My mini dachshund is 5yrs.only been in heat 4 out and is pregnant.How long till she has pups.may have hert mur

if she has a heart murmer should she have pups at the vet.daughter is vet tech thinks she may have heart problem.How long do they usually carry pups.

Asked by Member 1124029 on Aug 4th 2012 in Pregnancy
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Dogs pregnancy lasts 63 days. Regardless of her possible heart murmur, she should go to the vet periodically anyway to make sure she doesn't have issues while being pregnant.

Kali answered on 8/4/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Gray Dawn Treader

You could have the vet terminate the pregnancy.

If you decide to go ahead with it, definitely read up and try to inform yourself.
I'm not a breeder, but I do know that when she's in labor you'll need to already have a whelping box out and have the phone ready in case you need to call the vet.
Here's an article on taking care of newborn puppies: www.chelsea

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 8/4/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Having had dogs with heart murmurs, there is a good chance it will be passed on to the pups. Depending on the dergree of the heart murmur. It may be a good idea to have her fixed if it is not a problem because giving birth can be hard on her also. Good luck

Dunkin answered on 8/4/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer