97 SUBJECT: Timing Chain Noise DATE: Jun. 27, 1997 NOTE:THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.9L ENGINE. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Rattling or lifter type noise...

Dodge Repair: tire roar, dodge durango, tire shop
dodge durango, tire shop, roar: hello susan it could be caused by theat tire u are telling me about bring it to a tire shop and have them check that tire i belive it is the problem if not let me know we will go further . good luck to you hun and u have a pretty name pete please rate my...

Dodge Repair: torque converter clutch solenoid circuit, torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid
torque converter clutch, torque converter clutch solenoid, dodge neon: Hi, You will have to un pluge the torque converter shitch and drive the car. See if that is the problem. The nutural safety switch only causes the vehicle s engine not to turn over when you try to start it in any gear other than park or neutral. Cowboy...

Dodge Repair: torque converter, torque converter clutch, dodge ram
torque converter clutch, dodge ram, autozone: it is common to go did u get a warnerty with the truck hope you did . how many miles on it they are know to go the trannys in thoes trucks dont last being honest with u it would be wise to have a stick installed run for ever with starnard tranny pete...

Dodge Repair: tranny in limp mode, dodge dynasty, output speed
dodge dynasty, output speed, speed sensor: Well, it s an electronic transmission with alot of problems that can materialize and throw it in to limp mode. The Turbine sensor he replaced was the output speed sensor. You ve also got an input speed sensor that looks almost identical. If he replaced...

Dodge Repair: transfercase, rear drive shaft, slip yoke
rear drive shaft, slip yoke, drive shaft: hello hun you can go to auto zone and get a manuial called haynes for 12 dollors this book ic complete step by step. and a transer case here is a number to call they will ship to you it is 585 637 5000 . tell petes shop told you to call . good luck...

Dodge Repair: transmission, dodge grand caravan, grand caravan
dodge grand caravan, grand caravan, houseing: hello michael this sounds like the bolts in the tranny were not tourked it will and bolts on tourk converter all you can do is check all blots around the bell houseing of tranny also look for a craked bell houseing and that is the tranny it self . let me...

Dodge Repair: transmission, dodge caravan, handiman
dodge caravan, handiman, opion: Hello Mary this is a tranny tear down and yes special tools . Now rember a dealer is allways higher a good tranny shop is what u need and they would only charge half that price . the dealer price is off the wall. good luck to u hun and u have a pretty name...

Dodge Repair: transmission, dodge grand caravan, grand caravan
dodge grand caravan, grand caravan, klunk: the first guy is full of crap. If u have docs to back up your story threaten to take him to small clams court. Talk to a local lawyer for some advice on how to handle this so it does not get kicked out off a small detail. A quick learn is what I would have...

Dodge Repair: transmission fluid, dip stick, tranny fluid
dip stick, tranny fluid, dodge ram: Hello janice the tranny fluid goes in where the dip stick goes . The best way to do this is go to the parts store and buy a long neck fonal. this will make it very easy to fill. and you want the type made for mopor tranny fluid just ask and i am sure they...

Dodge Repair: transmission lock, propeller shaft, key cylinder
propeller shaft, key cylinder, park position: ADJUSTMENTS - BRAKE TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK Correct cable adjustment is important to proper interlock operation. The gearshift cable must be correctly adjusted in order to shift out of PARK. ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE 1 - STEERING COLUMN 2 -...

Dodge Repair: transmission thud, dodge ram 1500, thud
dodge ram 1500, thud, gears: hello june this sounds like a bad tranny pump . Which means u will have to have it rebult. I hate to tell you this but dodge trannys are junk in my thinking i see a lot of problems . So if you could get a good warentery on the rebult it would be best....

Dodge Repair: My transmission, dodge caravan, trani
dodge caravan, trani, radiator: hello michael i have heard of this . but he should get the tranny right for you . you have paid good money for the service he was supose to give to you . in my shop you are the customer and the customer is allways right . no matter what i have to do do please...

Dodge Repair: trouble code 32, trouble code 32, air fuel ratio
trouble code 32, air fuel ratio, dodge caravan: Mike, You really picked a good one...........there were MANY code 32 s with Chrysler vehicles and they vary by year and application; However, for 1994........here is your list of things to check: 1-Check the vacumn lines for the EGR valve system,...

Dodge Repair: truck will not start, fuse panel, computer wire
fuse panel, computer wire, auto shut down: Check to make sure that you have a good ground and a good 12 volts at the fuel pump. If you do then the pump is bad. If not then the problem is between the relay and the pump in the harness somewhere. this is where you just have to trace the wires and...

Dodge Repair: turn signal bulb replacement, side marker lamp, durango park
side marker lamp, durango park, signal lamp: PARK, TURN SIGNAL AND SIDE MARKER LAMP REMOVAL Remove torx screw attaching park lamp to headlamp module Park Lamp Screw Pull the park and turn signal lamp outward and separate from headlamp module. Remove park and turn signal sockets from back of lamp...

Dodge Repair: turn signal flasher box, power sorce, chilton manual
power sorce, chilton manual, flasher system: Greg, I will start with a little info on the turn signal system that may help, The flasher system gets its power from a second power sorce and flasher, so if both the flasher and signal are not working then the problem must be with the turn sig switch...

Dodge Repair: turn signal flasher location, turn signal flasher, dodge intrepid
turn signal flasher, dodge intrepid, steering column: REMOVAL The flasher is mounted to the back side of the multi-function switch. To gain access, the upper steering column cover must be removed (Refer to 23 - BODY/INSTRUMENT PANEL/STEERING COLUMN OPENING COVER - REMOVAL). The flasher can be removed by pulling...

Dodge Repair: Where is the turn signal relay on a 98 Dodge Stratus?, fuse panels, signal relay
fuse panels, signal relay, dodge stratus: COMBINATION FLASHER The flasher is mounted to the back side of the multi-function switch. To gain access the upper steering column cover must be removed. Refer to Steering Column Cover removal procedures below. The flasher can be removed by pulling it forward....

Dodge Repair: turn signal switch, passive restraint systems, screw the screw
passive restraint systems, screw the screw, airbag deployment: MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AIRBAG, Refer to PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING STEERING WHEEL OR STEERING COLUMN COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL...

Dodge Repair: Upper Control Arm Bushings, control arm bushings, upper control arm
control arm bushings, upper control arm, cotter pin: UPPER SUSPENSION ARM REMOVAL Raise and support the vehicle. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Remove brake hose bracket from the arm. Position a hydraulic jack under the arm and raise the jack to unload the rebound bumper. Remove cotter pin and nut...

Dodge Repair: Valves, valve job, senser
valve job, senser, cant belive: hello susan i cant belive this how was the car runung before . i would replace the cam senser first . and susan bring it to another shop . have them check the wires one could be crossed u never know what pelople do to make it look like a valve job Good luck...

Dodge Repair: Voltage trouble 93 Dynasty, wireing harness, voltage problems
wireing harness, voltage problems, dodge truck: Hello Randy you have to change the alt wires in the wireing harness this wire is bad and geting ready to break this is why the voltage drop you are geting . i just had a 1992 dodge truck with the same problem that would not start at all. changed the...

Dodge Repair: valve adj., valve adjustment, noisy lifters
valve adjustment, noisy lifters, janice: Hello janice if they are hyd. lifters they should adjust ther self . if they are not then tighten them down and back off to you have a littile bit of play . then start the car up and if you have noisy lifters then adjust them while the car is runing and...

Dodge Repair: a voyager minivan wont start, air intake hose, luck steve
air intake hose, luck steve, mr lopez: Mr Lopez, The coil does not have power on it untill you crank the motor, After you crank the motor for 20 seconds and if the computer does not see the motor start then it shuts down the realy. Check for spark at the plug wires while you have someone crank...

Dodge Repair: Water in crankcase, crankcase, oil pan
crankcase, oil pan, antifreeze: u might not ever get it all out. Did u start the car up or just pour it in? If u started it up then u are looking at bigger issues if it was just poured in and no start u might be able to get away and drop the oil pan clean it out and then change the oil...

Dodge Repair: Water dripping on passenger floorboard, drain tubes, weather strip
drain tubes, weather strip, drain tube: I live in the Atlanta area I would be glad to look at it for u. Let me know if this is to much for u and if u live near by I could do it. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Several conditions can cause water to leak onto the carpet from the HVAC housing. These may include,...

Dodge Repair: Water outlet, 2.7 V6, water outlet, plenum
water outlet, plenum, bolts: i would not attach it back yeah the new one is 112 and it will require the upper plenum loose to get to the back bolts holding it down.. The screw on top is for the bleeding of the air once u get it installed. If u live near Atlanta I would do this for u...

Dodge Repair: Water under driver side carpet, plymouth voyager, core leak
plymouth voyager, core leak, water leak: The water leak could be caused by a faulty heater core. It could be one of many things, but it sounds like a heater core leak, it s on the driver s side of the vehicle. As far as the A/C condensing, that confuses me. I m stuck there, I haven t heard of it...

Dodge Repair: Weird problem and water leak, dodge grand caravan, coolant loss
dodge grand caravan, coolant loss, frost plugs: Crystal, If thats the case with your transmission, you probally have a bad torque converter, or servo bands. Transmission repairs are very expensive, you may want to shop around and get some estimates before you repair this. 2. As for the coolant loss,...

