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Question by immortal
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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When your dog is giving birth for the first time,how do you help them when to prevent puppies dying?And please don't say go to the vet,this is a home problem not some people how just do it for the money.(They are most of the vet people how just won't do emergencies for free.


Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 5/1/2004
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The best thing to do would be to learn what to expect when your dog is having pups so you can identify when she needs help and know what to do. The best site I have found for learning this is http://www.hilltopanimalhospital.com/reproduction.htm
Good luck! Tanisha stanishas@aol.com

 

Answer by dog person
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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dear immortal if you do not have enough money for the vet then you should not breed your pet you see if you dont have money for the vet than you DONT HAVE THE PROPER CARE FOR YOUR ANIMALS THAT THEY NEED!

 

Answer by animal girl
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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I agree with DOG PERSON you need the vet!

 

Answer by ANIMAL LOVER
Submitted on 6/20/2004
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Dear Immortal;
I think if you do not have money you should not have a pet. A pet is not just and another animal it is your best friends, and part of your family. You have to take care of a pet like if it was a child. When a child gets sick you bring it to the Dr and that goes the same for a pet it needs check upsand during the pregnancy it should see the vet and especially after it. If there are any complications during the vet spend the money or ask to borrow the money get the dog to the vet because you are putting here life and the puppies lives at risk.

 

Answer by dog mom
Submitted on 6/29/2004
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I have a boxer that just had 9 puppies.  I never took her to the vet before or after the birth and she and the puppies are doing great.  I know how it feels to not have the money to take tour baby to the doctor.  I researched dog birth on the Internet as much as possible.  I tried to find out as much as possible before the delivery day and we did great.  A dog instinct will kick in and she will know what to do.

 

Answer by WAKEUP
Submitted on 6/29/2004
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If you were pregnant would not go to a doctor because it was too expensive? Your dog is an animal not a stuffed toy!

 

Answer by Rascal
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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All you people who think that only people
that should have pets, are people with money,
are most likely the ones who throw dogs and cats out, or have never been down on your luck. Vets aren't like free clinics, medicare
or such. Any one who has a pet knows the only breaks you get are on spay, but with a child there is welfare and many other ways
to get help. I have many pets and cannot always afford a vet and no I do not go to the Dr. myself. My pets are happy and healthy
Any one who cares enough about their pet to
ask for help is looking for help not someone to tell them they shouldn't have a pet. They are the ones that don't need pets. You don't seem to have much compassion for your fellow man how could you for a pet.

 

Answer by susie q
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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YOU GUYS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HELPING NOT TRYING TO HURT PEOPLE BUT I REALLY LIKED THE VERY 1ST RESPONSE CAUSE I TO WAS LOOKING FOR SOME HELP IN DOGS GIVING BIRTH CAUSE MY BABY TO IS GIVING BIRTH AND I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT NOT SEND HER TO THE VET.

 

Answer by Dog Lover
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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I think you should save up for a litter of puppies before the birth. Try reading up on puppy care and expenses before breeding your dog. How about trying to read the 'Ultimate Dog Encyclopedia? It is very helpful and I bought it because I'm in love with dogs!

 

Answer by Asia1
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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I agree. My pet is very important to me and i love her very much, but i don't always have the money for the vet nor for myself to go to the doctor. My mini pincher is gonna give birth in a couple of months and i asked the vet in a phone call i made if i needed to bring her in and the vet said no that was a waste of time and money. said a dog unlike humans knew more about handling those situations being the first or the last. i would say just show your dog love and let her know your trying to help and that you love her and not trying to hurt her. forget about all the cruel remarks that were made. they don't deserve pets.

 

Answer by cincymama
Submitted on 8/31/2004
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I did some research on the internet on dogs giving birth plus I asked a few people that I know who breed there dogs and my vet also told me what to do she said not to worry that most animals know what to do and if I thought she was having problems to call her and she would tell me what to do. I grew up on a farm so I have helped deliver different animals before but it has been a while, I don't think just because a person doesn't have money for a vet that they should not have animals, because if that was the case that only people who have money for a vet should have animals then alot of animals would be put to sleep and to me that is just so wrong when they could be with a family that loves them.

 

Answer by jojo
Submitted on 9/19/2004
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dogs are not toys they have feelings too

 

Answer by scott
Submitted on 9/21/2004
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I think that breed of the dog is important, and the breed of the male she was bred to is also important. Some breeds need special things checked out like water puppies, etc. also if some problem occurs you can take the dog to an emergency vet office and most will work with you on a small payment plan or work off the debt. It isnt the best solution but if it can save your dogs life and her puppies it is all worth it.

 

Answer by Daiseybutt
Submitted on 9/30/2004
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Pets are wonderful to have, they give you unconditional love and are great companions. I have four and they go to the doctor MAYBE one time a year, and that is just for rabies shot. The only time I recomend taking your dog to the vet is in an emergency. Mine just had 10 pups. It was her first litter and she did beautifully!!! Everyone is healthy and happy and we had no vet visit (prior or post) whelping. I can afford to have dogs, which cost me 39 dollars a month in food, but I cannot afford a vet which costs me 119 dollars a visit for even one dog.  If your dog is pregnant also suggest research on the internet so she gets good care as well as the pups!! (I also watched Animal Planet 24/7 to learn as much as I could)  

 

Answer by wei hearts
Submitted on 10/27/2004
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my girl had pups last week, it was her first litter and she has 13 babies. people have been telling me take her to the vet if she breaks for more than 2 hours. she was tired!! she had 2 three hour breaks between pups. if you wont go to a vet at least use your common sense, read as much as possible and ring the vet for advise! they are willing to help over the phone.

 

Answer by Cattle Dogs for Life
Submitted on 10/28/2004
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My baby just had her first litter.  She had 7 pups and they are all doing so well.  I came here looking for a little bit of an incite into my dog and her litter.  I myself cannot afford a vet at the moment but as soon as I get paid she will be going there to make sure everything is all right.  I don't think you people should be paying out on people who can't afford a vet at the moment.  Like us you haven't seen our bank accounts or financial situation.  If you can't be nice please don't offer advise.

 

Answer by jamie
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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hi my dalmation has just had 16 puppies and i had to take her to the vet because she needed a operation to get the puppies out because she was just bleeding all over the place i was so worried 4 her and the operation cost 150 coz her and the puppies had to sleep there aswell but now thet are doing fine and thet all have good homes that is what u need for the puppies  a gud home ,love,and care and they will grow up 2 be great dogs i am keeping 2 so i will have 3 dalmation dogs thanx jamie x pleae rate me x

 

Answer by GET OVER IT
Submitted on 11/27/2004
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for all the people who love their dogs as much as a child you need to see a dr cause an ANIMAL is just an animal originating from the wild so you all think we should treat them like a human i do agree on a yearly visit but come on their nothing like a child if their wheren't any vet the animals would survive anyway

 

Answer by jay
Submitted on 12/3/2004
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.... sigh. Wow, some people are rude. :) Not that this is news to me, or you I am sure. Dogs generally do not need a vet when giving birth. Funny as it seems, neither do humans by the way. Only thing a hospitol does is makes sure everything went smooth, other than that, you can healthily give birth in your living room if you want. Dogs, no matter how domesticated they are or seem, they are still able to give birth and respond to their birth with the instincts they have. My mom bread cats when i was growing up, I've also helped give birth to many of the kittens. I bet half the people here that flame have never had to deal with it before, or don't mind speding the $600+ to let the vet give their pet a private room, mineral water, doggy shampoo that smells like roses... my point is that a vet gives birth to dogs in much the same way as our hospitols do for us. Keeping a close eye on the dog and the puppies.

