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Old 11-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well Juliet is out of her heat cycle!! It started 10-27 and been done for about a week but....we're hoping this is a false pregnancy. She is expanding around the belly and her nipples are enlarged! She is also usually a daddy's girl but not lately, she's always on moments lap and won't let me do ANYTHING!! I try wrapping gifts and she will not let me. She just turned 9 months hold around 7 lbs and Romeo is 22 months 11lbs. So worried, can't get in vet till Thursday. They were never alone only 2 days before her first heat.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is Romeo fixed??

If he isn't fixed - were they ever together alone? Even for a minute?

From what I understand false pregnancies are not uncommon... Watching Grace for any signs.

Will pray for Juliet ...
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My Bitzi had false pregnancies---took all our socks and nested w/them! She was a great false pregnancy mom! Hoping for the best!
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If Romeo has not been neutered, assume she is pregnant. I have been a member of several dog forums for many years and invariably if an unspayed female and intact male are in the same household, an unwanted pregnancy is the result. I've heard stories of owners naively thinking a diaper or belly band is birth control or swearing up and down they were never alone.

I would try to get her into your vet sooner than Thursday. Because of the size difference and her young age, Juliet could die from this pregnancy. She will need to be spayed asap.
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If Romeo has not been neutered, assume she is pregnant. I have been a member of several dog forums for many years and invariably if an unspayed female and intact male are in the same household, an unwanted pregnancy is the result. I've heard stories of owners naively thinking a diaper or belly band is birth control or swearing up and down they were never alone.

I would try to get her into your vet sooner than Thursday. Because of the size difference and her young age, Juliet could die from this pregnancy. She will need to be spayed asap.
Oh, I am hoping that she is not pregnant as it is dangerous for this little girl.
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We are hoping not also because of her age!!! They were never alone except a couple days before her first heat. We're thinking false pregnancy! I'm calling around tomorrow she if I can get her in


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They are in heat for like 60 days.... the bleeding is after the first part of the heat, so she was fertile for about 20 days before she bled....

The link Marj gave me basically said before they bleed they aren't really wanting to mate, but that a male may want to mate with them

If Romeo isn't fixed....

I hope you get a good answer from the vet.

Spay is the best option if she is pregnant. Like Marj said, a pregnancy with an 11 pound dog could kill her.... not to mention that a female her age is less likely to mother the pups....
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You didn't answer the question - is Romeo fixed?

I don't think his size is a huge issue, your girl isn't a tiny little thing but 7 mos is not an ideal age to have puppies.

They are typically fertile 10-12 days after bleeding starts, although the entire heat cycle can last up to 4 weeks.

If Romeo is not fixed, than I agree, I would assume she is pregnant. By this time, a vet can do an u/s and see if there are any puppies - do NOT let them do an xray, it is absolutely useless at this point.
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I don't think there is enough of a size difference to make it a life threatening event but a csection may be necessary but that could happen anyway.

A pregnancy lasts about 61 days, a heat cycle lasts approx 21 days. Are you absolutely sure that you caught her right when she was coming into heat? It starts with a little swelling then bleeding starts and that is when you start counting your days until they are fertile.

I agree with marj - when you have pets who are not altered, 9 times out of 10, there is an 'oops' that happens.

As I said in my above post, do not let the vet do an xray because that will just be wasting your money and exposing your girl to unnecessary radiation. An ultrasound will be able to confirm pregnancy at this stage. The bones of the puppies are not calcified until much later in a pregnancy so they will not show up.

Looking at the dates though, it would be really early to start showing, if she started on the 27th. I have a girl that came into season on the 12th of october and was bred starting on day 11 (october 23) and I can't tell yet if she is pregnant just by looking or feeling her belly.
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