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Rescued dog may be pregnant???

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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 5:46am PST 
Hello all,

I rescued a small yorkie mixed dog from a local rescue in FL where I live. When I got her they provided me with vaccination records and proof of a negative HW testing. I assumed she was spayed but I guess I was wrong!!!

I brought her to the dog park in January (on the 17th to the best of my memory) and a bunch of male dogs came for her. Everyone at the park was yelling at me and saying she was in heat, I had no idea!! She had long hair and I never seen any blood. One male dog got on her but did not tie, I am guessing there was penetration because she cried. I left and went home and realized she was in heat after looking at her bits.

I am on a waiting list to have her spayed at our local SPCA for a low cost. I had her shaved down 2 weeks ago due to the summer approaching. I noticed when I got her home her nipples are swollen and so is her vagina. The mammary glands underneath the nipples are too.

She doesn't really have a belly but sort of does, some slight bloating. She has been clingy and all over me lately but maybe it's my imagination since I am worried she may be pregnant. I called the vet and was told she would be about 5 weeks pregnant now and I have to wait 2 weeks before they can do an x-ray. I asked about blood work and was told due to her small size the blood test may not be accurate.

I have noted she is eating more and peeing a lot too. I am not sure if this is a false pregnancy or what. I don't know if a dog can get pregnant if they mate for only a minute - even less. I am seeking help because I am confused. I contacted the rescue upset and they told me they don't have the funds to fix all of the rescues????? I asked why they didn't tell me this and they claimed it was on her petfinder page but I never saw that on there.

So what do you all think? I have photos I am trying to post.
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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 5:51am PST 
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Jewel, PCD

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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 6:57am PST 
I learnt the hard way that when a dog has false pregnancy they do NOT get the belly. I had a foster that I was told was going through a flase pregnancy and she got huge and had 5 puppies. Not so false.

You can find a vet to do a spay/abort. If I had known my little foster was pregnant and it had been my call that's what I would have done, she was still a puppy herself!

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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 7:47am PST 
Okay, well I am unsure of what the belly would look like. I have done hours of research and people say first time mom's don't get big bellies or bellies don't show until they are 8-9 weeks pregnant. I am just confused!

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Toto, CD, RN, CGC

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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 12:30pm PST 
I would suggest an ultrasound. Unlike xrays, it can be done anytime after 21 days post breeding and is actually LESS EXPENSIVE than an xray. Nearly all vets have ultrasound machines and some one on staff to do them, if your vet doesn't, call around and find one that will.
Jewel, they CAN get swollen bellys with false pregnancy... I have had that happen several times. It is a build up of fluid in the uterus and really mimics a real pregnancy...again, ultrasound proved in both cases the bitch WAS NOT pregnant.
Like humans, penetration is not necessary for pregnancy to occur. IF the sperm is deposited near the vaginal opening and there is moisture present (when isn't there with a female in heat and/or an excited male?), those sperm can swim their way right up and in!!
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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 6:10pm PST 
Thank you, I did speak to them about an ultrasound and was told a specialist would have to be called in and the price would be around 300 dollars, which due to my research is standard pricing. If she continues to gain weight, which she has gained about a pound and a half, then I will bring her in for an ultrasound. My concern is she may need a c-section because she is normally 7 pounds and right now is at 8.5 pounds. I don't want to lose her or cause the puppies to die due to not having the proper vet care.
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Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 10:37pm PST 
"Jewel, they CAN get swollen bellys with false pregnancy... I have had that happen several times."

Ain't that the truth laugh out loud

Did breed Flo the one time in my thankfully short lived and premature breeder career, for while the stud's owner was sending me potential applicants, I was busy living in the terrorizing (and under contemplated) premise of placing puppies with strangers and sorely regretting my decision.

At any rate, not only did she look pregnant enough for me to buy it, but the vet thought she was preggers also and so apparently did SHE as she gutted by daybed into a nest.

Two days later, I arrived home and she was laying in a pool of....sorry, there's no nice way to say this...pool of pus and she was in full blown pyometra. We rushed her in for surgery but her breathing was erratic under anesthesia so she went to a center where she was placed on extensive antibiotic therapy.

QUITE an adventure, but there was no one in the mix....not the breeder, not me the owner, not the vet, not Flo herself, who didn't believe a pregnancy was going on. confused But in the end, I was quite elated that she wasn't! happy dance
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Jewel, PCD

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Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 6:20am PST 
Maybe it was how huge Miley got that they meant false pregnacy didn't get that big? It was only time dealing with it and hopefully my last!!

If you're worried about your dog I would get a spay/abort done right away. Miley (my little foster) was moved to another foster home and there were complications with her pregnacy! One of the puppies passed away a couple days after bring born, a couple weeks after giving birth Miley had to be rushed into the vet and put on fluids for a couple days, her puppies had to be hand fed those days and manually made to go to the bathroom. Thankfully she was in rescue so the bills were covered and there were volunteers to help.

Or it could all go well. shrug

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