Dodge Repair: Wiper Motor Location 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, dodge ram 1500, discount auto parts
dodge ram 1500, discount auto parts, auto parts store: The best thing to do is go to a discount auto parts store and get a manual. This will explain the whole procedure to you and let you decide if it s to much of a p[roblem for you. If they don t have one you can order one from Haynes.com Cowboy 110...

Dodge Repair: Won't Start, dodge grand caravan, key cylinder
dodge grand caravan, key cylinder, grand caravan: the ign switch is the same one I was talking about =) I dont have pics on how to replace it only text. IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch attaches to the lock cylinder housing on the end opposite the lock cylinder Ignition Switch - Viewed From Below...

Dodge Repair: Won't start where engine is hot, temp gauge, engine temp
temp gauge, engine temp, cold iron: change the fuel filter again; this time use the cummins recommended filter. All filters may look alike, but they are not / will-fit is not correct-fit . it would appear to be that internally the filter is restricting and as the engine temp rises it is allowing...

Dodge Repair: water in deisel tank, ft lbs torque, dodge ram 2500
ft lbs torque, dodge ram 2500, fuel filter replacement: INSTALLATION Refer to maintenance schedules for recommended fuel filter replacement intervals. Thoroughly clean inside of filter housing, filter cap and all related components. Fuel Filter: The engine has a self-priming low-pressure fuel system. Refer...

Dodge Repair: water drain valve, fuel filter replacement, heater element
fuel filter replacement, heater element, element water: REMOVAL Refer to maintenance schedules in this manual, or the owners manual for recommended fuel filter replacement intervals. Draining water from fuel filter/water separator housing: The housing drain valve (FILTER HOUSING) serves two purposes. One...

Dodge Repair: water in drivers carpet, windshield wiper, pine straw
windshield wiper, pine straw, heater core: what year and model of car................I know in the earlier chrysler years, they had a sever problem with water build up in the windshield wiper area at eh intakes for the vents, and as a result you always had water coming in.....anyone familiar with these...

Dodge Repair: water on back floorboards, water jugs, dodge neon
water jugs, dodge neon, anything but water: hello kathy this is a leak it could be the drain by the window is pluged . bring it to a dealer or good shop and tell what you told me they can blow it out with a air hose it is leaves ans twigs what get in there . Good luck to u hun and u have a pretty name...

Dodge Repair: water outlet housing, upper intake manifold, manifold installation
upper intake manifold, manifold installation, dodge intrepid: INSTALLATION Clean sealing surfaces. Inspect gaskets for tears and cuts. Replace as necessary. Install outlet connector and tighten bolts to 12 N∑m (105 in. lbs.) (Coolant Outlet Connector - 2.7L). Inspect and replace heater supply tube O-ring as necessary....

Dodge Repair: water pump 98 grand caravan, dodge grand caravan, haynes repair manual
dodge grand caravan, haynes repair manual, replacing a water pump: Hi, Your question is best anewered by telling you to go to Auto Zone and get a Haynes repair manual that covers youe vehicle. It would take forever to answer this guestion. It s written in simple language so that even a lay person can understand it. ...

Dodge Repair: water pump ondakato 98 5.9, upper radiator hose, hose clamp
upper radiator hose, hose clamp, fan shroud: Disconnect battery . Drain cooling system. Remove upper radiator hose clamp and hose at radiator The thermal viscous fan drive is threaded to the water pump hub shaft. Remove fan/viscous fan drive assembly from water pump by turning mounting nut counterclockwise...

Dodge Repair: water pump, thire, dollors
thire, dollors, dodge ram: hello this is a easy fix take off the fan u will see the bolts to the water pump thire is proulbly 10 bolts remove the eater pump pull it . it should come off . do resverse to install . and the price of the water pump is around 35 dollors with a life time...

Dodge Repair: waterpump, dodge ram 1500, windshield washer reservoir
dodge ram 1500, windshield washer reservoir, drain coolant: WATER PUMP - V-6 AND V-8 ENGINES REMOVAL The water pump on all models can be removed without discharging the air conditioning system (if equipped) The water pump on all gas powered engines is bolted directly to the engine timing chain case/cover. ...

Dodge Repair: waterpump/timingbelt, fan radiator, timingbelt
fan radiator, timingbelt, timing belt: hello randy the best thing is to do is buy a book at a parts store it is made buy haynes and you will have the step by step and even pitchers how to do this job . I would give you step by step but i have 17 other questions to answer it would take me some...

Dodge Repair: front wheel bearings, front wheel bearings, spindle nut
front wheel bearings, spindle nut, brake caliper: REMOVAL Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Remove brake caliper, rotor, and ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped, (Refer to 5 - BRAKES/HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL/ROTORS - REMOVAL). Remove hub/bearing spindle nut and discard nut (Hub/Bearing)....

Dodge Repair: whell bearing hub torque spec., dodge avenger, cotter pin
dodge avenger, cotter pin, wheel bearings: AC FRONT HUB ASSEMBLY REMOVAL Shift the knuckle to the outside in order to maintain the clearance between the front hub assembly mounting bolts and the drive shaft. Caution 1. Do not damage the ball joint boot. 2. For vehicles with ABS, be careful not...

Dodge Repair: window motor removal, screw holes, lbs torque
screw holes, lbs torque, dodge stratus: WARNING: DO NOT HAVE ANY HANDS OR FINGERS IN SECTOR GEAR AREA WHERE THEY CAN BE PINCHED BY SMALL MOVEMENTS OF REGULATOR LINKAGE. REMOVAL Move the window to the full-up position, if possible. Remove door trim panel and window regulator, Refer toBody...

Dodge Repair: windshield washer, low wash light out, dodge ram 3500, fuse box
dodge ram 3500, fuse box, windshield washer: hehe HIGHWAY MAN huh wow 150 in 2 year not to bad. There is no fuse for the motor it straight wired from the Fuse box to the motor. The Front controller attached to the IPM tells the motor to run. I have seen either or both fail b4. Lift the hood ...

Dodge Repair: windshield washer pump, windshield washer pump, dodge durango
windshield washer pump, dodge durango, washer reservoir: REMOVAL The front washer pump/motor unit can be removed from the washer reservoir without removing the reservoir from the vehicle. Unlatch and open the hood. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Disconnect the headlamp and dash wire harness...

Dodge Repair: wiper pivot/assembly, dodge daytona, thire
dodge daytona, thire, auto stores: hello pam thire is a very good place called jc whintey .com you can get any thing u want on line and they will send u a catalog . Free of charge and if your son is handy he can get all his parts from a junk yard very cheap . Good luck to you both hun and...

Dodge Repair: wipers, dodge caravan, body control module
dodge caravan, body control module, wiper switch: Check engine light codes have to be retrieved before I can even start helping with that. Wipers could be a number of things from a bad wiper switch, bad wiper motor to even the body control module. Good news is there s a service bulletin to help diagnose...

Dodge Repair: wobble, dodge caravan, cv joint
dodge caravan, cv joint, jackstands: The wobble is caused by the inner cv joint. there iis a spring in the inner joint that could be broken. Jack the car up on jackstands and watch the axles as you spin the wheels. You may be able to tell which axle is bad. Good luck, Let me know what you...

Dodge Repair: wont start, fuel light, dodge dakota
fuel light, dodge dakota, vacume: Denise, I would start with the basics, Are you getting fuel? Is the fuel filter stopped up? Are you getting fire at the plugs? Since you are getting a map sensor code, You may want to check the vacume at the map sensor. and also the vacume line I...

Dodge Repair: #, jim well, crooks
jim well, crooks, spare time: Well Jim, Thats personal info that doesnt need to be known to you or anyone else. I do this on, my spare time, and this site will give you some info about vehicle repairs. I dont get paid to sit here, and type and be made fun of because you think I am a crook....

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Dog boarding, loving dogs, couple tips
loving dogs, couple tips, good bargain: I would take reviews with a grain of salt. After reading some reviews about my competitors many of the complaints are explained in my boarding packet about how the dog will react after boarding for more than a day or two. For the most part people donít...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Bedding Shavings, indoor outdoor carpeting, cedar shavings
indoor outdoor carpeting, cedar shavings, wood shavings: Hey Deidre, I think I have a possible solution for you. My first concern was about if this area under your deck got wet very often, but if you felt comfortable about putting cedar shavings under it I m assuming its a rather dry area. I suggested this...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: dog boarding, ammonia water, male dogs
ammonia water, male dogs, dog catchers: Hi Melissa. I ll break down my answer into sections and I ll try to cover some of the stuff that I ve come across, hopefully some things you have not thought of yet. Dog safety - have 6 foot high fences at least and covered kennels for jumping and...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: My little pit bull"Diva" Keeps whining at night!, crying puppies, puppy chow
crying puppies, puppy chow, boxer puppy: Hello Chareka, I have to dealt with crying puppies, my guess is that she is lonely, and just needs to get used to sleeping on her own. I m sorry to hear that you ve lost sleep because of it. Do you crate Diva at night? I would suggest giving her lots...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Kenneling a new puppy, Puppy, Boarding
Puppy, Boarding, Kennel: Hey Karen, First off, congrats on the new puppy! I m sorry if this gets long winded, but I figure I should overload you with information and opinions, rather than leave you guessing. I will go through your questions and try and tell you my opinions...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: cold tail or limp tail syndrome, wag, paying attention
wag, paying attention, vet: It sounds like a broken tail. It is not common, but an injury that can occur shuffling dogs through doors. Sometimes the dog will back up unexpectedly as the door is closing or just a worker who is not paying attention. Left untreated it can turn into a...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: cold tail or limp tail syndrome, english pointers, labrador retrievers
Dog Boarding/Kenneling: cold tail or limp tail syndrome, english pointers, labrador retrievers, foxhounds

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: first time boarding, Puppy, boarding
Puppy, boarding, kennel: Hello Mary, First off congrats on the new baby, it sounds like he got a wonderful loving home with you and will have much more attention than his previous home. After reading your question, my first idea is to ask this boarding facility if there is any...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Kennel Cough, kennel cough, bichon frise
kennel cough, bichon frise, kennel owners: Kennel cough vaccination takes at least 5 days (plus or minus a day depending on who you talk to) to become effective. If you are planning on boarding in Sept I would get it soon. Remember though that its not 100% effective so be prepared that even in the...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: dog boarding/kenneling, reasearch paper, good bargain
reasearch paper, good bargain, daycare: That s a pretty broad question but I ll try to give you some high level points on how to pick a kennel. Ultimately the same points used to pick a kennel relate to some form of safety. Whether that s minimizing sickness or the general safety of the dogs....

