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Old 08-11-2005, 02:25 PM
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Default Momma Dog Tragity

As you may or may not know, I volunteer at an animal shelter. I have for around 3 years. Just recentally, the shelter got in a very pregnant but very sweet pitt bull. She had been bred to a boxer. This past weekend she was due anytime, her temerature dropping but not puppies. She was flea infected, so I gave her a good bath with a soap that kills fleas, but is safe to use on pregnant dogs or even newborns. She was so sweet, and just stood there for the bath, enjoying getting rid of those fleas.

2 days ago, with still no puppies, one of the ladies at the shelter took her to the vet. They gave her labor inducing drugs, but the puppies were huge, so nothing happened. They preformed a c-section yesterday, resulting in 7 healthy puppies. The mom seemed fine for a bit, then bled out. The vet came out to tell the shelter lady that the mom was gone. Everyone was shocked. Now were stuck bottle feeding 7 newborn puppies who did'nt get an colostrum from there mom, so they can get sick from just about anything.

Just let that be a note of warning before anyone inexperienced tries to breed there dog. So many things can go wrong, and you can be stuck with many vunerable newborns that require round the clock feedings and a lots of time and money...

....and missing your adorable little dog that you loved so much you just had to breed.

R.I.P Honey, who would have made an excellent mother given the chance

Buster, 11 weeks
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