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    mummacassie, ask your Vet if he will do a deal and desex the pups and be paid for each one when you re-home them. That way, you are not out of pocket and the pups are desexed before they go their new home. This will also help you with vaccinations. Negotiate a price to desex, chip and vaccinate each pup and then re-home them for that price so that you are compensated.

    The feeling of satisfaction you will have at then, knowing that they will be safer in the community becuase they are desexed and vaccinated, will be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    mummacassie, ask your Vet if he will do a deal and desex the pups and be paid for each one when you re-home them. That way, you are not out of pocket and the pups are desexed before they go their new home. This will also help you with vaccinations. Negotiate a price to desex, chip and vaccinate each pup and then re-home them for that price so that you are compensated.

    The feeling of satisfaction you will have at then, knowing that they will be safer in the community becuase they are desexed and vaccinated, will be great.
    Thats a great idea! Will ask in an hour when we have our appointment.
    After looking at the costs, I can only imagine what rescue groups pay for the dogs they have. Now I can appreciate them a little more and will definatly be donating more often!!

    I don't understand why people don't get their dogs desexed. I'm not sure about other states but we have the desexing people who come around once every few months and do discount desexing and microchipping.

    A free to good home animal means an animal that will die in a shelter ect.

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    Thanks for helping that poor dog!

    Make sure you look after yourself as well. My first foster cat and kittens was exhausting.

    Consider contacting a local rescue group. You might be able to get some cheaper desexing rates.

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    Any news?
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    UPDATE - We have 1 boy and 1 girl at the moment.
    Sadly Mum has been taken to the vet because she isn't really attending to her motherly duties. The vet has given her a shot of Oxytocin (?) to help her labour along.
    Little boy was born at home and little girl was born in the car on the way to the vets.
    The vet is hopeful that she will be a great mother and it's just while she's in labour she isn't too overly happy about having to attend to her motherly duties.
    Of course on the 1 day I actually needed my vet her called in sick so we got to see a female who was amazing.
    She thinks there is still 3-4 more to come. I don't know though, I doubt it a little. Her x-ray the other day (week whenever brain isn't functioning atm) showed 3-4 babies so we might be having and extra 2.

    Boy 165g
    Girl 175g

    Fingers are crosed they'll all be home tonight.

    Did anyone else feel cruel while their dog was in labour?
    I feel so horrible for her even though this wasn't my fault. Yes it's natural but heck seeing a dog in pain isn't nice one little bit.
    She's booked in for de-sexing in Sept =) no more babies from this Mum. Going to talk to the vet when I pick her up about de-sexing the puppies too. I can't let them go to a home when they aren't de-sexed because it'll be the same story all over again. Yay puppies and then the reality sets in and they give the dog away or have it put to sleep.
    No thanks, not if I can help it.

    So an update and rant. Sorry, needed to vent.

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    CONGRATS grandmummy!, your doing a great job, hang in there. hope she starts tending to her bubbas once she is done. let us know the outcome

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    Not all bitches take to mothering straight off.

    With our litter 18 months ago mum didn't pay all that much attention past giving them a quick clean up until all 8 were born then she seemed to settle down a bit, but still it wasn't until about 12 hours later that she really settled into the idea that she was a mother.

    I had to sleep on the floor right next to the whelping box the first night, not on the lounge as I normally would of, but by the next day she was coming around to the idea.
    Last edited by MAC; 07-07-2011 at 04:59 PM.

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    I can't let them go to a home when they aren't de-sexed because it'll be the same story all over again.
    I think I may be in love with you, well done on this decision!!!

    And MAC!!!! Good to see you!!!!!

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    WARNING! I may rant/vent, or make no sense. I'm so lost at the moment. Or just end up one big story that no-one probably wants to sit there and read but I'm going to write away and it could become and essay.

    Well Mumma & babies are going home with the vet tonight. If she has a pup in the next hour or two we'll get a phonecall to collect them otherwise it's the morning.
    She's had a few injections of Oxy. Another little pup was born just after 5:20pm.
    So we have 3 babies so far with ultra-sound saying 1-2 more. I know it's hard to tell especially in animals but geez so many different answers or guesses.

    Good to hear not all dogs take to the mothering so well makes me feel a little better. I'm praying so much she's going to take to mothering because I can only begin to imagine what the next few weeks will be like if I have to bottle feed. Totally worth it but I love my sleep. I have a 4 year old who I can count on one hand how many times we've up all night. So he was perfect. Also don't want to get attached either biggest issue!!!

    I had to send my partner into the vet to check on her after the phonecall because I was a wreck. I wanted them home tonight, I miss her so much already and we've only been apart for a few hours. I'm begining to forget what life was like before she come into this family just days ago.
    I've bonded with the first little boy which is probably a mistake. I had to clean him up, cut his cord, keep him warm then on the drive (30mins) he started to get cold so it was him laying on my belly (not a pretty sight I must say) with a towel over him trying to keep him alive until the vet. How can you not bond with him? He's so teeny tiny from the bottom of my palm to the 2nd knuckle on my middle finger is his lengeth.

    At the moment she's going about 2hrs between pups which worries the vet a little. Which is why she's getting the oxy injections.

    Oh I'm a ball of emotions right now. Just come home and had to clean up her den after the race around earlier I didn't get a chance. I cried because they were meant to be here. I'm crying at anything! What a long night this is going to be.

    Sorry about the rant/vent/whinge

    Crested - It's for the best. I can't bear to think someone who ends up with a pup won't have the $'s to spend to get it de-sexed or pay vet bills if things get complicated like this has. I know what we've spent on her already plus today/tomorrow and it's figures some people don't have.
    I'd rather be out of pocket for love than know something can happen to one of them that I could have prevented.
    These will not be breeding stock so another animal dies in a shelter.

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    Well done! You rant all you like and we'll all be here to listen and to help however we can.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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