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Puppy Whining, bed toys, laundry room
bed toys, laundry room, bathroom break: My advice would be to try moving her to a different room with a TV or music playing, that way the noise won t keep you awake. She is still probably trying to adjust to her new life in your home. Also keep in mind that some breeds are more vocal than others....

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Boarding Chessie, outdoor kenneling, boarding
outdoor kenneling, boarding: Hi Wendy, I have a few suggestions that may help ease the paranoia of boarding Ben in an outdoor facility. I m not sure what his eating habits are, if he gets measured amounts, or if he is free fed... but you could increase his food intake before and...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: boarding our puppy, puppy, boarding
puppy, boarding, age: Hi Sarah, As far as your puppy being too young for boarding, that is up to your individual kennel. I for one do not board any dogs without a rabies vaccination unless there is a health reason and I require documentation from the owner s vet. Call and...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: 11 week old puppy - when can she stay at a boarding kennel?, Puppy boarding, puppy
Puppy boarding, puppy, boarding: Hello Jessica, Congrats on the new puppy, enjoy it lasts! Thanks for providing me with so much info about your situation, and I m warning you, I get long winded so you ll have a lot to read through and I hope that it helps. Kudos on the crate training,...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: My fixed female has a stinky vagina smell, vagina smell, proper diagnosis
vagina smell, proper diagnosis, yeast infection: Hello Tina, Specific health concerns is not really my area of expertise, but I didn t want to refuse your question because of it. Any time you feel there is something wrong physically with an animal it should be seen by a vet. Your nephew s dog could...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Boxer Puppies/Sleeping Temperature, crating, temperature
crating, temperature: Hi Rachel, I wouldn t worry about them getting too cold. If you are comfortable they should be. I have a boxer myself and I live in Wisconsin and I keep my house cool at night as well and he has never had any problems. Putting a blanket over their...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Dogs, Best, breeds
Best, breeds, grooming: Hello Henry. I ll do my best to answer all of your questions... to keep it easy to follow I ll answer them using the numbers you used to ask. 1.# There are a lot of dog breeds... no breed is perfect. To find the best dog to own you should do research...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Dog Boarding, daycare work, dhpp
daycare work, dhpp, rescue dogs: This is a tough one. Look around your area for a daycare that does overnight boarding and speak to the owner about your dilemma. You may run into problems that he is not old enough, some daycares require all vaccines, Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella to be given...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Beagle/Basset Puppies, basset puppies, soft towels
basset puppies, soft towels, clothes basket: Thanks for the great questions. As far as diet goes if you ask 10 experts on diet you will get 10 opinions. My opinions are more geared towards how and how much you feed them. The cheaper the food the cheaper the fillers will be so overall I would...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: parvo, horror stories, immunities
horror stories, immunities, vaccinations: Hi Jay, Most vets will tell you that between 8-12 weeks the pup transitions from his mom s immunities to the immunities from the vaccinations. I would avoid dog parks and places where you don t know if the dogs have been vaccinated. Otherwise unless you...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: leaving a puppy with family - weekend, family trip, 5 months
family trip, 5 months, puppy: I would be more worried about the in-laws than the puppy. Assuming your puppy has no general fear issues I don t see a problem with leaving a puppy with the grandparents. The problem I foresee is leaving a puppy, who at 5 months are generally very active,...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Bald back legs, boston terriers, obedience class
boston terriers, obedience class, training tool: Hi Tiffinie, The hair loss could be many things, I would check with your vet on that one. As far as the crate, I wouldn t view it as a bad thing. Dogs are den dwellers by nature so having their own cave is comforting. Many dogs will walk in voluntarily...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Quarantine
It is best to check directly with a UK government agency to get the correct answer to this question. I am primarily an expert with respect to boarding pets while clients are away on vacation etc. and am not an expert on the requirements of various countries...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: layover with a pet in turkey
Hello Rana, I looked into this for you, and it appears that Turkey fortunately does not have a quarantine period for dogs coming into the country. Your pet would need to be current with the rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to arrival in the country,...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Boarding/Potty Training, boarding kennel, 7 months
boarding kennel, 7 months, beagle: A couple things could be going on: Marking: different that peeing, boy dog leaving a scent in case a girl dog comes around UTI: mostly in girls The dog wasnít 100% housetrained to begin with: When we were potty training my dog, my wife came in and...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: moving
Hi Dristan, You could try to work out a good boarding rate for him at your local kennel. We have had customers in your situation who have boarded for several months and came to visit the dogs every few days plus provided food. Hopefully, your local kennel...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Basic questions about dogs, initial vaccinations, water bowls
initial vaccinations, water bowls, guard dogs: Hi, I don t consider myself a breed expert so I ll give you some thoughts at a high level. My understanding of the breed is that they are herders and guard dogs. Generally speaking herding breeds, shepards, collies, etc. require a tremendous amount of exercise...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Puppy boarding, best bet, dog trainer
best bet, dog trainer, long trip: Many boarding facilities won t take puppy s under 16 weeks, mainly for the safety of the puppy they are still very susceptible to disease. I never recommend boarding a dog under 16 weeks for more than a night. Its quite a bit of stress on the puppy. They...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Boarding Advice for Silky Terrier
Hello Mary Margaret, Thank-you for your question. I have a few suggestions the kennel could try. Do they shut the dogs inside at night so they aren t outside barking? This is the first step we take when a dog is still up at 10 pm and barking in...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: dog peeing in the house, Inappropriate urination by dog
Inappropriate urination by dog: Hello Karen, Thank-you for your question regarding your border collie urinating in your home. Have you ruled out a medical issue for this problem (ie. urinary infection, urinary incontinence, diabetes, etc.)? Is he on any medication which may increase...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: diarrhea when boarding, dog diarrhea
dog diarrhea: Hi Leslie, The pet store brands I have used are NaturVet Anti-Diarrhea (by Garmon Corp., California) and KP Anti-diarrhea (by Gimborn Pet Specialties, Atlanta, Georgia). Both are liquids and contain Kaolin and Pectin. You have to give them quite a lot -...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: dogs not eating and vomiting bile, dog not eating
dog not eating: Hi Melissa, Thank-you for your question. We have encountered this problem many times since we started running the kennel in 1998. We have a few things we have tried though the years that have usually helped the pet eat and avoid vomiting bile. I usually...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Best material for an outdoor dog run, indoor outdoor carpeting, weather in canada
indoor outdoor carpeting, weather in canada, pea gravel: I faced this same problem when I was building my kennel. We are located in Wisconsin, so I know what you mean about the weather issue. We had battled with keeping grass growing but it just didn t work. We tried the rock (also known as pea gravel) and we...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS, cavalier king charles dogs, cavalier king charles spaniels
cavalier king charles dogs, cavalier king charles spaniels, cavalier king charles: Depends on where you live. Also, do they have shelter from the sun, rain, cold? I would suggest that if it is only three hours then you should crate them indoors. I think they would really appreciate that. I am familiar with the breed and I know that they...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Best material for an outdoor dog run, slate quarry, pea gravel
Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Best material for an outdoor dog run, slate quarry, pea gravel, freezing rain

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: hookworm in soil, fragile creatures, hookworms
fragile creatures, hookworms, hookworm: I ll take a shot at this. Hookworms die immediately when exposed to direct sunlight. The simple answer to kill the worms is to remove where they live, the feces. I might avoid the area for a week or two if you know an area has been infected, especially...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Pet Hotel, raw meat diets, class mates
raw meat diets, class mates, exercise area: Hi Bianca, Well I know when my customers come in they want the dog s room to feel like something from home. Our Suites at the kennel have windows in them so the dogs can see the other s next to them, but so we can put curtains up incase a dog is shy. ...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Pooping in the Kennel, rescue remedy, cocker spaniel
rescue remedy, cocker spaniel, separation anxiety: Sorry to hear about all the trouble. I ll try and give you some suggestions as well. We ve dealt with separation anxiety at our kennel, but unfortunately we only deal with dogs for a week or two at the most. One all natural herbal calming medication...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Puppy Boarding, high energy lab, barking dogs
high energy lab, barking dogs, friends all day: Most places will board puppies over 4 months old after the second round of shots, 2 of the 3 DHPP boosters. After 7 months some require that the dog be spayed, especially if itís an open environment. About the barking, dogs will bark when boarding, itís...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: Puppy Boarding, rabies vaccination, quiet dogs
rabies vaccination, quiet dogs, kennel cough: Hey Paul, Talk to your kennels to see if they have an age requirement for boarding. I can only speak from my own experience with my kennel, but we require that all dogs are up to date on their rabies vaccination, distemper vaccination (DHLPP) and bordetella...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: st bearnard keeping area, st bernards dogs, water bowls
st bernards dogs, water bowls, kennel area: Hello, That is a hard question to answer. Will the dog be staying in the kennel full time? or will it be used as an exercise area? A run for elimination? The kenneling I deal with is for short term stays, like when dog owner s got on vacation and...

