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German Shepherd Dog > pregnant german shepherd....help! (17 replies)

by Tashi on 07 May 2012 - 15:05

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is ther any1 to help me pls...i have a gsd and she is pregnant and today is her 46th day...she is loosing weight..she use to eat twice a day but now a days she is eatin only once....is this normal....should i change my food...pls do suggest me...she is also goin thinner...pls let me know..and do let me know is it safe to deworm her...she also vomits sometimes let me know...

by Ramage on 07 May 2012 - 15:05

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When I have a female that decides to get picky, I add chicken broth (with low sodium) and that seems to perk them up. I use a small amount, maybe 1/2 cup and then mix it all together so each kibble gets broth on it. I do assume you are feeding kibble and not raw?

by swingfield on 07 May 2012 - 15:05

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Just my opinion.. but it may be time for a vet visit.. I had a bitch absorb a pup once at this stage and it made her very sick and she ended up at Davis University with what they thought was pyometra and found to have had 7 viable pups but had absorbed one.. so she did need to be on IV's for a few days and get her over the hump.. dont take chances when they are pregnant!! it cant hurt to have her stool checked and her pups maybe ultrasounded to be sure they are there and hopefully ok. good luck !!

by SitasMom on 07 May 2012 - 17:05

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I agree, take her to a vet, a reproduction specialist if possible.
Make sure she doens't have any infections and that her CBC panel looks normal.



by Ramage on 07 May 2012 - 20:05

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A pregnant bitch that vomits is not uncommon. I have one here that vomits during her pregnancy. She also will go off her food if I don't "doctor" it. If the OPs bitch has been off her food for a little bit, that's probably why she's getting thinner. Of course, this is JMHO. Check her temperature. If she has a fever, then yes I'd take her to the vet. Otherwise, it sounds fairly common to me. Of course, I am not a vet ....

by yellowrose of Texas on 07 May 2012 - 22:05

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 Doctor her food with cottage cheese, hamburger, chicken broth   low salt

 a little broth of veggies you cook....and feed her small amounts..

 TAKE TEMP.

    Several of mine do it and they always go a week then pick back up...They may vomit  because they have indigestion and ate grass..watch her carefully and examine her bowel and her vomit...log what you see in it..

water is important..
I also add from this time of your date forward a can of PUPPY well known brand...with Choline., per my vets instructions,,,,till birth as they need the extra choline and it is found in puppy food..

Other than adding a bit of extra virgin olive oil to the food and a little powder milk on the top of food,...they will eat when they feel better....today . or tomorrow but you must only feed small amounts and see if what you add helps...Adding a meat broth , first helps entice them..

Humans are PICKY when pg also.

Yr

by Betty on 08 May 2012 - 03:05

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Weight loss would get me to a vet real quick with a pregnant girl.

by Two Moons on 08 May 2012 - 04:05

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Tashi,
Losing weight is not normal, and vomiting is a red flag.
Before changing diet I would, go to the Vet!

Personally I would not worm now.

Moons.

by Tashi on 09 May 2012 - 07:05

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thank u al for your kind help....she is jst eaing beef now with a boul of soup...but today she also had a little bit rice . i thing the vomiting was because of eatin grass....now i think she is being normal...please suggest me if giving only beef meat is enough for her...

by Rass on 09 May 2012 - 11:05

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TAKE THE DOG TO A VET.   TAKE THE DOG'S TEMPERATURE.  OVER 102.5 CELSIUS IS ABNORMAL.
If you cannot afford a vet, why do you have a pregnant dog (and yes, I know it might be an accidental breeding)? 

by Tashi on 16 May 2012 - 15:05

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dude its not accidental breedin....and its not that i cant afford a vet but da problm is in my place we dont have a proper vet and forget bout proper equipment....thats da problm...jst to buy da dog i had to travel 4 to 5 hrs and to breed i had go drive 3 hrs... jst tell me if yellow pregnant card can be used to check her pregnancy which is used for humans...

by Conspicuous on 16 May 2012 - 15:05

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OMG

by SitasMom on 16 May 2012 - 15:05

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take the drive and get her to a vet.....you could loose not only the puppies but also the bitch.

no the card will not work for dogs.

 

by swingfield on 16 May 2012 - 16:05

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WOW.. you are asking help with her symptoms.. you have very experienced people here trying really hard to help you.. ! as a vet tech.. It 'never' hurts to check on a pregnant bitch.. as is with people ! you can never do too much in the care and upkeep of your dog.. you seemed to have expressed that you put alot 'into' getting her bred.. lets follow through with a trip to the vet!! check her temp.. check her stools. check her vaginal area for any discharge.. an absorption of a puppy ocassionally happens.. but you need to be looking at her intake qualtiy of food proteins and fat..not just quantity of raw meats.. it needs to be balanced now more than ever!! good luck and please take heed to the advice that have been given here to you in hopes that your female is healthy as her pups!

by magdalenasins on 17 May 2012 - 09:05

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What is a yellow pregnancy card? 

by swingfield on 17 May 2012 - 14:05

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I think he is talking about the EPT preg check for women maybe? :)

by Sunsilver on 17 May 2012 - 15:05

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Feeding only beef is NOT a balanced diet! You are leaving both the puppies and the bitch open to all sorts of problems if you feed ONLY that!

I used to work in an osteology (bone) lab. They had the skeleton of an ocelot there that had been fed only hamburger. The bones were totally deformed due to vitamin deficiency!

by magdalenasins on 17 May 2012 - 17:05

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If at 46 days you can't check visually that your dog is pregnant this is a problem yes? :D

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