Misha was in heat 2 months ago and accactly 53 days from today, she was accidently left with a pekignese male on the 9th day of heat. I don't want to go into detail nor do I wish to hear shame on you.. I am a responsible owner and this was an accident!! Details will follow for those interested.
Anyhow now to the problem! Misa wassupposed to have a litter puppies 1 year ago (planned litter) and all the pups died and the delivery was complicated. After that she has had false pregnancies.. Now she is breathing heavily and seems to be in labour!!!! I can't help but think that maybe just maybe something happend those 10 minutes we forgot about her being in heat!!! At the time it happend, We just said well in two months we'll know.. Today I'm scared half to death and about to pee my pants..
HOW do I know if it's false or real!!!!!!???????
Please guys.. I need you now more then ever!!
"Don't treat your dog human, it will only treat you like a dog."
maybe take her to the vet , i know im not much help , but i figured most people would go off on you for not having her sprayed and stuff , my dog had a litter of pups 3 months ago , and the people on here went off on me because she was fixed ..... And By the way wat breed is your dog ????
A dog may be a mans best friend........BUT that can change if you dont keep the food-bowl full....
As far as I know, the only way to say for certain if she is pregnant is to get her to a vet. They could do an x-ray or ultrasound to tell you for certain whether she is carrying puppies.
I'm guessing since it's Sunday your only option would be an emergency vet. The x-ray itself would not be very expensive but a visit to the emergency vet is pricey. If you don't want to do that, but really think she might be in labor, then I guess you could stay up and watch her until Monday morning when the vet opens.
An x-ray would be kinda useless now, can't do much if she is with pups and not much if she's not either.. People here should know by now that I do everthing for my dogs and I am the first person here to say I HATE mixed breeding. So I really hope that people here on TP don't judge in this situation, I had my male fixed instead of misha. But my friend was over with her male peek and he's the kind of dog you just forget about, I mean he's just there and for the moment we went down to the laundry room to pick up my wash and when we got back I had forgoten all about misha being in heat. 10 min!!!!!!! A moment of complete ingnorance the kind of moment that just happens and you just don't THINK!!! I am so angry with myself right now!!!! What do I do if she births tonight?? What do I do with the pups???? I'm going out of my mind worrying!
"Don't treat your dog human, it will only treat you like a dog."
Just keep an eye on her and if she gives birth let her do her thing, have warm towels ready incase you need to stimulate the pups and make sure they all are feeding, other than that there is not much you can do, you may need a pair of scissors to cut the cords and some thin string to tie them of if mom does not know what to do etc. Good luck I sure don't envy you it's gonna be a long night. Lesson here is get her spayed , it can even happen in the most careful of homes with the best of owners if the dog is'nt fixed.
First, shame on you, now that that is out fo the way...
Your girl is not having puppies tonight, it's too early, about 10 days to early. Call your vet in the morning, if she is bred it is too late to spay her, otherwise have her spayed. Why was a dog who had whelping issues not spayed?
You have about a week to get ready for puppies, here is a write up about whelping.
On day 58 after the first breeding, you'll want to start taking your bitch's temperature three times a day. A bitch's temperature will drop from around 101.4 to 99 degrees Fahrenheit or below a few hours before she is ready to whelp. A fluctuation in temperature is very normal, what you are looking for is a dramatic drop to below 99F. The temperature drop is the best indicator of imminent whelping. Other signs of imminent whelping are restlessness, discomfort, licking and looking at vulva. The bitch may refuse food prior to whelping as well. She will probably pant heavily.
These are all signs that whelping is imminent. Call your veterinarian and let them know that the whelping is beginning so that they will be ready to answer any questions or give advice if you have any problems. The bitch will start pushing and straining at some point and may start digging at the bedding. She'll pant heavily between contractions. The contractions should be visible in the muscles along her back. You'll see them start at the top of her body and move down.
If labor continues an hour or so without producing a puppy, let the bitch go outside and walk around. This can help the labor progress. Also, the urge to push can feel, to the bitch, as if she has to defecate. A well-trained bitch will not want to break housetraining and will fight the urge to push, delaying labor. If the bitch is willing to go outdoors, keep a close eye on her. A maiden bitch, in particular, may not know what to do with a new puppy and may abandon it.
If labor continues for more than three hours without producing a puppy, call your vet! You will probably need to take the bitch into the vet.
