My family is planning to breed our chihuahua soon for the first time. im worried she could get hurt in the process of giving birth and we can’t afford to get her a c-section. while she is giving birth should we call the vet to help her or just let nature take its course?
Ok I am not usually one to preach. But Chihuahua’s are one of the most COMMON dogs found in shelters. The vet I work for spays or neuters about 3 a week for our small local shelter ( and we are only 1 of about 6 or 7 vet clinics that they use to spueter)
There are many more chihuahuas then their are homes for them so please really think hard if your willing to add to that..Would you want one of those puppies to end up in a shelter? because the chances one will ( or one of those puppies puppies) is high!
Also if you can not afford a C-section please realize your dog can die giving birth.. and I do believe most dogs give birth naturally without any help..
I am not one to try to scare you.. had you said a lab, or German Shepard I wouldn’t have said anything about a c-section (though it is not impossible for one of those dogs to need a c-section)
but chihuahuas are small and they have large heads for their bodies so it is hard for the tiny mothers to push out big-headed babies. Though many chihuahua can have babies naturally please think about what would you do if this situation came up. would you just watch your dog and all her puppies die? An Emergency C-section is more than a $1,000.
also Chihuahuas are known to get very sick and have seizures do to lack of calcium from feeding their puppies. And if the puppies are not getting enough food they can get low blood sugar and with-in hours be near death due to their tiny size .Both of these things are very common for chihuahuas, especially when they have owners who have no idea what it takes to breed a litter..So please think long and hard about breeding your dog..
And do ALOT more research..