Friends dog is pregnant! I told her to spay her! Now what?

Friends dog is pregnant! I told her to spay her! Now what? Topic: Friends dog is pregnant! I told her to spay her! Now what?
July 17, 2019 / By Caltha
Question: ADD: the dog will be spayed when the puppies leave Okay my friend got a dog a few months ago. She was around a year at the time. She is a Siberian Husky/German Shepherd mix. Basically it was a dog her and her husband got together before they seperated, the dog went with him. He decided he didn't want the dog anymore and dumped it on her porch. I told her to get that dog spayed. But she felt her vet charged way too much. Something about the dog being older, he charged more. I think she just didn't want to pay that much to spay the dog. She said she was waiting for the Community Spay Day. Our shelter does this once a year. Well Spay Day is Saturday. Anyways their next door neighbors Male unaltered American Pit Bull Terrier The found mating their dog when they got home. They hadn't been gone more than a half hour. He jumped their fence. So now my friend has to pay for what happened. (Serves her right really, but I feel bad for the dog) My question is I want to make sure all these puppies find a home. Should I help her in trying to line up homes for these pups? And in the meantime, what does she need to do to prepare for the birth of these pups? I feel this was a really stupid play on her part, she swears she didn't know her dog was in heat. Anyways thanks ADD: If I didn't live in an apartment I would take one of the pups, I love all 3 breeds these pups are made up of. But my apartment has a 2 dog limit, and they don't allow Pit Bulls or Huskys in, so I doubt they would allow a mix with those ADD: There will be NO ABORT SPAY. Thank God She feels that is wrong. Its very wrong. The puppies will be born. The puppies are due in about 3 weeks ADD: There will be NO ABORT SPAY. Thank God She feels that is wrong. Its very wrong. The puppies will be born. The puppies are due in about 3 weeks ADD: She came to me for help. That is what I am trying to do. The pups will leave mom at 12 weeks. That is the best time for a dog to leave mom. They aren't half American Pit Bull Terrier. They are part Husky, Part German Shepherd, Part Pit bull. And the pit bull was a mix....not sure of his mix. I think he was husky/pit bull They aren't half American Pit Bull Terrier. They are part Husky, Part German Shepherd, Part Pit bull. And the pit bull was a mix....not sure of his mix. I think he was husky/pit bull
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Alysia Alysia | 8 days ago
DUDE! Wow thats a sticky situation. lol.... poor pup. Pregnancy The gestation period for dogs is 9 weeks. Pregnant dogs gain weight only slightly until about the sixth week and then gain weight rapidly. The energy requirements of pregnant dogs are reflected in the pattern of weight gain. Pregnant dogs will need to consume 25% � 50% more than their normal food intake by the end of pregnancy, but energy requirements do not increase until about the sixth week. Pregnancy and nursing are not only responsible for many changes in a dog�s body, but for changes in her lifestyle as well. Pay special attention to her changing nutritional needs throughout the entire reproduction process. Before the Pregnancy: Planning Is Important If you�re planning to breed your female dog, it�s important to assess her body condition well in advance of breeding. Because of the physical demands of pregnancy and nursing, starting off with less-than-ideal health can cause problems. An underweight dog often has difficulty consuming enough food to support her and her developing puppies� nutritional needs. Overweight dogs may experience abnormal or difficult labor because of large fetuses. Be sure to feed the proper amounts of a complete and balanced diet. This will support the mother�s healthy weight and body condition before breeding and help the health of herself and her babies throughout pregnancy and lactation. Nursing Pregnant dogs lose weight after giving birth, but their nutritional needs increase dramatically. Energy needs can be 2 to 3 times their normal food requirement�depending on litter size�to produce the milk to nourish the pups. Be sure your nursing mom has plenty of water so she can generate the milk volume she needs to feed the litter.T o help your nursing dog get enough nutrition, feed a nutrient-dense diet such as puppy food. Without increasing the amount of food offered at a meal, increase the number of meals throughout the day. Free-choice feed her, offering unlimited access to dry food throughout the day.Weaning By five weeks after birth, most puppies are showing an interest in their mother�s food. Gradually, the puppies will begin eating more solid food and nursing less. At the same time, the nursing mother will usually begin eating less. Most puppies are completely weaned around 8 weeks after birth. By this time, the mother�s energy requirement is back to normal, and she should be eating her normal pre-pregnancy diet.IAMS Food for the Pregnant Dog The best diet for pregnant and nursing dogs is a high-quality, nutrient-dense pet food that is formulated for all life stages or for growth. Although puppy diets are generally recommended for pregnant or nursing dogs, IAMS� Smart Puppy Large Breed formulas are not appropriate for this use due to their energy and mineral content. Hope this helped! ash
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Alysia Originally Answered: My wife is six months pregnant and she told me to gain weight because i make her feel nasty?
