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    Advice to pregnant dogs or breeding

    Hello guys though of creating this thread to help those first time dog owner garndmommies deal with their pregnant dogs or with breeding.




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    Hi

    We have a two year old border collie that we are thinking of allowing to have one batch of pups before we get her neutered as we have heard that this is best for the dog. Does anybody out there have an opinion on this?





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    I had a cat once who would howl when she got in heat and it drove me crazy. I called the vet to make an appointment, and I was told it was best to allow a cat or dog to go through one heat before spaying or neutering. I don't know anything about having a litter first. But how wonderful it would be to have a litter of puppies around. How fun.

    On the serious side though, how many pups does a border collie have for their first litter, and do you know that many people that would either buy the pup or you can give them to? Can you afford to keep them if there is no one who wants the puppies? is so, then why not. lol





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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah View Post
    I was told it was best to allow a cat or dog to go through one heat before spaying or neutering.
    There are actually mixed opinions about this Sarah. There are those that think that this is unnecessary and those that think that it is.

    So, if you don't want puppies I would suggest that you get your dog spayed before your dog gets her first littler. Sad to say but there are

    a LOT of dogs out there that are homeless because of irresponsible dog owners. I agree though puppies are always great to have around the

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    I was just answering Tracey Jude. If I were to have puppies, and couldn't find good homes for them, I would be prepared to keep them, until I did find homes for them. I have a habit of taking in strays and I do whatever it takes for the dog or cat to be safe and well.

    I feel if a person is not prepared to keep the litter then perhaps the dog should not get pregnant. That's just me though.





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    yes I agree with that Sarah.

    Having puppies is not as simple as having some toys around. You can's just decide

    to give them all away or to just leave them if you get tired of them.




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    Exactly Jude, animals are not throw away. One day in the next few years, I am planning on opening a no kill shelter. I'm really excited about this
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    wow! that would be great Sarah! I applaud you for your tremendous effort!




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