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Old 29th February 2004, 03:50 PM
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9 months and having puppies?

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 my question is if she is having puppies will she be ok or is she too young?
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Old 29th February 2004, 04:27 PM
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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.

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Old 29th February 2004, 05:42 PM
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If she is what can happen to her

 
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Old 29th February 2004, 06:06 PM
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She could possibly die. Get to the vet ASAP

 
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Old 29th February 2004, 06:23 PM
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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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Old 1st March 2004, 09:28 AM
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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
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Old 1st March 2004, 09:59 AM
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I agree with the others... get her spayed now!
(And the male neutered)
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Old 30th April 2004, 01:26 PM
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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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Old 30th April 2004, 01:45 PM
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dogs in the wild don't know to lay off their first heat. good luck
It is my understanding that wild dogs don't come in at such a young age.
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Old 30th April 2004, 01:56 PM
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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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Old 2nd May 2004, 02:12 PM
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I understand why and agree with everything that was posted. I too love the Boxer breed and wish people would be more responsible, but I think that people can be more educated and their post replied to in a not so rude manner. All I'm trying to say is I know there is alot of people who just lerk here and not post because of the fear of being bashed. I too agree with all that was said but I think it could have been explained to her in a nicer manner because what was done was done. JMO

 
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Old 2nd May 2004, 09:23 PM
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tam813~ I think if you read a little more into BW, you will see that memebers try to eduacate one another and others on proper pet ownership. At first glance it may seem judgemental, but its for the best for the owners as well as the dogs. Accidents happen all the time, look at shelters... why are they so overrun with unwanted litters? Also, it may be "cruel" to tell her the dog may die... but I think it better she know the risk rather than continue the pups pregnancy, then wonder why it died. Hopefully it will not come to that.

I really agree that the pup is WAY to young to be having pups. And, unless they were show dogs, they should both have been altered by now. I dont understand why someone would have an unaltered male and unaltered female if they werent trying to breed them. Even if they were show dogs, they shouldnt have been together regardless of whose "fault" it was for getting them together.

Best of luck to you and your puppy,
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Exactly. Also Sometimes things said over the internet comes across more harsh than the poster really feels... it can be hard to convey any emotion over the net.