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BOERBOEL MISTAKENLY CROSS ROTWEILER ON FIRST HEAT

by NORBERT
(OGUN)

BOTH JUST AFTER WRONGFULLY MATING

BOTH JUST AFTER WRONGFULLY MATING

HELLO,I HAVE A 10 MONTHS OLD ROTTWEILER WHO JUST CAME ON HER FIRST HEAT ON THE 18TH OF JUNE. COINCIDENTALLY I ALSO HAVE A 11 MONTHS OLD MALE BOERBOEL AND ON THE 26TH OF JUNE I AS I WAS WASHING THEIR KENNELS THE BOERBOEL BROKE LOOSE AND CROSSED MY ROTWEILLER.

I WAS JUST SO CARELESS AND SO CONFUSED AT THE MOMENT COS I HAVE BEEN ADVISED NOT TO ALLOW MATING OR CROSS ON THE FIRST HEAT.

I DO NOT KNOW IF THE BOERBOEL IS MATURED ENOUGH SO WHAT DO I DO PLEASE, BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE THE LITTER?





Hi Norbert
This is unfortunate, because both of your pups are still very young, and this wasn't intended. It's amazing how determined a male can be when there's a female in season, so now you know that you need to be much more vigilant and careful to keep them apart.

Given the part of the heat cycle your Rottweiler was in, this mating may or may not have 'taken', but chances are it could have.

There is a 'morning after' hormone shot that can be given within 24 hours (I believe) of the mating and it aborts any possible puppies. BUT, it's not something I would recommend as it can cause side effects and future problems....and at this point would be very unlikely to be effective.

The best (and safest options) are either to go ahead and let her have her litter and be prepared to take good care of her and find good homes for the puppies. Or have her spayed. During that surgery the whole uterus (complete with any pups that may have been conceived) is removed. That would be my recommendation.

Unless your dog is a show dog and a stunning example of the breed who has a strong pedigree of both show and working Rottweilers, then she most likely shouldn't be bred anyway. Spaying is always recommended as it not only eliminates the possibility of an 'oops' litter like this, it also helps protect against reproductive-order diseases and conditions in later life.

There are possible ways that your veterinarian could end this pregnancy using medications, but you would need to discuss this fully with your vet and consider any, and all, risks to your dog. This article has quite a bit of information that may help you... marvistavet-pregancy-termination.

Hope this helps, best of luck.

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