Ok, my Chi was in heat, we were sooooooo careful never to let her out alone, didn't take her anywhere where there were any other dogs......but....one day I left her at home in her soft-side crate, zipped her up and left.....well I get home and she's out of her crate....someone unzipped the big side (which is never unzipped) so she got out that way. We were gone about an hour and a half.....what I am asking is...Now her nipples seem to be getting bigger with hard-like cores in them....please tell me that is part of the heat cycle and she is NOT prego!!!
Well, it says she was gone from home for 1 1/2 hours...plenty of time. Every dog ties for different time spans. I have had some only tie for 3 minutes. I have also had litters with no tie at all. How far into her heat was she. How many days ago was she possibly bred? The vet can draw blood for a pregnancy test as well. Or just wait it out until she either starts showing or is far enough along for an ultrasound.
That was about 2 weeks ago I guess and it was 1 1/2 hrs. we were gone not a 1/2 hr., but we NEVER, the hole time she was in heat...EVER saw another dog around the house, I just find it hard to believe that it just happened that ONE time when we were gone. She is scheduled to be fixed on the 2nd Nov. Sad thing is...we had her scheduled to be spayed on Oct 3rd and then she came in heat for a week before the appt. so we had to re-schedule, I'll just be sick if she'd prego....I will feel bad aborting the pups if she is, but who know what the heck even would've gotten to her.....some big dog foa all I know.....hopefully I'm worried for nothing...she's been in heat for a total of 4 weeks now, but I think she is done, no more leaky, and her pooter is not too swelled!!
***Edited By: huahualover on 10/20/2006 3:33:02 PM*** Reason: needed to add
If she was inside and there were no other dogs in the house I wouldnt worry at all. The reason im thinking you ahd her inside is because of the crate. Im not sure what a soft side crate is but it sounds like one of those things you carry a dog in.
Dont worry If she is and you have to abort them just rember that letting her have them could have killed her and the pups. You also may be seeing something thats not there. Our dog Chi was going to be fixed but went into heat the week I made the appt. I know no dogs go to her but towards the end I could swear her tummy was getting a bit bigger and her nips were getting bigger. Hubby said I was nuts and I was.
Ok I am kinda confused. Was she completely alone in the house? No other dogs (males) in the home at this time? Did she get outside while you were gone? Where there any signs that a male might have sneaked into your house and got her?
I am just confused on why you think she is prego if no dogs were in the house and no signs that she had went out while you were gone or that a male sneaked in.
Sorry guys, we have a doggy door and I'm sure she went out while we were gone!! The dog would've had to be tiny like her to get in the house, the doggy door is the smallest one you can get, I think it's a cat door actually...
***Edited By: huahualover on 10/20/2006 4:13:41 PM*** Reason: needed to add
If she is out of season schedule her to be spayed and be done with it.
It is also okay to use real words like nipples, and vulva when attempting to describe aspects of your dog. It really does help to facilitate clear communication.
Nipples mature in a dog when they come into season. Until then, they have not had the harmonal burst that they need to mature.
It is good if her vulva is going back down. Instead of 'feeling bad' about aborting puppies call your vet and demand a spay appointment ASPA. Having puppies isen't like buying potatochips, its a lot of work, it can be expensive, and a lot of responsibility as well as cruel for a young mother to deal with.
Chica is scheduled to be spayed on the 2nd Nov. and the vet is aware that she got out once...and I voiced my concern if she is pregnant I want the puppies aborted, like someone said, who knows who or what could have mated with her....don't want to hurt my baby!!