So you want to be a breeder?---WARNING GRAPHIC

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So you want to be a breeder?---WARNING GRAPHIC

Postby Pit Chick » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:55 pm

This is an example of what can happen if you choose to breed your dog. Things could go smoothly or terribly wrong. Is your dog's life worth risking to make yourself a quick buck or to "get just one puppy" or whatever reason people choose to breed?
She had been in labor for 3 days, her owner out of town. Some relatives tried to find her help but didn't have the funds. They signed over custody and a c-section was done to save her life. They didn't expect any pups to still be alive. One pup had been born dead at home and another was stuck in the birth canal preventing anymore from being born. I can only imagine the pain she was in.

Before surgery
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During the c-section. The large dark mass in the center is her bladder. The puppy stuck in her birth canal also prevented her from going potty.
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Notice the green fluid. This was caused by the toxic urine and decaying puppies. She was even lactating green milk.
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These are just 3 of the 6 puppies that were born dead.
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Everyone pitched in trying to help revive the still born pups with no luck.
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Out of 8 puppies, only these 2 survived.
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The mom after surgery. She had to be put on antibiotics, IV fluids, and 24 hour watch. She wasn't able to walk on her own.
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A couple of weeks later she was able to start walking on her own but still couldn't use her legs very well. She couldn't walk on her toes which resulted in her feet being scraped up.
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Because of a bacterial infection both pups had to receive meds and fluids. The sound of them screaming as they were poked with needles was enough to bring me to tears.
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The joys of bottle feeding every 2 hours while trying to do my job. After doing that a few times we had to start leaving them at the vet during the day.
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4 weeks old and finally out of the woods.
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"aunti" Ginger showing the boys how to be dogs.
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The grand total on vet bills was somewhere over $4000 once everything was said and done. That's not counting spay and neuter and various other vet trips over the past year and food for the mom and both pups.

Does breeding still seem like a good idea?
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Postby bella_blue » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:43 pm

What a sad story. :( How are momma and the 2 pups doing now? I bet there are people out there who still want to breed their dog and are thinking "That will never happen to me!"
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Postby OlympianAB » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:48 am

aww:( i'm so sorry for that momma dog..

do i understand it right they were out a town w a preg. female???
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Postby Emi » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:59 am

The poor Mother dog and the poor puppies, all so innocent cause of dim witted people ...

Thanks for sharing ..
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Postby Purplesauerous » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:26 am

What a great documentary, this should be cross posted everwhere.
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Postby Boo439 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:07 pm

So very sad. :(( Thank you for posting this. Hopefully it will change at least one person's mind.
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Postby Patch O' Pits » Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:11 pm

I hope charges were filed against the idiots that let her be in labor for 3 days! ... That is just sick
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Postby pblove » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:06 pm

dam byb!
Where is Mommy and her pups now?
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Postby LobosMom » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:50 am

wow...very sad...poor momma and pups..at least 2 survived the whole ordeal..Best of luck to mom and pups...take care and thanks for sharing..wow :oops:
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Postby bahamutt99 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:18 am

Bump. This is definitely worth repeating. Thank you for sharing that with us.
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Postby Pit Chick » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:11 am

Mom is at Spindletop, one pup went to his new home last year before Christmas with a wonderful family and the runt is still with us. We've been having trouble crate training/housebreaking him. He won't stop pooping several times a day in his crate and until we can get him over this problem he can't be put up for adoption. I think we've finally found a food that's working for him though. Keeping fingers crossed.

Can this post be made into a sticky?
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Postby Peerless » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:17 pm

it should be. it's a very sad story but definitely educational for those that might consider byb-ing.
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Postby G-G » Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:57 pm

bump
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Postby Pit Chick » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:57 pm

bump again
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Postby Pinkpitbull » Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:08 pm

Aww- tragic! How could the owners not at least have boarded her at the vet? Sick people =(
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