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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Spaniel mad, Jul 24, 2009.


  1. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    My Springer is hopefully 3 weeks pregnant. This is her first litter and i have noticed a change in her already.

    We have never had dogs scanned before but i have been doing a lot of research on having the dogs scanned and i think this is something that i want my springer to have.

    I always thought they had to be knocked out but since researching i have found that they dont need to be and theres also mobile scanners about.

    What are your thoughts on scanning pregnant bitches??

    I also know that they are not 100% accurate
     
  2. kristy

    kristy PetForums Member

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    We had our girl scanned on day 32, the man was great,he came to our house and did it with kris just standing in our front room so no stress on her at all. it was great to see the pups however we saw 5 live pups, pup number 6 was in stages of reabsorbing, however she only went on to have 4 pups with no sign of pup number 5, ive also heared of people been told a number and getting alot more so i would only really use it a positive pregnancy confirm rather than for numbers.
     
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    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    Storm is showing signs already even though its early days. My nan had a labby scanned years ago and they said she was having 6 and she had 13 lol
     
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    What is reabsorbtion and what causes it ?
     
  5. kristy

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    yes the 2 pups must have been reabsorbed, she never had an infection as was tested at the vets,the scanner said that these things just happen sometimes and that before scanning you would have just never known about it.suppose its just natures way:confused:, our dog had a great pregnancy and birth and all pups have been very healthy so no signs that anything was wrong.
    the scanner guy said it can happen at any time in pregnancy and that before scanning was used that its possible some of the phantom pregnancys dogs have could accutally be absorbsion of the full litter hence all signs just no pups at the end:confused:
     
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    I got both my bitches scanned and i was told one was having 7 and would be due on day 64 from day of mating and the other was having 6 and would be due on day 66 form mating and the women who has 20 years doing the scanning was spot on
     
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    when is the best time to get a scan done ?
     
  8. kristy

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    yes you did well with your numbers as you got them right, just suppose it depends on the dog also, the guy who did ours owns FitandFertile so has a very lot of experiance but suppose they cant tell if the pups will make it to full term,we deffo saw 5 beats at ours,
     
  9. Spaniel mad

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    Who done yours??
     
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    shazalhasa PetForums VIP

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    so when is the best time to get a scan ?
     
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    my lady does it 30-32 days. she'll tell you exactly which mating the bitch conceived on and is always spot on with numbers too.
     
  12. shazalhasa

    shazalhasa PetForums VIP

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    where is she from this lady who does it ? I was going to book mine into the vets but not sure how good they are :confused:
     
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    I get my bitches done at 5 wks when i am told that any pups that are there are there for good unless the died in the womb later on and are still born (only what i have been told so dont hold me to it)

    The women i use her name is sam and she charges £60 per dog she lives in bedfordshire but travels anywhere and everywhere
     
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    Kent. i prefer sheep scanners.
     
  15. nat1979

    nat1979 PetForums VIP

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    I will second that i would not use a vets
    you need to look up on google
    specialists in animal pregnancy scanning
    The women i use does all sorts of animals and travels aboard as well
     
  16. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    Just spoke to the vet about Storm when i took Kaydee for her booster.. He said i can take storm there next week and he can feel.

    Im not bothered about knowing how many she is having but would like to know either way if she is
     
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    hi, that is good then, if the vet will be able to feel, you will at least know one way or other then.
     
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    Hope you have some luck at the vets (my vet turned around and told me my bitch COULD be preggers)
     
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    My family have said we should just leave her like the rest and see for ourselves
     
  20. dexter

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    i never use a vet after he told me my bitch wasn't having any she went on to have 6 of the largest pups ive ever had.
     
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