 

Answer by love for dog
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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I have 3dogs i love each one.one had puppies,with no problems the but two week later she had blood coming out so i took her to the vet. With $50.00 they gave her a x-ray med.and the vet looked at her.If i would have took her before i would have spent a lot more money.Some vet will let you take the dog or cat and you can pay weekly.try to call the vet first.Tell him or her what is wrong,they love the them that is why they have that job.If they don't want to help call another vet.And some people do love pet's but ,some times thing are hard. Some people should not say any thing if they don't have anything good to say they should not say anything at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Dribblaa
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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so true rascal! well done!!!...My dog is pregnant now, we're not wealthy, just stable and she also has epilepsy, I'm worried to sick when she gives birth coz she might fit,,but the vet said there is a chance, but she should be ok..shes been to the vets 3 times for check ups. and shes healthy and perfect weight..excellent the vet said! u don't have to have money to bring up a healthy cute dog, or any pet! we have 3 dogs and there staffys....tyson the oldest is 15 and still runs up and down hills..so don't u lot  dare say u need 'money'!! HAHAHAHAHA that told you lol!!!!

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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THATS not fairs just cause he doesn't have the money doesn't mean he shouldn't have pets u dumb knobs just do what Tanisha says

 

Answer by Have heart
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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Having a dog is an amazing part of life, just like having children... if we all went to the doctor for everything they would be over booked.  My answer is do research and seeing as you have access to the computer, you have the best resource right in front of you.  Now word to the wise... if you are in the mid of the birth and you think things are not good... call the vet, he/she would rather trouble shoot on the phone at 12:00pm then preform a c-section at 2:00 in the morning.  Seeing a puppy born is a miracle of life and everyone should experience it.... the rich, poor, old and young.  Keep in mind, there were dogs when there were no vets. :)

 

Answer by Have heart
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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Having a dog is an amazing part of life, just like having children... if we all went to the doctor for everything they would be over booked.  My answer is do research and seeing as you have access to the computer, you have the best resource right in front of you.  Now word to the wise... if you are in the mid of the birth and you think things are not good... call the vet, he/she would rather trouble shoot on the phone at 12:00pm then preform a c-section at 2:00 in the morning.  Seeing a puppy born is a miracle of life and everyone should experience it.... the rich, poor, old and young.  Keep in mind, there were dogs when there were no vets. :)

 

Answer by Libby
Submitted on 3/3/2005
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Hello,

Our cockapoo had her puppies at home and she did fine. We were advised to wipe away the mucus from the mouth and nose of the puppy, if her 'Motherly instincts' didn't kick in right away. After that, lay the puppy by mother and she would do the rest.

The mother did get, what the Vet called 'Milk fever' and we needed to keep the puppies from feeding off her. And we spoon fed the puppies. All lived and grew up just fine.

 

Answer by chena
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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my rat terrier gave birth last night to 7 pups but she not really getting involed with them maybe she don't know what to do. this is her 2 litter the first all dead she would not take care of them so iam giving her a chance to see if its because she freaked out last time
  

 

Answer by Skyler owner
Submitted on 3/27/2005
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BOY!!! Some of you people are hurtfull!!!! My dog is due to have a litter any day now and I never took her to the vet,not once in her entire live and I got her the second she was born. Listen immotional, all you have to do is surf the web and find the answers you need.

 

Answer by cat killer
Submitted on 3/27/2005
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hey animal lover, LEARN how to spell, try using the spell check button?!!!
I understand what you are going through. someone drop a pregnant dog in my neighborhood and the kids brought it home. well before i knew what to do she was giving birth. try using a baby pool ( put the dog inside ) also use clean dry towels, newspapers old shirts.

 

Answer by dougieliv
Submitted on 4/4/2005
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i have a dog and i have the money but i don't use it for pitty little things i use for when dog is pregnant and if she is in trouble then i will use it to save her and the puppy's life

 

Answer by dougieliv
Submitted on 4/4/2005
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is it normal for my dogs breasts to be hard when she is 8 weeks pregnant

 

Answer by Cassies friend
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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I agree with susie Q my dog cassie a boxer is supposed to be having puppies right now i logged on the internet to find out what she should and shouldnt be doing. alot of people love their dogs and want to be a part of their pregnancy and birth they want to help not let some vet do it when their perfectally capable of doing it themselves,

 

Answer by Kitty Kat
Submitted on 4/14/2005
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I understand how you feerl. Some of these jerks in here thinks everyone is made of money. I had enough, money to ge to the vet, but it was a family thing. Her instincts will kick in and she will do fine. To help her out you can get a hot, damp town and put it on her stomache and carfully place the puppies on a warm cloth next to the mother. I've been through this twice, you will do fine. :)

P.S-- I know the crisis is over, but just in case if someone else needs the advice :)

 

Answer by i_see
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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This person had a question she needed help with not a bunch of judgements. Who is anyone to judge a pet owner. If everyone that gave a "holier than thou" response to this person is so perfect, then why are you even on this site? Excuse me, but it's supposed to be OK to ask for help and ask questions. If you don't have any questions, why are you reading this FAQ section?


 

Answer by Boxer mom
Submitted on 4/20/2005
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If i am correct this is suppose to be about people who have questions and helpful people who have answers.  I dont think anyone asked if anyone else thought they should own a dog b/c of money or not.  half of the vets charge you for things that you dont need or do something as easy as you can do.  If you dont have the answer to the question then dont answer or say you have no idea.  The topic was delivering puppies not do you think i should own a dog b/c i am not a millionaire

 

Answer by pettypinkplaygirl01
Submitted on 4/21/2005
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My dog is just about to have a litter and i was just wondering about the risks involved. Like what can go wrong?

 

Answer by I LUV ANIMALS
Submitted on 5/3/2005
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I DON'T AGREE WITH YOUR OPINIONS ON VETERINARY SURGEONS, THEY HELP ANIMALS IN EMERGENCIES ALL THE TIME. I THINK IF A DOG IS GIVING BIRTH AND SOMETHING SERIOUS OCCURS REGARDING THE PUPPIES HEALTH YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE VETS IMMEDIATELY HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE REALLY AGAINST THE IDEA OF CONTACTING A VET YOU COULD ALWAYS RESEARCH INTO THE BIRTH OF DOGS EXTENSIVELY BEFORE DECIDING TO LET YOUR DOGS HAVE PUPS, THEREFOR IF ANY THING SERIOUS HAPPENS YOU MAY HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE IN HELPING EITHER THE MOTHER OR THE THE PUPPIES

 

Answer by dog lover
Submitted on 5/16/2005
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I think you should just do the birth at your house. I've done it plenty of times. Ignore these people and do what your heart wants.

