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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:41 PM
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Exclamation My 7 month old yorkie might be pregnant..what do I do?!

This morning I found out that for a fact, last night my 7 month old yorkie could've gotten pregnant by the male that I also own! I'm wondering if there's something I can do about this, because at 7 months old she isn't going to be a good mother and there are too many health risks for her and the puppies. If Brooklyn died or if anything happened to her while giving birth I don't know what I'd do. My puppies are practically my children! I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on what to do?! Please help!
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Take her to the vet and have the puppies aborted and her spayed at the same time.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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I'm not completely sure she's even pregnant. I just know that they "tied" last night, for the first time ever. This is also her first heat ever. And I don't want to spay her because at some point I would like them to have puppies. Just not this soon, she is only 7 months old! And he is 2.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Why do you want to breed them? Do you have a mentor?
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Old October 27th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Is it possible to abort without spaying? Better ask a vet. If not, are you willing to put her health (and perhaps her life) at risk just because you want to breed her later? What kind of trade-off is that? And why would you leave a female in heat unsupervised around an intact male?
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Old October 27th, 2007, 03:53 PM
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I think first of all, take her to the vet to find out if she is pregnant. If so, I would have the pups aborted and her spayed in one operation. Just think of the alternative, if she is pregnant and they can just abort the pups, I'm guessing that means surgery (I'm no expert on this but don't think there is any magic abortion pill for dogs.). This is hard on her. Then if you breed her later, the pregnancy is also hard on her body. Then there is giving up the pups. That is also hard on her. Then she will need to be spayed at some point in her life. That will also be hard on her body. How much are you willing to put her through? I would look at it all from the dogs perspective and make a loving decision.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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The word euthanizes millions of dogs (that's right MILLIONS) and puppies per year. What make you think it's a good thing to bring into the world even one more ? And, your dog, given her youth and size may well die with giving birth. Please, for the sake of all the dogs sitting in shelters today who may well be euthanized for lack of homes, take her to a Vet, get her spayed and the puppies aborted now.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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This morning I found out that for a fact, last night my 7 month old yorkie could've gotten pregnant by the male that I also own! I'm wondering if there's something I can do about this, because at 7 months old she isn't going to be a good mother and there are too many health risks for her and the puppies. If Brooklyn died or if anything happened to her while giving birth I don't know what I'd do. My puppies are practically my children! I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on what to do?! Please help!
You can't ask for advice and then get angry when you don't get the answers you want to hear. Your puppy (she is a puppy), is too young to give birth safely. Everyone here has reccommended you take her to a vet and get her spayed and the puppies aborted...that is if you really want what's best for your dog.

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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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And yes I know there's enough puppies in the world already- but there's enough people in the world without homes, food, etc. and the answer isn't just to abort every baby when the mother gets pregnant now is it?
People can make their own decisions .. dogs can NOT. It's up to owners and people who care to look out for animals. You think she wants to have puppies?

It's your irresponsible actions that allowed her to get pregnant and IMO, if you cared about her (and dogs in general) you'd get her spayed and abort the puppies asap.

I volunteer at the humane society in my area and I can tell you, there are cages and cages full of dogs looking for homes. Some days I feel happy because I see a huge number of dogs getting adopted ... but you know something? The next the day the cages are ALL full again with more dogs that need homes.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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A 7 month old yorkie weighs about what - 2 pounds? That is way to small to have puppies.

For several years when I was a child my mom raised and showed pomeranians. She bred 4 litters in 6 years and we lost more puppies then survived. And our bitches were older and had experience. We even lost a bitch in labor.

As someone who is experienced with delivering litters of puppies - in both small and large breed dogs - the advice given is the best thing both for your particular girl and for the breed. While it may sound very harsh (and not what you wanted to hear), would you make your 6 year old daughter have a baby?
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Old October 30th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Have you discussed the possible pregnancy and the risks with your vet and/or a rep breeder. You must do what is in the best interests for your dog, not you, she doesn't care if she has any babies, she just wants to play, eat, sleep and be loved. The ultimate decision is yours of course.

If she is not pregnant, please visit your local shelter before making the decision to breed her and talk to the employees there. I think after that visit you will understand where the members of this board are coming from.

I would have a very hard time aborting the pups, but not if my dogs life was at risk.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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I think the first thing you need to do is look at your dog as a dog, not a human with human emotions. They don't provide conselling for dogs who go thru abortions, nore do they provide conselling to dogs after they give away all the puppies from the litter. They don't function or think like humans even tho we humanize them. I am not saying we don't love our critters or that your concern isn't real, but you need to look at the health of your dog as a dog not a human who's sent to an abortion clinic.

I too think if you talk to a real breeder and those folks who work in a shelter you will realize this world doesn't need more dogs, especially those with health and genetic issues. If you are planning to breed for the money, do some research, a real breeder who puts the animals first, doesn't clear the $700 you charge for each puppy.

Fingers crossed your doggie is ok.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:21 PM
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This morning I found out that for a fact, last night my 7 month old yorkie could've gotten pregnant by the male that I also own! I'm wondering if there's something I can do about this, because at 7 months old she isn't going to be a good mother and there are too many health risks for her and the puppies. If Brooklyn died or if anything happened to her while giving birth I don't know what I'd do. My puppies are practically my children! I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on what to do?! Please help!
You will admit that at such a young age there are just too many health risks for your dog and any puppies she may be carrying, yet in the same breath you are adamant that she will not be spayed. What exactly do you intend to do to ensure this puppy of yours ( and she is a puppy ) does not give birth if she indeed is pregnant? The ONLY thing you can do is take her to the vet, and terminate this pregnancy if there is one....that is all, no other options. To let it take it's course is putting your puppy in extreme danger IMO, as well as negligent and cruel on your part.


Never mind all the other factors such as pet overpopulation and the real dangers to your dog, have you considered the health risks to your Yorkie if you decide not to spay her? My friend's dog is suffering as we speak of mammary cancer...a heart-breaking and VERY expensive to treat reality that you are facing with unaltered female dogs. She is wishing now that she had spayed her girl, but too little too late for her.

You say that if Brooklyn died you wouldn't know what to do.... This is a REAL possibility if you ignore the facts.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:53 PM
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I think the best thing you can do for your dog is have her checked by a vet. If she is pregnant I'm sure the vet will advise you it would be in her best interest to have the puppies aborted. Such a small dog at such a young age has too many risks against her.

And as for you being so adamant and not want her spayed. Why? When I got my two cats, I knew I wanted them fixed, because I knew I could not afford to have several kittens running around every few months. What really made me almost run to the vet and have them fixed was when I read about the health benefits wen you DO have them spayed and neutered. You are cutting their risk of getting mammary, ovarian and testicular cancer by 100%. If that isn't enough to make you want to do it, then I don't know what will convince you.

I've said it before, I would loved to have seen the kittens my Vlad and Oksana could have had, but Oksana is a small kitty. She's very petite, and I could never have put her through a pregnancy. She's just too small, and I'd never in my life forgive myself if anything happened to her while giving birth.

Thank about it. Can you have your pet's life on your conscience if something went wrong?
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