(Closed) Umm, oops? I am a bad pet owner, now I have five more to worry about.

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think nursing dogs need to be fed a more nutritious diet than regular dog food.  I would keep her and the puppies seperated from the other pets so they stay safe.  And get the daddy fixed immediately!  Good luck with the puppies.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Your vet should be able to answer all those questions.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Awwwwww, please post pics of the puppies.  They sound adorable!!!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

aw too cute dont beat yourself up! These are going to be some interesting  looking little puppies!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Precious little black blobs, lol!!!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You should definitely get a playpen or area so that the puppies can’t get away, and are in close proximity to the mother, and away from all other animals.  You don’t necessarily need to change her diet, as long as it’s a balanced diet, she will need to eat more though.  As long as she has milk, you should be ok.

You should also figure out how you’re going to find great homes for them, at 6-8 weeks, you’ll need to take them to the vet for first shots and deworming and health checkup.

I’ve heard of reputable breeders having oops breedings too, so it can happen, but please spay your girl so it doesn’t happen again.

Good luck with the babies and keep us updated with pictures 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

PLEASE CALL YOUR VET and set up an appointment for first thing tomorrow morning when they open, or leave a message advising them of the situation. You could also call a local 24 hour ER vet and set up an appintment to make sure all pups are actually healthy/ok. There are a lot of health risks your female could face from giving birth, and the puppies should obviously be checked out. 

Any animal (including your cats and male dog) can potentially hurt the puppies, they should be kept safe and alone for their own safety and to lower the stress level of your female dog.

If the reason for not spaying/neutering was financial, the ASPCA and most local shelters (and some municipalities and charities) offer low cost spay and neuter programs. If you don’t plan on surrendering the puppies to the shelter, please make sure you have them all wormed, get their necessary checkup and shots and all get spayed so that a year from now there are not more “oops” litters resulting from this one. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You might want to consider a “play yard” or something that mama dog doesn’t have to climb in to get to them for feeding.  A play pen is also probably going to be too small in a couple weeks.  They look like pretty good size puppies.

I’m a shelter volunteer so I have to add the “please spay and neuter” line.  Although they are darn cute…

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The mother needs to be on a high-quality puppy food. (Merrick Puppy Plate, Innova Puppy, etc., check http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ ).

Take the mother to the vet to make sure there’s no more puppies stuck inside (usually breeders know how many to expect because they’ve had ultrasounds done on the female several times during the pregnancy).

 

 

As far as them being in different parts of the house… Most breeders I know follow the “2-door” rule. There must be at least 2 closed doors between a male and a female in heat! Those instincts to breed are pretty strong!

When there’s a female in heat at my conformation class, my dog and the other males start out the class wimpering a little and by the end of class they are loudly whining after being in the same room as the female for just an hour! (Thankfully most people don’t bring their females in heat to class, but some do.) Just imagine the urge with your dogs living together 24/7.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know a breeder who had an oops breeding. The weather was incredibly bad so she was extra careful in “who” was allowed out at what time. Well, A boy dog got TWO locks off the crate and to the girl.. 

I also know a boxer who jumped a 8 ft fence… twice to get to a neighbors female in heat a block away…..

2 rooms sounds like nothing 🙂

Call you vet ASAP and let them direct you in what you need. If you call they can tell you what to do. Getting a dog spayed is a lot cheaper than 5 puppies. 

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