Dog Boarding/Kenneling: white things, bumps and lumps, vet visit
bumps and lumps, vet visit, skin tags: Hi Finis, Sounds to me like George has some skin tags or something similar to it. I tend to see things like this a lot on the non-shedding breeds. As long as they don t seem red or inflamed, or that there is no change in them I wouldn t worry too much....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 10 month old maltese pregnant, false pregnancy, heat cycle
false pregnancy, heat cycle, best bet: Hi. First of all, are you absolutely sure she s pregnant? If she was only on her third day into her heat cycle, that s pretty early. Not saying that it couldn t have happened, as all females ovulate at different times. Are you sure it s not just a false pregnancy?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 10 month old sharpei, old dog, females
old dog, females, bitch: At 10 old, the female hasn t had a chance to mature mentally AND physically. There is a chance she ll reject the litter, not want to nurse them, kill them. The list is endless. However that being said, all females are different, and she may do fine....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 10 yr old boxer in labor, pup, puppies
pup, puppies, boxer: I would be concerned about how long it s been between puppies. You may need to take her to the vet. He may decide to give her a shot to help things along. If she has anymore that are dead, they may slow down, or completely stop labor. At her age, I wouldn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 11 month old beagle, female beagle, delima
female beagle, delima, right time: Hi Linda. Please forgive me in the delay of getting back to you. yes, there s a good possibility that she may be pregnant. There s always that possibility when dogs breed. A dog doesn t have to ovulate on any certain day, so it can happen early in the cycle....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 14 Month Old Male, pet puppies, cute puppies
pet puppies, cute puppies, sick puppies: He most likely is able to breed and impregnate a female dog. 14 months is awfully young to breed any dog however. I suggest to everyone to wait until the dog is atleast 1 1/2 years old first, I d prefer two years old before breeding. Any dog that is to be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 14 month boxer, spayed, caretakers
spayed, caretakers, puppies: If it was only 24 hours ago, you may be able to give her the mismate shot. If it s been longer than that, and you have no intentions of breeding her in the future, you may want to think about going ahead and having her spayed. If you are going to breed her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 18 mo. choc. lab, heat cycle, two dogs
heat cycle, two dogs, x ray: They very well could ve bred. It can be dangerous to leave two dogs unattended. Usually, the female s bleeding will slow down and lighten in color when she s actually in the right time of her cycle to be bred, or ovulates. That s how many breeders know when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 18 month old female - 10 month old male, rabies, worries
rabies, worries, probability: If the female had her shot after she was bred, there is a very high probability that the entire litter could be deaf, blind or have other abnormalities directly related to the shot. If the shot where before she was bred it should be fine...HOWEVER a week...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 18 months Dogs not heat, tissue test, alsatians
tissue test, alsatians, two dogs: Well it s kind of hard to believe that both of them could have a hormonal imbalance causing them not to cycle. Even people who pay very close attention can miss a dog in heat if the dog is very clean. Plus some dogs have silent heats and are EASY to miss....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st breeding, Pomeranian, drops of blood, pomeranian
drops of blood, pomeranian, progesterone: Hi Michelle -- I m nobody s moral advisor. I m here strictly as a helper to make the process more easier to understand. And for the record, a 2 year old is a prime age. If the male you choose has never met your female, you should introduce them immediately....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st breeding & pregnancy, false pregnancy, pregnancy signs
false pregnancy, pregnancy signs, x rays: Hi Sandi -- pups don t calcify until 45 or later and can t be visible on x-rays until then. An egg can takes 7 days to mature and sperm can live for days too. All this means, is wait another week and repeat the x-rays. False pregnancy can last 65 days...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st breeding session, miniature schnauzer breeder, bladder stones
miniature schnauzer breeder, bladder stones, cerf testing: Hello: You should definitely NOT allow breeding if this is the female s first heat -- she s FAR too young. She may develop health problems & may fall short of being a good mother as well. She too young both physically & emotionally. I would urge you to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st heats, boxer bitch, new girl
boxer bitch, new girl, kelli: Hi Kelli. As a matter of fact, I had a girl once that did not go into heat for the first time until she was 2 1/2 years old. And then she would only go in once a year. The vet could find nothing wrong with her, and she produced 8 pups in the first litter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st time breeding, yelps, strictures
yelps, strictures, thrusts: Hi Martha. Normal breeding days are 11 and 13, or 12 and 14. These are the days that most breeders try on. It may be that she s simply not ready yet. Try again in a few days. If she s still yelping, it may scare the male dog, and make him not want to try,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My 1st time breeding my boxers, due dates, stupid question
due dates, stupid question, overkill: Not a stupid question! You ll never know unless you ask. Everyone has to start somewhere. :-) Usually, 2 ties is plenty. That s all that most breeders try for. More than that, and it s kind of overkill, and you ll have way too many due dates to worry about....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st time Mating Problems, heat cycle, bloody discharge
heat cycle, bloody discharge, initial onset: Hi Amber: Although your female is in heat, she needs to be in estrus, the fertile portion of the heat cycle, to allow & even encourage mating to occur. Once you notice the initial onset of the heat cycle symptoms, such as swelling of the vulva & bloody...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: i have 2 boston's, 10 months, c section
10 months, c section, boston: 10 months is too young, mentally and physically for a female to be bred. At that age she may reject the pups. If she has been bred, it s important to keep her weight down to minimize the need for a section. Each female is different, you would have to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 heats in a row`, ovarian tumors, swelling of the vulva
ovarian tumors, swelling of the vulva, bloody discharge: It sounds as if your girl may be experiencing a split heat which is, essentially, a cycle that begins yet may stop suddenly or not last long enough for the entire cycle & then may begin again at a later time. This can occur for a number of reasons but my...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st time whelping boxer, vanilla ice cream, signs of contractions
vanilla ice cream, signs of contractions, vanilla ice: Hi! As long as she s not having contrations without producing a puppy, and as long as she doesn t have a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, she s ok. They can pant and dig for about 24 hours before whelping. You can call you vet, and tell...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 female minpins 1 pregnant, new mom, spayed
new mom, spayed, reina: Hi Kelly. My best advice would be to separate them when the mom-to-be starts labor. Most new moms don t want any other dogs around their pups, especially newborns. It can get aggressive, and really nasty, really fast. The safest thing to do for now, would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2liter in a row, toy poodle, puppy food
toy poodle, puppy food, yorkie: Hi Ami. You said she whelped her first litter with no problems, and the pups were healthy. As long as you keep her healthy this time, I don t see there being a problem. Not saying there won t be any, but she has a good chance of repeating the first time. Don...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 and 1/2 weeks still anxious, emergency vet, vet care
emergency vet, vet care, palpating: Hi again Ryan! My best advice is to skip the ultrasound, and wait for the x-rays. As for being able to feel the pups, they may be too small to feel right now, so don t get discouraged if you can t feel anything. It s sometimes hard for an experienced breeder...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 58 Days into Pregnancy, hind legs, milk production
hind legs, milk production, shih tzu: Hi. It s normal for the mom to not want to eat when it gets close to whelping. That s a sign that it s close. The temp drop will drop suddenly. It sounds like you need to get prepared fast. I d bet that she starts labor within a couple of days. As for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 8 mo chihuahua / 1st heat, douse, sister in law
douse, sister in law, future plans: Hi Jo It s important to allow dogs to finish the mating process once it happens. A) you can seriously damage the male and B) you can traumatize the male and he will never breed again. But that being said... it takes only one time and yes, the female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 8 week old boxer puppy, boxer puppy, litter mates
boxer puppy, litter mates, positive reinforcement: Hi Jackie It s very common for a pup to feel anxious and distressed once it leaves it s littermates. The best trick is to take a t-shirt or towel with your scent to the breeder and leave it with the pups and dam. When it s time to bring your pup home,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Accidental Breeding, old dogs, seprate
old dogs, seprate, rescue group: Hi Ashley! At 25 days, it still too early to say for sure yet. I don t know what she looked like before she was bred, and Boxers can be known for carrying their pups up high, making you think they re not even pregnant when they are. I would treat her as if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: why is she aggressive, staffy, hump
staffy, hump, dominance: Hi Jade. A lot of times humping has nothing to do with breeding. It s a way to express dominance. It sounds like that s what is going on here. Your male dog is at the right age, and intact I take it, to show dominance. He s trying to dominate her, and the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Beagle Puppies Death, beagle puppies, cleft palate
beagle puppies, cleft palate, whelping box: Hi Devin. If the puppies suffered from cleft palate, then you should be able to tell just by running your finger at the roof of their mouths. You may want to reconsider breeding her again, especially if you had puppies that suffered from cleft palate in this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bitch in labour, counting beans, hi thanks
