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    Hope all goes well with your vet visit and let us know what s/he recommends and you decide to do.
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    So, we have been to the vet a few hours ago. Our vet - she came especially for us. She immedietly told me after checking Paddy that she is glad it's not a uterus infection(I think it's called pyometra). Other then that, she couldn't tell if she is pregnant and since I am not sure that there was any actual mating, we can only sit and wait... She actually tends to think it's not pregnancy. As for the different signs, it can't be a measure as this could also well mean a false pregnancy.

    So... we will wait and see. we will return in 2-3 weeks for another check-up.

    As for food - she seems to eat normally. She never was a big eater.

    Maybe I am just a bit hysterical when it comes to my little baby girl?

    Thanks for all your advice,

    Yaron.

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    You could do an ultrasound at about 30 days from her last day of her season. That would tell you for sure. I think we pay around $95 around here; small price to pay for knowing for sure. That's what we did a year or so ago when we thought we might have had an accidental breeding that we didn't know about. We were fortunate in that our girl was not pregnant; just one of those darn false pregnancies!
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    Yaron, I was thinking about Paddy. How did things turn out? Was it a false pregnancy after all?
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    just curious, but are these pets? If so, why aren't they fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbm618 View Post
    just curious, but are these pets? If so, why aren't they fixed?
    The female just had her first season___ Some wait until the dog is full grown to neuter or spay

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    Ah. Yeah, BC take 2 years to be considered mature, but they do get fixed long before then, generally sometime after 6mos before 1yr. How long for cavs? And can they be done before that w/o any health risks?

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    Yaron also has been showing Paddy so would have had a reason not to neuter at that time.

    Most prefer not to neuter cavaliers before 6 months -- unless there are urgent reasons to neuter an animal before that time, I think 6 months really should be the minimum. There is evidence that a dog neutered earlier will not have any health risks of great concern (and surely, a pregnancy has high levels of health risks), but many feel that this is just very young and that it is better to allow the body to develop more normally before cutting off natural hormones before they even reach the equivalence of adolescence. Many wait til they complete their growth at around a year before neutering, if they feel they can responsibly manage the dog until that point.

    I work in cavalier rescue and have worked in general rescue with both cats and dogs but do not like to do very early neuter and certainly do not feel it should be mandatory (as the California spay/neuter bill under discussion there would require). However I can understand the stance of some rescues who feel it is better within their own rescue to do early neuter than risk more unwanted cats or dogs. I just would not do that with my own rescues.
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