August 2nd, 2007, 06:54 PM
We just took in a stray female Boston Terrier about 2 weeks ago and if we didn't know better we THINK she is pregnant, has just had pups or is extremely too fat with big bobbies. We do not have the money to take her to the vet to make sure so I was hoping someone on here could give us some verbal help in determining if she is so we can get prepared. We have never delivered dogs before, only cats.
Is there any visual tale tale signs we can look for that will tell us.
Hope some one can help.
August 2nd, 2007, 07:00 PM
Thank you for taking in this dog :lovestruck: but honestly, the best place for her is a Vet. Call around to Vet clinics, your local SPCA and rescues as some Vets take payments.
August 2nd, 2007, 07:56 PM
Getting her to a veterinarian and/or a rescue is a good idea. If she is pregant her breed is predisposed to having pregnancy problems and being stressed from being a stray places her in a higher risk category. C-Sections can be very expensive so getting in touch with a rescue now before any problems have arisen may be prudent.
August 2nd, 2007, 09:21 PM
If there is no money for a vet visit and she has problems delivering (or other health issues), you wouldn't really be doing the dog any favours by keeping her. I recommend you find a rescue group that is willing to foster and rehome her. Sorry. No 'verbal help' can replace a vet.
Is there a possibility she has already given birth and has wandered off, or had her puppies in a ditch somewhere? Have you made an effort to find the owner?
As an example of how things can go bad very quickly and how fast the bills can add up:
Please don't keep her if you can't give her the help she needs.
August 2nd, 2007, 10:06 PM
Warning to Smiley14 , do not read this thread :laughing:
Ok, sorry , back on topic, like the others already posted , please contact vets or better yet , rescues , they may be able to help you. :fingerscr