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to scan or not to scan?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by nikkinuts, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. nikkinuts

    nikkinuts PetForums Newbie

    Apr 1, 2011
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    hi all, breed my pekingese 15 days ago and excitedly waiting till 28 days to scan but have red some off putting things about scans not picking up pregnancy or the amount. what should i do as really want to know asap as sooo excited.
  2. candysmum

    candysmum PetForums VIP

    Jan 18, 2009
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    Hi and welcome i see this is your first post.

    Ok i never scan for how manypups as it can be so wrong. we counted 6 on my bitches scan she had 9 (dalmatian)

    But i do think they are worth having so you can confirm the pregnancy. rather than waiting until she pops! you can prepare better then.
  3. Tanya1989

    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

    Dec 4, 2009
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    Personally, I always recommend a scan, to rule out singleton pups. I take little notice of the numbers providing more than one is seen (more than 3 in a giant breed). Scanning 28 days post ovulation is the optimum time for the accuracy of the number of pups.
  4. casandra

    casandra PetForums VIP

    Aug 1, 2008
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    Toy breeds, especially the ones that have breathing issues, should be scanned, it is very very important to know approximately how many pups are floating around in there.

    If they have just one, the pup will likely be too large for the dam to whelp on her own, thus needing c-section and too many (usually more than 3 or 4) will mean the dam is likely to tire out and thus, need a c-section.
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