Dachshund, Mini Question

My dachshund is 10 months old and just went through her first heat. We have another male...


My dachshund is 10 months old and just went through her first heat. We have another male dachshund that is barely 6 months. I didn't think that he could get her pregnant but her stomach is feeling a little harder than usual and her tits are getting a little bigger... If she is pregnant will it kill her??? Please advise!

    In Dachshund, Mini - Asked by Anonymous - 9/29/2012 9:13:57 PM
And yes, a male Dachshund can be viable as early as 5 - 6 months of age as small breeds mature faster than larger breeds. It will not kill her but could ne bad on her depending upon what size she is. If she is 8 lbs or over she should be just fine. Her nipples could enlarge due to having her first heat and her belly cold still be swollen a little due to bloating from having her heat. Other signs of pregnancy could also include her little vulva staying swollen and not going back down to size. If this happens you will need to take her to the vet and get her palpated in about 3 more weeks. Also watch for her tummy getting more solid and starting to grow.
    Answered by lhoneyman - 10/6/2012 4:51:25 PM