Hi, there. I have a lab mix who went into her first heat relatively early, so we kept her locked up in the mean time before we could get her fixed. Well, the golden retreiver from up the road is a resilient one and broke into our fence. I'm pretty upset about it, not about the potential puppies, but I really REALLY do not want this to cause health problems for her in the future. I recently lost my job and I don't believe I can foot an enormous amount of vet bills.
What are the signs of her being pregnant? August 10th was the approximate date of... impregnation. Her...(for lack of a better word) nipples are quite a bit larger, and her breasts are starting to get some size to them. Her belly doesn't look much larger, and she's a relatively thin dog. Could these things be signs of her heat? Or is she knocked up?
What can I do on my own if she is pregnant? I definitely do not have the funds to cart momma and her babies to the vet a bunch of times. I already have people interested in the puppies, who have committed to providing them with their shots and the whole 9 yards. (providing that she IS pregnant) but I'm mostly concerned with my dog's (Luna) well being.
So please, tell me what I need to do. (besides getting my bitch fixed asap)
Thank you guys.