Assuming labor continues normally, the contractions will come faster and the bitch will start pushing seriously. The water sac will appear, probably break, and then the puppy will be delivered shortly. The placenta may or may not be ready to be delivered at this point. You can gently pull on the cord to see if it will come but you should never pull on the puppy to check. You may pull the cord off the puppy and risk an umbilical hernia.
The bitch may want to eat the placentas. Opinions vary about whether or not this is a good idea. Some people think it's good nutrition for the bitch when she's exerting great effort. Others feel that the bitch will get diarrhea from eating them. Some breeders compromise by letting the bitch eat one and then keeping them away from her. Whatever you do, you want to make sure that you have a placenta for each puppy born. If the bitch should retain a placenta, she is at risk of having a serious uterine infection.
If you want to do this, you'll need to clear the water sac away from the puppy's nose and mouth first. Hold the puppy upside down to help drain fluid and mucus from its nose and throat. Rub the puppy very vigorously -- even roughly -- with a dry, clean towel until the puppy squeaks. This rubbing will both clean the puppy and stimulate it to start breathing.
Many people allow the bitch to clean the puppy and chew off the umbilical cord. Others worry that the bitch may chew the cord off too close to the puppy resulting in an umbilical hernia and choose to deal with this themselves just to be safe. If you choose to do the task yourself, you'll want to cut the cord about 1" away from the body and tie it with plain dental floss. Dip the tip and the floss in Betadine solution (or another disinfectant such as iodine). It will dry up and drop off in a day or so.
Once the pup is breathing and clean, whether you did it or the dam did it, you'll want to check the puppy out carefully, weigh and measure the pup, check for abnormalities such as cleft palate, and identify the puppy in some way. Rickrack ribbon works very well. Measure and cut a piece large enough to tie loosely around the puppy's neck. This is only necessary if your puppies are very similar. Other ways to mark the puppies include clipping bits of their fur on different parts of their bodies or marking them with nail polish.
If the bitch is having a break between puppies, you should let the puppy nurse. The colostrom (milk produced in the first 24 hours) is extremely important for the puppies. It carries immunities that protect the puppies from infection. The puppy's nursing will also stimulate the bitch's contractions allowing her labor to progress. Take a chance to rest and relax while you can. Don't worry, however, if you can't get the puppies on the dam right away. They can go several hours without getting milk with no problem. Once labor starts up again, move the puppies into to the incubator box for safety while the dam is distracted.
Very often there will be a longish break between puppies about half way through. You can take the bitch outside, although she may not want to leave the puppies (you should encourage her!). Again, you'll want to keep a close eye on her to make sure she doesn't deliver a puppy out there and not know what to do with it.
The puppies can come as quickly as 15 minutes apart or as long as an hour apart. If the bitch goes more than an hour and you are think there are more puppies, call your vet! There may be a puppy stuck and you'll want to ensure that you get it out as soon as possible.
When your bitch is finished whelping, you'll notice her calm down. Her breathing will slow and the contractions will stop. You should take the bitch and her puppies to the vet within the next four or five hours if at all possible. Don't go more than 24 hours without having them checked out. If the bitch has a retained puppy or placenta, she is at risk for serious infection. If any of the puppies have cleft palates or other deformities, you need to know as soon as possible. Such puppies are usually humanely euthanized by your vet as they are generally not likely to live.
There are a variety of problems you may run into. Again, keep your vet and/or emergency vet's phone number handy in case you run into a situation you aren't prepared for. If you have any question about what is happening or what you should do next, don't hesitate to call the vet. You really are dealing with life or death situations and it's much better to be safe than sorry.
The first problem you might see is a bitch that starts labor but doesn't proceed to delivering. First you should try walking her around outside to see if that helps her relax enough to start pushing. If that doesn't work in about 15 minutes, you can try a technique called "feathering." Put on surgical gloves and apply a small amount of lubricant such as KY Jelly. Gently, gently, gently insert one finger into the bitch's vulva and gently tickle -- or feather -- her along the top of her vagina. This can help stimulate stronger contractions. If this doesn't produce a quick result or the bitch is getting tired at all, call your vet. You will probably be making a trip in to get some expert care.
