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Old 04-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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I called the vet today and the doctor isnt happy with corona! Her poop has stopped being COMPLETELY firm for about 3 or 4 days...i say due to treats...doc says no! Her poop is more like playdough...
She has to have a biopsy of her intestine, which i can not afford right now!
The doctor says that it needs to be done ASAP but i just cant afford it...im still trying to get back on the feet with the last vet bills!
I know i shouldnt be worried about the breeding thing right now...HEALTH FIRST all the way...BUT, i've been told by breeders that you have to start planning a dogs pregnancy and breeding WELL before they(themselves) are even born. Im trying to do this by the book, but im sure people who breed hit hurdles like virus's and other stuff! I just hope this isnt life threatening.
I havent had corona all that long but i'd still be devestated if something life threatening occurs!
**wish us luck** but we still wont be having the surgery to remove the intestine for a while...Im hoping to get the money soon but i still dont think it'll be as soon as i want it!
I'd like to get it done before we go to michigan so i can be home with her while she is recouperating!
maybe in 3 or 4 weeks, i dunno though!

On a side note: this is for those of you who breed. When you come to a situation like this, what do you do?
Im a little up in the air with this and i have like a million things going on in my head! thanks for everyones help in advance!
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Cocobean- a female has to be in excellent health to be bred. Remember- once bred- the female can become behind the 8 ball reallll fast!
I am suspect of a mild instestinal infection. Tell me- has your vet put her on a round of flagyl etc?? Or tested for coccidea...

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Old 04-09-2007, 05:55 PM   #3
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Cocobean- a female has to be in excellent health to be bred. Remember- once bred- the female can become behind the 8 ball reallll fast!
I am suspect of a mild instestinal infection. Tell me- has your vet put her on a round of flagyl etc?? Or tested for coccidea...

I understand that dogs need to be PERFECT to be bred, but im sure if your dog eats too fast and gets sick on ur floor your NOT going to breed her because she ate to fast?
Im sure pups or adult dogs get into something their not supposed to get sick and still be bred, or developes a virus but with medication, it's treated and still bred! I mean that would be a perfect world...of course it'd be nice to be in a perfect world but we're not, so im sure these things happen, but the dog is still in tip top shape right?
i could be wrong, but i can almost bet a cold or something isnt going to call off a breeding all together right?
well anyways....I actually have no idea what flagyl is lol, can you explain it to me? lol
She's had two blood test done, one for her apendics(sp)?? oh crap i cant remember what the first blood test was for...ima have to go read my other post to find out lol duh me! lol
then the second one was for everything else...which they found a mild protien deficiency.
Steriod therapy is what she is on now...but the doctor says he wants be to discountinue the use of them for the rest of the week and see how she does...then call back to sched. the surgery!
arge...im distraught!
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:03 PM   #4
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but worms will because worms can kill the puppies...it sounds like that is what corona has and it sounds like that is what your vet thinks...

Colds can also be detrimental to your puppies as well. A cold can cause a dog to loose weight...and pregnant females usually need to be heavier because of the stress of pregnancy on their bodies. If they are not at maintenance levels than they are not getting enough nutrition or energy for themselves or the puppies....which can cause all kinds of problems...dogs have too short a gestation period...even in horses they worry about things like that...but thatis 11 months...you can do alot in eleven months...but the mare needs to be at higher weight before she is bred even then...with dogs you have two months and that just is plain not enough time to put weight on...or to mess around with health even.

And dont worry so much...corona will come back into heat in a couple of months...and then you get to start all over again

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The situation you're going through with Corona will most likely remove her from consideration for any future breeding plans.

Planning ahead for a breeding doesn't necessarily involve the dogs one owns.

Planning ahead means learning all we possibly can about the breed. The many types and lines that are the closest to the breed standard in all ways including but not limited to health, conformation, temperament, natural ability and trainabllity.

Much research into the above qualities of the parents and grandparents too,(at the very least) is a must for any ethical breeder. This knowledge cannot be learned (or taught) within the small space of one year. Owning dogs of a particular breed is not the same as active, hands on involvement in the breed.

To breed without the required research and involvement, particularly in a breed as popular as the labrador Retriever is to do a disservice to the breed.

With 41,132 litters of labs registered with AKC every year and thousands of unregistered litters being produced; every future breeder needs to do their homework in painstaking detail in order to protect the quality and integrity of the breed they love!

Once a potential breeder reaches the point where they know and understand the breed standard by heart and can feel deep in their heart that they know they will be producing the absolute best quality dogs possible--then it will be time to decide whether to breed or not.

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dang i was really hoping this wouldnt take her outa the running...but she needs to be healthy most of all!
She is my little girl before everything and i just hope they can figure out whats wrong SOON!
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I'm sorry to have to agree here. You cannot responsibly breed a female who isn't the epitomy of perfect health & condition. In addition, if waiting to have a procedure of that nature is performed is a matter of finances, I have to recommend that you not breed at all.

I've had a single litter cost me over $5000 just to get through the vet bills and I've had a few more that cost me well over $1000 in vet bills. The result of the $5000 delivery & procedures thereafter was 2 healthy kittens that had to be hand-reared because the mother became very will after her c-section. Granted it was a c-section birth, and then an additional surgery because the mother became ill.

If money is an option EVER ... the choice to breed your animals isn't a very good one. I'm sorry, but I couldn't pass on this thread without saying that.
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In addition, if waiting to have a procedure of that nature is performed is a matter of finances, I have to recommend that you not breed at all.
okay guys dont forget that corona is ONLY 5 months old...i do not plan to breed until she is AT least over 2 years old!
My finances will change by then...if not I HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM lol!
i have NO doubt in my mind my money problems will clear up in a few weeks...i just have to wait to get paid!
Trying to recouperate from $300 worth of vet bills takes about a month with the salary im on!
Im saving money so i can have a good breeding program!
But i guess my concern is...with the breeding, when other breeders come unto these problems so early in a pups life that they plan to breed what do you do? oh course fix the problem but is there anything else i can do to try and avoid these things in the future?
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It kinda sounded like you were breeding her now though when you said breeding postpones...I guess that is were the confusion comes in

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It kinda sounded like you were breeding her now though when you said breeding postpones...I guess that is were the confusion comes in
lol sorry i needed something catchy!
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