I'm afraid my Yorkie is pregnant, her belly is constantly getting a little larger each day. There was a neighborhood yorkie running around in the neighborhood and kept coming to our door while our pup was in heat. One day he did get into the house and briefly mounted my dog, but it couldn't have been for very long. I'm not sure if she is pregnant or not but it has been about a month since the incident. She has an inguinal hernia that a vet has looked at he said it was small enough and should be ok on its own since he thinks it was just fat that would occasionally appear.
I'm not quite sure what I should do with my pup. Are there any severe complications with inguinal hernias and pregnant dogs? I did notice there are hernias that do appear when a dog becomes pregnant. What is the proper care for her? If she is pregnant should we get the puppies terminated?
Your vet already knows about the hernia condition call his office and ask those questions to your vet. That would give you better peace of mind than anything we could say since we don't know your dog and your vet does. One time being mated can produce a litter of puppies. Brief or not, once done it is done and a litter is possible.
I love German Shepherds and will always have one with me for the rest of my life!
Wow, what crazy luck you have. You happen to have a Yorkie in heat, the neighborhood dog running around so happens to be a Yorkie too. AND it manages to get into your house one day. What a freakin coincidence! Just out of curiosity, if he so easily got in (what'd he do, reach up and open the door?) how the heck do you keep YOUR dog from getting OUT? To answer your question, no you should not breed a dog that has an inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernias are normally repaired at time of spay, which should always be done because inguinal hernias are hereditary and they are dangerous because the intestines can become lodged and that can become a serious problem. The umbilical hernias are the one that usually have fatty tissue that protrudes. If she is pregnant you better keep a really close watch on that hernia.
Tink... considering the situation and the fact that the post is over a month old. I think they figured out the problem. Since your post was a bit demeaning, I would suggest you check dates. We all forget after a while, but if you insist on chewing someone up, consider the age of the post and if that person is ever going to get your complaint