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Old 07-06-2006, 08:03 PM
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Just wondering, what will happen to the pups if you spay a pregnant dog?
.............. What do you think happens? I really don't know how to answer this without being very blunt and that will no doubt cause a ton of angry posts. Just think about it. Are you familiar with abortion?
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:03 AM
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You remove the uterus when you spay a dog. Since the puppies are in the uterus, the puppies would die. There is no reason to spay a pregnant dog. Obviously ir can't become any more pregnant, and it won't breed again until it's next heat, which gives plenty of time to have her spayed. It also shouldn't be spayed right after gving birth. It's just too stressful on the body and the dog needs those hormones while nursing.
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:27 AM
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=( I'm curious how anyone could not notice a 1 1/2 year old dogs teeth/appearance/disposition are completely different from a 3 month olds... both the shelter and the new owner.

Good luck with the puppies & Mom, I hope everything turns out ok.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:18 AM
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Thanks wolfsoul, thats what I thought, it just sounded so mean.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:58 AM
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My dog went into heat a little while before we went on vacation. We had left her in the care of my neighbors. She had a problem with jumping our fence so I asked them to please put her inside or keep her on her lead. When we got back she was no longer bleeding, and they did tell us that they let her off her lead and she had jumped out of our yard and disapeared for a day. I have now chosen to leave her with more responisble people, but that is beside the point. I KNOW that being in heat alone does not make a dog pregnant. I am not stupid. I know a thing or two about the reproductive process. So yes she most likey did lock up with another dog while we were gone.
Whether she is pregnant or not have her fixed. Fixes your problem either way.
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:00 AM
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=( I'm curious how anyone could not notice a 1 1/2 year old dogs teeth/appearance/disposition are completely different from a 3 month olds... both the shelter and the new owner.

Good luck with the puppies & Mom, I hope everything turns out ok.
Agreed. And I'm wondering what kind of shelter adopts out intact animals?
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:18 AM
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There is more about this story that doesn't click.

The OP said she got the dog and was told it was three months old with a contract to spay by the time the dog reached six months.

Two months later the OP found out her dog was in heat. She was informed the dog was older than suspected.

One month later the OP noticed possible signs of pregnancy.

Why was the surgery not scheduled when the OP was made aware her dog was in heat?

Why the surgery not scheduled when the OP was informed her dog was older than the shelter said.

The pieces to the puzzle don't fit and as was pointed out the teeth of an adult canine and puppy are totally different.

In regards to spaying a pregnant dog...If the pregnancy is diagnosed early enough I am 100% behind terminating a pregnancy if the breeding is an unplanned and irresponsible one.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:12 PM
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Why was the surgery not scheduled when the OP was made aware her dog was in heat?
Some vets whont spay a dog during the heat. It is arguably safer to wait for a month after the heat's done. Depending on your vet.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:22 PM
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Some vets whont spay a dog during the heat. It is arguably safer to wait for a month after the heat's done. Depending on your vet.
To clarify I did not ask why the dog was not spayed when it was found she was in heat.

I asked why the surgery was not scheduled.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:26 PM
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There is no reason to spay a pregnant dog.
If a large male breeds to a female that is way too small, you'd better spay while pregnant or you'll end up with a dead bitch.

There are other reasons, all of them related to overpopulation and ethics.
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