counting beans, hi thanks, right on time: Don t be sorry :) that s what we re here for. Could it be that the male has a low grade infection? Sperm although determined and driven... are easily distracted and susceptible to annihilation by almost anything. A increase in temperature in the testes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding, differential diagnosis, good appetite
differential diagnosis, good appetite, vaginal lacerations: Arnica is available at any health store. It s just a herb that helps in the healing of internal bruising and tearing. It comes in a liquid and pill form. You can give her one pill or a couple of drops on her tongue, twice a day for a few days. If the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston terrier breeding - 6 yr old female, thyroid problem, attitude changes
thyroid problem, attitude changes, old boston: I ll have to answer you here. I can t answer in the comments section. :-) Well, it really just depends on the vet when the dog is fixed after a heat cycle. Some vets will do it right after, so want to wait for a month or so. Just talk to your vet an see...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Breeding, bully breeds, female boxer
bully breeds, female boxer, puppy food: Hi Jesse You won t know for certain if a section is required, although Boxers are one of the bully breeds that aren t prone to them. When you find a male for her, take into consideration his size (especially his head size). Keeping her in top physical...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BREEDING ASHITZU, shitzu, heat cycle
shitzu, heat cycle, samething: Hi. She s only on day 10, so wait about two days and try again. Most females won t fool with the male until she s in the right part of her cycle. Most breeders don t even try to breed their dogs until day 11 and 13 of the heat cycle, or on days 12 and 14....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, pomeranian dogs, birth of puppies
pomeranian dogs, birth of puppies, whelping box: Hi. I m going to give you a web site that has a list of things that you will need, and what they re used for. Watch for her to have a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy. Don t let more than three hours go inbetween the birth of puppies....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, cocker spaniel, legged kids
cocker spaniel, legged kids, genetic problems: Hi again! I didn t forget about you. :-) Been at the doctor with one of my two legged kids. Ok, here s a list of web sites that I think are really helpful to the experienced breed, and the new comer. http://www.learntobreed.com/costs.html This is a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, male puppy, old boston
male puppy, old boston, corgi puppy: HI Bev. There is a shot, but it has to be given shortly after the breeding took place. Call your vet, and see if it can still be given, or if there is something else that he can give her that I may not be aware of. You can have the dog spayed early into pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, heat cycle, strictures
heat cycle, strictures, vagina: Hi Scott. It may be because of his age, he s still pretty young yet. A lot of times young and inexperienced dogs really don t know what they re suppose to do. A dog can become pregnant without a tie, although a tie is definitely prefered. This may be what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding a dachsund!, heat cycle, dachsund
heat cycle, dachsund, good eye: When a dog is in heat, her vulva will be swollen, and she will bleed. Her attitude may even change. When it s close to time for her to go into heat, keep a good eye out. Most breeders will usually try to breed their dog on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my min pin, heat cycle, question thanks
heat cycle, question thanks, miscarriages: Hi again. :-) You really only need two ties to be successful. Say you breed today, then you would try again the day after tomorrow. It s best for someone to be there through the whole entire thing. This will make sure that the dogs don t hurt themselves. No,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pitbulls, added stress, female pit
added stress, female pit, heat cycle: It can. Usually a female will have her heat cycle well before her second birthday. I don t recommend breeding a dog until it s atleast two years old. This allows the dog to finish growing, mentally and physically. That s very important. A female needs to be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding our staffie, staffie, staffy
staffie, staffy, vulva: Hi Alison. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. You only need two breedings at the most. Some dogs do ovulate early, or later in the cycle. You need to watch her signs. Watch for her bleeding to lighten in frequency and color. And watch...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bichon, false pregnancy, appitite
false pregnancy, appitite, x ray: Hi. It s really hard to tell for sure early in pregnancy. A dog can experience a false pregnancy, and exhibit all of the signs that a pregnant dog will. It can be confusing. One indicator is that her vulva will stay slightly swollen after her heat if she became...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: could my bitch be pregnant, heat cycle, safe side
heat cycle, safe side, bitch: If she hasn t had a full tie, then you may want to try again just one more time to be on the safe side. If she was bred a day or so ago, then she may have become pregnant. A dog can become pregnant without a tie, but most breeders prefer one. Try one more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bottle feeding puppies, bottle feeding puppies, boxer puppies
bottle feeding puppies, boxer puppies, human babies: HI Kim. Thanks for answering all of those questions. When you try to bottle feed her again, make sure she is good and warm. Next, try not to let her little belly as full. Her belly may just be getting too full, causing her discomfort. Then, burb her. If none...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer bitch overdue, boxer bitch, good eye
boxer bitch, good eye, 8c: Hi Eileen. Is there anyway possible that she could have been bred at a latter date? If her temp dropped then she should go into labor within 24-48 hours after the drop. If she doesn t then you need to get her to the vet. I would take her in to the vet for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breast feeding, puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, goats milk: Hi Kelly. If mom is still taking that good of care of them, then I d just let her continue on, as long as the puppies are well fed. Let her feed them for another week or so before you introduce any sort of puppy food. If you can get them to 4-5 weeks still...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: to breed or not to breed, neuter contract, female pup
neuter contract, female pup, boxer pups: Hi Rick. There are many things to consider before breeding a dog. You want to be a responsible, caring, knowledgeable breeder. That means, no breeding white Boxers. Sorry, but that is a big no-no in the Boxer community. Breeders are now acknowledging that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, chihuahua breed, little dogs
chihuahua breed, little dogs, pitbull: The male couldn t possibly breed the female without assistance (A.I.) There s no reason to think that the pups wouldn t survive HOWEVER, the biggest question should be, Why on earth would you consider the pairing? The two breeds combined would make for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, physical experience, teenaged girl
physical experience, teenaged girl, giving birth: IMO two is the minimum age for breeding. Your dog needs time to grow up, both physically and emotionally. Under two years old they are immature in both ways and it s similar to a very young teenaged girl giving birth. The physical experience can be much harder...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, ill effects, studs
ill effects, studs, stud: I have seen studs breed as early as nine to ten months with no ill effects to the dog. You might end up with a smaller litter since the dog is not fully mature and often doesn t produce much sperm. You also might end up with a dog that is too immature to mate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, bulldog, to have puppies
bulldog, to have puppies, good luck: Hi Terri. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. These are the averages. This is usually when most dogs are ready to be bred. You may have to hold the dogs together, as ties aren t common in your breed. You may even have to resort to A.I....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a akc to apr, vet care, breeding dogs
vet care, breeding dogs, c sections: Hi Maryjane If you are breeding dogs to make money, you may want to consider a paper route. Once you factor in all the costs including proper food, vet care, the possibility of c-sections, shots, removal of dewclaws, first shots for the pups, the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding boxers, heat cycle, dominant female
heat cycle, dominant female, 24th day: She s definitely not too early. Check her vulva. Does it feel more like your nose, or your lips? If it feels soft and spongy like your lips, then she should be ready. Her bleeding lightening up is also a sign that she should be ready. Any breed can ovulate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding dogs, male gsd, hip dysplasia
male gsd, hip dysplasia, vet visits: Oh, ok. Sorry. :-) I d suggest having the hips checked, especially because your bree has such a bad time with hip dysplasia. Please, don t take any offense to what I m about to say, these health checks need to be done before breeding. That way, you ll know...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bulldog first period, british bulldog, female pups
british bulldog, female pups, thick blood: Hi Sarah! If your girl is acting normal, eating/drinking/playing, then it may not be pyrometra. She may have something like vaginitis, which is cleared up with antibiotics. Some dogs do get it during heat. She s young also. Some young female pups will get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua breeding!, female vulva, heat period
female vulva, heat period, female chihuahua: False First your female vulva will swell and she will start bleeding. Typically you count from the first day she starts bleeding and optimum breeding should be between day 9 and 15. Of course, with each female ovulation occurs at different times. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua Pregnancy, healing process, puppies
healing process, puppies, good luck: My question would be ....why did she lose the second litter? Was she not healthy, was she bred back to back? Did she have an infection? When you ve determined wether it was due to environment or something internal you will be better able to make the decision...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chihuahua dog is pregnant, calcium pills, heat cycle
calcium pills, heat cycle, definite answer: Hi! I m glad that I could help. If something should happen, and she needs a c-section, then you can ask your vet to go ahead and have her spayed then. Some vets will, some won t. It s ok to do it if you can get your vet to. If she whelps naturally, then I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua puppies, long haired chihuahua, chihuahua puppies
