Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snag & a Question

The wreath was a daily challenge sent out in LilA's PSP group. Our task was to decorate it any way we chose. I'm not that great at the real ones so I'm shocked that this one came out looking so nice. =D

Snag only please!
Ok ... on to my question ... it's about animals!
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So my female chihuahua is in heat and my male up until now (he's 1.5 years old) has been unable to mate with her. Don't know why he hasn't been able to before but this time it's just insane. Ya see, I've bred dogs before ... never had a problem with the mating ritual ... male does the do, female goes out of heat, about 60 days later there's a liter of puppies. Well, with my chihuahua's, it's not working that way. Without getting to graphic with it ... my male has knocked the bottom out of my female 5 times that I know of in less than 24 hours. She's still in heat & OMG ... she's trying to mate with all my other females. She looks nasty down there ... her poor genitals are nearly hanging on the floor ... she's not that far off the ground, but still!
Do any of you know if it's normal for dogs to mate more then a couple times? My pom was bred several years ago, the dogs hooked up twice & she had 4 puppies. The vet told me that she was probably impregnated twice ... she was only expected to have 2 since she was so tiny. My chihuahua is half the size of my pom & has had double/triple the hook ups. I'm scared they either will have 10 puppies or worse ... he keeps trying because it isn't working. PLEASE, if you know anything about this topic help!
Oh good gravy ... make that 6 times ... they just hooked up again!

11 comments:

Chrissie said...

LOL that's funny and then it's not. Sorry I don't know anything about it, but I sure hope somebody on here has some advice. Can you take her in the vet to check her out? I mean won't they be able to tell. Lord I hope she's not gotten pregnant that many times. You might have to put her away somewhere by herself for awhile. So no more hookups.
Take care, Chrissie

Sugar said...

my first thought would be to call your local vet & ask them.
huggies...

Joan said...

So sorry I don't have any suggestions to make have never had more than one dog at a time but I am sure someone will be able to help you on here. Love Joan

Missie said...

I know nothing about mating. I think to be on the safe side, you should call the vet.

Melissa said...

poor dog, i hope u can figure out whats wrong

Terri said...

I have no idea...wish I could help...

If i were you I would call the vet, and also for the time being keep her in an area away from the male...

I want a male chocolate one! :)

I hope she is okay...and she delivers some healthy pups...

Keep us updated please...

Hugs
Terri

D said...

tag is cute....
as for the mating I have no clue.. wouldn't even want to guess... can you call your vet? Poor little doggie
hugs

Lisa said...

Emmi, I know nothing about dogs and when they mate or not, sorry, wish I could help, Love Ya Lisa

Maria said...

Sorry, I don't know much about dogs mating. I would call my local vet and ask them. - I read other people said the same thing. SOrry I can't be of much help. Hugs, Maria

Allison said...

I'm trying to picture this whole scene including the description of her genitalia. I'm sure my picture is probably more graphic than it really is, not a pretty sight in my mind. LOL Have a happy Wednesday! Luv ya!

ELLIE said...

now with our rotties - they mate over and over and over - but I do not know if that is the same for yours...
You should see if you can find a club of the dogs you have - and they would know - or maybe a vet--
sorry no real answers for you...
I love your pics from thanksgiving - looks like you all had a great time - how cool!!
take care--Ellie