by Angelabenn1 on 17 February 2017 - 17:02
by susie on 17 February 2017 - 18:02
All the best, whatever will happen.
by Nans gsd on 17 February 2017 - 19:02
by Angelabenn1 on 18 February 2017 - 01:02
by Q Man on 18 February 2017 - 01:02
P.S. I guess you learned when a female is in Heat...a male can do amazing things to get to her...We live and learn...
by hexe on 18 February 2017 - 01:02
If you noticed her bleeding 13 days ago, there's a pretty darn good chance she's been bred...and if she wasn't bred by him during this incident, it would only be because she wasn't YET ready to stand for him. Make sure you wrote down the date you found them in the pen together, since that's the date you'll start counting from.
I agree with those who have suggested you handle her as if she DID get bred--except I'd still keep them separated until she's finished her heat, just in case you got lucky and she wasn't ready. Thirty to thirty-five days after the above-mentioned start date, get your vet to run a relaxin blood test to determine if she's pregnant or not. [It can be done as early as 21 days, but it's most accurate when done at 30 to 35 days post-breeding--if you test at day 21 and get a negative result, it's recommended to retest again at day 35, so might as well wait until day 30 when the accuracy is higher.
If the test indicates she's pregnant, that's still plenty of time to start increasing her food intake so she isn't robbing herself to provide nutrition to the developing pups; if the test is negative and there's no outward signs of pregnancy, then you haven't put unnecessary added weight on her still-developing body by increasing food intake earlier.
by Jenni78 on 18 February 2017 - 02:02
FYI, dogs aren't ready while still super swollen and bleeding- this is how so many accidents happen. Dogs are ready when the bleeding lightens up or stops and the swelling goes down. Sooo many oops litters happen because people put them back together when the female stops bleeding.
by Sunsilver on 18 February 2017 - 03:02
Yeah, and then there's the internet sites that tell you a female's heat period is 2 to 3 weeks, so that encourages people to think it's over when she stops bleeding, and is at her most fertile time... :(
by hexe on 18 February 2017 - 03:02
by Jenni78 on 18 February 2017 - 03:02
Research OSS (ovary-sparing spay). This would remove her uterus (thus preventing pregnancy) and leave her ovaries intact for the necessary hormones to finish developing properly. Obviously, you'd have to scrap the future litter plan, but if my 9 month old got bred, I'd strongly consider this. I would never encourage any of the chemical means of pregnancy termination- far too dangerous.
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