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hoe early is to early

m'loot
October 12th, 2006, 08:31 AM
This might sound silly but.... how soon can a male dog impregnate a female?I think I made a mistake thinking our puppy couldn't get our female pregnant because he is to young. He is a 4 month old Malamute that weighs 50lbs so he's a big boy. My female came into heat shortly after we got him.I have been noticing little things about her behavior and felt her tummy last night and her teets are sticking out and are very hard. PLEASE tell I'm just imagining things

Thanks

mona_b
October 12th, 2006, 08:41 AM
I'm pretty sure 4 months is a bit to young.

My suggestion to you is make an appt for your female and have her spayed.:)

LM1313
October 12th, 2006, 09:17 AM
I'm not sure what the minimum age is . . . I would've thought four months was too young, but who knows!

I would have her spayed . . . Then you'll know that she can't get pregnant. :)

brandynva
October 12th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Hi there! We have a similar situation. Our female went into heat before we could get her spayed. After her heat her teats were a lot bigger, and they never went back to normal. I read somewhere that after the first heat this happens as well as their vulva swelling and not going quite back to puppy size. I guess those hormonal changes set in. Here are a couple of links on the heat cycle and the female anatomy and how it changes after heat.

http://www.petbitsforyou.com/heat_cycle.html

http://www.petbitsforyou.com/fem_anat.html