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Mismating injection
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ThatsNotIt · 18/03/2019 16:21

My 10 month old pup got caught by intact male last Sunday. (Last week). I had had both dogs during the 'crucial time alone and no accidents while hubby worked I went out for an hour and my male got her !!! I mean seriously how hard os it to keep her seperate when i have 2 cages... so i phoned the vets immediately and the booked her in today, she had her 1st mismating injection.... and I feel terrible.. she is not spayed because it was her first season and I've never had a reason to get my male fixed.

It's silly I know because there are so many dogs in shelters etc. I'm not a breeder and I just heel like I'm taking the choice away from my girl. It's too late now to change my mind I know as she has had the first of 2 injections. But I can't help but feel awful for her. DH said we should of let her have them but I don't want the responsibility of finding loving homes and well a litter of puppies to be honest, feel like crying to be honest..

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Nesssie · 18/03/2019 16:26

There is no physiological, behavioural or psychological benefit to her having a litter of puppies. She will not be 'missing out' on anything except the potential complications of pregnancy and birth. 10 months old is way way too early for her to give birth. You don't need to feel guilty about anything. This is the best thing for your pup.
Well done on getting the injection early.

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missbattenburg · 18/03/2019 16:26

I just feel like I'm taking the choice away from my girl

I definitely don't mean this to sound harsh but that is the role we take on as owners - making the right choices for our charges when they cannot make it themselves.

It's not just about finding good homes. It's about paying for and providing medical care for the bitch (do you have a spare few hundred/thousand pounds?). Spending 24*7 raising puppies (literally sleeping in same room for the first few weeks). Finding homes AND proving them with a lifetime of support including offering to take back any puppies, at any age, for any reason. To do otherwise risks lives you created going into the rescue system.

None of this is possible for the average and ill-prepared dog owner. An injection is, by far, the kindest - and least selfish - way to handle the situation.

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Hoppinggreen · 18/03/2019 17:22

I take the choice away from my dog of running across a busy road to see another dog, I take away the choice of jumping up at people, I take away the choice of him running after squirrels and getting lost. I take away his choice to eat things that might kill him
As a dog owner I make a lot of decisions that my dog has no choice over, I do it to keep him happy, well and safe.
You need to do the same OP and be grateful that the injection is an option

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 18/03/2019 17:50

If your 12 year old daughter had unprotected sex, you'd probably decide that the morning after pill was a good option (as indeed would an abortion, if pregnant).

Giving your pup the mismate injection is absolutely the right thing to do - she's not physically ready to have pups, and would not benefit from having them.

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nunnun · 18/03/2019 18:03

This almost exact scenario happened to my ddog. It was her first season too. I hope you've managed to get her to the vet very early on.

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feelingsinister · 18/03/2019 18:30

You've done the right thing in getting her the drugs but this could have been easily avoided and it's really irresponsible to keep an unneutered male.

Get them both neutered/spayed as soon as possible. I get that you're waiting for her first season to have your bitch spayed but there's no reason not to neuter your dog.

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Hoppinggreen · 18/03/2019 19:17

And you now DO have a good reason to get your male dog neutered

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ThatsNotIt · 18/03/2019 19:22

I absolutely know I've done the right thing 100% and every single one of your points is exactly right. Every single day I make choices for my Ddogs I have had puppies before years ago and it was hard.... I didn't sleep more than 2 hours at a time those first few weeks NEVER AGAIN. I took more than one back and rehomed again (thankfully all are settled now!) I just feel so mean, but I know ive done right by her she is still a puppy herself. Has anyone had experience with the mismating injection. It was done exactky 7 days after mating like the vet requested what can I expect now... Will there actually be fetus when she bleeds... my that wasnt really that clear I hope she doesn't suffer bless her.. I am back at vet in the morning so will ask a lot more questions tomorrow.... I couldn't believe he asked if I was sure because it's expensive I said puppies and surgeries are more expensive yea I'm sure. Tomorrow I'll be booking horny boy in for the snip asap and will ask about how long I need to wait with miss horny pants it's 3 months after a season usually isn't it... but vet said mismating injection may affect her cycle so may have to wait longer now

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ThatsNotIt · 18/03/2019 19:29

@missbattenburg i get you about the cost..of the pregnant bitch, cost a fortune last time and she had a really smooth pregnancy.... that was saved for and planned. Both dogs cleared by 2 different vets (ours and studs) all done above board and properly. It was an absolutely amazing experience but exhausting and did I mention NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN! I'm getting to old for that now!

As bad as I feel mismating injection is a god send ....not to my bank this week though Grin

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feelingsinister · 18/03/2019 22:50

I think we were advised midway between her cycles which can be hard to predict especially as our girl's previous owner had lied about her already having a season.

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ThatsNotIt · 19/03/2019 06:34

Thanks @feelingsinister it will be my usually vet today. The one I saw yesterday was filling in from another practice (same company) yesterday

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nunnun · 19/03/2019 14:54

Do ask the vet to explain clearly to you what you should expect to happen. Mine didn't, and it was one of the most traumatic things I've ever been through - thirteen years later it still haunts me. Although my ddog was a lot further on in the pregnancy than it seems yours is.

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ThatsNotIt · 19/03/2019 16:39

Yes he fully explained, thank you. He said it shouldn't be too much given its only a week but to expect some clots and it may take up to 7 days before anything happens

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