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Dog pregnant? I hope not!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mustangrooster, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. I need a bit of confirmation here please……..whilst I know it may be a bit early, I’m going to try and get an idea…

    My dog has just come of her first heat, being a larger dog breed, she is a lot older than 6 months old. I think its been a bit over a week, if that, since her heat has finished.

    We do have a full male Pitbull x Red Heeler x another dog breed, but we tried our best to separate them, there was only one night where she was outside with him unsupervised during the time where she could breed…don’t know how long she was outside for, but the little rascal is smart.
    But other than that, she was separated from him, and when they were together, they were supervised at all times.

    We also have a desexed dog, but he couldn’t do any harm to her. Apart from being a pain in the butt during that time……..

    I notice she now has very swollen nipples, and the area beneath the nipples are ‘devolving’ and are not flat like before her heat.
    The nipples by her hind legs are also getting hints of pink.

    (Im looking here for the early signs of dog pregnancy: https://sykesvillevetclinic.com/dog...ant-the-early-signs-and-what-to-do-if-she-is/ )

    I sure hope she is not pregnant. But I think im wrong. I did a lot of research when she was little as to spay her or not, I found a lot of negatives to spaying, so I decided not to get her spayed.



  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
    Has she ever had a litter?
  3. No, she has just come off her first heat
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
    According to the pictures she's been off heat longer than a week.
  5. Yes, i was unsure as to if it was a week, or 2 weeks or what, but i know for sure that she hasn't been off her heat for longer than 4 weeks.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    IF you really don't want to have a litter of pups - have the vet check her over before it's too late to stop it. I think you said she is 6 mos. old much too young for a first litter,
  7. No no no, she is not six months old, sorry i must of not worded it correctly. She is a pit bull/Bull Arab so she is a larger dog breed. I assume she is either 8-9 months old now, but not all that sure.

    If she is pregnant, finding homes for the pups wouldn't be hard. As i have asked around, and we would most likely keep a few of her pups.


  8. So, basically, you guys are saying she is pregnant?
  9. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner A hen is just an egg's way of making another egg. Premium Member

    Take her to a vet.
    If you have an intact male and an intact female in heat and they were outside together then she is pregnant.
    Curious what negatives you found about spaying? There are risks involved as with any surgery but far less risks then going through a pregnancy and whelping a litter. Especially a pregnancy from a first heat.
    I find it odd that you have no idea how old she is and no idea if she was in heat a week ago or a month ago. Which also means you have no idea when she is due.
    She needs to go to a vet to confirm pregnancy, find out how far along she is, if it is too late to abort or not and if she is old enough and healthy enough to survive this.
    I am not against having intact dogs or breeding dogs but you have to have some sense about it.
    You need to have her spayed.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  10. sannabelle

    sannabelle Crowing

    Mar 22, 2016
    Rural Missouri


    Owning intact male and female dogs in the same home and expecting them not to breed is ridiculous, sorry. You need to get them fixed. There are millions of mixed breed pups and dogs dying in shelters every day. I work for a rescue, so I get to see this first hand.

    Unaltered animals are also difficult to manage and much more likely to run off, get in fights, get hit by cars....

    If you want to breed dogs, do it responsibly, and breed dogs that people want to buy that are held to a high standard.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
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