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Hi we bought a female doberman off of craiglist about 23 days ago and we notice that she has started to get fat well we found out that she is pregnant but we r not sure how fr along she is...we can feel the puppies in her tummy moving and today she started to leak clear thick discharge and was wondering if anyone can tell us what this means??? Is she gonna have the puppies soon? Any info would help
 

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i would say no more than 2 weeks away if you can see and feel the puppies.
You should probably take her to the vet for an exam get her started on a dewormer and maybe an xray so you have an idea of how many babies she will have.
As well look into spaying and neutering the puppies before they go to their new home as well as mom.
 

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My dobie

Well the ppl that had her also had a dobie and i wish i could take her to the vet but i dont have any money to pay for x rays or a check up and how many pups do dobies have wen its there first litter
 

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Well the ppl that had her also had a dobie and i wish i could take her to the vet but i dont have any money to pay for x rays or a check up and how many pups do dobies have wen its there first litter
Is there anyone you can borrow the money from? The exam is not the expensive part...its going to be feeding pups, probably 8-ish is average. Try contacting Doberman Assistance Network, maybe they can help you out by making you a foster home and they will find great homes for everyone.
 

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Sorry but I just have to say it. Why did you buy a dog if you can't afford to take her to the vet when she needs to go? That is just plain selfish. What if she starts having serious complications when she is delivering the puppies? Will you just let her suffer and/or possibly die? What if she gets really sick or injured? Dogs are living creatures and need regular vet care + can have a medical emergency at any time. If you can't even afford a check up, as you state in your post, then you need to immediately find a rescue group to take this female and give her up so that she can get proper care for her pregnancy and during the very stressful time she is nursing puppies. Sorry to be so harsh but I'm stunned by this situation and can only advocate for the poor dog who has been dumped by one person onto another who can't afford to care for her. Please do the right thing and place her in rescue ASAP.
 

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Do you guys have the equivalent of the PDSA, (People Dispensary for Sick Animals) it is a charity run organisation the UK has whereby if you are on a low income your pets can still have veterinary care but for a very, very low fee and even free sometimes? I do hope so, because this girl needs special care right now.
Shame on the previous owners for letting her get pregnant and then just selling her on so she could be someone elses problem.
 

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Unbelievable. No money to care for the dog... What business do you have taking on such a responsibility if you don't have the money to care for her?

Honestly, Craigslist should stop allowing people posting animals for sale on their site. It's ridiculous the situations these poor animals end up in.

What's the point in ranting, we will get a lame excuse which only makes sense to the owner, or no answer at all.

This just pissed me off first thing Monday morning... arrrghhhh!

Try calling your local humane society's vet, maybe they can help you.
 

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Honestly, Craigslist should stop allowing people posting animals for sale on their site. It's ridiculous the situations these poor animals end up in.
I couldn't agree with you more!
 

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please consider taking the Doberman to a rescue so that they can have the funds to do what is necessary to take care of the mom and pups and so that they can find really great homes. If you can not take her to the vet to do what is needed you can be charged for animal cruelty for not doing what is necessary for the animal that needs medical attention.

if you give us some more info we can help you find a reputable rescue in your area, and please stay and learn more about how to become a responsible dog owner.
 

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Hi we bought a female doberman off of craiglist about 23 days ago and we notice that she has started to get fat well we found out that she is pregnant but we r not sure how fr along she is...we can feel the puppies in her tummy moving and today she started to leak clear thick discharge and was wondering if anyone can tell us what this means??? Is she gonna have the puppies soon? Any info would help
First of all......BUYER BEWARE.
Stay away from craigslist.

Secondly.......contact a rescue organization in your area and turn the dog over to them NOW.

Thirdly......you have no business getting this dog or any dog since you HAVE NO MONEY TO CARE FOR THE DOG.

And lastly......WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING???
 