 

Answer by Compasionate to Animals
Submitted on 5/20/2005
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I like the first response. Thank you for actually helping. I just have a few questions for those of you who insist on the vet... Do you take your kids to the Dr for each cold? Can you tell the difference between an allergy and a sinus infection? Is it a skinned knee or a ruptured patella? Birth is a nature event and has been going on for Centuries WITHOUT VETS!! Yes Vet help out in times of trouble, but how are we to know when the animal is in trouble and when it's doing what it's supposed to?

 

Answer by experienced
Submitted on 5/26/2005
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My lil dog just had pups and i didn't need to take her to the vet. The pups are doing just great its a dogs natural instinct to care for her young but if your dog is not caring and making sure they are nursing then YOU NEED to go to the vet. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG ALONE WHEN SHE IS IN LABOR!!!! Thanks


 

Answer by rick rock
Submitted on 6/8/2005
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Yes, I agree people should be more compassionate with this problem.  People who have money forget about those without.  As with our children, I'm sure every pet owner here at the forum cares about their little friend enough to seek for help, and I'm sure they will spend every dime necessary to provide their little ones with the best care, just that sometimes u dont have the money!  But dont worry, instincts will kick in and ur litter should come out fine.  Just help with the birth process and make sure the place is roomy and sanitary.

 

Answer by PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted on 6/21/2005
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People who don't know what they are talking about shouldn't speak!!!! I have been raising dogs for over 20 yrs and have won multiple medals and I have helped my dogs with birth since the start! So stop telling people lies!

 

Answer by G-unit Africa
Submitted on 6/26/2005
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You dont need a vet. My dog just gave birth today and i didnt even know it was pregnant. And everything was find and since we live in Ghana,West Africa we didnt go to any vet.In fact I have only taken my dogs(3 dogs) to the vet for a rabies shot. And when one of my dogs got sick with canine distemper and everyone thought it would die. I  treated it myself and im only 15. So far i havent been able to find any commercial dog food here so i give the dogs the local dishes .Just like everyone else in Kumasi,Ghana.I have more than just dogs. I have a pet patas monkey, a cat,2 rabbits and a goat all of which i feed regular human food and all of which have never been to the vetenarian .Im also planning to get the the patas monkey pregnant with one of my friends monkey so we can repopulate the area with monkey.Even though our money is not alot i try to make sure that i keep them up to the standards they have in america .All the my pets are the best fit in the neighborhood.But i aint a loser like WAKEUP and ANIMAL LOVER who have nuttin better to do than waste money that could be use to do somthing important like reduce deforestation in africa or save the primates or used to correct trade imbalance with the developed world,but instead they use it on sunglasess that blind there dogs and toture them with uncomfortable hot pants for dogs and share   thier bed with their dogs Michael Jackson style.Some ppl need to get lives.

 

Answer by Sarahgal
Submitted on 7/29/2005
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i think its greta ur asking for advice, i see these poeople every day with their dogs no lead, skinny dogs i feel really bad, i think dogs are very expensive (i have 2 pups) and my girl is just about to start heat, i am contemplating getting her de-sexed or letting her have one litter.

keep looking on the net, or contact a vet, or as u have been doing.. ask someone with experience.

good luck!

no more criticsm guys, we are here to help!

 

Answer by DogLover
Submitted on 8/4/2005
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My dachshund is giving birth right as i am writing this and i was comming to this site to find out some helpful info. not see a bunch of ignorant people bickering. i did not plan to breed my dog, she was hit up by a traveling salesman in my neighborhood. so i did not have the "planned" vet money and she seems to be doing good. the animal hospital site was very helpful and also to anyone else reading this, you can call your local vet and just tell them you have no money and ask for their suggestions on what to do about helping your dog through the process. most vets are very cooperative in this matter and if they are not, call someone else. SOMEONE WILL HELP YOU. i am very disappointed that all of you came here and instead of helping someone, you bickered about it. it sounds like none of you should have pets or children. maybe you should look into getting a heart.

 

Answer by i understand
Submitted on 8/11/2005
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yea i understand what its like not to have tha muney to take ur dog to the vet jus a few days i found out my dog wuz pregnant and due bout a week or so, it wuz not a planned birth but i didnt have tha muney ta spay her and her sis cuz its expensive so i studyin -n- hopefully everythang will go good if u have n-e- suggestion w/o involvin muney i could really use i. thank u and good luck to u.

 

Answer by colby
Submitted on 8/15/2005
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I have two dogs and two cats, but not much money. They are both very loved and cared for. I rescued my dog  maggie and two cats from a sad starved life. I will do the best I can for all my pets. At the end I will know they lived good and I did the best I could. Money or not.

 

Answer by internet pal
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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i dont have money ethier to take my at was realy helpoful dog to the vet and i searched the net and i found a site  was realy helpful it told me what to do what to get and even pictures the is  http://www.geocities.com/blueboychihuahuas/breeding/whelping/sadie/birthofalitter.html

 

Answer by Ohbabe0123
Submitted on 8/25/2005
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Hey--my 2 year old Boxer is about to give birth anyday now, and I called her vet, and she told me, It wasnt necessary to bring her in, unless there were complications. She told me to let Nature take its course. My dog is up to date on her shots, healthy, and doing great. I have also took the time to read everything I could get my hands on, to help this wonderful occassion a success. Just take the time to go to the local library, call your vet-they will talk to you over the phone, use the internet, it is a great information source.

 

Answer by Jo
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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I think all you guys are being very hard on the person who asked the first question.If they were not concerned about their dog the would they even bother to write in? I am a serious animal lover who is disgusted at the price vet's charge for simple procedures and i am all up for people looking for other advice just incase something goes wrong. However, if my dog was in pain i would bring her straigh to the vet without delay. Stop being so hard on others and using the message board for a good old slagging match!!! Say something constructive ot nothing at all!