The vet will probably x-ray your bitch to determine how many puppies are waiting to be born and whether or not you are dealing with a malpresentation (puppy trying to go out the wrong way). If all looks well, the vet will probably give your bitch injections of calcium and/or pituitary oxitocin. These injections often stimulate strong contractions and get the labor moving along. If they don't work, or if you are dealing with an overly large puppy or a malpresentation, the vet will probably recommend a cesarian section. C-sections should not be taken lightly but they are often unavoidable. They are very expensive and put the life of the mother and puppies at great risk. You should decide at this time whether or not you want the vet to spay your bitch during the C-section. Sometimes, there won't be any choice. If the uterus is badly damaged or infected, they will have to spay your bitch at this time. Once you reach the point of a c-section, many of the decisions will be taken out of your hands.
Discussing this possibility with your vet ahead of time is a good idea so you can find out what procedures they use and how amenable they are to your helping to revive the puppies as they are delivered. Many vets will not allow you into their examination area, however, some are grateful for the additional hands in reviving puppies. One of the biggest problems with a C-section is the anesthesia given the bitch. Because the puppies are still attached to her system, they will, inevitably, be anesthetized as well. It is really important that your vet take this into consideration when anesthetizing the bitch. Many vets will mask her down and this is the recommended procedure. This means that the vet administers isoflourene gas to start her off, rather than administering a drug like Valium-Ketamine to put her to sleep before starting the gas. If your bitch is high-strung and/or aggressive, the vet will probably insist on doing the Valium-Ketamine option, but if your bitch is placid and biddable, you should ask that they mask her down. The gas is much easier on the puppies systems and they will be much easier to revive. The recovery of your bitch will be difficult after a c-section. It is major abdominal surgery and puts a huge strain on her system. However, if all goes well, she should still be able to care for and nurse her litter. Your vet will give you detailed instructions for her care. They will often prescribe antibiotics to help her avoid infection. You should be careful administering any antibiotics as they will generally cause both the dam and the pups to have diarrhea.
A case when you won't have time to get to the vet is when you can't get a puppy breathing. Every puppy should be rubbed vigorously until they squeak and start moving around. Some of them are born with a squeak and don't need any additional help but more often than we'd like, puppies need extra help. If the vigorous rubbing doesn't work, you'll want to act quickly. The fastest way to get fluid out of the puppy's throat and nose is to hold the puppy firmly and raise it above your head and swing it quickly down between your legs. The centrifugal force can clear the nose and throat. Make sure that you support the puppy's head and neck while you do this so its delicate neck is not damaged. If this doesn't work, you can try using a bulb syringe to aspirate any possible fluid. While you are working on the pup, keep rubbing it vigorously and make sure it stays warm. Hopefully you'll be rewarded with that gasp of life and a healthy puppy.
At some point, however, you may have to give up on a puppy. This is an extremely difficult decision but if you've worked on the puppy for 15 minutes without response, you are unlikely to revive the puppy. Consult with your veterinarian about what to do with the dead puppy.
Again, there is no shame in calling your vet for help. If you are unsure what to do or are presented with a situation you or your bitch don't understand. Get professional help!
Once the whelping is over, you'll be ready to let the new family settle down and get some well-deserved rest. And you'll need that rest yourself. Make sure the bitch has relieved herself and gotten some fluids. Give her a sponge bath so she is clean and fresh. Feeding her chicken broth with rice is a good first meal after whelping as it will be gentle on her stomach but give her plenty of fluid and nutrition.
A first-time mother may have some serious doubts about these puppies, particularly if the delivery was painful for her. This is another time where obedience training comes in handy. It is extremely important that you get the puppies nursing both for their sake and hers. Put the bitch on a down-stay, get in the whelping box with her to reassure her, and put the puppies on her. If she growls or complains, just keep her head away from the puppies. She's going to be tired and won't fight you too much -- besides, she's used to obeying your commands, right? The obvious benefit here is that the pups will get that necessary colostrum which will provide them with their mother's immunities. The added benefit, however, is that the nursing triggers the release of hormones into her bloodstream. These hormones help promote the bitch's mothering instincts. The more the puppies nurse, the more loving the mother will feel towards them. Hopefully, the bitch will settle down and feel content as the puppies nurse. You should still supervise her with the puppies until you are sure she has fully accepted them and her new role.
A cat by any other name... is still a sneaky little furball who pukes on the sofa.
