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7 month old lab pregnant ????????????????

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by kellyxx, Jul 27, 2009.


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  1. kellyxx

    kellyxx PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, i am new to this forum, sorry to aska question straight away but i am in a dilemma. I have two labradors one 7 month old bitch and one 20 month old male. They mated on saturday and she could be pregnant. I dont know what to do the injections are expensive and i have heard bad things and that she may not be able to breed again but then again i think she is too young to have pups and there could be complications

    i dont know what to do
     
  2. kayz

    kayz PetForums VIP

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    Get the injection. Surely your pups life is more important.
     
  3. Spaniel mad

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    7 months is deffo too young. They should have been kept apart when she was in season. I would get her to the vet asap
     
  4. LostGirl

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    i think the positive things for her having the injection out weigh the bad
    if she is pregnant she could died, the pups could die, they could be deformed it could be a very very exspensive thing to do prob 100X the cost of the mis-mate jab if not more

    You need to get her to a vet a.s.a.p
     
  5. animallover111

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    You must get her to the vets asap and get her the mismate jab..........
     
  6. dobermummy

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    Get her to the vets asap for the jab. The other choice is getting her spayed and the pups removed at the same time. Don't think about the money, think about your 7 month old lab.
     
  7. Nicci

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    The injection shouldn't cost a great deal, far cheaper than rearing a litter and having anything go wrong.
     
  8. DevilDogz

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    Get the mis-mate sooner rather and later..This is your girl we are talking about and her health would be at serious risk if this pregnacny was to continue!
    Mis-mate can be give up to day 45.. but the sooner you get it done the better..
    This shouldnt stop her being able to get pregnant later on at life when at a responsible age!
     
  9. Taylorbaby

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    poor girl agree with everyone else, she is way too young has she had all her health tests done? & the stud dog?

    Hip Scoring.
    At around a year of age, when the dogs skeleton has fully grown, an x-ray is taken of the dogs pelvis area. This x-ray is then sent from the vet to the BVA (British Vet Association). They will score this x-ray with each hip of the two hips scoring between 0 (lowest) and 53 (highest). So if both hips are scored the total that dog achieves will be between a TOTAL of 0 and 106 (2 x 53). Currently the breed average for a total of both hips sits at around 16. So dogs around or under this score have average or better than average hips to give a guide. the score can also be shown sometimes as two numbers, left hip/right hip - so, something like 5/4 (total of 9 - good) or maybe 33/21 (total of 54 - poor).

    Elbow Scoring
    A newer scheme and currently less dogs are elbow scored than hip scored. It is gaining in use and many breeders are realising the importance of checking elbows too on their breeding dogs as many 'front end' lameness problems are showing around 6 - 9 months of age and have been for many years.

    Usually at the same time as the hip x-rays, a set of x-rays of each of the dogs elbows are taken under general anaesthetic. These x-rays are sent, again, to the BVA and scored, by the nature of the joint being different to a hip joint, in a slightly different way.

    Elbows are EACH scored only from 0 - 3 (0 being excellent, 3 being very badly affected with problems). The small range of scores available mean that really, only dogs with a 0 score on each elbow should be bred from.

    Scores are usually spoken of only as a single number - so 0, 1, 2 or 3 basically. If the score is uneven, so say, 0 (left) 1 (right) the HIGHER result is used as the dogs single score - so 1 (to indicate that he does have *some* element of problem there.)

    To recap, it is the PARENTS of the litter who are scored and not the puppies. This cannot be undertaken until a year of age as a minimum but can be done at any age after this. Only dogs to be bred from are usually hip and elbow scored, there is no need to score pet puppies who are not to be bred from. The information is FOR breeder and puppy buyers to decide if the dog is suitable to be bred from. Hip and elbow scoring are done once in a dogs life only and his scores remain with him for the rest of his life. When buying a puppy, you should insist on seeing the official BVA/KC certificates with the dogs scores on. NEVER just rely on verbal assurances that the parents are scored without seeing the proof. Hip scoring has been undertaken now for around 35 years and Elbow scoring for 12 - 15 years and so the schemes are well known and well used. A breeder shows everything you need to know about them, if they do not use the health schemes, even if they seem a nice person with basically healthy looking dogs.

