Need help with dogs ASAP!

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  1. blhmabbott

    blhmabbott We're gettin' there!

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    I've got a problem here that I have no idea how to solve and need an answer ASAP! I don't know a tactfull way of putting this so I'm just gonna say it. My female and male dog are stuck together butt to butt and can't get unattached. I've tried cold water but don't know what else to do. They been this way for 20 minutes and the male keeps trying to walk off but can't. HELP!
    Heather
     
  2. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I'd call the local vet and ask their advice. :)
     

  3. Ky gal

    Ky gal Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you could place them in a room by themselves where it's quite and they will relax enough to seperate. Using cold water might do damage when one or both try to run in different directions.

    Just my 2 cents Good luck
     
  4. blhmabbott

    blhmabbott We're gettin' there!

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    Don't know why I didn't think of that! But they just now got unattached. Gonna call the vet though and get the male fixed for sure. Anyone want some free puppies in about 3 months or however long it takes until their born?? :haha:
    Heather
     
  5. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What you witnessed is how its supposed to work.
    Neutering the male won't prevent the female from breeding. Best to neuter her also.
     
  6. blhmabbott

    blhmabbott We're gettin' there!

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    uncle will: I've never seen dogs in that position before...I thought the male was really confused :p . Can/will the vet do a pregnancy test on the female before he neuters her? I dont' want him doing the surgery if she's pregnant (this isn't the first time they've mated ggrrrrrr). I know, I know....it's my fault. I should have had them fixed sooner. But shoulda, woulda, coulda isn't gonna fix the problem now lol.
    Heather
     
  7. hercsmama

    hercsmama Well-Known Member

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    Just so you know... It will be aproximatly(SP) nine weeks!! Congratulations !!!! :rolleyes:
    BTW What kind of dogs are they??
     
  8. Don Armstrong

    Don Armstrong In Remembrance

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    Why on earth not? Right now would be the best time, to avoid having to find homes for pups.
     
  9. lacyj

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    Couple of things...
    The female can be fixed, before the pups start to grow, i.e ASAP and there is a "morning after treatment", (forgot if it is a shot or pill) that can be done ASAP, also.
     
  10. The "morning after" remedy can be either a shot or a pill. It only has a 50% success rate and can cayse all kinds of problems for your female. it can make her sterile, through off heat cycles, cause come of the pups to be born not totally formed while others appear healthy but may die later, etc.. I would have her spayed now and not even try the "morning after". The dogs being stuck together is normal. When that happens, just leave them alone and they will eventually seperate. Good luck!
     
  11. blhmabbott

    blhmabbott We're gettin' there!

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    The first time I caught them mating was about a month ago, and from what I've been told by others, the female is probably already pregnant. I was just freaking out because I thought they were truly "stuck" and wanted to help. We have one of her puppies from her first litter that is about 7 months old. Is she to young to have her fixed also?

    The puppies are going to be mutts lol. The mother is half chocolate lab and half st. bernard but looks identical to a lab (we've had labs all our life) and her puppy that is 7 months old is solid black and looks just like the mother (her daddy was a stray someone dropped off and got to my female before I knew it). My male is half husky and half English spaniel....looks just like a spaniel except he has solid white eyelashes. So it's an iteresting mix, but they sure will be some cute puppies if we have them!

    Thanks for the advice guys!
    Heather
     
  12. syringaweb

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    If you don't want the puppies, take her to the vet TODAY.

    My dog unlocked and unlatched the porch door in the middle of the night to get to her stray boyfriends that awaited her.

    The day after treatment was successful with no ill effects. As with most procedures, our vet explained the risks, and we decided it was worth it (since the dog and I would have given birth within a week of each other, and I didn't think the world needed any more lab/beagles)

    good luck!
     
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    well nevermind, I just read your post about her probably already being pregnant.

    In heat for a month???

    Are you sure they were "hooked up" a month ago, or was he just practicing anxiously, smelling heat on the way?

    I think a visit to the vet today would be worth, if she's pregnant from before, she's half way there, and the vet will know.
     
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    Congrats! You've got puppies on the way!
     
  15. :haha: The first time I seen two dogs stuck back to back was when I was in 1st grade.(many years ago) Our teacher let us out for recess and when we all went outside to the playgrounds there were two dogs stuck together facing in opposite directions and yelping with terrible pain. We all got the biggest laugh out of that, we were pointing, laughing, and making jokes about the 2 headed dog with 8 legs.(we had no ideal of what was taking place) We talked about that for the next several years. There was no telling what our teacher thought when she came out to ring the bell.
     
  16. Little Quacker in OR

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    Heather, this is not a funny situation. Your ignorance of the species you are keeping is appalling. Get busy with a good book and learn something about responsibility for those dogs! You have no business even having them until you learn more about their needs, proper husbandry and what it means to be responsible for other lives. You need to have ALL of your dogs spayed/neutered and I mean right now! Then get busy, get to a book store or Amazon .com and get a book or two or three and learn about those animals who depend upon YOU to take care of them. So far you are a dismal failure. It doesn't have to be that way though. I expect your parents bear a lot of the blame for this as obviously they didn't provide you with any training at all in how to care and be responsible for the creatures you have, and you don't sound stupid, just ignorant.

    After you learn about what those aliens in your household need to keep them healthy then you can start learning about obedience training and how to utilize those brains that your dogs have. They can be marvelous companions and learn so much...but you have to be smarter than them and armed with knowledge to teach them. Then you can help other people with their ignorance and problems and do some good.

    Good luck...get with the learning! LQ
     
  17. januaries

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    Wow, LQ--way to be encouraging. Being called a failure may inspire *you* to become a better person, but most people find it has the opposit effect. Obviously you care about the dogs. That's good. People are like dogs in that teaching them how to behave correctly is much more effective than yelling at them.
     
  18. almostthere

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    Little Quacker good grief! I do hope you're just joking. The poster came here for advice not a bashing. Thats what this place is for. If everyone was trained to be experts in everything this world would be a very boring place.
     
  19. Little Quacker in OR

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    :) Oh, I don't know...got YOUR attention didn't it? LOL It beats the namby-pamby answers I've read so far. ;) What makes this situation so pitiful is that here is someone with at least a brain or two that is making no use of it whatever. Why is it that people bring home animals...hamsters, pigs, dogs, cats, horses....whatever..in complete ignorance and then just don't know what to do when something so basic happens. These are the people who cause the rest of us problems. The dogs run loose in many cases, are usually untrained, and then the rest of us have to deal with it. Then this ignorance just makes more unwanted mongrel puppies to foster off on someone else who is just as ignorant and there you go....the pound gets to kill more unwanted dogs or we have to shoot them when they become our problem.

    At least someone who can plead stupidity has an excuse..there is no excuse for someone not to educate themselves..ignorance is guilt when the means at hand is right there to learn. What the heck are we teaching our children? Not much obviously!

    I see nothing wrong with a good kick in the butt! It magically transfers itself right up to the brain...physics at work.....amazing! LOL LQ