“Posted: 10:38:02 AM 1/8/2007 I soo irritated! I know I shouldn't let it get to me like this but gees!! I'm so tired of hearing puggle and cockerpoo and pikapoo and whatever noncence there dreaming up next time!!! Why are people soo stupid?? I saw a peek-a-poo the other day, Who in thier right mind BREEDS this kind of mutt??? Ignorant people! The pekignese is a dog with a very extreme nose and the poodle is a dog with a very long nose so what happend?? Well the dogs nose was short but its tounge is long... so it can't shut its mouth couse the tounge is hanging out!!!!!! IDIOTS!!!! I'm sorry if I'm offending anyone but please people put you egoism aside for one second, the animals are for us to take care of, not to try to play God with and turn into freaks!
Anyone else with me on this?”
“I would like to see fewer people owning dogs and fewer dogs bred! people never seem to know what they're getting into.”
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Although, your follow ups are somewhat prophetic, as if you knew what is about to happen.
Coincidence? Hmmm, I wonder.
Any way, if all her pups died at birth a year ago, had false pregnancy and is in labor at 53 days, then you might want to consider Brucellosis. If that is the case, be afraid. Be very afraid.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
Well first I have to ask why was she not spayed after the last pregnancy when the pups died? Also if you know she was left with a male while in heat and you knew there could be complications did you not take her to the vet so that the could have given her that pill or shot that aborts the pups? And third why was she not take to a vet any in the last 53 days when you knew there was a possiblty she could be pregnant?
Best case scenario she has pups in the next 24-48 hrs. Worst case scenario there are complications. I would get her to a vet in the morning to find out what is going on.
And please for your dogs health get her spayed asap. If she is pregnant and due get her done as soon as the pups are weaned.
I have to agree with the others. A trip to the vet isin order to find out if she is indeed pregnant, then you can prepare...if not, you seriously might consider having the vet spay her before her next heat.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
Okey first of all she is not spayed because has had issues with the sedating drug we've had problems waking her up! Okey so what should I do???? Well the risk is that she might die! But if she isn't spayed she just might pop out puppies!!!! Jesus people, I told you 10 minutes of stupidity and you all go amock!!! It's an accidedent big freakin deal?!?! You all know (or at least most) know that I am as I wrote earlier the first person to speak against mixed breeding. And to be honest I really don't care what happens to these pups if they live or die, the situation is that my bitch may be whelping.. I knew allready 2 mionths ago when I had left her that I was gonna end up a nervous reck ... because she has false pregnancies.
So know that I have explained to you WHY she is not spayed can we please focus of the issue.
I don't want to x-ray, it cost way to much and It reallt doesn't matter..
They still can't tell me how many there is if there is any. Which I today accually douwt that there is but still.
It would be horrible if she is prego with a peek, And if there does come any puppies I am thinking of haveing them put down. Health issues and that the next owner will probably not spay either for other reasons then mine! Doesn't feel right, I don't want any money for them and I really don't think I want to be responsible of placing a dog that is so likliy to have health issues, anywhere.
Hey, and if you guys really feel the need to throw things at me.. then go ahead, That will deffinitly proove how sorry sad people you really are. I know I did something wrong, and most of you know me... It's not your dog that might be in labor and it's not your dog that might get seriouslly hurt from a mistake you commited!!! So I think I can take care of the part screaming and kicking myself, all by myself. I'm the one in the dog house.. You guys can't make it worse, your all screen names on a internet site.. I have my dog of 8 years infront of me.. yeah you heard right 8 YEARS!!! don't you think I know how bad this is???????
"Don't treat your dog human, it will only treat you like a dog."
first ur right it was a mistake... mistakes happen... but u should never say that u could care less if the puppies live or die.... it's not thier fault they were concieved... if ur so concerned with ur dog passing take her to the emergency vet.... if thier is a problem.. they can help.. if their isn't then the worry will be off your mind... i truely believe to treat ur family pet like ur child... if there was even a slight chance that my daughter would be in any danger.. i wouldn't be on here telling people about and replying messages.. she'd be in the ER
I had my vet over last night and he said dhe seemed fine and that he thought it was a false preg. She swelled up yesturday and seemed fat but he said that if the swelling went down today I Wouldn't have to worry.. Which it did, today she's like she always is and the swelling has gone down.
So yes shame on me, of coarse it is! But had there been any pups I wouold have put the down probably. Unless the owner of the peek had wanted one, she had to put her dog down last thursday. So there you got it.. I needed support last night and thats why I directly got on TP. I know alot of you have good advice and I was willing to take the beating from the some of you.. to get the advice I needed.
"Don't treat your dog human, it will only treat you like a dog."