Am fostering an Alsatian mixed breed. In d last 3months she has killed two dogs, reason i don't know. My fear now is that she might kill her puppies when she delivers. She is 3weeks pregnant. What do i do?
To the best of my knowledge, there is not much you can do. Most dogs that are like that, do fine as there instinct kicks in to be a mother. There are few reasons why a mom will kill there pups, but it does happy. Unless you want to take the newborns from her, and hand raise them, there are few options. I would however take the pups away as soon as you can get them on puppy mash and water. She sounds like a dog who is destined to be put to sleep, and probably should with that kind of agression.
I am usually able to wean my pups around 4wks. The last litter, mom weaned them at 3wks. As long as they have teeth and understand how to lap up water, and crunch the food you should be able to take them away.
I wish you all the luck in the world, and be prepared for a very rocky road.
The option of spaying is always there as well. There is no guarantee that she will or wont harm her puppies. The intinct usually will kick in and chances are she will be fine with them. One issue is will she allow you near them? Has she ever been people aggressive? Where did you get her that you know she has killed other dogs but not how/why?
No need to panic here. I have a bitch that is extremely dog aggressive, but is the best mother I have. She even upchucks her food for the pups during weaning....She is my best brood bitch, but heaven help anyone that threatens her pups. I can't even come into my house until she's assured it's me.. Now that's a MOM!!