 

Answer by pitbulllover
Submitted on 9/11/2005
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people listen at one point alli hade was one dog a girl friend and a car my dog always hade food,shots, and all the she could every need i got her at 4 weeks old becasue her mom would not take care of the pups now shes 14 months old and just hade a litter of 12 pups all health and was in labor for 2 days i stayed with her the hole time i even assist her pups with hand bottles becase shecant do it you dont need a vet we did great o yeah!! i also picked up a male (stud) for 10$ with papers out side of a pawn shop and he was only 8 weeks old and now is 11 months old he loves the pups and helps every bit he can so the bottem line is you dont need a vet go to a book store and read on breeding we did great and still have 12 great pupz so good luck

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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I am sorry that some people are so mean. They just don't know what it is like to not have a lot of money. I think it is great that you want to find out more info about your dog. I think you are doing the right thing. This website helped me out. Good Luck and don't let people get you down.
http://wiwi.essortment.com/dogsgivingbirt_pxf.htm

 

Answer by PUPPYLOVER
Submitted on 9/19/2005
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i here today tonight have the same problem i need help if my dog is making noises does this mean she is giving birth please help me

 

Answer by Dog Owner
Submitted on 9/21/2005
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Poor people have pets too! Why are you people so hard. For some of you vets are inexpensive for others it's more expensive to take a pregnant dog to the vet than it is a human. Some of you are way too judgemental on people just asking for help. If you can't help, don't say anything

 

Answer by Brit
Submitted on 10/1/2005
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you are an idiot if you think you don't need a vet. If you cared about your dog or her puppies you would want the absolute best care for them. YOU NEED A VET. It is your responsiblilty to care for them. Not only could the puppies die but the mother could too. You don't have to be rich to have pets but you need to have some to give them the best care. I am not rich but i can afford to take them to the vet.

 

Answer by Taz
Submitted on 10/14/2005
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can i plz know how to help a dog -ours is an eskimo dog- or at least support while a dog is giving birth!?!? my dog is giving birth this month!!!

 

Answer by lizzy
Submitted on 10/22/2005
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ratterrier is pregnant but i don't know if I am going to be at work when she has it or if i am going to be home what should i do

 

Answer by Olderndirt
Submitted on 10/23/2005
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I think people are naive if they think money grows on trees!!! I took in two stray dogs four years ago and my female had to have a ceasarian for her first litter! I stayed up with her through the night and comforted her until I thought that the labor was taking too long and there was no sign of progress. I did take her to the vet, they said that we needed to pay the fee before she could be taken care of!!!! So don't tell me that it is better to go to a vet! We did end up having to pay the fee and we are still paying it today. She has given birth to a little puppy tonight it is her second litter and she is doing fine but you self righteous people who think because we can't afford a vet we should not have animals need to back up and look at the big picture....I LOVE my dogs!!! and for you to say we shoudn'thave one because of the all mighty dollar ..... you make me sick!

 

Answer by Med Tech
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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I completely agree with rascal owning a pet is an honour yes but since when do you have to be rich to own one, I agree that you need to weigh the financial risks of breeding but telling somebody they shouldnt own pet because of financial strain is a bit harsh, also I am a dog lover I own two, and I love them very much but I would never compare them to my two children I have it just doesnt seem right to me.

 

Answer by Med Tech
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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I completely agree with rascal owning a pet is an honour yes but since when do you have to be rich to own one, I agree that you need to weigh the financial risks of breeding but telling somebody they shouldnt own pet because of financial strain is a bit harsh, also I am a dog lover I own two, and I love them very much but I would never compare them to my two children I have it just doesnt seem right to me.

 

Answer by trying to help
Submitted on 11/29/2005
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I understand how it can be hard to find money to take your pets to the vet as it can often be expensive.  However I work at an animal shelter/vet clinic and I have seen too many dogs with no homes, and seen many put to sleep, to believe it is a good idea to let dogs have puppies.  Also I have recently seen a pregnant dog whose owners had no money suffer for three days with two dead puppies inside and almost die until we did emergency surgery on her.  Puppies are  expensive and can be dangerous to your own dog.  I believe you love your dog very much so PLEASE spay her after her litter and help the HUGE homeless animal problem that we have.

 

Answer by Terry
Submitted on 11/29/2005
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My questions is my friend has a cockapoo (my friend is a guy.  The dog is giving birth any minute.  Is there anything he should know?

 

Answer by sher025
Submitted on 12/6/2005
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sometimes people don't plan on having puppies.  i had a dog dropped on my door step that ended up pregnant.  no i do not have the money for the vet but will do everything to help her when she gives birth.

 

Answer by Pekingese Lover
Submitted on 12/28/2005
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HELLO DO NOT HELL AT HER MAYBE SHE WANTS TO BE APART OF TEH BIRTH. i am only 12 and i know way more than some of ya'll in being nice.Mkae her a whlping box out of cardboard and put old blankets and stuff in it make sure u have rags to rub the babies with and stuff.

gosh rude ppl get on my nerves

 

Answer by skinney
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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to those of you being cruel, How could you? this person is asking for help and most of you are scolding. Shame on you.  at least they are doing what they can to keep the dog safe now. How do you know she got pregnant on purpose.  immortol at least cares for the animal

 

Answer by puppie lover
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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I think that you guys are being rude! My little miniature Yorke, is pregnant and i lover her, but I'm not going to take her to a vet! I want to be apart of it and see what happens so that next time, if there is difficulties, then I'll know what to do!

 

Answer by Vega's mom
Submitted on 1/8/2006
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I know exactly how immortal is feeling. My baby is about to give birth (literally, tonight). I took my dog to the vet and all they did was take an x-ray and tell me she will have between 12-14 puppies. I think immortal is doing what I am doing and looking for a little last minute help. IMMORTAL: search google and type in how do I help my dog with birth. I found a few good sites. GOOD LUCK!

 

Answer by Mistque
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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I'm very nervous my boxer Cassidy is going to give birth anytime! My Vet tells me to relax but first time.. Please anyone give me some advice so i can stop being so nervous..... Helplessly Waiting.....

 

Answer by what ever
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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You're really cruel with people asking for help. Some people don't go to the Dr. cause doesn't have money and they're survive. You're trying to say that this people should not birth. The richer people is the most pathetic people that I know. So immortal in the Internet you can found very good information. Don't pay attention to this poor people that don't know nothing about care and love.

 

Answer by gabriella18
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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I think that if you can't handle the problems then you should probably spay your pet.

 

Answer by Farmer
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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Don't lesten to those jerks. Vets overcharge and do more than they need to. It is more about money than the health of your dog for the vet. Dog birth is natural don't worry so much. Losing puppies is natural to and a fact of life. I'm not a liberal fool. It is very rare to need a vet if you have the proper info on it. Be serious an learn more. Those people don't even know what the vet is doing to there dogs.

 

Answer by pups
Submitted on 3/6/2006
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I think it would be better for me and my dog
if i was her midwife. i look at it as i have 2months to learn how to be a midwife for my dog and that is all she needs is me. and the pluss would be i saved alot of money on a vet.I think we need to somehow get medicare
for our pets too. The vets are a rip as far as i am concerned. People with out money love and somehow take care of there pets too.

 

Answer by firarridad
Submitted on 3/10/2006
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I dont think this person is trying to get out of going to the vet, what I do think is that she wants to have her puppies at home where it is safe for the dog and family. Im sure if the family pet starts having issues a vet will be called and we all know vets if its an emergency they will be there most ricky tick. ma'am go ahead and read up and have your pups at the house and if u start getting bad signs from mom or pups call the vet.

