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geriatric pregnancy

December 5th, 2004, 09:53 PM
our nine year old daschund has become pregnant. we were very surprised. any advice, known risks of older dogs having puppies, etc. any help appreciated

December 5th, 2004, 10:15 PM
No comment.....

December 5th, 2004, 10:21 PM
How come she wasn't fix?, their are so many risk with her age but I will let someone else get into it as I many leave something out.

Lucky Rescue
December 5th, 2004, 10:36 PM
This dog is way, WAY too old to be having puppies and may not survive. At the very least, she may need a C-section and the puppies may die.

This would be like YOU having triplets when you are 55-60 years old.

You need to abort and spay her now.

She should have been spayed 8 years ago and you're lucky she never got pyometra or cancer in her reproductive organs.

Please, be responsible and kind and end this pregnancy.

December 6th, 2004, 01:33 PM
Most veterinarians will spay a pregnant dog, depending how far along she is. Considering her age, most veterinarians will probably recommend it.