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    Hi everyone so Hope went to the Vet this morning. We got some good news and some idk not too bad news! Good news We weighed in at whopping 58.6lbs I'm guessing we packed on a good 5-10lbs within the 2 weeks she's been here! Vet said considering her condition there wasn't any noticeable problems with her that needed immediate attention. General cleaning of the teeth, normal vaccines (didn't have the funds today-which afterwards i could've gotten) nails need some filing.

    and the idk not too bad news: Since she was having discharge when we found her she may be preggers! (yayy pup or puppies) she can be spayed now which will obviously terminate the pups if any are in there. The tumor looking mass by one of her teets needs to be removed sooner than later.

    So after discussing with my husband about her exam. he without hesitation said NO she will have her puppies if she's pregnant anf then get her fixed. I'm amazed he said that and very touched as well, i would have thought he would agree with the spaying right away. So i'm totally NEw to having a FEMALE dog (will need massive advice) Vet informed me just to watch her belly area will enlarge if there are a few pups not so much if 1 or 2. In 45days i can take her back for x-rays to verify pregnancy. and Then in 2 months (i believe that's what he said) the puppies will be coming!! Sooo they would be Halloween pups if i calcualed correctly.
    Next week i'm gonna take her back for her shots so she can go to the groomers (she's way to big for me to try and bathe lol) Awesome part of today is The animal hospital waived my office visit today since i rescued her!!! And she got a new big fluffy bed that she's loving!!!

    So any advice on mommy dogs would be greatly appreciated, how will i know if she's prego before her xrays any "mood swing" signs how will i know she's gonna pop and what do i do if or when she does?!!! AHHHH sooo exciting and nerve wrecking all at once!!!
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    Oh and it's only going to cost me $240 to have bloodwork, spay, and to remove the mass. and extra $120 if i want the mass tested for cancer, i'm undecided on that right now though
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    If she is prego, you need to start some research ASAP. check out You Tube and lots of it. Research research research.
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    Wow! You are braver than I! It's an expensive undertaking and can be downright scary! I hope all goes well and Hope is well. You best be cramming like a final exam! Lots of supplies to get and knowledge too! Maybe @desertskybulldogs and @Davidh can explain things better!

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    i'm good with the nursing part and feedings every 2-3 hrs and i actually have my brother and mom who are here at my house during the day so they help with feedings too. My dad's dog had puppies once and she was young didn't want them, so i became mom and would literally milk the mama dog and bottle feed the pups and i carried them everywhere with me literally even to school lol. So like you said @JAKEISGREAT & Sherry i'm gonna have to cram hard and fast about the whole delivery part!!! My husband is excited he already wants to keep at least 2 pups lol he's counting his chickens before he gets any eggs crazy guy...
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    I hope everything goes smoothly.

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    Poor Hope - I'm so glad she's in your care now. I hope everything goes well. These pups had a horrible start for sure, but with good nutrition and care I hope you can turn things around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    I have no advise about caring for a pregnant mom...but wow! Your days are going to be busy ones...I pray all goes smoothly x
    Pirate Billy is too cute, how's he doing?
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    Best of luck to you, how exciting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Aww thanks he's really well...there is a photo heavy thread of some recent pics taken on their walk earlier this week. xx
    Great to hear, I will check them out.
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    Good luck with everything! Hope is so lucky she found you! I would love to see some updated pictures of her
    Princess, Diva, and Gio <3

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    @lakermarie Well I don't want to be the bearer of bad news or the bad guy, but things to consider. You don't know who the sire is or what type of dog he was. Second bullies need to have their pups by c-section NOT natural birth, because if there is a water puppy it can get stuck and kill the mama and all the remaining pups. The c-section can cost up to $1200.00, plus you still take a risk of losing the mama and pups on the operating table. Is this the risk you want to take? Do not let her have those pups naturally, she can die. If it were me, I would spay her now before she gets too far along, as it will not be as hard on her. I don't want to sound negative, just stating facts. If you do decide to go through with it we are here to help, but they need round the clock care, because you can not leave mama with the pups when they are not feeding because she can lay on them and kill them. You will be up every two hours feeding them. It is a lot of work to have a litter of pups. Any way just thought I'd give you some things to think about.
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