 

Answer by confuzzled
Submitted on 3/16/2006
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hi...my dog is in labor now with some mutt puppies...i want some HELPFUL tips on what to do about it. not all that "go to the vet" crap. it is mostly the dog's instinct anyway, i just want to know how to help!

 

Answer by owner of AKC dogs
Submitted on 3/30/2006
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i have three dogs all of them AKC regestered. All of whom i recieved for free. I do not have the money to take my pets to the vet but if something happened you better believe they are my first priority.  For all you rich people who say that you shouldn't have pets if you don't have money are probably the ones with the undernurished pets because they're to busy going to the country club or the salon the even pay their pet the attention it needs.

 

Answer by steffy
Submitted on 4/10/2006
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hi ca anyone help me with dog birth?

 

Answer by animal lover
Submitted on 4/11/2006
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hello ppl i think you shouldnt responce to this if ya going to say somthin like this

 

Answer by jessica mayers
Submitted on 4/16/2006
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well my border collie is about to give birth the date is    16 APRIL 2006
MY MUM is sorting her out now we font need a vet till they are born and then we will check and see if they are ok.

 

Answer by person who loves dogs
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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dog birth doesnt require a vet, just someone who knows what they are doing and is a very capable person... dogs arent stupid, lend them a helping hand and they will do the rest... just make sure you have a clean, dry, and warm area...HEAT IS KEY! also, you cant be squimish...you might have to get the sack off of the puppies!

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 4/23/2006
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i think its about time that all of you stuck up rich people start thinking about something but yourself! come on help this lady out and stop critisizing her for not haveing money!

oh yea sorry hun i dont know any web sites but the first answers site is really good!

 

Answer by angel girl
Submitted on 4/24/2006
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dog person and animal girl,
it's not that she can't take care of it but lots of people don't want to take their dog to give birth at a vet. it's not necessarily she is actually breeding them but she is just wanting to know what to do if the dog gives birth at home. be helpful and not critical. man.

 

Answer by fond of ppl and pets
Submitted on 4/29/2006
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i agree w/ rascal, money doesn't make the world go round,compassion for mankind does!!GOD knew what he was doing,are you gonna tell him he's wrong?!!animals were created w/instincts for survival,so were people,so get off your high horse and try being nice and helpful,not mean and judgemental!!!people who sit back and say you don't need kids or animals are the very ones who  don't need them!! you don't need anything but love and GOD.the means will come.thank you

 

Answer by Rosie
Submitted on 5/6/2006
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What do u do dough yeh wan dey gid birth 2 de pups wat iz best 4 de dog man man

 

Answer by Juicy
Submitted on 5/24/2006
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I don't know if you get cable but I believe animal planet has a special show on animal births that could be of great use.  I too am breeding my beloved pet and will be doing it from home. It is not because of lack of money but because I know it can be a safe wonderful experience from my home.  Good luck and Ignore the rude comments.

 

Answer by puppylove
Submitted on 5/26/2006
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My bull mastiff is pregnant. At this time I can't afford to send her to the vet to give birth. This does not mean that I don't care enough for my dog. I am writing this because I need help from anyone who is willing to give me some tips and I'm not here to be criticised for not having enough money for my dog. For those who would like to help, please tell me what should I do to prepare for a home delivery. I love my dogs just ass much as you love yours and while it is sad that I don't have the resources right now, I would like to do what is best for her.

 

Answer by linzi
Submitted on 5/28/2006
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help in my dog giving birth

 

Answer by KATAI KENNELS
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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I THINK YOU GUYS SHOULD ANSWER THE QUESTION ASKED. HOW DO YOU HAVE TIME TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS? IT MUST TALK A LOT OF TIME BEING PERFECT??

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 6/10/2006
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you guys all sound like children, and i feel like child even responding to this. But this is suppose to be somewhere where you can ask questions about you dog and get some helpful advise not be criticized for your decisions. I have a dog who is pregnant and is due soon I brought her to the vet only because she is under weight ( i just got her from the pound) and i wanted to make sure she was ok. Any other dog i have owned that had puppies i never brought to the vet and they where all fine. but as for the original question, theres not much you can do to prevent the puppies from dying except to make sure she is well fed and hydrated.

 

Answer by Tottamus
Submitted on 6/28/2006
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WOW!!! I would be to scared to ask 95% of you people anything on here. I thought it was a help page..I must have missed the word "judgement" in there somewhere

 

Answer by Eshnya
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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I am actually trying to help my step-sister with her dog right now.  Here are a few websites I found that may help in this process.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_giving_birth_to_puppies.html

http://wiwi.essortment.com/dogsgivingbirt_pxf.htm

http://www.2ndchance.info/caninelaborstages.htm

http://www.seefido.com/html/dog_birth.htm

http://www.seefido.com/dog-breeding/html/when_must_i_act_.htm

http://www.dogcaretraining.com/index.php/135/helping-the-mother-dog-give-birth/

I hope these help.
You can contact me at eshnya@gmail.com if needed.

 

Answer by Eshnya
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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I just found an excellent website with pictures and step-by-step information.

http://marimaykennels.bizland.com/4.htm

Just scroll down a little bit.
eshnya@gmail.com

 

Answer by Boxer Fanatic
Submitted on 7/21/2006
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I have had boxers as members of my family for over 10 years now.  They are our "kids."  Our girls have had puppies before and as long as the mother remains healthy throughout the pregnancy, there is no reason to take her to the vet unless it's time for a regular appointment.  My VET told me this after I called her a million times asking about this and that the first time we were having puppies.  She said, "You've never had a baby before have you?  Everything she is going through is normal."  At three days old, the puppies go in for tail docking and dew claws...this is sufficient time for your vet to evaluate their health.  I panic about my girls, so one time I even had x-rays done to calm me down and assure me that she didn't have any more puppies in her. My vet assured me she didn't, but I wanted to see an x-ray. Bottom line, keep your boxer healthy all the time and there is no need to have a vet assist in the birth process unless problems arise during the actual births. No, I don't always have the money for a vet...but I love my girls so much that I'll forego something else to make sure they get there.  Just remember...no matter how much we think of our "dogs" as "kids,"  they are still dogs and have natural instincts.  Trust me...even the first time, they know what to do when giving birth.  I'm there more to keep an eye on her than anything else. The best thing you can help her with to keep the babies alive is make sure she attends to each one after it's born and keep her from laying on them. I even let her raise the puppies until they walk in our laundry room...it involved cleaning several times a day, but well worth it for healthy puppies. But regardless of where she is....remember she knows what she is doing! I've got a kid at home that is due today and I'm very ready to see my new "grandchildren!"

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 7/22/2006
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I have a dog and We love her so much!!  She is part of our family.  We order meds online and take great care of her without Vet visits.  I am sure if an emergency arose we would have no other choice.  She lives indoors with us and I helped her with her first litter.  All I did was research and helped her and took care of her as if she was one of us giving a home birth.  Nice room, Quite ans calm atmosphere, water and food by her side and just stroking and talking to her.  It all worked out fine!!  Don't worry about these people that say you don't deserve a pet.  As long as you have a good heart and good home for her that is all that matters.

