I have a Boston Terrier whois very actived running and jumping and she is having her first litter. I felt the pups moved yesterday so I figure about 2 more weeks. What I'm concerned about is her age. While we was on Vacation a friend was taking care of her and our male and she was in heat but I guess he must of mated with her because she is now pregant. Will it hurt her to be jumping around as much as she does and she is only 9 months old way to young I think I didnt want to breed her till she was 2 1/2-3 yrs has anyone every had a dog this young have pups and was she alright. I called the Vet but they told me they wouldnt know if she was pregant till she is 43 days will I know for sure she is now I felt them.What can I do I am so afraid something will happen to her.
The main reason for waiting to breed after 2 years of age is so that the dog can reach full maturity and all genetic testing can be done prior to breeding. Although the testing is not done, you can still have a CERF test preformed on both parents eyes now. Actually the most healthy a females uterus is in her life is during her first estrus cycle. With each cycle they tend to develope more scare tissue. Everytime you bred your female you put there life at risk no matter what the age. I am sure your girl will probably be fine, but I would suggest a week before her due date, having an X-ray to determine the number of puppies you are expecting. Takes alot of the guess work out of knowing when they are through or if they have a puppy stuck. It can also help determine if the pups are uniform in size or if you are going to have an issue with and exceptionally large puppy. This is where your girl could get into trouble and need help or even a C-section. Make sure have all the supplies on hand you will need for a safe and healthy delivery. Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it in the middle of the night.
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Windy, pretty much said everything in a nutshell. I just wanted to let you know that there was someone else with the same opinion, and the other poster is an idiot.
Anytime you breed, you are risking your dogs life. The best suggestion I can give(that Windy didn't ), is research whelping and delivery on-line as much as you can. Try to learn the basics if you don't already know them.
The Cerf test should be done, and it is really cheap. I only pay $40 per dog. The x-ray to. It is so much easier knowing how many you are going to have. It is possible for a bitch to get tired and stop labor. When that happens, the puppies still inside die, she can to. good luck to you
Reearch, research. Also get your girl to a vet and have her watched closely during the pregnancy. Have a game plan with your vet for her whelping due dates. His hours, if he takes emergency calls, what emergency vet does he recommend, have the number right by the phone. Just in case you have to wrap her and run.
Many many risks are taken with every litter bred, her age increases these. Have supplies set up to hand feed pups, many young moms need you to feed until they can aclimate to what they are suppose to do. Some never get it at this age.
Being over prepared and have nothing go wrong is alot better than not being ready and having chaos occur.