    Eye Test Certificate.
    This is possibly even more essential for buyers of puppies to ensure they buy only from litters where both parents have been eye tested. GPRA is 100% genetic and so the status of the parents eyes entirely affects the puppies eyes for the future. This test is not undertaken at a regular vet but by a specialist. There are many many clinics and testing sessions around the country OR you can book a private visit to one of the dozens of test specialists. An eye test will be undertaken and a simple certificate given afterwards showing if the dog was affected or unaffected by the problems being examined for. This eye certificate should be renewed every 12 months and so, when puppies are produced, the certificate should be valid. they last only 12 months, like a Car M.O.T. so even if the breeder can show a certificate, firstly make sure the 'unaffected' box is ticked (not the 'affected') and secondly make sure it is dated within the last 12 months. If it is not, chances are the dog was retested and failed OR the owner didn't bother testing again. The trauma of a young pet dog going blind is so great that the £35 or so an eye test certificate costs a breeder is a SMALL price to pay to check their eyes are not affected before a mating is undertaken.
     
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  10. Tigerneko

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    The cost of the mismate will be nothing compared to the cost of going through with the pregnancy and rearing the pups. But I think the health risks for the bitch and the pups is more important than any amount of money, you need to get the mismate.
     
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    I would get the mismate she's so young its almost guaranteed thats theres going to be problems. The cost of the injection is nothing compared to possible c-section, raising the puppies, health checking the puppies and then maybe even keeping 1 if you can't find a new owner.
     
  12. peppapug

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    Calm down, you do sound very panicy. This situation is unfortunate but can be remedied by the mismate injection as everyone has said.

    It will cost you around £1000 to rear a litter from a healthy bitch, the injection will be a fraction of this and a 7 month pup could have all sorts of complications.

    Perhaps you could arrange a payment plan with the vets if you dont have all the money up front but this situation won't go away and needs dealt with ASAP.

    Let us know how you get on.
     
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  13. As others have said you dog is way way too young to have pups.! Alas the damage is done now and the only decent thing you can do it to go ahead and get the missmate injection irrespective of the costs. Failing to do this could quite easily but your bitch in severe danger, probably even resulting in her dying and the cost to you could be far far greaterthen the cost of he injection. The fact that she may never be able to have puppies in the future should not even come into the equasion here! You owe it to your dog to do what is right! Please do it! If only for her sake.
    Regards
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  14. Nicci

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    Alizin can be purchased online you will need a prescription for it it may work out cheaper buying it online I've found it for as cheap as £27.80 for 10ml just having a quick look which would be more than enough to treat your bitch ;)

    So, not that expensive ;)

    There may be a small charge for the prescription and a fee to administer it, but probably wouldn't mount to more than £45-£50
     
  15. Colsy

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    Good luck i hope you take all the advice from others on here.
    She is so young and still a puppy herself.
    Please do not put her through this as things may go wrong for both Mother and pups.
    Please do not be hard on yourself either it can get sorted i wish you the best of luck.
    Let us know how you are doing.
     
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    Goodness, I cant imagine spending that much on rearing a litter unless everything goes wrong that can. How do you work that one out.
    Surely the vets fees for the injection wont cost much more than £30
     
  17. Natik

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    I too would say get the mismate jab...there is a risk involved in the jab, but it doesnt have to happen. And the risk in her having the pups is far higher than the jab itself.... hope u make the right decision!

    I too would be interested how that £1000 come together ...
     
  18. Patterdale_lover

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    7 months is way to young you could be endangering her life
    they should be at least 2 years old before having pups. At least.
    Get the mismate jab asap
     
  19. Buggles

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    Why did you not stop them from mating??? I don't understand that, surely if you saw them at it you should have stopped them?
     
  20. animallover111

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    just started a thread on the cost of having a litter...do not want to scare the op but the cost could be from £1000-£2000......
     
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