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 7/30/2006
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Well i do not agree with Dr. if you read a lot of the pages out there for butches giving birth it says they will fell more safe with people they know and have been around their whole life and why pay the money to send them away so that the vet will put them in a cage and just let them do it them selves would you like to be put in a cage if you were in that state. I don't know why you would even have to out that up here people on her want help and not to be put down

 

Answer by Mixed Breeds Rule
Submitted on 8/6/2006
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With pets it's more about time and effort than money. Although money does help, the amount of time and effort a person puts in with their animal truely shows their compassion. Education is key, finding out any and everything you can to prepare yourself for any upcoming or existing situation. These days ignorance is unexscuseable. Resources are endless: internet, books, friends, pet store associates & trainers, breeders, vets, etc... Ignorance isn't not having money, it's not caring enough to ask a question, read a book, or do a little research. So if your here your on the right track.  

 

Answer by tw
Submitted on 8/13/2006
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seriously, you cant afford to take your pet in for an exam.... probably 40 or 50 bucks, but obviously you can afford internet access.....  and likely cable t.v.   if you dont want to spend money on your pets health issues, then it would likely be better for the pet to be with someone that will.  I suppose when some people got their pets perhaps they had a better financial situation and fell on hard times... with the hard times should your pet have to suffer?  find them a home that can afford a spay or neuter and proper health care.

 

Answer by 2dogs
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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i understand about not having the money and not rushing to the vet all the time.  why do u people think its just like a human we have health insurance so we can go to the doc if pregnant  DUH! and if your child wants a dog why not , im not telling my kids that no son we don't have the proper money to take it to the vet every day.  you dont need lots of money to have and love a pet so it must be the wealthy folks stating if u cant afford it don't get one but immortial i got ur back jut surf the web and you'll find out anything u need to know without the trash talk back.  good luck immortal let me know how your new babies are!!!!!!

 

Answer by la chula
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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dear pet parets
i would like to say that i helped my dog deliver 16!!!!puppies in two days and let me tell you that all that you need to know is have the proper suplies to help your dog out. like some towles to help clean the puppies. the only why to get near you dogs puppies is for your dog to trust you . because they will bite you by thinking   that you are trying to hurt there children.have a nice warm place for your puppies and the dog to sleep. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE PUPPIES AWAY FROM ITS MOTHER THEY CAN DIE WITH OUT THERE MOTHER . at first the puppies eyes will be cloesed for two to three weeks. if you see that your dog is trying to suficate or  kill the pups take the puppies away from the mother and keep them in a safe plase.then give them back a few days later. if one of the puppies are not brething then hold your puppie in one hand and with the other rub its back gently the hold the pup with both hands put resuer by swinging your hands UP AND DOWN!! NOT LEFT TO RIGHT ONLY UP AND DOWN.
HAVE ANY UTIONS CONTACT ME ON LILYLUNA@SBCGLOBAL.NET

 

Answer by plainsong
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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bunch of whining sods. It's an animal for one and two. Dogs ( or canines for you uppity types) have been on this  planet far longer than us monkeys. Let nature take it's course. and three I'm tired, my dog just had a liter of ten so please be kind and just help out. just give up some freaking' info help out the people who just don't have the money for a stupid vet. more four letter words to follow........... asses

 

Answer by minnow horton
Submitted on 9/15/2006
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im looking for help. my dog is having puppies, i live out in the middle of no were, i would like to know what to expect and be a little prepared.  and in a heart  beat, i would take her to the vet. but she would be much more comfortable at at home, without me hauling her off while she is in labour and then driving fifty miles.  not tot mention the panic she would sense in me.

 

Answer by puppies
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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what the hell is the lady talking about if you were pregnant u would go to the doctors well its easier for us as humans to go to the doctors because we have insurance. duh!
and sometime people don't breed on purpose my dog was in my back yard and my moms dog came over next thing u know there stuck together! and i don't have money but don't worry the mother dog will do it all on her own and if she needs your assistance you will know want to do instantly, just make sure she doesn't sit on the pups cuz she will get tired of pushing and will suffocate the pups. if the bag doesn't break then you have to cut it open and clean the mucous out of its nose and eyes and mouth but usually the mom dog will bite through the sac and clean her pups on her own. just have plenty of blankets and wet warm rags handy and scissors to cut the sac if she doesn't get it broken in time. she will do fine and u will also good luck Melissa

 

Answer by Moe
Submitted on 10/4/2006
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I have a dog right now who got pregnant by mistake and i know where u are with not being able to pay for a vet, I am also searching for info on how to know if anything is going wrong, but the way i see it is dogs where having puppies way before they where domestic animals and I'm sure there instincts will kick in right away. but if you want to there are dog birthing videos on www.youtube.com, the exact web site i looked at was

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=dog+birth

 

Answer by minx
Submitted on 10/8/2006
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just because someone doesn't have a lot of money does NOT mean that they don't deserve to have a pet. You know, lots of women choose to have their own children at home and skip the whole hospital scene. I personally would want to be at the hospital, and do have the money to get my dogs to the vet when needed, but not everyone has that. The great thing is that this person is SEEKING help. not just sitting back and saying what happens happens...they are doing the right thing

 

Answer by Precious
Submitted on 10/9/2006
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i have never in my life hard of such crazy response to a question as simple is "how can I help my dog who's given birth to puppies. Whether I have enough money or not as nothing to do with the question at hand.  Simple, just simple!  I have three dog (2) poms and (1) poodle and my she about to have puppies and NO I haven't taken her to the vet and I have the money so now what.

 

Answer by Empress
Submitted on 10/13/2006
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My Doggy is pregnant too, and due any day or hour. My dog is my baby. BUT MY DOG IS A DOG! If my dog was a wolf free in the nature she would give birth in some dirty lil nest that she build for herslf. Due to my love for her she has a way more comforting and cleaner environment during the birth of her puppies. Guess what...most puppies that are born too weak most likely will be diagnosed by a vet as "I don't think its gonna make it". Anyways...just be there for ur lil Mommie, talk to her, rub her, make her as comfortable as possible and watch. If you feel like Mommie has problems...just take her to the Vet for whatever it takes. The chances are 10  in a 100. This page has helped me a lot especially because Chihuahuas are very hard to breed. My dog isn't a Chiuhuahua but she explains and shows pictures of what tools u might need.http://blueboychihuahuas.com/breeding/whelping/sadie/birthofalitter.html

 

Answer by pom lover
Submitted on 10/14/2006
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you tell them rascal i am proud of you. i can't believe how some people act . unfortunately we don't all have money to run to the vet i wish i did but i don't so... i like others will continue  searching the internet to get as much help as i possibly can, i mean if i see my baby in distress i will call the vet and do everything i need to do but this is a new experience for both of us and i came here looking for a little help and i am truly shocked to see how anyone can speak to another dog lover in that manner. Animal lover and dog person get it together.  OK !!!!!  

