My female chihuahua just bred with my male. she is on the thin side and I am new at this. I need to know what to do next. Should I keep them seperated now that they have bred a few times or is thaere a web site that will give me a play by play
Ok wow. Not to be insulting but if you don't know what to do after your dogs mate, why are you breeding them? That said, what you do is you prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Chihuahuas are among the hardest dogs to breed without problems, I've read and heard that as many as 75% of chihuahuas experience problems during pregnancy and whelping. Many times, the puppies die (and as they usually have 2 puppies maximum in a litter..), the mother requires a c-section or gets an infection. The best thing you could have done for your female to ensure that she does well during her pregnancy, it is already to late for you to do. Like health testing to have her knees and elbows x-rayed and OFAed, cerf testing for her eyes since they are prone to hereditary eye problems, and cardiac testing. All of these things should have been done before she even got pregnant. If she is underweight now, you should hope that she starts putting on weight before the puppies are born, as they will take a lot out of her system for their own needs. Make sure she has access to a high quality food so she can maintain her weight or gain weight.
I would suggest that you talk to your vet. Tell him/her that you think your bitch is pregnant and underweight. He/she can help you understand the basics and some things to look out for. After the vet has examined her find a mentor. Someone who has experience with breeding can help you along the entire pregnany and whelping road. You may be able to find someone that can mentor you through your state breed specific club, rescues or responsible breeder. You don't want to get all of your information from the web as you will not be able to tell the 'good' information from the 'bad'. Don't get me wrong the internet has fabulous information, but for something like this I would suggest someone to work with you that has hands on experience. Good luck! And remember to spade and neuter before this becomes a problem again!
I have a chihuahua as well and her first pregnancy went all wrong. She got huge, 5 puppies, that all passed away. She went into labor late one evening and tried so hard, later she had the green dicharge and I took straight to the vet. She had a c-section which here in VA cost $500.00. All the puppies died from an infection. She stayed depressed for a few weeks and needed lots of extra attention. Please be careful with your girl, I know she is precious to you.
I am the start of this topic. I do love my baby girl. Unfortunatley I was told by a vet that her second heat would be okay to breed. Whether it is right or not isnt the subject at this point. I am trying to do as much research as I can. I was told that personal advice from experienced individuals is most important. i love her and I just want to be there for her. If that is not understandable then I dont know what else to do. Good Advice is needed, not ridicule. Thank you
I have teacup chihuahuas and my two just started breeding today but I put her back on eukanuba puppy food so she can get the extra nutrients that she needs to sustain here pups also i had her checked by my vet and she passed with flying colors(thank god), but this is also my first time breeding. My vet is working with me on proper breeding so I do it right. Good luck with your pups! Stacy
Lets see Eukanuba, hmmm Nutro? ah no. I can think of a few better choices. Stick with a professionals advise on this one.Alot of brands of food have claims about their foods. Some have proven themselves some have not.