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    Update: No puppies, lots of digging around in the newspaper last night which I stayed awake and listened to her scratching around for hours hoping maybe there would be something.
    Phoned the vet and told him what was going on and he doesn't want to see her until tomorrow (2 days past DD). He's hopefull he'll see us tomorrow with puppies though so I guess thats a good sign coming from him.

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    She is nesting so her time is getting close.

    Also I would imagine since she is a rescue that knowing her due date would be a little hard to pin down.

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    i am not so sure she is a rescue??... just thinking that story may be a ploy to keep the critical comments away, ALTHOUGH i may be dead wrong. it could be true.

    i just dont know why a pregnant female would be put to sleep because she is pregnant, or how you know her due date, or how you know what the father is. ..... just not sure.
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    How exciting!! I Hope puppies will be here soon, make sure we get lots of photos!
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    The reason she messed on her bed is twofold, one is that being so pregnant she cannot wait all night if she needs to go, the reason for doing in in the bed you prepared is that dogs will always go where there is something to go on, that may be a clump of grass if all around is bare dirt, it will almost always be a mat on an otherwise bare floor, it is not just bad luck that they choose these places it is instinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    i am not so sure she is a rescue??... just thinking that story may be a ploy to keep the critical comments away, ALTHOUGH i may be dead wrong. it could be true.

    i just dont know why a pregnant female would be put to sleep because she is pregnant, or how you know her due date, or how you know what the father is. ..... just not sure.
    I know it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all rescues are impounded strays with no known history, but quite a number are owner surrenders or other varieties of rehomes where the history is known.

    Not sure where you are from but until recently (new laws 30 June yay!) Victorian law regarding pounds and shelters meant that if a dog came in with an advanced preganacy, too late for a termination cum spey, then they would most likely be euthanised, as the law said the pound couldn't keep them more than 28 days - not long enough to rear a litter.

    Edited to add - I've just looked again at the original post - I don't know what state mummacassie is in either LOL but they have information about the former owners so thay may have adopted straight from them? Can you set us straight on that please mummacassie?

    And, yes,there are nasty people out there and sometimes they do get on to these forums - this doesn't strike me as one of those cases, though I've been wrong before.

    Mummacassie, sounds like it won't be long with your little girl - glad you talked to your vet and have things sorted. Just a waiting game now!
    Last edited by RuralPug; 07-05-2011 at 02:45 PM.

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    look for her panting, its one of the early signs that whelping has started... I wouldn't be waiting if she's restless last night and digging madly, I would have expected further signs today.. take her to the vets tomorrow... or tonight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    i am not so sure she is a rescue??... just thinking that story may be a ploy to keep the critical comments away, ALTHOUGH i may be dead wrong. it could be true.

    i just dont know why a pregnant female would be put to sleep because she is pregnant, or how you know her due date, or how you know what the father is. ..... just not sure.
    I rescued her from a neighbour who was going to get her put down. I only heard through another neighbour about this. I know the information from her owner who also owns the dad and another female or two we're not entirly 100%.
    I have spoken with the RSPCA in regards to this.
    I completely understand why you would put this comment on here even the vet looked at me funny and gave that 'yep just another BYB' look until I proved my address and gave the details of the previous owner. He then made contact with her old owner who confirmed we had taken her in.

    I just couldn't bear in my heart that her and her babies would be put to sleep because I didn't want to save them. Yep it's going to cost us a bit of money but it will be worth it in my heart knowing I have done what I have done.

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    Update: Still no puppies lots of digging going on. When she goes outside she is making a little nest out there too and will just lay down in it once she's dug it all around.
    She started crying/yelping yesterday when she heard the garage door close because I had to duck down the corner shop. She wouldn't stop crying/yelping until I got home. I found a neighbour in my backyard sitting with her but her lap wasn't as good as mine apparently. So hoping it's a good thing she doesn't want me out of site.

    Vet appointment today to see what he thinks. I wanted to do this as natural as possible, but if she needs a section then so be it. Her life is too important to risk not to mention the puppies lives. We've only had her a short time but she's family and we love her like we've had her for years.

    Hoping her dates might be off but the vet agreed with the dates the other day so maybe her owners had some idea of what their pets were doing.

    Thank you again for all your support through this. This was kind of the last thing we wanted with our wedding next year trying to save frantically. But how can you resist giving a forever home to a dog and finding forever homes for her babies.
    Just crossing all our fingers and toes.

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    Often in the last 24 hours a bitch will refuse food, be uncomfortable and vomit.
    But some bitches will show very little signs. This is why I like to take temperatures a week out from the due date. I had one bitch who was bringing me her ball to throw a couple of hours prior to whelping.

    One thing I would advise would be to make sure she doesn't have access to hard to reach spaces that SHE thinks would make a good den to whelp in. Most bitches need very little help but you do need to be able to observe in case something does go wrong.

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