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anyone else have a female dog

that is not spayed? we chose not to spay our black lab puppy yet in case we decide to breed her later. She just had her first heat, which we deduced by the fact that she is basically having a period. she would chew through the diaper thingy, so any suggestions? thankfully we have hard floors and it's not that much of a mess. just a couple drops now and again

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rhianna1708

Asked by rhianna1708 at 6:02 PM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • That's going to happen. If you don't want to spay her, you have to deal with the little drops here and there.
    feesharose

    Answer by feesharose at 6:04 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Yep. Usually, whenever she goes through it - we keep her out in the kennel for most of the day. luckily, it's nice and warm outside, so she doesn't mind. If you have stray dogs in your neighborhood - keep a close watch, because they'll mount her within a blink of an eye. :]
    K_Sawyer

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 6:08 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Why would you not spay her??? Aren't there already enough dogs in animal shelters???
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 6:11 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Shut up crazypink. Stop being rude. ~OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • I'm not rude - just telling the truth... Aware would also be a good word!
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 6:24 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • op- carzypink. it would be cruel if we let any male dog go at her and bred her over and over. but she is fenced in and no other dog can get to her. and when we do breed her the puppies will not go to shelters. and after one litter, she will be spayed. just because we have not spayed her yet does not mean that we are irresponsible.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 6:28 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • We chose to not spay our chi. I was to afraid to have her spayed. She's only a pound and a half and full grown. I would be terrified to spay her. OP, don't listen to carzypink. She's just being rude.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • I mean it's your dog and it's your decision...
    But just something to think about: Where do all the dogs in the animal shelters come from??? Most of them were puppies given to people to take care of them...
    If you want to breed your dog, did you do some testing on your dog if she is genetically healthy???
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 6:35 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • We have a chocolate lab that we didn't spay to begin with. We just kept her outside or in the mud room while she was in heat. But if she went outside we had to make sure that she didn't get out of the yard and that no other male dogs could get in. We have a kennel that she would be in but then one of the dogs in the area (we live in the country) came and dug a hole into her kennel and got to her. This was her first heat after having her puppies (she had 11 in her first and only liter). We didn't want her to go through another liter so soon after having puppies, so as soon as we found out that the male dog got to her we took her into the vet and got her spayed. We didn't want her to have health problems from having the liters so close together. There was no way of knowing if she actually was pregnant since it was a matter of a day. If we had it our way, we would have liked to have one more liter later down the road.
    kimmykim

    Answer by kimmykim at 6:35 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • My dog is also not spayed... But I know for sure he will never make puppies!
    I have no problem if your dog is not spayed... I just have a problem with the whole "we want her to have puppies" thing!
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 6:37 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

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