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Harry & Heidi's mom
3rd February 2008, 08:07 PM
to mate a cavalier thats had a previous c-section???

3rd February 2008, 08:10 PM
I don't think so, why risk it I'd say.

Harry & Heidi's mom
3rd February 2008, 08:15 PM

i didn't think so

on another forum i go on someone asked how to tell a dog was pregnant, she has 3 cavs one is pregnant and she isn't sure of the other
i've asked her why didn't the vet advise her when she had the health checks and she won't answer!!

sounds like another byb if you ask me!!

3rd February 2008, 09:04 PM
It is done to mate a bitch who has had a c-section -after all people go on to have further babies after c-sections...

However it is considered unethical if it is known that the bitch will need another c-section.

The kennel club specifies that bitches can only have two litters by c-section unless there are exceptional circumstances. Hope that helps?

Heather, that does sound a bit worrying...

4th February 2008, 07:02 PM
My breeder stopped breeding from Merlin and Oakley's mum when she had to have a c section after Oakley's litter.

I think sometimes the risk of another c section and the effects on the dog outweigh all else.

Thats purely my opinion as I only have experience of my mum's litters!

4th February 2008, 07:05 PM
to mate a cavalier thats had a previous c-section???

There are whole breeds of dogs that 'usually' have c-sections.

5th February 2008, 12:00 AM
There is a very famous kennel here where she only has csections because it results in more live puppies. They have the anaesthesia so perfected now that the dog is only under for the duration of the surgery and is even able to nurse immediately after. Both whelping and csections each have risks.

5th February 2008, 03:25 PM
only ever had one section here and its certainly isn;t something i would just do i found it hard going on my girl

its said to be safe to breed again but personally i wouldn't

5th February 2008, 03:28 PM
It depends on why they had to have a section. One large stuck pup will necessitate a c-section. It has nothing to do with the conception or delivery of subsequent puppies.

Sorry, I just don't see why it wouldn't be "safe".

5th February 2008, 03:35 PM
There was a story on another forum of a bitches uterus ruptering at the old c section scar resulting in the pup slipping into her abdomen

5th February 2008, 03:39 PM
Uterine rupture is possible at any time. I had to have a bitch spay on the table during our first c-section due to an overly crowded and stretched uterus.