 

Answer by janda
Submitted on 11/4/2006
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I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT DOGS WERE AROUND AND HAVING LITTERS LONG BEFORE VETS WERE.DON"T GET ME WRONG, I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL THE VETS IN THE WORLD SO IF SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN TO MY BABIES THEN I WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THEM CARED FOR, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING PUPPIES IT IS A NATURAL THING FOR A DOG, AND 98% OF THE CANINE RACE GIVES BIRTH WITH NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER, SO SPEND TIME LOOKING UP INFORMATION ON THE NET IT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING AND JUST BE THERE WHEN ITS TIME, REMEMBER EVERYTHING YOU READ AND I GUARANTEE YOU AND YOUR DOG WILL DO JUST FINE.

 

Answer by Krazy4dogs
Submitted on 11/15/2006
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Dear immortal,
   i know how it feels to not have enough money to go to the vet. i have a dog right now and she's pregnant too. i really don't know what to do either, but see if u can get any money some how. AND TAKE HER TO A VET!!

 

Answer by Blonde
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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I too was looking for more info on dog birth as my chihauhau will be having her first litter. When my sons dog got hit by a car we called the vet. He asked us some questions about the dogs present condition
and then said " Make him comfortable and bring him in in the morning. I applaude you for wanting to know everything you can to help your pet. Vets aren't always willing or able to be there

 

Answer by harmony haven
Submitted on 12/3/2006
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You people make me sick! Did you ever stop to think that maybe not every pregnancy is planned? Or that not everyone has enough money for the steep vet bills? I run a non profit animal shelter because of people like you that feel that only people with money should have their pets and the low income people should be left with nothing... its just like childrens aid... do you think that they would go after some of you people who have money and take your kids away? NOT A CHANCE IN HELL...
AS for the question... i too am having similar problems with my doberman who is having puppies within the next few days. go to Google.ca and type in what to expect during puppy delivery it should help!!!

 

Answer by Fiona
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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You guys are mean. she is looking for help. My babe is giving birth in 24 days and yes I agree with susie q. because hello newsflash..NOT ALL PREGNANCIES ARE MEANT TO HAPPEN! my baby is only 1 and a half and my other dog broke her out and bred her.. WE WEREN'T EVEN THERE! so yes, she doesn't need the vet and oh another newsflash is here-MAYBE SHE'S SAVING THE MONEY FOR FEEDING AND NEUTERING AND SPAYING SO SHE CAN PROVIDE HEALTH CARE! so ya here's my advice for immortal. Go to google and type in dogs giving birth. the first one that pops up click on it. It is a very good site. It helped me prepare it. oh and FOR YOU OTHER PEOPLE PICKING ON HER...THIS IS A HELP SITE..NOT A "I KNOW WHATS RIGHT AND YOU DON'T" SITE!
bye now

 

Answer by WHOEVER
Submitted on 12/22/2006
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dogs are ANIMALS not humans, what is all the fuss about?!

 

Answer by Dogs4ever
Submitted on 1/3/2007
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Hi,
I have a dog that i want to breed.
She is only quite small (about25-30cm long)
and i was wondering if that was to small.
By the way i think it is important to have access to a vet in case there is an emergency. but otherwise it should be good at home.
Dogs4ever

 

Answer by ownerof3
Submitted on 1/10/2007
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hi i think that some of you people have never even had a dog that has given birth so how would you know what to do. if you were a little smarter then you would know a vet would say its not important to go see a vet for the birth unless there is a problem during this time so to have you puppies at home is the only way to do it the mother dog knows just what to do and when to do it

 

Answer by while
Submitted on 1/12/2007
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WELL I HAVE  3 DOGS AND AND 2 CATS, MY ANILMALS LOOK GREAT AND ARE VERRY HAPPY MY OLDEST IS 14 YEARS AND HAS NERVER BEEN TO THE VET AND SHE STILL RUNS, JUMP AND PLAYS WITH BALLS... i HAVE ONE CAT THAT HAS BEEN TO THE VET 1 TIME TO BE FIX AND I HAVE 1 DOG THAT IS ON HER SECOUND PUPPYS. MY ANILMALS ARE GREAT TO ME, BUT WE ARE POOR AND CAN NOT AFFORD VETS, BUT WE LOVE ANIMALS AND HAVE SAVES A LOT FROM BEING HOMLESS...

 

Answer by dog lover 2
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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Hi I think you are doing a great thing trying to find out about your dog having pups my dog just had seven pups with no visit to the vet but it does not mean that you dont love the animal cause you dont go to the vet my dogs instincts just kicked in she gave birth to 7 pups if i had complications I would of took her to vet but every thing went well it is an animals natural intinsct to give birth what do you people think they do in the wild leave this person alone and get a life she is asking cause she loves her pet

 

Answer by raoul pogi!!
Submitted on 1/26/2007
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hey !! we must encouraged him/her because he/she don't have money
i have a question
How can i know if the dog will labor?

 

Answer by pit101
Submitted on 1/26/2007
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look man all you have to do, its get some research on the computer and call a vet for some help the call supposed to be free. so dont worry she would do fine. we humans dint always had doctors or nurses. people that think that you need money do have pet are real ignorend.

 

Answer by four legs good two legs bad!!!
Submitted on 2/7/2007
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I just really want to say that any fool who thinks money to be a governing factor as to who can have a pet and who can't needs to look deep inside there almost empty skull an try and kick start  the last few brain cells they have managed to keep alive over the space of their worthless lives.  reality!  Republicans reality!

if i have a dog and a JOB that pays handsomely and one day i loose that job, have no money, should i put my dog down?
  
this is meant to be a place where people can share info!!!!....ANYWAY

I took my dog who is about to give birth to a litter to the cities best animal hospital.

the vet did not offer much in the way of advice!!!!
some people like to keep knowledge under lock and key!!!

this does EVERYONE a disservice.  in this case though, mainly our pets who we all love and care about.

 

Answer by tina
Submitted on 2/11/2007
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i agree with susie q my dog is going through birth and we can take care of her the vet is really expensive

 

Answer by dragon
Submitted on 2/11/2007
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hey people are poor but the have dogs so i think you should let them have puppies and also people have babies in the car and even on the ground it natural.

 

Answer by ben
Submitted on 2/13/2007
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you do not need money to do that...nice job to any left wing nut jobs out there

 

Answer by sally
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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my dog had puppies last summer and they all ended up dying a couple weeks later. now my dog is pregnant again-what could the be possible causes of the deaths? And how can I prevent it from happening again?

 

Answer by where we be with out pets
Submitted on 3/18/2007
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If everybody thought about what it would cost to look after a pet would they have them. Children cost heaps but we do our best and i am sure everybody want what best for they animal friend but sometime as it is with children you just don't have the money. It would be a sad and lonely world if only rich people could have children and so as for pets. I do feel that it would be possible to have free animal care system if everybody who own a pet paid a little into a animal fund so that all animal had a chance of getting medical help.  

