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I have a 7 month old boston terrier/boxer mix ... She got out

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I have a 7 month old boston terrier/boxer mix ... She got out of the yard and I think she might be pregnant. How bad is this situation considering her age and small size?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 years ago.

Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.


1- When did the possible breeding happen?

2- Are you considering breeding her or spaying her?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The possible breeding date approximately 3 weeks, and I don't want to breed her, wanted to spay her.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 years ago.

Being pregnant on the first heat is not ideal. But, most dogs will carry the pregnancy to term without any problems; no need to be concern. Another concern would be if the father was much bigger the pups may be to large for her pelvic canal and she may need a c-section. However, at 3 weeks she is still in time for you to schedule her and get spayed; most vets will spay her at 3 weeks of a possible pregnancy, not a problem.


If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.


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