How do you prepare a birthing area for a pregnant dog?
My dog is pregnant AND LIVES OUTSIDE. I need a way to prepare a birthing area that wont get wet and the pupps wont crawl out of.
Asked By: !!!!!!!!! - 7/26/2008
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I can understand that perhaps you don't want to bring the dog inside because of the mess.Perhaps you have a garage or shed that you could at least let her be in? If she can come into a shelter of sorts like that you can use a child's swimming pool- the kind that is hard plastic and it can be purchased for about $10 to... More
Answered By: animalgurl - 7/26/2008
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find a nice dry spot in your house.... your mentor certainly can show you how to build a whelping box.
Answered By: Nekkid Dog © - 7/26/2008
Bring your dog INSIDE. Find a breeding mentor before you breed. Get all genetic testing done before you breed. Oh, wait... TOO LATE to be responsible. They need to be inside-- the weather is NOT OKAY for little pups.
Answered By: ~chalbri~ adopted a new puppy! - 7/26/2008
Build a little fenced-off area, and put some cloth down, and newspaper on top. Make sure you put LOTS if you don't want the cloth underneath to get dirty. And make sure it's inside.
Answered By: Dog Lover - 7/26/2008
But bedding material outside and make or buy a whelping box. She will arrange it how she likes it. Oh, and please get her fixed! Most Humane societies have cupons for you to help with the cost!!!
Answered By: Jill W - 7/26/2008
i think she needs to be inside with the pups, its the only way to keep them safe from elemants and preditors. If you have to keep her out, then she needs a whelping box, with closed sides so the pups cant wiggle threw. they can get threw a chain link fence. They box needs to be deep enough for the pups to stay in... More
Answered By: Pup Baby Wilson - 7/26/2008
Since people can't control themselves and just answer a question without judgment I figured I'd share my experience with you.... I adopted a pregnant dog and asked a similar question - several rude answers later I ended up buying a book called "breeding a litter" it said to figure out where the dog sleeps during the... More
Answered By: JackBlack - 7/26/2008
if u have a garage u should clear off a corner and clean it of any germs. put soft blankets down and put some fencing around her like baby gates or just some chicken wire proped up with wood and cover any sharp edges with cloth... More
Answered By: inuryuu - 7/26/2008
the mom should be in the house where you can watch her in case there are any problems. people think dogs do it naturally by instinct. this is not always true and many dogs and puppies die because of ignorant owners... More
Answered By: cav mom - 7/26/2008
Keep in mind that there are wild animals out there that are the reservoir for parvovirus, canine distemper, and leptospirosis - puppies that are born outside are very susceptible to those things, and this is where puppies come from who die a couple of weeks later of disease... More
Answered By: Rosalie - 7/26/2008
I would not allow my dogs to give birth outdoor... So what if that is what they are used to? Too much can go wrong during the birthing that you need to be able to help out or take to vet immediately if need be. You can't do that if she hides under something instead of using what you prepared... More
Answered By: zinger - 7/26/2008
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