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can a 14 year old female dog get pregnant

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14 year old female, 1 year old male dog. She sporadically gets her cycle. They did the deed after about 4 days of light bleeding, then she stopped bleeding altogether. Then about a week later is lightly bleeding again. She is VERY overweight, so I won't even be able to tell by her belly.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 years ago.

It is physically possible if she has a heat cycle, but it doesn't happen that often. I urge you to have her spayed as soon as possible if she is healthy enough for the operation as whelping could be very dangerous to her health. I would immediately have her seen by your vet to evaluate her health and discuss your options with him. He may want to wait until pregnancy is confirmed. I hope this information is helpful to you.