 

Answer by Mallory
Submitted on 4/14/2007
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I'm sure the question was what to do when you have a problem.  Although having a vet would be extremely convienent, if you can't afford it, you cant.  Word to those arguing over her having a vet, what if the dog getting pregnate was accidental?  

Moving on, if you have a still born, you need to give it a few gentel tugs to help it out.  When the puppie first comes out, have a warm towle near buy.  Be sure to clear the "sap" around the puppies nose and mouth, so it can breath.  Many will say to let the mother do it, but if there instincs don't kick in, youll have to do it anyway, so just go ahead and do it.  Leave the rest on the puppies body to let the mommy lick off, this will promote breathing.  A childs wadding pool or a large refrigator box will be the cheapest thing to deliver them in.  Line the bottom with news paper, cardbored or plasitc.  Under neith it be sure to have some sheets, towels, or blankets for some cushioning and more comfort for mom.  Make sure you DONT cut the unbillical cords before they turn white.  If they still have blood running through them when you cut it, you must clamp it so the puppy dosn'tbleed out....but over all, just wait about 2 minutes after birth to cut it.  leave about an inch and a half on the puppy, and it will fall off over time.  Over all, keep them warm, and mom will keep them clean.  The only thing you really would need a vet for is if mom is still vomiting/having diareah, over 3 days after birth.  This means she can have a dead puppy in side or a placenta, which can cause fatal infections.  Let us know how it goes, and good luck!

- Mallory

 

Answer by BinasParadise
Submitted on 4/18/2007
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I would first like to thank Tanisha for the great web site. My dog just had 4 healthy pups, and I learned alot from it. Second I dont agree with every one who is bagging on Immortal for not having the money to take his dog to the Vet. We are not all made of money, As long as your animals are healthy and shots are upto date I dont see a problem.  
    Immortal Check out the web site from Tanisha It is great and really helpful.  Good Luck

 

Answer by Kelly
Submitted on 4/24/2007
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Gosh....leave the poor woman alone!  Some people don't have money for a vet...it doesn't make her a bad person or someone who doesn't love her animal.  I agree to research as much on the internet before the dog goes into labor. People are sooooo quick to judge others...I guess they are perfect!

 

Answer by animal lover 2
Submitted on 4/26/2007
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i think that all animals should go to the vets if they are sick or just given birth even if it is expensive because if you love your pets you will do anything for the to help them.

 

Answer by In the Same Position
Submitted on 5/3/2007
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I agree with Rascal; when people ask for help that IS a sign of love and caring. People who are swimming in dough should be thankful and not critical. Good luck immortal!

 

Answer by dogmaw
Submitted on 5/10/2007
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It is pretty sad that you people want to tell this person that they should not have a dog. I have contacted a few different vets because my dog is about to have puppies. Every one of them have told me that there is NO need to bring the dog in when she goes into labor. So what exactly is your point.... do you just enjoy being rude? You should be giving credit to this person, at least they care enough to reach out for the answers.

 

Answer by lobolisa
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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I agree with Rascal's answer. Some people "over-medicate" their pets (such as weirdos who give pets anti-depressants and such), which can be worse than not taking to them to the vet. So, basically shut up  Goodie two-shoes.

 

Answer by Ellie
Submitted on 5/30/2007
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My dog gave birth for the first time we used this website it was the best..
wiwi.essortment.com/dogsgivingbirt

make sure you don't put a H at the end of birth on the website address

 

Answer by dog lover
Submitted on 6/10/2007
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i like the first responde better you oter people are just hating my dog is about to give birth any hour now and my dog is my family and we stick together like te cheetah gurls  yous dont give a dang about your dog you wouldnt just leave a human being give bith and you just leave.

 

Answer by namehere
Submitted on 6/12/2007
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These responses are terrible, a bunch of spoiled rich brats I'm sure. Animals were alive much longer then vets. I'm sure God knew somewhat what he was doing when designing them. I'm sure your dog will be fine, try to keep her dry, and comfortable, give her water during the birth and move the live babies to the side after she has cleaned them.- Sometimes, babies die when the mother is pushing out another baby and walks in circles.  

 

Answer by Ignore the ignorant people
Submitted on 6/16/2007
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Ingore this ignorant people sumtimes a dog just gets pregnant n its no ones fault u think its safe for ur dog to go outside then they end up hooked up neways if ur dog has the puppy n takes more then 2 minutes to cut the sac open u do it for her n clean the puppies nose out and if she is hard labor for more then an hr then u do have to take her to the vet b/c there is really nothing u can do. She will know what to do but sumtimes need a little help she can also go up to 4 hrs b4 delivering another puppy but if she goes for longer then u do have to take her n. Hope this helps

 

Answer by pupcare
Submitted on 6/17/2007
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Immortal,
I've been down that road a time or two except I had money to take it to the vet & I read up on puppy birthing & when it was time to go to the vet it seemed like I knew more than they did. From then on I just did it myslef. Research really helps & then it's up to you to decide what needs done depending on how your dog is responding. Don't worry about the whole money thing & not needing a pet b/c some of the best dogs out there are the ones that have owners that give love...not toys & special trips to do there hair, nails, or buy puppy clothes..they just wanna have fun, play outside & be loved

 

Answer by dogfreak15
Submitted on 6/20/2007
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i think all of y'all are right! my dog is pregnant and i to want to have the puppies at home! but if something should go wrong take it to the vet!it mainly depends on the person who owns the pet! i also agree with the 1st statement! i didn't know what to do and i went to the website and now I'm ready for my dog to have puppies! thanks and be nice to each other were supposed to help one another!!!!

 

Answer by cat=dog
Submitted on 6/27/2007
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you don't need to much money to have your own dog all you need is it to 1 have the food and water it needs 2 a vet incase of an emergency and you may want to put your dog on an insurance plane! (to help with the money) and 3 TLC!!! tender love and care!!!!

 

Answer by Brenda
Submitted on 6/28/2007
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Well sometimes your dog gets pregnant by accident and the money isn't there ..so you go on the internet and you can find pretty much all that you need to know on when and what to expect...I agree that you don't need money to love and take care of your best friend..but if there is an emergancy..i'm sure you will find a way to see a vet..Have faith 98% of all dog deliveries go fine without a vet. so just read what you can find to help you and your beloved pet

 

Answer by choices
Submitted on 6/28/2007
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well hey im lookin for help too. my pootle is about to give birth anyday now, im looking up as much as possible on the internet. i would say that is the best thing to do. also,go read one of those books about breeding and whelping. i also read one and it was very helpful. hey and it doesnt have to be a hard book, i read a picture book! but yea researching will help. dont put someone down because they have no money, i dont, and look i am about to help my dog give birth in a few days. to anyone else who needs help, even though a vet is a very good idea, its not the only choice you have when breeding or helping your puppy give birth.

 

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