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    hi my name is jess i have a staffy x who is pregnant not sure how long tho i only noticed about a week ago when i seen some milk and puppie movement.id like to find out if my girl can eat rice and vegies with some meat in because i was not aware of this pregnancy i was not able to put her on a special diet.
    my girl has been to the vet twice since i noticed and the vet said she was good and healthy and so were the pups but did not do a scan or an xray so i really have no idea when she will give birth. Over the last 2 days i have noticed some milk leeking out of her nipples is this a sign she is getting close? i have had alot of people tell me she will start to nest and not want her food but she is not like that she has had 1 litter before and all went well but it was so long ago i dont remember what to look for hence why i am asking advice so i can provide the best suport to her that i possible can.
    and for those of you that dont agree with pregnancy due to the over population of dogs i will be getting her de sexed once she has settled and the pups have gone to nice family's. so to sum things up i would like to no if milk leaking out of her nipples is a sign that she will be having the pups soon
    and if it is ok to feed my dogs rice, veg and fresh meat.
    IN ADVANCE ID LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR READING AND COMMENTING ON MY POST AND FOR HELPING ME WITH MY GIRL

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    I've never bred my dogs but im a vet nurse so have experienced my fair share of pregnant dogs.
    Milk production and puppy movement usually means she's about a week away from giving birth.
    24-48 hours before she goes into labour she'll start nesting and then 24 hours before she goes into labour she'll drop temperature.
    You really need to get her to a different vet so she can give an ultrasound(this far in, probly more in need of a radiograph). Although palpating the uteris can determine if she is pregnant, an radiograph shows the heartbeats and a clearer view of the amount of puppies to expect.

    Do you have a whelping box?
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    ah thank you so much. yes i have a whelping box its a normal cardboard box with some nice warm blankets in it and its open so i can see how she is. is that good or do i need something different. and if you have any tips on getting her to stay in it lol she likes to come and snuggle up with me of a night and i dont feel like waking up in the morning with puppies between my legs.

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    The whole point of a whelping box is to represent a den/cave and so mummy can get away and the puppies can't. It needs to be big enough so she can lay down full stretched out, but not too big cause otherwise the puppies will get lost.
    There should be 3 higher sides and one lower so she can get out with ease. There should also be a 'pigs rail' around the edge so if mummy rolls over she won't crush the puppys against the wall.


    To encourage her to use the box put it somewhere quiet and out of the way, but somewhere she likes to be. If she's like your bed, maybe put the box in the corner of the room. Put in blankets, toys or a bed she's familiar with to encourage her.

    Oh and remember, even though she's pregnant, she needs to go for daily walks and be on a high quality kibble to ensure she's getting the right amount of nutrients.
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    Here I found this website. Read up on it. Read it over and over again.
    http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/breeding/pregnancy.htm

    AND PLEASE, get in contact with a vet you trust.

    I'll just let you know, the forum does not support backyard breeding, but whats done is done, so although we don't 'support' her pregnancy, we will help you make your dog and her puppies have the easiest birth possible.
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    Make sure you get her on a good 'Puppy' Diet to have prior to welping and also while she will be feeding the pups. It takes a lot out of them and this will give her the extra energy and keep her weight up rather than her just being drained and becoming really skinny from feeding her puppies!!

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    thanks guys we went to the vet yesterday she has started to lose the plug or wat ever they call it not sure what the correct word for it is. we had a really good vet this time he checked her over and said their is 5-6 pups and he said she should deliver within 2-3 days. is their a place i can buy a whelping box or is the one in the picture home made

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    No sorry, Im not sure where you can buy them from.
    What does yours look like?
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    Google whelping box

    Google whelping supplies

    Google is your friend.

    Whelping Supplies Whelping Supplies - Whelping Kit #3 (Powered by CubeCart)

    It's going to be messy.

    Bitchbox - Dog Traps and Whelping Boxes

    How to make a whelping box

    Really recommend you go back and read didee's thread. She goes through everything you're going through and documents it and probably answers all the questions you have. I can tell you haven't read it. Just skip to her posts in the thread.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 10-19-2010 at 09:04 AM.

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    i did read her thred it was very helpfull but their is still some stuff im not to sure about in it she talks about tying the cord if mum dosnt but not sure how to do that and if she is straining?? how do i no if she is will she make a noise or something so yes i have red it but im still not confident and im abit scared is she too old she is 4 and 5-6 pups thats alot for her isnt it. well the vet said she will be all fine and he gave me his personal phone if i get stuck in a pickle i think the task for me is trying to keep my 14month old daughter away lol she loves sitting with her. re her welping box just got my partner to go to bunnings to get some wood and supplies so ive got the plans from a website so he will be building it for her today

    thanks again

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