This beautiful beagle is June, a 1 year old who surprised her parents with an unplanned pregnancy.
For those who don’t know, dogs are pregnant for roughly 63 days. Like people, dogs go through three trimesters, but their trimesters are about 21 days long. In the first few weeks of pregnancy, your dog will seem like her normal self, although she may gain some weight. Your pet may seem tired, and she may eat less than usual. Some dogs throw up a little, kind of like morning sickness in people. If you think your dog is pregnant, take her to the vet.
And, if you do not want your dog to become pregnant, the best thing to do is to spay her. Spaying your female dog (or cat) also helped keep them healthy – it prevents uterine infections and cancers, as well as breast cancer.
June went into labor a week earlier than anticipated. Her labor began around 5 am, and when 10:30 am rolled around and there were no puppies born, June’s mom rushed her to the vet clinic. The vet found a baby stuck in the birth canal, so June had to have an emergency C-section, and was also spayed to avoid future accidental litters.
June's dad is the only income for their family of three, and this unplanned circumstance was more than what the family could afford, so they reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for help. Their family had this to say on our Facebook page:
Because of you guys this little momma made it through an emergency C-section healthy and all five puppies are healthy. It was and shock to our little family to have to have it done but fur kids sure helped and made the process more exciting rather than stressful! Thank you!
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