Ask Dr Claire

My dog is on heat and the last two times she was on heat she got pregnant. Is it okay for her to get pregnant again on her third cycle or skip?

Great that you’re checking on this, definitely skip this cycle. It’s not healthy for the dog to have puppies so frequently as both pregnancy and lactation puts their body under severe pressure. It’s safest for your dog overall, to wait this one out.

Some vets advocate for every 2 years as a minmum and aim for a maximum of 3 pregnancies.

Bitches should not be breeding after 6 years of age.

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Dr Claire

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