I know it sounds silly because you usually wait for them to be in heat, but do they HAVE to be? My neighbors dog was in the yard today with ours, and we dont know how long they were together. Could she possibly be pregnant?
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14 Responses to “Does a dog have to be in heat to get pregnant?”
It is possible. Get your dog neutered and you won’t have to worry about that. Also, neutering your pet helps keep your pet healthier by preventing certain cancers, less aggressive and less likely to run away. Please SPAY AND NEUTER: It saves lives!!!!!!
A dog can’t get pregnant in the heat cuz heat is just heat. In order for a dog to be pregant is if he/she mates with another dog. To answer your question, maybe she is pregant or she might not be cuz maybe there was just playing with each other. When I said play, I meant that maybe they were chasing after each other. Stuff like that, u know. If u wanna make sure if your dog is pregant or not, take your dog to the vet so she can get checked.
Yes, a bitch must be in heat to get bred. However, the symptoms may have gone unnoticed by you as they are sometimes rather subtle. However, most females will not allow a male to mount them if they are not in heat.
You want an easy way to find out? Bring the neighbors dog back over and see how they behave. If she was in heat today she will most likely still be in heat tomorrow. If the male tries to mount then he most likely tried to mount today as well. It doesn’t mean he got it done but I bet he tried.
P.S. Apparently you are not allowed to use the proper term for a female dog on Yahoo. I posted this response and saw that they edited the word out. Come on people, grow up.