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I am very concerned about my 10 month old burnese mountain

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I am very concerned about my 10 month old burnese mountain dog.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: She was in heat and about the 8th day, I put her on her lead to go to the bathroom and she wound up getting tied with a male fo
JA: Is the dog bleeding a lot?
Customer: Dog
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Now the bleeding is getting lighter. Much lighter
JA: Our top Veterinarian is ready to take your case. Just pay the $5 fully refundable deposit and I'll fill the Veterinarian in on everything we've discussed. You can go back and forth with the Veterinarian until you're 100% satisfied. We guarantee it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. Though there is always a chance of pregnancy. if the dog is in the first stage of heat where there is just bleeding, then it will be more unlikely of a pregnancy. Dogs are mated during the second stage of heat where the blood discharge changes to a yellow straw color.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
you don't think she's pregnant even though she tied.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

There is always a chance , I never say never because not all owners know when the second stage happens. Dogs can go through a false pregnancy as well which shows signs of a pregnant dog so around day 26 after the lock between the two you will want to have a sonogram done

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

here is more on pregnancy in dogs. It is important to have a sonogram or x ray done to be certain it is not a false pregnancy.

http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/keeping-your-dog-healthy/reproduction-breeding/pregnancy-in-dogs

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Her bleeding has now gotten much lighter since that happened.
She used to gobble down 2 bowls of dog food at her feedings and now she just finishes one bowl through the entire day.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have a vet appointment for her this afternoon at 4:00 but as I said I am extremely concorned and sorry to say I want to know now.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
But is the vet able to do a sonogram this early?
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

No ,they may do a blood test . Generally where there is lower appetite it can mean infection not pregnancy. Usually dogs eat more with pregnancy

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

sonogram and x rays have to wait 24 days to 45 days

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
there is no way of knowing if she is pregnant until about 20 days?
I just want to do the right thing.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

they mated 8 days ago?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
5 days ago
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

okay , no even a blood test cannot be done until about 21 days where they look for an increase in a certain hormone.

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/pregnancy-testing-in-the-dog/364

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

Do you know if the female flagged for the male?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is there ANYWHERE way of knowing this early? Someone told me to squeeze her nappies and they turn purple that she is pregnant
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

No, and do not do that.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Flagged?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

moved the tale to the side for the male

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

if you touch her near her tail does she move her tail to the side?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I was told from my kids that it did
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

A bitch will move (flag) the tail for a male to enter when she is ready to become pregnant so if she did that then I would suspect pregnancy.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

but your vet will not be sure at this point.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Wait, I'm trying to get her to stop wagging her tail.Ok, I think it went left
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

then there is a good likelyhood

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She has been overly cuddly. She doesn't want to be alone lately.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

Was it another Berner that tied with her?

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

they can get cuddly during this time

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I just wanna fi do out and I want to do the best for my dog.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

If she is pregnant then it is safer to let her have the puppies

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

Here are the risks of trying any type of abortion for the pups http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/reproductive/c_dg_abortion_termination_of_pregnancy?page=2

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

I guess you have some thinking to do:) Look over all the information I sent you so you can make an informed decision.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'm on the phone right now with the vet.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it was another bernese
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is there ANYWHERE test that the vet will be able to do to tell me if she is?
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.

not after only five days

Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Sally G.