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how will you know if your shih tzu is pregnant?

i have a 1 year old shih tzu.i thought she was pregnant.
she get pregnant by another shih tzu.but then she doesn't have milk on her breast.is she pregnant or not?


Asked by Member 893064 on Sep 24th 2009 Tagged shihtzu, pregnant, breastmilk in Pregnancy
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Kitana

Oh wow why would you breed our dog at only a year of age. Get her seen by a vet to have a test done and get it aborted. by having these puppies it could kill her.


Kitana answered on 9/24/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Guest

Lets hope not!
Here is some great info!
www.woodhavenlabs.com


Member 73926 answered on 9/24/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


B.J., CGC

OMG....... let's hope your poor baby is NOT pregnant!!! If you don't know better than to breed a one year old baby, and you don't know about how to tell if she is pregnant, you have no business letting her get bred in the first place. I strongly suggest you contact your vet ASAP before the poor thing dies trying to whelp a litter she is not grown up enough to have.


B.J., CGC answered on 9/25/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Guest

How long ago was she bred? A dog's gestation period was approximately 63 days, AKA approximately two months.
This is very, very basic information. If you don't even know this, think of all of the other important things about a canine pregnancy you don't know...breeding when you don't know what you are doing could cost you the life of your dog! This article explains a few of the complications that can come up, and why you need knowledge long before you decide to breed:
www.woodhavenlabs.com
www.woodhavenlabs.com

Your best bet is to get your dog to a vet.

My website is an *introduction* to the world of responsible dog breeding:
cookiemiller.tripod.com
~Tiffany, breeder-in-training


Member 371549 answered on 9/25/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jack

I agree with all the answers here. I see you've asked this question several times here just today.

I know you must be concerned, but your dog needs medical attention. If she is pregnant, a good vet might recommend having the pregnancy terminated and also spaying your dog.

Small dogs like yours have notoriously difficult pregnancies and often thier lives are in danger. Often the puppies will die. And this is with a dog who is a safe age to carry puppies. Yours is not.

A dog's pregnancy is the same regardless of the breed of the mother dog and the father dog. The only difference with breeds is that smaller breeds or dogs with large heads, like Bulldogs, have typically high complication rates.

Unless you know what you are doing - and I respectfullly must tell you that you do not appear to know - then it's not only irresponsible to breed your dog, it's neglectful.

As owners, we have a responsiblity to protect our dogs from harm or injury, not expose them to it.


Jack answered on 9/25/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer