The dogs pregnant and the wifes walking the floor : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

Well it had to happen the Toy Miniture Chihuahua is pregnant and according to my wife overdue. Its been about 62 days. Anyone out there had experience with Chihuahua's and birthing?

Anyone got a Tylenol shes making my head hurt. :o)

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, June 27, 2001


No experience with Chihahaus but with rat terriers, some of which are almost as small. My experience has been that the calandar be damned, the babies are born when they get ready and not a moment before. When the dog finds a spot to hide in, like a box or under the bed, the time is getting near. She will pant a lot and be fidgety. A dog that is extremely attached may put contact with you above finding a good place for her babies. My main rat terrier, Belle, insisted on going with us to get hay one time when she was pregnant. She was panting terribly before we got through, but so were we, and we just thought she was overheated like we were. Nope. We hadn't been in the house 5 minutes when she crawled under a blanket on the bed and began having puppies within 3 mintes after that. I'd be willing to bet the dog will be just fine. I just hope your wife gets through this OK!!! LOL I've been there and done that on walking the floor over dogs giving birth. It usually goes well, and doesn't require any help. If they do need help, gently hold the exposed part of the puppy and put a very, very small amount of gentle traction on the puppy. Use just enough pull that if you were holding one end of a string that was tied to something, the string would be perfectly straight. When the next contraction starts, that should be enough to help the mother birth the baby. It may take more than one contraction to get the baby clear. If the contractions are coming close together, just continue to give gentle traction. If they are further apart, gently tear open the sack so the puppy can begin to breathe. Chances are good she won't need any help at all.

-- Green (, June 29, 2001.

No pups yet. But she has claimed the living room couch. She built her a fort out of a quilt.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, July 02, 2001.

nope, but i know what she is going through, i have a chinese pug that is due her about 7 days and i am like a new mom that is ready to give birth. I can't wait.. well if you have any idea how i can relax let me know ok. thanks for your site!!!

-- Nikki Albrecht (, August 22, 2001.

Just to let you know my chihuahua is pregnant too 60 days to be exact. This is her second time. I worried alot the first time because she is only 4.5lb. Well first time she delivered at 59 days and everything was smooth. I had her at the vet every week it seemed like because i was worried. She took about 9 hours to have 5 pups. Well I stayed up with her and helped all night. I broke bags and cut cords, though I did really enjoy it. You will know when shes ready dont worry. If your dog is always sleepy and hangs all over u you will know. She will start scratchin on every door in the house and wont stay still for anything, then all of a sudden shell start pushin and thats it. I wouldnt worry first time is hard though. I hope my baby delivers soon it is so rewarding to watch and see what colors come out. Email me with any questions and good luck.

-- Anne (, June 05, 2002.

I have a chihuahua who i mated about 4 weeks ago this will be here second litter problem is i am not sure if she is pregnant as i said it has been 4 weeks i mated her on the 12th day of here season. i was just wondering if anyone could tell me how soon should she show so far things are looking down. *Fingers crossed*

-- Sabrina (, October 11, 2002.

I have a boxer, and it's been 60 days since I mated her.After 5 weeks I took her to the vet, and he said that he can't feel any puppies.But this week her breast got bigger and she even have milk.Altough all these feelings I'm still not sure if she's pregnant or not. Please,can you give me some help!!

-- stephen casha (zoline, January 20, 2003.

Hold her up to the monitor , so I can get a good look at her .


Yep, She's pregnant.

-- Steve (, January 20, 2003.

I feel exactly the same way my dauchund is preg. not sure who the daddy is and she is very big...She has been hugging me close following allot lately and passing a jelly subastance ..Also very swoollen in the private area and seemingly wet there.. Has me in a panic for I care for my 92 yr old fater and 82 yr old mom.. I am afraid to leave the house it is her first litter and I think she will have a cow when it happens...She does not do pain.. Worried in Calif.

-- Loretta (, April 22, 2003.

I actually have a question... my chihuahua has lumps all over her stomach and I don't know anything about dogs during pregnancy. I don't know she is pregnant or not. please help!

-- Kighlee (, April 30, 2003.

I have a Chihuahua cross Fox terrior and yesterday she had mated my neighbour's dog and her ass got stuck to his and i wondering if she's gonna get pregnant? And if she is how long do u thing it would be? please email with any answer at

-- George (, May 15, 2003.

I have a Queensland Heeler I bred her around April 21st. It is now June 1st and for about the last week or so her nipples have gotten huge and has put on alot of obvious weight. I really don't know alot about breeding. I have noticed a big appitite increase. Does anyone have any good advice about caculating a due date? I would really like to be perpared for the birth.

-- Jaime (, June 01, 2003.

I use to raise toy chiluahuas she had 4 litters every one went great she usually stayed pregnant 62 to 64 days she would go hide when she was ready to have them. white mucas comes out first then any where from 6 to 24 hours she would have them

-- Teresa Rylander (, July 24, 2003.

I have a rat terrie also and while I was at work my nabour "accedently" opened my gate and my dog got out she is fine but now she is pregnat It happened in the first part of June and she is REALLY big she has gained about 7 lbs and I getting worried is this normal??

-- Jennifer in N.M (, July 27, 2003.

Well I have a question, I have a full red nose pitt, and she got out for a about 5 days and now her nipples and all big and we think she is prego, but what im wondering is how long does it take for them to have there babies, and is that a sign of pregancy??? if some out there knows alot about dogs, could u pls e-mail me back and let me know. thanks

-- Rachael L coleman (, August 03, 2003.

I have an English Bulldog that was mated to a stud dog. If the breeding took, she will be around 5 weeks into the pregnancy. she has gained a lot of weight,and her breasts are hanging. But!! when will I be able to palptate (feel) the pups? at this time, can't feel a thing.

-- Ann (, September 11, 2003.

My 4.9 Chihuahua just had her first liter on 12/6/03. She started contracting at 10:30am and had her first one at 11:53am. The second one didn't come until almost 4 1/2 hours later. By the time the 4th, last puppy was born it was 6:20pm. She is being a good mommy, and has plenty of milk to nurse. I am concerned about her last two nipples near her hind legs are are getting quite large. Does this mean the puppies are not getting to these two nipples?

-- T Smith (, December 07, 2003.

I dont know a thing about little dogs but i do know about large breeds. My Sasha is an american rott shes 6 years old and just had her last litter today. She was pregnant for about 2 1/2 months. So far she is doing okay no signs of complications so far. I only thing i would like to know is, Does anyone want a puppy???

-- Jamie Judkins (, December 09, 2003.

63 days for chihuahuas. is the father smaller than her? If the father is larger she may have to have a C- section. Let me know.

-- jayne porter (, February 26, 2004.

to Kenneth, be proud because think of how happy your dog would be maybe you could sell the puppies and make happiness out of it. from mikaela

-- mikaela jane saint (, February 29, 2004.

I breed Chihuahuas. They can go anywhere from 53 to 63 days. Mine usually always go from 53 to 57.

Watching is fine, but it is better to let the mom deal with the cord and bag unless they have a problem.

My 3lb chi usually needs monitoring because the father is 4lbs. She has a difficult time with the first. She has only had two litters. The first one didn't make it (only one). The second time around she had two. One did not make it. We kept the other, she was too adorable. She is only 2.8 lbs at 6 months of age.

I would say that shredded newspaper works the best. And a very large crate or their own house.

-- Gil Figueroa (, March 14, 2004.

My chihuahua has been pregnant for 56 days, she has not been wanitng to eat and she was throwing up 2 days ago. Is this normal? Please advise. This is her first pregnancy. Any info. will help.

-- Carlos in Houston (, April 03, 2004.

well my turn been walking the floor for a week now, shes at 66 days, doc did oxytosin yesterday 2 x with no results, this am shes scratching and covering herself up with her sheet but im walking the floor nervous as can be. like the one lady said take time give her time they will come. question does anyone know of a home remedie to help along with labor, i have seen it on thats my baby on animal planet but cant find a darn thing, thanks sharon, her names belle shes maltepoo, due was easter ...

-- sharon sterrett (, April 16, 2004.

i have a Chihuahua and she has been around 52 days pregnant and for such a small dog she is really really huge! Her stomache gets bigger every other day and i worried she is so huge and my aunt says for a chihuahua she is not suppose to be this big so i am wondering if mayber she is wrong and u know if any1 has any info it would be most appreciated thank you

-- Raquel in CA (, June 16, 2004.

I have a Chihuahua, she about to have her second Litter. I'm really excited. She is also very big. I'm not sure when she will be due. I think about 5-7 more days. Chihuahua's don't carry the full amount like larger breeds. Signs of Labors are nesting behavior, my dog has a small nest in my Pantry. Also a good sign, Dogs in Labor are hyper, they run around and I think are partly scared and confused. If they are real close to there Owners, they should be close by and support the bitch. Always keep a close eye, with Chihuahua's. Things can go terrible wrong. To be on the safe side, stay close to the bitch during the last days. I slept with mine in the livingroom last night, because she started to act really weird. I'm excited!! (Always remember let Nature take it's way) Dogs have strong instincts like any other animal mother.

-- Chris (, June 23, 2004.

i have a cairn terrier and she keeps going in my closet......... and she's panting...... HELP I DON't KNOW WAHT TO DO.... i'm not ready at all...

-- Danielle (, July 03, 2004.

i need help this is my first bitch and i think she is pregnant hey tits are dropping and she has little lumps under them so i dont know what this means this will be her first litter and mien she is not even a year old and this is a copmplete accident but i'm so scared can anyone email me with help please

-- jasmine (, July 04, 2004.

It seems like a lot of individuals on this board are irresponsibly breeding their "PETS". These pets should not have been bred in the first place. On top of that, you have had an average of 63 days to do as much research as possible and with it now being the last minute, are turning to others for help. I think that is terrrible! I have noticed a majority of these individuals don't even know what the gestation period is of a dog! I can now understand why good breeders, such as myself, are constantly being bashed about breeding and are accused of contributing to the overpopulation of animals in today's socitey. I have put so much time, money & love into my dogs and it truly pays off emotionally, not financially. Well for those of you that don't have a clue, I suggest that you immediately start researching what breeding is all about. And for those of you with the tiny Chihuahuas, I suggest you get to the vet immediately, have an x-ray done of your bitch to determine if she has a possiblity of delivering those puppies naturally. Otherwise, be prepared for a $500 - $1500 vet bill for a cesarean section.

-- Angel (, July 07, 2004.

I have a Chihuahua who is 68 days pregnant I am very worried that she has not had her Puppies yet. She is being very lazt but is nest in a box with a blanket. Does anyone have a suggestions?

-- Melinda Bolivar (, August 13, 2004.

i have a jack russell she was in season about 8 weeks ago .kepted her in garden all the time so no dog would get at her but my nexts doors dog got in she said he as been done. but this passed week she is showing signs of being pregnant nipples getting big and putting on weight please help very puzzled .

-- sonia allen (, September 03, 2004.

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