long haired chihuahua, chihuahua puppies, two puppies: Hi Felicia. You need to handle the pups so that you can check their weight, make sure they don t have sores, ect. Some mom s are overprotective of their babies. If your girl is this way, then handle them when she goes outside to do her buisness. Watch her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua whelping and temp., mucus plug, whelping
mucus plug, whelping, pant: Hi Jennifer. If her normal temp is 98 in the morning, then it would drop lower to indicate labor. It may only go down to 97. Was she bred at a later time? Just don t let her go past 65 days without seeing a vet. When she starts labor, she should start to pant...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chita, female chihuahua, female chihuahua, menstral cycle
female chihuahua, menstral cycle, season changes: Hi Cindy As a female ages their season changes. If she is bleeding more heavily and more often that is a sign that there is complications. I would think that it s time to have Chita spayed. That way the vet can clean her out and ensure that she doesn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: does compatible size of breed matter when mating, ready mode, thick book
ready mode, thick book, day after tomorrow: Hi. I m sorry! Tied means that after the dogs successfully breed, they will be locked together. The male s penis swells inside of the female, keeping them together for a time. This allows the sperm to stay inside of the female, and get where it s suppose...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dashound pup, pet stores, preservatives
pet stores, preservatives, 5 months: First I would question the dog food he s on. Some dogs can process the preservatives in the and the reaction comes out in various ways. Second I would check him for worms. And if everything checks out, start socializing him immediately!!! Take him...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog in heat, long hair chihuahua, having babies
long hair chihuahua, having babies, biological clock: Hi Melissa. I d like to make a suggestion if I may. A dog doesn t have to be a mother ever to be happy. Actually, dogs aren t like people when it comes to their biological clock. :-) If you still want her to have a litter, then I d also like to suggest that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Mating?, old dogs, good luck
old dogs, good luck: To ensure a sizable litter a lock is required. If they are kept together 24/7, it could be they aren t interested in each other. Try separating them for a day and only allow them to try and mate for 15 - 20 minutes. Anything longer and they both get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: daschund behavior, puppy teeth, thank your lucky stars
puppy teeth, thank your lucky stars, behavior question: lol 4 days old makes a HUGE difference. It really changes everything. I thought we were talking about an older pup. It sounds like mom is just being a good mom. Bring her food to her for now, she needs all that she will eat. Make her go outside to potty though....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: delivery, lambs wool, welping box
lambs wool, welping box, whelping box: Hi Julie. It s hard to say for sure if she will be able to deliver them all. If she is overweight, or doesn t get a lot of exercise, then she may run into trouble. Was she bred with another terrier, or a much larger dog? Did her mom free whelp, or did she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: difficulty in labor?, dumb questions, whelp
dumb questions, whelp, good eye: Hi Lori. If her kennel thing is easy to clean, large enough for mom and newborns, and she is most comfortable in it, then let her whelp there. Just make sure it can be kept super clean, and warm. Since she is part Beagle, then I m asuming that she s not small...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog b reeding, pregancy, prime time
pregancy, prime time, thyroid: HI Linda. You tried in October, as in this past October? That would mean that she went into heat again in just only three months. That s not normal. Because of her age, I would take her in to the vet and have a check up done. I d also have her thyroid checked....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is our dog bred?, physical possibility, initial onset
physical possibility, initial onset, begining: Hi Daniel: If the male was truly neutered he has no semen so even if he managed to penetrate your female there s no physical possibility of a successful breeding. I would be wary, though, of any other males in the area that may not be neutered so it would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, low sperm count, false pregnancy
low sperm count, false pregnancy, apert: Do you know when she ovulates? Personally, we have one female that ovulates at day 9 and one that ovulates on day 17. There are a number of reasons she wouldn t take, the male has a low sperm count, she has internal scarring, only on horn is operational,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, false pregnancy symptoms, spayed or neutered
false pregnancy symptoms, spayed or neutered, negative trait: Hi Megan She could be bred by her female. A male can produce viable semen at 6 months. It may not be the best product, but it can still be done. The problem is the dam should be in top physical and mental health. Interbreeding can cause a lot of health...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, wire fence, few days
wire fence, few days: Hi Tonya. She s early yet. Most breeders don t try until day 11 and 13, or days 12 and 14. That s probably why she s being agressive. If you re wanting her to be bred, then wait a few days and try again. If you re not wanting her to be bred, then you want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, hip dysplasia, dog breeding
hip dysplasia, dog breeding, st bernard: Hi Lori. I would suggest that your friend waits until the dog is at least two years of age, especially since you re dealing with such a large breed. The larger the breed, the longer they need to finish growing. I would also suggest having the dogs tested for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, small breed dogs, blood droplets
small breed dogs, blood droplets, female chihuahua: Hi Denise Small dogs are harder to detect when they come into heat. Some are cleaner and the blood droplets maybe too small to notice. That being said, you probably don t know what day she is/was in her heat cycle. There is a good chance that if she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeds, pant legs, pack animal
pant legs, pack animal, zero tolerance: Hi Glen There are lots of breeds that are great with children. But it is mostly dependant on how they are raised. The biggest problem is that dogs are pack animal. What people think is cute in pups is not so cute when the dog gets older and is trying...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in heat, pregnany, spayed
pregnany, spayed, litters: Hi Linda. How often does she normally go into heat? She should go back to normal after whelping this litter. If she usually goes 6 months inbetween heats, then she should go back to that. How many litters do you plan on her having? If it s more than two, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog miscarriage, toy poodle, x ray
toy poodle, x ray, 7 months: Hi Delores. i would suggest that you take her in to the vet for maybe an x-ray to see if she has anymore puppies left. A dog won t wait a week to finish whelping. If there is a puppy still inside of her, and she doesn t whelp it, then it can make her very...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog not became pregnant after mate, mammary glands, false pregnancy
mammary glands, false pregnancy, male dogs: Hi Glenn. You say her breasts swell? She may be experiencing false pregnancy. It s when a dog goes through her heat cycle, doesn t become pregnant, but her body thinks she is. I would suggest taking her to the vet to see what s going on with her. She may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog refuses food, dry dog food, pregnant bitch
dry dog food, pregnant bitch, food question: Hi Patty! Opps. Yeah, I meant 23 days. :-) A slip of the keyboard. lol The only thing that you really need to do for mom once the puppies start to wean is to slowly reduce her food intake. This will help her naturally dry up, as will the pups not nursing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog in trouble?, breast infection, bigining
breast infection, bigining, flea bite: Hi Tanya. Are her breasts really warm? This girl needs to go to the vet. Most females will blow their coat after whelping, but they usually don t dig at themselves because of it. The bumps, the itching, and the thining fur may be because of the hormones, or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog's weight, agility course, strict diet
agility course, strict diet, corgis: Hi Connie You know dogs are like people, some are little fluffier than others. My mom has a pug that is 42 lbs. Excellent shape, she can run the agility course under 2 minutes....she s just a big boned girl. To say that your Corgi should be 24 lbs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: can dogs still hump after being fixed?, sexual maturity, neuter a dog
sexual maturity, neuter a dog, dominance: Hi Toni. How old was your dog when you had him neutered? If you neuter a dog after he s already reached sexual maturity, then it won t usually help that behavior. They can still try, but they won t be fertile. Dogs also mount other dogs in a show of dominance....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to expect puppies, toy fox terrier, mucus plug
toy fox terrier, mucus plug, fox terrier: HI Heather. She may go off of her feed right before she starts labor. Her temp will drop to 98 or below about 24-48 hours before labor starts, and she ll lose her mucus plug also about 24-48 hours before hand. She should be getting ready to whelp soon. Watch...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Should i be expecting or not?, having puppies, sonograph
having puppies, sonograph, 99s: Hi Vicky First off, 8 months is young for a pup to become a mother. It s important for a female to be mentally AND physically mature before even considered for breeding. Regardless, you could take her for x-ray s after 50 days that will give you a better...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: First season, swelling of the vulva, bloody discharge
swelling of the vulva, bloody discharge, cross breed: Hi Simon Lock her in the closet. And if that won t work, that s frowned upon by some :), keep all the males that WILL come calling away. A season starts with the swelling of the vulva, then the bloody discharge, but it s after the bleeding that she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Found blood in Beagle Puppy feces, hotsauce, temperment
hotsauce, temperment, hot sauce: Hi Cece! Is he starting to vomit, or not eating/drinking? If so, I would have him checked for coccidia. It s relatvely easy to take care of, a lot of puppies are born with it now days. I d still take him in even if he s not doing any of the above. The wood...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my gernam shepherd having maybe one pup, german shepard, yorkie
Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my gernam shepherd having maybe one pup, german shepard, yorkie, 5am

