My girl Zoey is preggers and when she gets to her 6-7 week she starts to stay up at night panting. I always get her water and make sure she's ok but it doesn't seem to help. I know she must be uncofortable but I do everything I can for her. Is there anything else that can help keep her comfy?
I would stop breeding her and spay her. That will make her comfortable. We don't need more puppies brought into the world when thousands are dying in shelters and Pug rescues are bursting at the seams. Leave breeding to the breeders who exhibit and are doing it to improve the breed and who put money into genetic testing, ensuring their puppies are as healthy and free from genetic disease as possible. That is why they charge what you call "outrageous prices" on your website. Sorry to be blunt but the last thing this wonderful breed needs now is another backyard breeder. You have two bitches and on your website you say you are breeding 3 - 4 times a year. I honestly feel a little ill. Speaking out will probably get me banned but it's important for SOMEONE to speak up as all anyone else does is say they can't wait to see pictures.
I didn't visit the website. I don't have a problem with people breeding, as long as it's done responsibly. For that, one needs a lot of knowledge about genetics and health. If you don't fill those requirements, then yes, I agree that you should leave breeding to others. In any case, breeding 2 litters per year from each girl is too much. One litter per year is enough and I don't think any girl should have more than 4 litters in a lifetime. It takes a toll on their bodies, just as it does on ours.
The prices that serious breeders charge are not outrageous IMO. They are the result of the breeders spending a lot of money on showing their dogs, putting them through tests and using only the best sires. That costs. Also, I happen to think that puppies SHOULD be expensive. Buying a dog should never be an impulse decision. It's for life. If you're not prepared to save up and to wait until you can afford the puppy, you shouldn't get one. Since pugs are, realistically, likely to cost a bit in vet. expenses, it's not a breed for anybody. The price to me is also an indication on the value put on the dog's life. A high price reflects that this is not a thing that you can throw away when you get tired.
Proud mama to puggies Winston and Ozzie, Slatan the Cat and Zino the horse.
First of all Welcome!
Wow!! Is anyone gonna help her with the question at hand?
Sorry, but I have no experience with breeding pugs, but I am sure someone can help you with your question without being judgemental. There is plenty of great help and info from this site and lots of wonderful members who will chime in and help you with your question, i'm sure.
Good luck with you girl and please post pics of the babies when they arrive
all my dogs are geniticly test, spines checked, hips check and the whole deal and clear for breeding. thanks :) i always encourage all my potential puppy owners to adopt.
Last edited by 11442; 04-13-2012 at 11:14 AM.
always amazes me! lol!
ok lets say it's my male dog then that is panting a lot. Does anyone know a way to help a dog panting? that may not be comfortable?
If its from over heating maybe try a cold compress on her belly to bring her temp down? Or put her somewhere quiet to calm her if the panting is from stress?
Sorry, I'm no expert but that's my 2 cents worth!
I hope someone with more knowledge on what your girl is experiencing, will advise you.