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9 months and having puppies?

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by jen&mat, Feb 29, 2004.

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  1. jen&mat

    jen&mat Boxer Pal

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    Hi I have a 9 month old boxer, she was in heat about 3 week ago and I think she is pregant by our male boxer I kept them apart for the time she was in heat, but my kids decided to let male inside with her:confused: my question is if she is having puppies will she be ok or is she too young?
     
  2. Boxerworld

    Boxerworld BW owner Staff Member

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    She is too young for having puppies. Take her to the vet who can confirm if she's pregnant or not.

    Olly
     
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    jen&mat Boxer Pal

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    puppies

    If she is what can happen to her
     
  4. Tulsa-Dan

    Tulsa-Dan Your Friendly Moderator

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    She could possibly die. Get to the vet ASAP
     
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    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    The death of a bitch and/or puppies is a risk in any pregnancy, but even more so when the prospective "mother" is only a puppy herself. And at only nine months, your girl is most definitely only a puppy - she hasn't even finished growing herself yet! She's nowhere near mature enough - physically or mentally - to whelp and care for a litter.

    So what else could happen? You risk permanent damage to your girl's still-developing internal organs that are nowhere near mature enough to cope with the demands of pregnancy, joint and bone problems due to calcium depletion, a high likelihood of her completely rejecting any puppies because she's just too young to care for them... the list goes on.

    The best thing you can do for her is to get her to a vet asap and have her spayed.
     
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    courtney323 Energetic Moderator<br><img src="/forums/images/mo

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    Why aren't your animals fixed?

    This is a classic example of what happens when you have 2 un-ltered dogs living in the same house. In my opinion, it is inexcusable. If your dogs are un-altered because they are show prospects, at least have the determination and responsibility to keep them seperated while in heat.

    What an awful situation
     
  7. SammynDqtz

    SammynDqtz Boxer Insane

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    I agree with the others... get her spayed now!
    (And the male neutered)
     
  8. tam813

    tam813 Boxer Pal

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    you know....even though I do agree this is not a good thing and the pup is too young, I think you all are way to harsh, and judgemental. I have noticed by browsing this boards for a year that you have to walk on egg shells about what you say or get chasitsed.
    they way I read her post was that she didn't breed them and that she did have them apart but the children didn't understand "heat" and are probally use to them playing together as puppies so didn't know not to let them together, accidents happen, even with people. I'm sure a 15 yr old teen age girls mother feels bad enough if she got PG and needed advice without having to be treated like she just comitted a murder!
    well, I think her question is it happend (so the advice of spaying right now is usless till pups are here) and telling her after the fact that her dog WILL die is pretty cruel too.
    So here is my advice for what is is worth, friend...
    It is sad it happened and I'm sure you regret it, but it did...so go to your vet and tell them and they will keep a close watch on her through the pregancy and all you can do is hope and pray for the best, but, she will most likley be ok, dogs in the wild don't know to lay off their first heat. good luck
     
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    Alisha Mobley Boxer Insane

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    It is my understanding that wild dogs don't come in at such a young age.
     
  10. courtney323

    courtney323 Energetic Moderator<br><img src="/forums/images/mo

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    Tam -

    This post is old - so I'm sure it's too late for any sort of advice. I have a question for you: Do you work with rescue? Understand that for those of us who do it is very tough to read these sort of posts by people who don't care enough to prevent these awful situations. Even if her 9 month old lived through this experience, and even if she placed all of the pups in a home, I can almost gurantee that many of them will end up in the pound or in rescue, because that is the way it works. The potential for them having hip dysplacia, cancer, cardiomyopathy and all other genetically passed diseases is also MUCH higher because none of her dogs were health-tested.

    Her female could have been spayed as early as 5 months - and I understand that some people like to wait even longer. But atleast have the wherewithall and discipline to ensure that your dogs are kept SEPERATE (and this includes strict monitoring of her own children and what they are doing). There really is no excuse.

    I for one, don't want to hear about being too judgemental. Especially since I just picked up a poor neglected and malnutritioned Boxer Boy from the pound 2 weeks ago (that was set to be euthanized the next day, due to space limitations)

    Just curious as to where you see all of these "dogs in the wild"...
     
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