|Barked: Mon Nov 12, '12 6:16am PST |
|How they behave when pregnant is an individual thing. The big problem is the cost of any of the complications listed above. Things like that can go wrong with younger dogs as well and the expense,not to mention the risk is not worth it to most thinking people.
A c-section for dystocia is about $1500. minimum
this also appilies in dystonia.
Pyometra requires meds and generally emergency spay to save mom
and bottle feeding the pups,which is time consuming,expensive and
does not always go well.
The pups have a higher risk of congenital abnormalities that can kill them
or compromise their health,which means a lifetime of higher vet bills and suffering for the pups.
Alot of these complications if not recognized and treated immediately can result in the death of mother and pups and still leave vet bills behind totaling thousands.
For me personally ,and I think I can safely speak for others here as well, it is far better to have whatever happy healthy remaining years with Mom than risk her life for a puppy that is unlikely to be in prime health or as others have said,not survive at all.
Hope some of this helps you convince your room mate to re-think a breeding in a senior dog,one he is supposed to love. Perhaps he can find one of the people he sold a puppy to from a previous litter that happens to be breeding and get a puppy from her bloodline even though it is not one of hers. on trying to convince your room mate about how bad this idea really is.
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