It might be because when women gain weight from pregnancy, (which is natural and a very good thing), it's some of the hardest weight to lose. Which is water weight brought upon by the body's response to pregnancy. She might be going through a self-image depressional state. You, by your description, are very healthy and very fit. There is nothing wrong with this. Congratulations and taking care of your body. However, (don't do this), if you were fatter and not-so-fit, she wouldn't feel so bad. Perhaps, you should cut back on your work-outs slowly, so she see's it, just like one day a week. That way, when she finally does give birth, you will have kept up with your excercise regime, (mostly), and she would see you vedge out on a work-out day. Another thing you can try is to wear looser-fitting shirts around the house. If you are constantly walking around shirtless, (and perhaps pantless), maybe that is helping cause her self-image problem. She could take it as, (even if you don't mean it this way), you are 'flaunting it in her face' with all your 'fitness stuff'. One thing, though, is that whatever it is you decide to do, make sure you put a lot of thought into how you go about things. Women are overly emotional and hormonal during pregnancy due to an over-abundance of a hormonal imbalance. It happens. It's a fact of nature. Some women can't handle it very well. And, she is not fat. She is pregnant. Huge difference. Does she know that? And, even if she does know, she doesn't seem to feel that way. One question you should ask yourself is this, "Was she physically fit before the pregnancy"? If so, now you can put yourself into her shoes, so to speak. Think. You as a very fit person, suddenly cannot lose about 30 pounds of what you percieve to be as fat. The person you are with is a reminder of how you used to look. And, then add self-conciousness to the mix. And, there you go. So, tread lightly , my friend. Like eggshells with actions. And, good luck man.

Victor Victor
Contact a rescue and tell them she would be willing to foster the dogs until the rescue can get them adopted out. If it's that much of the mix I'd take a look at the pups as they grow up. You very well may be able to pass them for something else or an unkown breed. Put the dogs on www.craigslist.com But be carefull of some adopters and don't list them as pit mixes. List them as Husky/shepherd mixes. Only tell them they are pit mixes once you feel comfortable about what kind of people they are. Screen them, do a home visit, make them sign a spay/nueter contract, and charge a $50 rehoming fee. Whichever option works best for your friend. Then she can take the rehoming fee and fix her dog. Some rescues also give vouchers to help with the cost of spaying. In preperation for the pups have her set up a whelping area. Somewhere safe and warm where the dog will feel comfortable giving birth to her pups. Good luck
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Rowland Rowland
You could always say that you don't know what the breed is if it doesnt look much like either of the two. But what she needs to do is either buy a huge crate for the mother or make a room for her to hav and keep the pups in (you need boundries tho). She may need to buy a heater and place it under a surface! she will also need to buy a scale that measures ounces and pounds because the first night is the most dangerous for the pups and could die if not watched if they are eating properly. The mom does most of the work for the first couple weeks. The pups will start eating regular dog food (little bit at a time at first) around 4-5 wks but i suggested u water the food down so that it will get mushy (better than buying puppy puppy food). She will need to set a big area for the pups in order of sleeping area, play area, and potty area. This will help them find faster dogs if they are potty trained. It is natural that dogs don't want to go potty where they slp/eat/play so they shud go farther away. Now for the birth day the mother could be giving birth for 24 hrs (depending on how many pups but a big dog most likely 8-12 pups) now wat u want to b careful of is that the pups are no more than 2 hrs apart if they are than that spells trouble!!! If that happens you want to take the mother to the vet. Now if one of the pups are born anything but head first when you see this you want to push the pup back in and it will rearrange itself and come out head first. Another thing you want to look out for is if a dog is not moving are breathing than you want to take that puppy and take it away from the mother and hold it in your hand and swing it in between your legs (sounds rough but not) it is most likely that the pup has fluid stuck and the gravity will help bring it up! Thats pretty much it hope it helps. ACTUALLY a good time to leave the mom is at 8 weeks but 12 is good as well.
