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Old 10-14-2010, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Female boxer gave birth on Sept 1st. To this day she still has a vaginal discharge, is this normal? When can I expect it to go away, I'm still having to put diapers on her.

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am guessing that if you were a reputable breeder than you should know how long a bitch should be or might be discharging after giving birth. I suggest taking her to the vet... and also getting her spayed.

I also suggest reading up on why you should and shouldn't breed your boxers, also read up on what a reputable breeder vs a (BYB) Back yard breeder is.

Backyard Breeder vs Reputable Breeder

So You Wanna Breed Your Boxer Bitch, Eh? - A Newcastle Boxers Essay

https://www.boxerforums.com/breeding-info/26740-finding-responsible-boxer-breeder.html

Health testing recommendations the breeder should be following:
https://www.boxerforums.com/breeding-info/38380-what-heath-tests-should-done-your-boxer.html

Please also read our rules on breeding discussions. We are here to help, but there are some rules that must be followed during breeding discussions. https://www.boxerforums.com/welcome-b...rum-rules.html

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What type of discharge, how much, what color, clear or creamy, any odor? Did she whelp naturally or have a c-section? Is her temperature normal? Is she eating/drinking/elminating as usual? How is her milk? Lots more information needed, really, before you can get any good answers to your questions.

Some bitches do have a discharge for several weeks after whelping; usually "old blood" brownish-red in color, light to light-medium amounts. If it isn't starting to clear up or even lighten up by now, though, it's probably be worth a vet check. If it's bright red blood, greenish, or any other color I'd get her to the vet. If it's brownish-red, clear, light, decreasing, doesn't smell, her temp is fine and everything else is normal you could probably wait until you take the puppies for their "new home" check-ups in the next couple of weeks, but keep a close eye on her for any signs of infections or other problems. If you're in any doubt, see the vet - it's far better to be safe than sorry.
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What type of discharge, how much, what color, clear or creamy, any odor? Did she whelp naturally or have a c-section? Is her temperature normal? Is she eating/drinking/elminating as usual? How is her milk? Lots more information needed, really, before you can get any good answers to your questions.

Some bitches do have a discharge for several weeks after whelping; usually "old blood" brownish-red in color, light to light-medium amounts. If it isn't starting to clear up or even lighten up by now, though, it's probably be worth a vet check. If it's bright red blood, greenish, or any other color I'd get her to the vet. If it's brownish-red, clear, light, decreasing, doesn't smell, her temp is fine and everything else is normal you could probably wait until you take the puppies for their "new home" check-ups in the next couple of weeks, but keep a close eye on her for any signs of infections or other problems. If you're in any doubt, see the vet - it's far better to be safe than sorry.

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This is exactly what it is.

Both my boxers are AKC registered and I breed them for friends and family.

I want to get her spayed but I'm not sure if I have to wait until the discharge is over or not.
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I am guessing that if you were a reputable breeder than you should know how long a bitch should be or might be discharging after giving birth. I suggest taking her to the vet... and also getting her spayed.

I also suggest reading up on why you should and shouldn't breed your boxers, also read up on what a reputable breeder vs a (BYB) Back yard breeder is.
I do not care if I'm labeled a reputable breeder or not by this forum.

I did not breed my boxers for money, I gave the liter to family and friends that have also fallen in love with boxers.

My male and female are from different litters so no inbreeding occurred.

The puppies were raised in a very habitual environment, and the mother as well as the puppies were given great attention and attended weekly vet check ups.

I wanted to extend the boxer love amongst other people, that I do know, and have certainty that they will care for the boxers, as if they were my own.

My only reason for posting here was for my concern of my boxer and to obtain a quick answer on how long a female usually discharges after giving birth. I am a little financially exhausted from the puppies, and wanted to avoid a vet trip if possible. I do not need a lecture on how to be a reputable breeder.

I apologize if I do not fit your standards as a reputable breeder.

Sorry if I'm lashing out but i felt I was being attacked by your post.
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I do not care if I'm labeled a reputable breeder or not by this forum.

I did not breed my boxers for money, I gave the liter to family and friends that have also fallen in love with boxers.

