My dog lives in the house, and she appears to be pregnant, if she is pregnant, what should we do if she gives birth to her puppies in the house?
Well, one thing you could do is have her spayed now...they do it even if they are pregnant...that's what I did with a rescue, who turned out to be pregnant.
If you aren't going to that, then you provide a place for her to have her pups...clear out a space in your bedroom, or spare room, big enough to hold one of those little hard plastic pools you can get at Walmart. That'll be the "nest"...
...then I suggest you ge on line, and Google 'Whelping puppies'...there'll be about one sites all with ideas and advise.
THEN get your dog spayed, and spare yourself the hassle (and your dog the health problems that come with not being fixed).
1. How did she get pregnant, if she lives in the house?
2. Why would you leave her not spayed, if you don't know the first thing about breeding?
3. Why bring mutt puppies into this world, when tens of thousands of puppies -- including purebreds (which I can only assume you dog's puppies are NOT) are put to death in animal shelters all across America?
For every puppy your dog has, and someone buys, another puppy in the shelter which they WOULD have adopted, gets put to death.
Please think twice before allowing her to go through with the pregnancy.
The only truly safe place for her to have the puppies is in the house. You will need to be ready for this responsibility. I know it sucks but if you are like me and do not believe in aborting the puppies you have to be willing to put forth allot of work. You can not put newborn puppies outside
I would tell you what I was going to say, but Editor and Utopia said all of it for me!
They read my mind, Thank you for that. I really didn't want to type this again, I JUST got done typing to someone who has a similar problem.
Oh my...this is why I support MANDATORY spay/neuter ordinances with exceptions for good breeders...