Dog Breeding and Whelping: making bull-boxer, eastern canada, bulldog
Dog Breeding and Whelping: making bull-boxer, eastern canada, bulldog, english bulldogs

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Can stud meet his puppies?, parental instincts, sire
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Can stud meet his puppies?, parental instincts, sire, puppies

Dog Breeding and Whelping: toy fox terrier pregnant?, xray, pelvis
Dog Breeding and Whelping: toy fox terrier pregnant?, xray, pelvis, puppies

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie male get pitbull/lad mix pregnant, yorkie, dad
Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie male get pitbull/lad mix pregnant, yorkie, dad

Dog Breeding and Whelping: failing to conceive, many different things, thyroid problem
many different things, thyroid problem, definate answer: Hi Jayne. There are many different things that can happen. You need to take her in for a check up to try to pin point what s going on with her. It may be a simple infection that s causing her to not conceive. Or, it may be a thyroid problem. She may also be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: false pregancy, signs of pregancy, breeds dogs
signs of pregancy, breeds dogs, kennel operation: Hello Pat I have a personal and moral issues with puppy mills. I m of the opinion that a puppy mill can be a either a small or a large operation. If a kennel is breeding that many dogs and mixing different breeds, I would think they would at least...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, females: Hi. I don t think that she was spayed. Some females just don t go into heat until later, sometimes much later. I had a female that didn t go into heat for the first time until she was 2 1/2 years old. I had tests done on her to see if something was wrong with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first litter, champion title, jack russell
champion title, jack russell, agility: Hi Kathleen It would depend on her physical condition. It s always a good idea to wait until a female is older, you would have the opportunity to scope our her traits (good and bad) maybe title her in obedience or agility and/or get a champion title on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first and second heat?, omega 3 6 9, minor scratches
omega 3 6 9, minor scratches, fish oils: Are the scratches due to mange? If you dogs are showing any signs of skin irritations, I wouldn t use them in a breeding program. I personally wouldn t feed my dogs Pedigree, there are too many excellent choices, many a higher quality, dog food available....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my german shepard and her pups, whelping box, german shepard
whelping box, german shepard, safe room: Hi Erica. What you may have to do is to move the puppies and their whelping box to a warm, draft free room with a door. You can allow mom with the pups long enough to nurse them, and to clean them. I would suggest you being there to watch over this. After...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my gernam shepherd having maybe one pup, false pregnancy, whelp
false pregnancy, whelp, x ray: Hi Susan. It could very well be possible. This is why I suggest x-rays at day 50. I believe that sometimes they pick up better. She could also be going through a false pregnancy. I don t know how far along she is, but you may still be able to have an x-ray...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat Cycles, toy poodle, bloody discharge
toy poodle, bloody discharge, heat cycles: Hi Cathy Did she expel all the placenta s and pups expected? She should be finished bleeding by now. If you female went into season say every six months, nothing should change. You could expect her next heat 6 months AFTER her last. So if she went...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my Lab, having puppies, labrador retriever
having puppies, labrador retriever, litters: She is eating the puppies. The question being whether she is eating them prior to death or after. It is a dog s instinct to protect her living babies by removing all signs of babies who have passed away. Look at your pups., are they fat? Feel full? Clean?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labs not locking, time thanks, right angle
time thanks, right angle, litters: Sometimes you can help too much. In my opinion if she s standing and he is experienced,. they ll figure it out given the opportunity. If you want to be positive she gets bred take her to the vet and have her AI d.. But I bet he gets it done :) Cind...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lhasa Apso First Litter, newborn pups, small dogs
newborn pups, small dogs, whelping box: Hi Sarah Congratulations! There is nothing sweeter or more scary than new pups. The first 72 hours are always the toughest. It takes the new moms about that long to figure things out. If she ate all the afterbirth, she won t be hungry yet, but as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Loss of appetite, pregnant females, beef heart
pregnant females, beef heart, loss of appetite: Hi Mardy As with females of the two legged variety, sometimes pregnant females are just off what they normally love. Try enticing her with beef heart, kidney or liver (either cooked or raw), rice, soup (anything in moderation and only small amounts, you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, mucus plug, dry dog food
mucus plug, dry dog food, signs of labor: Hi Julia! Thank you for your kind comments. :-) I m glad that people feel comfortable coming here, and asking for help. You said she wouldn t eat her plain food until you added stuff to it? Sounds like she s just being picky, some girls are worse about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating!, cockapoo, dog houses
cockapoo, dog houses, pink color: Wow this is a hard question to answer so I will refrain but doing anything other than answering your direct question :). If he hasn t been bred before he may not now. If he has. then check her for bleeding and 13 days or so after the bleeding starts when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother of 4 (Puppies), vaginia, belly area
vaginia, belly area, buldge: Hi Mina. She needs to be taken to the vet to be checked out. That s really the best thing for her. If allowed to stay inside of her, if it is a placenta or puppy, then it can make her dangerously sick. There s nothing that you can do to get it out. That s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother not producing enough milk, puppy food, nurse
puppy food, nurse, mom: Hi Jimmy. Since the pups are three weeks old, you may have to go ahead and wean them. They should be able to eat soaked puppy food. This far into it, it may be too hard to get mom to produce more milk. You can try to get her to eat more, and see if that helps....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: making bull-boxer, bull boxer, female boxer
bull boxer, female boxer, english bulldog: Hi Marvin. Well, these are two breeds that are known for c-sections. The Bulldog being worse about it then the Boxer. You need to look into your female s dam s whelping history and see if she had any troubles. Some reproduction/whelping problems can be passed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male pug, pug breed, business end
pug breed, business end, inexperience: How old is he? A young inexperience male sometimes takes longer to mature. You can hold the female and bring the male around to the business end. Encourage and excite the male. You may actually have to guide the male into the female and hold him until...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating problem pit bulls, pit bulls, kindest thing
pit bulls, kindest thing, heart attack: Hi Nicole Trust me, the kindest thing you can do is separate them. If your male is older and overweight, breeding can cause a heart attack. Which will kill him, end of story. Allow them only 15 - 30 minutes a day together. You can assist by placing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mis-judged length of 1st season, moral convictions, puppy food
moral convictions, puppy food, physical shape: Hi Marina It is a personal decision one that you have to base on experience, health of your female, and your own moral convictions. 10 months is young to have pups, but on the upside small dogs mature quicker. On the down side, the may reject their...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: number of puppies, mini schnauzer, side bet
mini schnauzer, side bet, old mom: No it doesn t really matter, although you will exhaust your dogs.... which is not a good thing. Especially if you bred them too early. When it s time to actually connect , the male may be too beat (or injured) to get the job done. Typically you take a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Olde English Billdogge breeders reputation, new britian, olde english bulldogge
new britian, olde english bulldogge, olde english bulldogge puppy: Hi Gina That breaks my heart as we have been breeding Oldes for years and LOVE the breed. You can contact Will at the IOEBA or Ray at the WBA http://members5.boardhost.com/IOEBA/ http://members3.boardhost.com/WorldBulldog/ Both are presidents of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: olde english bulldogge breeding, olde english bulldogge, mental health
olde english bulldogge, mental health, vet: Hi Caroline Every female is different and should be taken on a individual basis. The female should be in top physical and mental health before even considering breeding. Take her to your vet and have her given a complete physical and make your decision...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pee spots!, inborn sense, food situation
inborn sense, food situation, chicken and rice: Hi Patty! I m glad to hear everyone s doing good. If mom still wants to feed them, then go ahead and let her. I d still try to see if they re interested in puppy food, at least one feeding a day. Wait until they re 4 weeks old if you want to before you start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy, ovulating, repercussions
ovulating, repercussions, good chance: Hi Aubrie First off, what breed of dog is your friends dog? If it s larger than your female (and depending on the breed) there can be some serious repercussions. If she s in heat and ovulating and they were tied 6 times, there is a very good chance...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy question, german shepherd dogs, elbow dysplasia
german shepherd dogs, elbow dysplasia, cardiac anomalies: To name just a few... Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and other joint and skeletal problems, Pancreatitis, Toxic Gut, bloat and numerous other gastro-intestinal maladies, Seizures, Congenital problems such as cardiac anomalies, megesophagous, etc., etc.,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boxer, time moms, shelties
time moms, shelties, collies: Hi Tammy. Every dog is different. Most of my girls got their milk in about a week before they whelped, even with their first pregnancy. Her temp would drop down to about 97-98 before labor started, and a normal pregnancy usually goes to 63 days. She can whelp...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog & Not Eating., many different things, yorkshire terrier
many different things, yorkshire terrier, sad eyes: Hi Genna. My best advice would be to take her to the vet for a check up. THere are so many different things that could be going on, it would be best for a vet to check on her and the pups. I know this wasn t much help, but I d feel so much better if you took...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, whelping box, peeing
whelping box, peeing, good luck: If she s due within the next 2 weeks, it is all normal. Make sure you have a whelping box or area where she can safely and comfortable whelp her litter. Include old towels or sheets so she can nest and become accustomed to her new spot. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Female Question, type herbs, canned dog food
type herbs, canned dog food, meat goats: Hi James Wrong about the worms. If you buy your meat at a grocery store or a butcher it is federal inspected. Raw beef heart, kidney or ground beef is fine. But in small quantities at first if she s not used to it. Some females milk come in shortly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Pom, puppy formula, false pregnancy
puppy formula, false pregnancy, x ray: Hi Erica. I m going to include a web site that has a list of things you will need. You don t need everything on the list, but it will give you an idea. I am also going to include a site that has very detailed information on what to expect during whelping,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant pug - threatened misscarridge, bed rest, loraine