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Please take the poor girl to rescue. Whelping and raising a litter are VERY expensive!! If the exam and x-rays are not in your buget, then the best thing is to take her to the rescue. A litter of puppies can run in to the thousands to care for. And that is IF everything goes well. If things go wrong it is even more costly.
 

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Does your girl have her shots? What are you feeding her while she's pregnant? She should have more and better food, maybe puppy food. Have you thought about returning her to the folks who sold her on Craigslist or at least asking for a refund so you can at least pay for her medical bills.

Are you prepared with a whelping box or were you planning to keep them inside? Or outside in a barn with straw?

Do you mind posting a link to that Craigslist ad. Even if it says it has been deleted by the author I believe the base ad should still be there.

Your info says this girl is a year old (unless you own another one). She's a baby herself if that's the case. Would you post a photo of her.

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First of all the owner i got her from didnt even know she got pregnant and for all u ppl saying im selfish im not i am planning to buy insurance for my dobie and i have a job so i can pervide food and shelter for my dog all i wanted was some info.
 

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Everyone is concerned because of all the possible problems that can and probably will occur. The main thing you want to think of now is: are you realistically able to do all that is needed for your new Dobe to give birth and to care for around 8 puppies or even 4 if there are fewer? It is a HUGE commitment and tons of time, loss of sleep etc etc. and lots of money.
If you don't want this responsibility and regret being tricked into it, pls look into a Rescue (not a shelter)...a Doberman Rescue. You are going to need help.

You can look up Dogworks and also Northern California Doberman Rescue and ask them to refer some closer orgtn or give you advice. They are excellent sources. Pls do contact them at least for advice.
 

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First of all the owner i got her from didnt even know she got pregnant and for all u ppl saying im selfish im not i am planning to buy insurance for my dobie and i have a job so i can pervide food and shelter for my dog all i wanted was some info.
Thank you for providing food and shetler. HOWEVER, veterinary care is also necessary and critical for a dog's health. If you cannot provide veterinary care, I URGE You to please contact rescue and turn the female over to them so she can receive the proper medical attention.

http://www.dobiesos.net/

There is another local one I think. Trying to find the info now. Will update post if I find it.
 

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First of all the owner i got her from didnt even know she got pregnant and for all u ppl saying im selfish im not i am planning to buy insurance for my dobie and i have a job so i can pervide food and shelter for my dog all i wanted was some info.
You have the dog now so its important to not dwell on the "why did you buy her" What is important is the "how" as in How are you NOW going to provide adequate medical care and proper nutrition now that you know she is pregnant. Medical insurance won't cover routine office visits nor will it cover breeding and the expenses that go along with that. My suggestion is to pick up your phone book and start calling vets ASAP. Find one that will allow you to make payments. They are out there. This girl did not ask for this, its the direct result of human error and lack of supervision. Now that you know she is pregnant the bottom line is you have two choices. Either provide the proper medical care for her whether you can afford it or not or find a rescue that will. Not having money is no excuse. Where there is a will there is a way and if you make enough phone calls I'm sure you will find a vet that will be willing to work with you for the sake of this innocent dog.
 

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Well the ppl that had her also had a dobie and i wish i could take her to the vet but i dont have any money to pay for x rays or a check up and how many pups do dobies have wen its there first litter
First of all the owner i got her from didnt even know she got pregnant and for all u ppl saying im selfish im not i am planning to buy insurance for my dobie and i have a job so i can pervide food and shelter for my dog all i wanted was some info.
First off, you are the one who said you didn't have money for vet check ups. Owning any pet you should anticipate having to shell out some money at some point for a vet bill, it's called being a responsible pet owner. It's not about Pet Insurance, that alone won't cover your routine visits.

I am sorry that you are in this situation, but like mentioned before, please call a Doberman Rescue. It's obvious from the statements made previously you will not have the funds to ensure these puppies are properly cared for, and the other question you will have to answer is do you have the time to do it.

I wish you luck in making your decision.
 
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