Sorry if I'm lashing out but i felt I was being attacked by your post.

Just keep in mind when breeding boxers that aren't health tested you are increasing the pool of unhealthy boxers that might continue to be bred.
Technically you are giving your friends non-health tested boxers that can be ticking time bombs. In your post about health issues you state you don't want to lose your dog at such a young age and this is most likely because it will leave you heart broken but yet you have no problems breeding your dogs and causing the same fate for your friends.

This is why people are upset with your post...there are so many reputable breeders out there and many more rescue boxers that need homes, there is no reason you need to breed your dogs to help out friends. You would be a much better friend pointing them in the direction of a reputable breeder that can provide them with a health tested companion which in turn could save them heart ache and major costs at the vet.
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Very well said JennTyson. Especially in light of the fact that the sire has a very bad back (I forget the exact cause and wording used) that the vet told Mauls was likely due to bad genetics.

Mauls - you may truly had been trying to help out friends and may or may not understand the gravity of not being a reputable breeder or at least not acting like one. Loving the dogs is only one of MANY attributes involved as I have no doubt you love your dogs and their puppies.

Please read the information provided if not for yourself, but for those family and friends you are breeding for.
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If you already knew about the bad back due to genetics, I question the breeding... But if she and the puppies were off to the vet weekly, as stated, why hasn't the vet addressed this previously?

I have a hard time understanding the logic here. If it's backpedaling, or if it's just ignorance, either way, my opinion is that there are too many dogs out there looking for good homes, and many reputable breeders that would provide a quality, health checked animal... and if it was a question of your friends/family not being able to afford a new puppy from a reputable breeder, than my opinion is that they cannot afford a dog at all.

(I'm not "attacking," I'm simply stating an opinion... as the owner of a boxer female who was under fed, over bred, and sorely neglected before she came into my custody.)
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I agree with everything said... No one is attacking you, per se, it's just our love for the breed has taken our concerns to a different level. You may think you have the breed's best interest in mind, but when it comes down to it, without any knowledge base of the genetics of your dogs, you may be passing on incurable diseases, including cancers. It's pure lack of knowledge, and it causes others with lack of knowledge to get puppies from you, not knowing any better at the time. But in reality what happens is these pups can have a whole host of issues within their line and the person who falls in love with them is destined for heartache when they lose it at a young age.

Wouldn't you want to extend the love of the Boxer breed to people by providing them with not only well-socialized pups, but pups that you did everything you could do to ensure they were bred from healthy dogs that did not pass on bad genetics?? I think THAT would show a love for the breed more than anything. It's not about money. It's about protecting this breed from any more health issues than are already innate in the breed due to lack of knowledge. Science has come a long way, and if it means we can use it to our benefit to keep this breed healthy, I think we should take full advantage.
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I agree with everything said... No one is attacking you, per se, it's just our love for the breed has taken our concerns to a different level. You may think you have the breed's best interest in mind, but when it comes down to it, without any knowledge base of the genetics of your dogs, you may be passing on incurable diseases, including cancers. It's pure lack of knowledge, and it causes others with lack of knowledge to get puppies from you, not knowing any better at the time. But in reality what happens is these pups can have a whole host of issues within their line and the person who falls in love with them is destined for heartache when they lose it at a young age.

Wouldn't you want to extend the love of the Boxer breed to people by providing them with not only well-socialized pups, but pups that you did everything you could do to ensure they were bred from healthy dogs that did not pass on bad genetics?? I think THAT would show a love for the breed more than anything. It's not about money. It's about protecting this breed from any more health issues than are already innate in the breed due to lack of knowledge. Science has come a long way, and if it means we can use it to our benefit to keep this breed healthy, I think we should take full advantage.
You are right. I will admit that I did, and still do have lack of knowledge on this issue, and didn't even think about these facts before breeding. That I am aware of, and sorry to the posters on here, I know you are real protective of this.

The puppies were very healthy, they will be loved and given to good homes. Just wanted to stress I did not breed for a monetary gain, I didn't ask for any money and wont ask for any money. I did provide the best care possible to the mother and her pups.

Sorry if I offended anybody, i was clueless to many of these issues
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