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Old 05-04-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Question- stairs and pregnant females

Okay- I know I sound stupid for asking this but- IN the litters I had before, I had rambler type homes. I didnt have any stairs. Well- where I live now, I do. I have two sets of stairs inside the house ( its a A frame) and stairs down to the yard off the deck. I do have a front ramp. But I want to know what breeders think. What is your experience with stairs and a pregnant one. Does it matter or not??
I asked the vet. They said that as long as she can cope with them, it should be fine. However- I would hate for something to happen when I could have just avoided something to start with. What are your experiences with stairs?

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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I'm a big believer in allowing any species to get whatever exercise they feel comfortable with (neither enticing nor restricting). If she's comfortable on the stairs & that is part of her normal routine, then I would continue to allow it until she shows signs that it is difficult for her (which is unlikely until very late stages of pregnancy, if at all).
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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ME TOO! My dogs run on alot of room here, so stairs till they do not want to. THe only mishap I had was this March with Gillion litter. I have bred Girle now twice. She stands so well. Sasha is not pregnant, but they play together, up hills, down hills, good for them to do this as long as they feel like it. Keep an eye on a sluggish female close due date. Then do not force her to do anything out of the ordinary sweetie. Have a Great Day goin back outside, it is gorgous and the Best.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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My dogs were allowed where ever they wanted up to the delivery.The stairscase were never a problem.They never slowed down,not even at the end.The more they move,the easier the delivery will be.Same for us.Some dogs will regulate themselves.How steep are you staircase?.
If they are really bad,you might want to put a gate when she is alone so that she doesn't go up by herself,mostly in the last 3 or 4 days.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:39 AM   #5
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Just like with people an animal should be able to do everything it did before it was pregnant as long as it is a normal pregnancy. Try not to worry she will be fine.

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LOL How many chances am I going to get to tease you that you worry far far too much.

Let her be a dog and do what she normally does. The more exercise she gets of her own choosing and at her own pace, the easier the delivery and the better off she and her pups will be.

During her final week you might want to keep her off the stairs due to possible clumsiness, especially if she's carrying a huge litter. But otherwise let her continue her normal activities.
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The only thing I have been cautioned about is to limit her running with others as they push themselves to be first. IN a run, its a full stretch of their bodies.. like this..
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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I can't see her wanting to run like that if she is heavy with pups.

She will be fine. I am so looking forward to seeing these gorgeous puppies. Mmmmm puppy breath.

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Dogs usually regulates themselves.
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My shepherds always did. .. I hope its the same.. ( ahhhhhhh a learning experience.. lol.. )

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