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    hi,

    my rescue cav ebony is in heat (2 weeks now), and so far we've managed to keep them apart, but last night harry mounted her and i stopped him immediatly, so what are the chances of her getting pregnant by that??
    maxxs mummy has told me that she will be most fertile now that the bleeding has almost stopped so ebony is spending a few days with my neighbour (who has 2 bitches) so harry doesn't get too frustrated!


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    I'm no expert but if they had tied I don't think you would have managed to separate them so I think you might be ok.
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    I have also heard the same from my breeder if they were into it, you would not of been able to get him off her.

    May be okay, but maybe some of the more expierenced members will
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    Harry behave yourself!!!

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    they hadn't tied, to be honest i don't think he actually got her *if you know what i mean*

    i remember when i was about 8 our family dogs mated and were tied, my sister thought they were going to die cos they were tied and stuck to each other by the butt, we didn't know that it was normal .
    she went on to give birth to 4 pups which we kept!

    I think harry isn't my baby anymore, he's a man

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    Aaaw, you poor thing. I felt the same when Daisy Boo went into heat.
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    Bruce has discussed this general issue before but to reiterate in the current circumstances you must keep them absolutely, totally apart -- as in one must ALWAYS be confined when the other is out, no exceptions, ever. This has to be an ironclad rule in the house. They DON'T need to tie for a male to impregnate the female, so the best thing is either to consider getting the hormone shot/morning after remedy or start to watch Ebony very carefully and have the vet check her in a couple of weeks to be sure she has not conceived. They can get pregnant just as easily as humans can from fairly casual contact though it is less likely if they haven't tied. If she is pregnant you can consider a spay while pregnant. If you want to avoid having to make this decision you need to get her in right away for the morning after injection so she won't carry any pups.

    If you have an intact male and a female making sure nothing unwanted happens really requires constant, constant vigilance. It is really tough! Their drive to conceive is incredibly strong, the strongest drive in the natural world, and remember nature will conspire to make a pregnancy happen even with very brief contact. I'd talk to your vet for advice right away and go from there but think through waht you are are comfortable doing if she has conceived.
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    Hi Karlin,

    Ebony is having a little holiday at my neighbours, she has 2 dogs herself but both are bitches.
    I don't think Harry actually "got her" but will ring my vet today for advice on what to do next.
    I know humans can concieve with very little "contact" but wasn't sure about dogs, hence the title of this thread!

    thanks

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    Hmmm, bit late in responding to this, things have been crazy lately between work in the office, my siding project at home and Kris chasing all over the country to dog shows. But enough whining!

    What Karlin said. I know it's hard to always have one crated (and in separate rooms, BTW), but you have to do what you have to do. And the underware that you put on the girls to keep them from spotting in the house are NOT a chastity belt! Those boys will get them off or work around them and the girls will do everything they can to help! The instinct to reproduce is incredible.

    Glad to hear she is at the neighbors house now. I'll cross my fingers that she doesn't conceive and you don't have more difficult decisions to make.
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    linda that little ruby has the cutest face ever, is that your little puppy?...
    also thats funny about the heat, is there such a thing as the morning after pill for dogs the same way there is for us?.

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