bed rest, loraine, c section: Hi Loraine You can try complete and absolute bed rest. What that means is keep her in a crate. My question would be why is she miscarrying? Is she toxic, did she have a low grade infection before she was bred? If you have a large litter I would consider...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Shih Tzu, two puppies, groomers
two puppies, groomers, shih tzu: I would wait until day 50 and have an x-ray done. This is just my personal opinion, but I like the x-rays better. If it would make you feel better to have the ultrasound done, then go ahead and have it done. If something happened to the puppies, she would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie Russell, mucus plug, yorkshire terrier
mucus plug, yorkshire terrier, clear discharge: Hi. Her not drinking much concerns me. Is she shaking a lot? You say she seems nervous....what exactly is she doing? It sounds like she may be close. Her temp should drop to about 98.0 or maybe a little lower when labor is near. You can easily miss the temp...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Pug, pregnancy signs, false pregnancy
pregnancy signs, false pregnancy, pregnancy tests: Hi Teresa. It s hard to tell for sure if a dog is pregnant or not. Especially if she s early into it. Her behavior may change, she may become clingy. Her appitite may change, she may even get morning sickness. The thing is, a dog that is experiencing a false...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Are Puppies Ok???, two puppies, pre pregnancy
two puppies, pre pregnancy, x rays: Hi Angelica That s a tough call. I m not convinced that feeling the pups move is most accurate way to determine pregnancy. If it was my female, I would take her in for x-rays and discuss with my vet the options. Some females will put on the weight...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppies or no puppies -Ultrasound Wrong?, x rays, x ray
x rays, x ray, 28 days: Hi Wendy. I wouldn t give up yet. Have an x-ray done at 50 days. I like the x-rays much more than the ultrasound. I have known of dogs who showed up not pregnant on the ultrasound, and still whelped a litter. If the x-rays show no puppies, then I would start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy movement, mucus plug, puppies
mucus plug, puppies, puppy: Hi Marie. It honestly depends on the dog. It depends on how many puppies she s having, how big they are as to when you ll feel them. It s different for every dog. How far along is she? About 24-48 hours before a dog goes into labor, she ll loose her mucus...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: After the Pups are Here, mucus plug, good nap
mucus plug, good nap, definate answer: Hi Angelica. I ve seen it go both ways. I ve seen dogs that were so close to their owners that they didn t want anything to do with their puppies unless the owner was around. I ve also seen them take completely to motherhood, and just about forget about their...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: panting after whelping, shih tzu poodle cross, feeding babies
shih tzu poodle cross, feeding babies, heating pad: Hi Joanne -- or should I say G Day! When she delivered did she expel a placenta for each pup and did she expel the after birth? It sounds to me like she may have something retained, either another pup or a piece of a placenta. As your vet for a shot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pedigree, free pedigree, free websites
free pedigree, free websites, pedigrees: Hi! I m going to give you some links. I ve never tried these, so I don t know how good they are. I m trying to find the one that I ve used myself. I lost all of my links the last time my computer crashed. If I can find it, I ll send it to you. If none of these...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, pregnancy question, false pregnancy
pregnancy question, false pregnancy, x ray: For the life of me, I can t remember when she was suppose to have been bred. If it s really early, then no, it would be too hard to tell for sure this early. You can call your vet, tell them when it was suppose to happen, and see what he says. But, the x-ray...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant?, big teats, cocker spaniel
big teats, cocker spaniel, health place: Sounds like she s bred to me, she could be having a false pregnany. If she s due Jan 20 you should be feeling the pups move very soon. There will be no doubt then. Or you can have her xrayed or ultrasound done by a vet to determine for sure good luck Cind...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is she pregnant???, staffy, x rays
staffy, x rays, hump: She has to be in heat to be bred. That s a given. If she s wasn t/not in heat and your male is humping, that s just a dominance issues and one that you need to correct before you have other issues. It s important that a female be in top physical and mental...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog..., clear mucus, mucus plug
clear mucus, mucus plug, storage boxes: Hi Genna. I would feel better if you took her to the vet for a check up. I don t like that discharge. If she should go into labor and have her pups now, then they would be ok. It s normal pre-labor behavior for the most part, but I believe that she needs to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant shih tzu, pregnancy symptoms, female 1
pregnancy symptoms, female 1, shih tzu: Hi Kathy. Every dog is different, and their pregnancy symptoms will be different as well. Even littermates. If she was having a small litter, then she probably wouldn t get that big. You say she is on day 49. You can wait until day 50, and then have an x-ray...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: premature?, death in the family, emergencies
death in the family, emergencies, puppies: I hope by now you have delivered healthy pups. She is definitely in labor and hopefully you were mistaken on the date. I had a death in the family and was unable to get online to receive or answer your question. Emergencies should be dealt with by taking your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: premature?, puppies, sac
puppies, sac, vet: Hi Lisa. I m not sure what 6-7 means. If she is earlier than 58 days, then no, sadly the pups will most likely not make it. No, the sac shouldn t go all of the way back inside of her. My best advice would be for you to take your girl to the vet and have a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pug/pigese mix, female vulva, whelps
female vulva, whelps, pugs: No stupid or dumb questions Tamara -- so not even to worry! Any signs of pregnancy before 50 days -- okay, you may be able to feel pups, but if the pups are small, it s not always accurate (IMO). The best thing for Twinkie is to keep her maintained on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pug had pups, dead worms, temperament problems
dead worms, temperament problems, stomaches: Hi Rebecca. She shouldn t be bred again until the second heat cycle, about a year if she goes into heat every 6 months. She can t get pregnant unless she s in heat. As for the male dog, some dogs are like that, the smaller ones seem to be worse at it. It s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies eating, canned dog food, new years day
canned dog food, new years day, water bowl: Hi Karie The pups can start solids at three weeks. Started with a good brand of canned dog food (that s the easy). Add a little bit of kibble. You have to place the pups in the dog food until they get the hang of it. And then send the Momma in to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies eyes opening & when they stop breast feeding, breast feeding, puppies
breast feeding, puppies, nurse: Hi Michelle. Puppies will usually open their eyes at about 7-10 days. They may not fully open until up to two weeks however. Puppies usually nurse up to 6 weeks. By then, you need to start to wean them. Mom may decide earlier that she doesn t want to nurse...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy birth problems, second pup, birth problems
second pup, birth problems, oxytocin: Hi Jim. 5 hours is a really long time between puppies. She needs to be took to the vet. She may only need a shot of oxytocin to get things going again. Her labor may have just stalled, and needs a boost to get started again. If this is all she needs, then...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy worms, bad case, fetus
bad case, fetus, pup: Worms are very common ind dogs. They can lay dormant in the muscles and tissues of a female. When they are bred the worm moves to the fetus and into the pups. All pups have worms. If you can t determine what kind of worms I would get a dose of Drontel...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about my dog, mental shape, pinsher
mental shape, pinsher, body temp: First you need to make her a whelping box. Give her a area where she can whelp her pups in peace and quiet. Taking temp is a tricky act, as you have to know your females internal body temp when she s not pregnant. Discharge can occur a week to a few...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rat terriers and whelping, rat terriers, puppy food
rat terriers, puppy food, female rat: Hi Whitney Most of the Terrier breeds can just pop out their pups without much effort or complication. You do however, want to make sure she s staying active and not over-eating or on puppy food. That makes the pups grow bigger resulting in a more strenuous...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rottweiler breeding, best guess, cindi
best guess, cindi, freind: Size of the pups does not only depend on size of the parents but also on the grandparents and what each dog brings genetically. Please do be very cautious as your female is considerably smaller and could possible have problems delivering. You might want to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ruptured uterus, ruptured uterus, pain meds
ruptured uterus, pain meds, breeding dogs: Hi Pat. First of all, I m sorry that you and your dog went through that. It was your quick action that saved her life. I would question why the vet would give the shot after the dog had a seizure. There are a few things that can cause a ruptured uterus. In...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu Pregnancy Question, pregnancy question, false pregnancy
pregnancy question, false pregnancy, clear discharge: Hi Angelica It could be that she was bred to early in her season however, I find just feeling around for pups not very accurate and/or reliable. Personally, I would wait until after she is 50 days and take her in for x-rays. It is possible that she is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Siberian Husky, premature birth, siberian husky
premature birth, siberian husky, safe side: Hi Nickie. It sounds like she is. Are you sure that she s only on day 55? If so, it s a premature birth, so be prepared for that. I d suggest taking her to the vet just to be on the safe side. The discharge worries me. Let me know what happens please...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Signs, false pregnancy, pregnancy tests
false pregnancy, pregnancy tests, x rays: Hi Jennifer. It s super hard to tell for sure if a dog is pregnant or not, especially this early. She s only about 19 days in. She very well could be, or she may be having a false pregnancy. That s why it s so hard to tell for sure because a false pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HOW TO STOP MILK PRODUCTION, warm compresses, large breasts
warm compresses, large breasts, small dogs: Hi Lisa. Yes, warm compresses would encourage more milk. You can try cool compresses, and reduce her food/water intake slightly. This will help with the milk production. You can also ask your vet. There s suppose to be a shot out that helps with this. I can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: St.Bernard Puppies, st bernard puppies, 10 puppies
st bernard puppies, 10 puppies, canine herpesvirus: Hi Janna Typically breeders expect puppy deaths, especially in the first 72 hours. The biggest killer of pups is neonatal viral and bacterial infections, most likely are Canine Herpesvirus and Minute Virus. A female and male breeding pair should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih tzu close to whelping day! :), watched pot, shih tzu
watched pot, shih tzu, fluctuation: A fluctuation in temp is common and no signs of worry. The dark spots could be just the markings on her skin that you normally wouldn t see because of her fur. Everything sounds like it s going smoothly. A watched pot never boils and all that. Just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: does size matter when mating?, time breeders, ready mode
time breeders, ready mode, approximate height: Like my Momma always said... it only takes one time. Breeders usually bring a pair together over a course of a few days to ensure a litter. An egg takes 7 days to mature and sperm can live up to 5 days, so if a tie takes place on the 10th day, the sperm...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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