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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.
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
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.
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
sonogram and x rays have to wait 24 days to 45 days
they mated 8 days ago?
okay , no even a blood test cannot be done until about 21 days where they look for an increase in a certain hormone.
Do you know if the female flagged for the male?
No, and do not do that.
moved the tale to the side for the male
if you touch her near her tail does she move her tail to the side?
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.
but your vet will not be sure at this point.
then there is a good likelyhood
Was it another Berner that tied with her?
they can get cuddly during this time
If she is pregnant then it is safer to let her have the puppies
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
I guess you have some thinking to do:) Look over all the information I sent you so you can make an informed decision.
not after only five days