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Old 12-12-2010, 08:51 PM
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I sorry to hear about your accident. Can I ask what breed the father is?
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:53 PM
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The way I see it, if they arent willing to have a home check, what are they trying to hide? I wouldnt allow anyone to have one of my pups if they wouldnt at least agree to a vetting
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he is my nieces mini dachshund whom lives with us, he had just turned a year old and he was going to be fixed on the first of nov. So now he's fixed now. She was supposed to be fixed in Feb so I hope she will be able to be!. I know with small breed dogs to keep the pups for 12 weeks instead of 8 or 10. And I know my chi will be a good mom, she had a false pregnancy before and nursed a litter of abandonded kittens which she took amazing care of.

I just hope this all goes well. I'm adding some more pictures I just took a few moments ago!. Thank you all for the advice.







She hasn't gotten a lot of milk in, her teats are a BIT bigger and they feel different opposed ti how they used to when I would rub her tummy but she hasn't leaked any when tested to see if she was. Is this normal? you can feel the puppies moving, like little flutters of movement that press against your hand.

I know in larger breeds that means it's close to time but by the time you feel them in most larger breeds it's hard kicking and bigger movements. She has grown a LOT size wise. She was a lean 6 and a half pounds and the father was a pudgy 12 pounds. But he was a bit over weight at the time [try explaining to a 12 year old not to give her dog to many treats!]. But now he's back to a lean form and only about 9-10 pounds.

He's rather small for a doxie. So far she seems normal asides being extra clingy and hungry ALL the time. She has normal stool and normal everything else. Her whelping box is set up in my room upstairs where no one else is allowed, she shares the room with two cats who think the whelping box is theirs!.

Any advice on after care would be amazing, maybe you have some advice the online websites don't!. Yes yes I have decided if they hesitate in anyway when I ask for a vet reff and a home check the pups will not be going.

I figured the contract would be a good way to make sure they would be in good hands as well.

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:50 PM
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I am glad you are being responsible about this. Many people aren't. That lady in the store who went after you had probably just "had it" with people. I'm not defending her, but it gets so old to preach and preach about responsible breeding or to watch perfectly healthy dogs be killed in shelters because there aren't enough homes. Then when someone says "oh it was an accident" she may have just snapped.

Your girl is looking pretty close to her due date. You can predict when whelping will begin by taking her temperature twice a day, every day, and keeping a chart. When her temp temporarily rises then drops down to 98 or so (normal is 100.5), then birth will begin within a day or so.

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There are many, many whelping guides on the net. Prepare yourself and read as much as you can and watch some births on youtube so you know what to expect. If you have any doubts AT ALL about how things are going - get her to the vet. With the dad being so much larger, the pups may be large and may get stuck in the birth canal, causing the puppy to die and it could be fatal to the mom as well.
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She's seen the vet already, she said to wait for a C-section till needed as they only do them in Emergency situations. She also gave me numbers of ER vets if she is closed when we need Emergency help. Como[the father] is a very friendly sweet little guy, most of his size is in his chubby little legs. He is super sweet so we know the puppies should have good personalities.

I used to raise cockers with my mom when I was younger and show them so I know mostly what to expect and how to soclialize but my biggest fear is that she might reject the pups some how. So we have called and know the amount of money for a c-section and where to go and what to do.

Oh I know I'm a big beliver in do not breed unless you have all the tests ran and all the info and your showing titles. Which is why she was not bred before.

I'm being very very careful about all of this and thankfully found this forum with other Chi owners who could offer me some advice!. Will her milk come in after delivery? all the dams I had before either bred on purpose or rescued while pregnant had milk before hand.

Oh yes that woman was insane! she also snapped at me because my other dog [a mixed breed I rescued form a puppy mill] was a "designer" dog...she's a mutt. and a not to social mutt. I told her I had rescued her and she jumped all over me. I have only ever bought one dog actually in my life time and it is my female Chihuahua. The other dogs all were rescued some how or came to be at my home.

Should I screen for people on the number of dogs or breeds of dogs they own? I know I have 6 [includiing the chi] and all are smallish breeds but one who is a large breed.

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Old 12-12-2010, 10:31 PM
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Milk doesn't always come I'm someone once said feeding the 1ml or was it 3mls I can't remember of flat beer every hour for the first couple of days helps milk come in

Make sure you have milk replacer invade she doesn't rake to them plug them in between whelping as it'll keep contractions going and take awyduring

Remember these are gonna be long puppies
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thank you! lol we don't have beer in the home as none of us drink at all. but I have formula stacked up in case I need it!. It was one of the very first things I did was stock up on formula, and paper towels and stuff of that nature.

I'll be sure to post pics as soon as the pups are born. I am a nervous Grandmama to be!.

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Don't mean to double post! but we just checked and she has some fluid in her teats now! and her area is starting to look swollen! some place online said that meant 12-24 hours till the puppies would be coming. Is that factful?

she's just resting on the couch pillow all snuggled up. She hasn't eaten any dog food today yet but when I make lunch I'll try some of the healthier meats and see if she will eat some. She slept all night in the bed with me and then she slept from 7 till 12 in the bed with me as well.

Also I have given her a whelping box, but my fear is she will end up trying to move them to where she normally sleeps which is under the covers between my legs. She's slept there since she was three months old. Has anyone's chi done that?

I have moved her pink fluffy dome bed to on the bed beside the pillow which is where I hope she will sleep with them if needed. She's a very clingy girl. Again hopefully we will see some pups in 12-24 hours if not then we'll keep our fingers crossed. My vets office is closed today.
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