My dog had puppies last night

  1. My miniature dachshund had puppies last night. She had five but one of them was a runt and although I tried to save him it was unsuccessful. She wouldn't let me take the dead puppy away and even though he was dead she was still licking him it was so sad.:crybaby:The other puppies are doing fine though and are so cute. She won't eat her dog food or drink her water though. I was able to get her to eat some pancakes, but she needs the nutrients from her dog food. She won't let anyone but me near her and the puppies and I can't get her to leave them to go to the bathroom. Has anybody else on here had a dog have puppies and have the same problems I'm having?
     
  2. No, I have both of my dogs spayed and neutured.

    I didn't want to contribute to the pet overpopulation problem. Plus, I couldn't *bear* the thought of anything bad happening to my female Chi due to delivery complications, etc.

    I would definitely recommend that you call either your normal vet's office or even an emergency care vet to ask their advice.

    Good luck--I hope Mom and pups are OK :smile:
     
  3. Please call your vet for advice....and to make sure all the pups and the mommy are OK!
     
  4. Agreed. I'm a firm believer that only people with years of experience who believe in bettering the breed should breed their dogs.

    My dog is neutered.
     
  5. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly with the others please call your Vet, ASAP to ensure that you mama and her babies are all going to be okay. Every second counts in their little lives and you should act now as I am not qualified to give you any other advice beyond that. Congrats on the new additions and good luck. Please be sure to keep us posted on their progress.
     
  6. Congratulations, Grandma! :smile:

    I agree with calling your vet for help!
     
  7. Yes, I believe the same. Our dog was neutered, and the next dog we have will also be.
     
  8. ^^ agree completely with the above...I would never put my baby Chi's in that sort of danger, they are prone to severe complications during birth. Both are spayed.
     
  9. My female doxie was rescued by me from being used as a breeder ***** for 6 years. She now has mammary tumor cancer due to this. (Gets off soapbox). Please contact your vet so they can guide you with her care.
     
  10. I agree, please take your baby and her pups to your vet as soon as possible! Will you be able to do that? Please feel free to PM me if I can help in any way!
    Also, all of my pets have been, are, will be spayed, neutered, fixed! Here is some info for you!

    BENEFITS OF SPAY/NEUTER FOR CATS AND DOGS
    • <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: none">Benefits of Spaying (females):
      • No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted
      • Less desire to roam
      • Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle
      • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
      • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives
      <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: none">Benefits of Neutering (males):
      • Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking
      • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents
      • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease
      • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
      • Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites
      • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives
      <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: none">Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter
      • It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their great suffering. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans.They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.
      • Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
      • Sterilizing your cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome is spread by bites and intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Your community will also benefit. Unwanted animals are becoming a very real concern in many places. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.
        - The American Veterinary Medical Association
      • The capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. As a potential source of rabies and other less serious diseases, they can be a public health hazard.
        - The American Veterinary Medical Association
      • Source: http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/02-facts_and_education/benefits_sn.asp

     
  11. It's not uncommon for a new mother of pups to not want to eat or drink. She is BUSY with the babies. You'll have to get her out of the whelping box and take her outside to potty, even though she doesn't want to go. Again, she is just being very maternal and protective. Put her food and water in bowls that can attach to the bed so she won't have to leave the pups at first. Within 2 or 3 days, she'll relax a little bit. Since this is your first litter, I think you should go to the library and get a book on dog whelping. There are a lot of books about dog breeding and whelping and they will answer most of your questions. If you think she is sick, she will need a veterinarian's care. Good luck.
    (I'm a dog breeder and exhibitor with 20 years experience but there are always things that happen that are unexpected. I only breed for a litter to get my next show prospects.)


     
  12. For those of you who have spayed/neutered pets I strongly agree with your choices, and when I live on my own and have my own pets I will spay/neuter them. I also will probably get them from an animal shelter. But I'm only 16 and it was my mothers choice to buy an AKC registered dog and breed her, not mine. I feel that the animal population is overpopulated and I tryed to talk my mother into getting dogs from a shelter, but she didn't want to. I was so scared something would happen to my baby while having puppies, thankfully nothing did. We have called the vet and they said sometimes it is normal for a first time mother to not want to leave her puppies. I was able to get her to eat and go outside also.
     
  13. Congratulations on your puppies, you obviously love your dog very much.
     
  14. Thanks for clarifying. I know how it can be frustrating when your own ideals/values don't line up with your family's. Kudos to you for knowing what you'll do in the future when you get to decide. :tup:

    It must have been heartbreaking to watch her with the dead puppy. I'm glad to hear she's doing better.
     
  15. *sigh* I think it's sad that someone can't ask a question without being overwhelmed by other peoples OPINIONS on the morality of what they have done.