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Old 12-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I would definitely wait until all indications of the false pregnancy are over to spay.

Yes, they do spay dogs that are in heat, and dogs that are pregnant, but it is not ideal. It makes the surgery more complicated and more dangerous. If you are thinking this is totally hormonal, then it is best to wait for the hormones to settle naturally and then spay.

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Good luck. I would think getting her into training as soon as she has recovered from the spay would be your best bet.
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Don't false pregnancies last up to 2 months??

I think getting harmony in the home is more important, the dog will recover just fine.
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Don't false pregnancies last up to 2 months??

I think getting harmony in the home is more important, the dog will recover just fine.
Maybe. Maybe not. If she is lactating, that will only happen in the final week, maybe two at the most. It mimics a real pregnancy, and bitches might start lactating a few days prior to have the puppies, not weeks.

I spayed a bitch once during a c-section, and the dog was under anesthetic a long time because of all the bleeders they had to tie off. She did not recover just fine, she hemorrhaged the next day, and I had to rush her back to the vet. She did recover, but a lot of that could have been avoided if I would have waited.

What I was most concerned with was the hormonal state they spay the bitch in, might be how she is from then on out. I would let those hormones quiet down, and then spay at least a month or six weeks prior to her next heat cycle. The female body produces hormones that actually will calm situations down. For this reason, spaying reactive dogs actually can make the situation worse.

Waiting 3-4 weeks until the dog system resumes normality is unlikely to hurt anything. Where a spay during all of this heightened everything could.
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I spayed a bitch once during a c-section, and the dog was under anesthetic a long time because of all the bleeders they had to tie off.
We do pregnant spays routinely. Probably 5-6 x a year anyway.
Our vet doesn't even charge more
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Maybe. Maybe not. If she is lactating, that will only happen in the final week, maybe two at the most. It mimics a real pregnancy, and bitches might start lactating a few days prior to have the puppies, not weeks.

I spayed a bitch once during a c-section, and the dog was under anesthetic a long time because of all the bleeders they had to tie off. She did not recover just fine, she hemorrhaged the next day, and I had to rush her back to the vet. She did recover, but a lot of that could have been avoided if I would have waited.

What I was most concerned with was the hormonal state they spay the bitch in, might be how she is from then on out. I would let those hormones quiet down, and then spay at least a month or six weeks prior to her next heat cycle. The female body produces hormones that actually will calm situations down. For this reason, spaying reactive dogs actually can make the situation worse.

Waiting 3-4 weeks until the dog system resumes normality is unlikely to hurt anything. Where a spay during all of this heightened everything could.
We changed the appointment to January 7th. I'm hoping that is enough time for her to be out of heat. We got her mid November, so it's about two months after we got her. We think she was in heat prior to us getting her.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #66 (permalink)
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That should be fine.
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Thanks everyone. I'm cautiously optimistic.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #68 (permalink)
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She just had a puppy. We are freaking out. What do we do? I can't believe this.
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I sent a PM to Sue for you! She should be on soon.
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keep her and the puppy away from everyone, set up a nice area off limits to everyone for her and the pup. call your vet and advise them she just had a puppy. you need to get her in to the vet in case there are any more pups inside her, she might need help giving birth if there are more pups inside her.
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