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    My pit bull is pregnant

    Ok I know that sentence probably angered many ppl..It is something I am not proud of,something I tried to prevent.I know the plight of the pit bull and am sad to add to it..with mixes none the less..but it did happen..about 2.5 months ago my boyfriend (who doesn't think to much) brought home a 10 month (from what we were told) old female pit bull ..This was the worst time for a new dog as we already had 3 and had just lost 2 to Parvo..( a bill we are still paying) but when he seen her tied up on a 5 ft chain and heard in her first 10 months she has already been in4 homes..He felt bad..specially since she looked so much like one of the pups we lost. We were seperated at the time and I had no say..Well she came home and before we could find an affordable spay..She was in heat..I tried to keep her inside she chewed the door frame off..I tried to crate her she broke out..I put her in the yard she broke the fence or dug..I kenneled her she chewed the chainlink away..I tied her up (last resort) and she broke that too..needless to say she is now pregnant...I tried to spay abort but just couldn't afford it..times are very tough for us..So I hope you guys won't attack me I feel horrible I am not a BYB..I love pitties and don't want to add to the thousands dying everyday..but I am and I am sorry for that..So now my questions..I don't know whenshe was bred as I was really planning to spay abort..And I thought she was gonna deliver weeks ago..but nope..she has had milk for 2 weeks..she is leaking it everywhere..and just in the last four days she has cut her food consumption in thirds..I did recently switch her to kirkland puppy..and she just nibbles it..she seems to be getting skinnier with a huge belly but I dunno if its just the pups dropping..She is extrmely scared and standoffish already(due to months of abuse) so that's not a sign .but I have noticed she's been running away from me..usually its only my boyfriend and every other man..please let me know if this is normal.also I am posting off my phone so it may take me a while

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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    Um... if she was due weeks ago, she's probably having a false pregnancy (if you are lucky) or has retained (dead) puppies if you are not. Vet. NOW.

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    The pregnancy is deff not false..I can see and feel the pups moving...I don't know if she should have had the pups weeks ago becuase I don't know when she was bred..I wasn't living here at that time and it was a terrible time for me so my dates could be off..I just figured milk comes in shortly bfore birth and it has been 2 weeks..Its really hard to read her as she is always standoffish..and is quite a peculiar dog and sense she hasn't been with us too long I don't know her moods so well..

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    I would get her into your vet as soon as possible, sorry i can't help anymore then that. Hope all goes well!
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    I don't know much about dog pregnancies but I do have goats and sometimes their milk comes in within 24 hours of labor and sometimes it's weeks and weeks-- there's really no such thing as a by-the-book pregnancy as far as most animals are concerned. If she's really leaking milk all over, though, that's a sign, especially if she's not eating and it looks like they're dropping. How long has she been leaking?
    Take her temperature-- I've heard that a dog's temp will drop when she's about to go into labor.
    I would definitely take her to the vet ASAP, though, since a dog's pregnancy is so short and she's already possibly weeks overdue. First thing tomorrow!

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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    She has been leaking for the last 5 days or less.they don't leak on their own but when she lays on them or I touch them..they leak easily..I do not have the money as I am still slowly paying a previous vet bill but I will call my teacher tomorow..(a vet, Im going to school to be a vet tech)and see what she says...She doesn't seem to be in pain other than looking a lil misserable and uncomfortable with a huge belly..she still twirls in circles(slow circles) and wags her tail when I come home..still drinks and goes potty well..hopefully I am just being worried..

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    Possibly she has a pup blocking the birth canal. She really needs to see a vet ASAP. If you're learning to be a vet tech you should know she needs to see a vet. Since she is a pup herself you may lose her and the puppies.
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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    Have you welped a litter before? If not, i would suggest having your teacher help you out since she is a vet.

    Good luck, keep us updated!
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    Definitely take her to your teacher or to another vet if she can't see her tomorrow!
    I'm sure you could work out a payment plan with your vet. After all, they want to make money; they have a vested interest in you having a live dog with live puppies that will need checkups, shots, dewormers, etc.
    Also, you need to not touch her teats because the more she leaks, the more colostrum she loses. If she's been leaking heavily for 5 days (!!) you may want to get some powdered colostrum and supplement the puppies with it just in case.
    Like I said, as far as birthing goes I'm a goat person, but I guess the mechanics are more or less the same. I've heard dogs are usually pretty easy births (no long legs and hooves to get tangled!). Keep us posted and good luck!
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    Yes I have whelped quite a few litters since my mom mom breeds her bostons (don't preach the BYB thing ..she's not me she's my mom.I've tried)I think the worst part for me is laylas pregnancy is so out of my control..don't know when she was bred..don't know her background..she pants out of nervousness often and she is so hard to read....she is the first large dog I have had give birth though...I will keep u guys posted..she has been acting more restless than usual in the last few hrs so maybe soon..