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Mordecai Mordecai
She should put up an add to give them away when they are 8 weeks old or sell them when they are 8 weeks old she should spay the dog after this birth or get her the disposable diapers she can get them at WalMart she will need to be prepared with toys and food with treats if she adopted the dog she can go ask if they have a spay neuter program
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Keaton Keaton
Had she spayed the dog as soon as she came out of heat she wouldn't need help. Do you know how hard its going to be to place oh say 6-10 pups in the first place let alone pups who are half APBT? Half will more than likely end up in the shelter for a date with the needle anyways. A spay/abort is NOT wrong. Keep your feelings about HUMAN abortion out of it. She's had a month and a half to prepare, let her figure it out herself she put herself in this hole she can dig herself out of it. Honestly the best thing she could do for her dog AND these pups is to turn them over to a rescue that is willing to take them. At least then they stand a chance of finding good "permanent" homes. ETA: Well then you should have called him a mix and not just an APBT. Regardless with APBT in the mix on top of GSD and Husky many people are NOT going to want these pups.
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Heber Heber
So an abort/spay is "wrong", but having the puppies end up in a shelter and then euthanized is better? You're going to have a hell of a time finding homes for these puppies. NO ONE is going to want that kind of a mix! The people who do are suspect at best.
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Eliot Eliot
all feelings aside, here's what you should do. call legitimate, registered rescues and no-kill shelters until one says they have room for the pups. give them the pups, as they will have NO PROBLEM getting them adopted (regardless of what breeds they're made up of) because potential adopters often want puppies. they will also be better at placing them they you or your friend, as they know what to look for in a family and they get references and do home-checks.
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Eliot Originally Answered: Should I spay my female rabbit?
I COMPLETELY disagree. A) The fact the something costs money should NOT be a determining factor. If you plan on owning any animal you should be willing and able to properly take care of it and pay for necessary and/or beneficial treatments. B) Spaying is not *absolutely* necessary...I agree there and no, females do not spray...however female rabbits are very prone to reproductive cancers and by doing a complete spay you could easily prolong her life and help prevent pain and suffering! http://www.rabbitnetwork.org/ and http://www.rabbit.org/ are both WONDERFUL sites with a ton of accurate information. Please try to educate yourself as much as possible about the care of rabbits (which you are obviously doing by asking questions...good job!) Rabbits are not "easy and simple" throw away pets like people make them out to be. They're more than just cute fuzzy things you keep in a cage. They have a specific diet and need plenty of exercise. Have fun with your info hunting! :) P.S. If your vet told you that the spay would cost $400 AND they're the ones who told you not to do it, you need to *seriously* reconsider what vet you're taking your rabbit to. Spays do NOT cost several hundreds of dollars (unless you live in a very large metropolitan area). If you do, you can travel just a bit to a more rural area to have it done for $50-75. Even if you do live in a metro, 400 still seems quite steep! Also, most vets with any *real* knowledge of rabbits should know that they greatly benefit from being spayed. It sounds to me like your doctor is either inexperienced with rabbits or simply does not feel like doing the surgery so they told you some outrageous price to discourage you. http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/spay-neuter.html is the specific page which refers to spaying and neutering rabbits. I *strongly* urge you to read at least this page if nothing else...it's got GREAT tips about surgeries, healthcare, and how to find a good rabbit vet. :)

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