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    PLEASE contact a rescue and let them take over. A rescue will be able to take this dog in, make sure she gets the behavioral help and veterinary care she and the pups deserve, as well as find suitable homes for them all. You are broke and in debt, you are busy with school and from the sound of it your relationship isn't stable. You're unable to get veterinary attention for this dog now, so what happens if she needs emergency care during or after whelping, or the litter comes down with parvo and needs treatment? What about the added expenses of extra food and other supplies for the puppies, including vaccinations and dewormings? You were unable to contain one female dog, so how are you going to contain a litter? These puppies ARE going to learn much from their dam who's temperment is flawed and that could be genetic. How will you determine the pups are okay to go on to appropriate homes where they will be spayed or neutered? I imagine you won't be telling the new owners to return the pups as unwanted dogs should the need arise? It's time to get some serious help for these dogs. Fact is, you did have a choice when you took the dog in. If you wanted to get her out of the place she was at, great, but if you weren't ready for a pup she should have gone on to a rescue then. Lesson learned, but the only ones who will truly suffer are the dogs if you don't quit with the excuses long enough to do something to stop the cycle.
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    You have a point, puppies are expensive.
    I know how busy school can be (I'm up procrastinating on a midterm right now) and how much dogs cost, especially big destructive ones ($300 worth of shoes last week!!), and these puppies will send the bills through the roof, not to mention be incredibly time-consuming.

    Pamperedpups is right: if you just recently had Parvo at your house then it's still around for the puppies to get!!
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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    No I did not have a choice..As I did not bring her home..but she is my problem now..If you only knew the dozens of ppl I contacted to get this dog spayed and in a better situation...I have contacted a few rescues and all have no room for another pit bull..if you go to pawprintz.org she is actually posted up on their site as a courtesy but they couldn't helped me get her spayed and they don't have any fosters..So I have tried..This dog is extremely hard to place as she is TERRIFIED of men..and needs many many hrs of rehabilitation...Please don't think I haven't exhausted my options..

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    I don't want to be creepy, but what area do you live in? I'm in GA and I know a lot of dog people all over.
    Like I said, if you had Parvo at your house in the last few months those puppies can get it!

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    As for the parvo..I have bleached my tile and my yard( they still won't be allowed in the yard) but I worry about this everyday...I know everything you are saying it is stuff I can't stop worrying about..But I have tried rescues..The only way I can get Layla and these pups out of my house is to take her to the shelter..And I really don't want to do that..She will be PTS for sure..and it sucks becuase it isn't her fault..I will call my vet tomorow..Thanks for all your help I will keep everyone posted..I am doing my best..

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    Options. I'm sorry, but I would have rather seen this dog put down over seeing her reproduce because there is already such an over abundance of unwanted "Pit Bull" type dogs out there WITHOUT temperment issues and not nearly enough appropriate homes for them all. I'm curious, how much does a spay cost in your area? How much do you suppose it is going to cost to raise this litter? How much could it cost if things start to go wrong? If you think about it, your situation is much worse now than before when you had "no options," yet this was the option you chose. Now not only do you have one dog that you cannot take care of properly, you have an entire litter of dogs and of course it's not their fault. No, it is very much your fault that you have a litter of dogs that will likely end up in the wrong hands and this scenerio will continue to repeat itself again and again... unless you do something to stop it.
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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    I live in central california..

    Yes I know the terrible situation I am now in..I tried very hard to get her spayed to get a pregnant dog spayed..or a dog in heat which she was is around 150+ and that's low cost on a waiting list..I am a stay at home mom up until recently I had no control of the money (I do now cuz my BF doesn't know what he was doing) because I had no income and didn't even live here then I couldn't do much but nag at my BF..believe me it caused even more fights..I feel terrible to add to the pit bull problem like I said..I am not iggnorent to it..And I will do my best to find good homes for all the puppies..and I will take them back if I have to..I am sorry if I have upset anyone..Please believe that I did what was in my power to help this dog..and I am still doing it..I know how bad it all sounds and I am very worried about it..but all I can do now is my best
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    You need to get these dogs out of your house ASAP-- even if you don't let them in your yard, if YOU go into your yard you can track the virus into the house.
    The only people I know in CA live in apartments so I can't help you there. There is a rescue in Riverside that I've heard good things about. It's called Gentle Giants-- it takes mostly big, big dogs but maybe they could help you out. They might at least be able to refer you to someone who could.
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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    I've only heard horrible things about Gentle Giants (it's a GIANT scam is what they are) but you might actually try Bad Rap in San Francisco. They're the MOST rdeputable pibble rescue in the US.

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    Re: My pit bull is pregnant

    You are getting enough good advice here - so all I am going to say is I wish you the best of luck. This isn't an easy or good situation and I hope it all works out for these puppies.

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