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    Have 3yr old blf lab that's 2 wks breed is it ok to continue to run marks at this point till she's further along, or better to just air her?

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    You can do some light work, but to much stress can cause them to not take or abort. But be careful because even light work with this summer hear (even early in the AM or late in the PM can cause to much stress.
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    I saw a bitch last month running a HT when she was 2 weeks from delivery. Had 9 healthy pups. Talk to your vet. Perhaps Dr. Ed could weigh in on this too?
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    I ran a bitch until she was about 45 days pregnant. I just avoided overexertion and rough terrain. She placed in a qualifying at about 45 days and then I put her on the shelf because she was getting big. She had 10 healthy pups. Obviously, this is just anecdotal evidence, but I did it based on the advice of a couple of vets who have sporting dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotcsig443 View Post
    You can do some light work, but to much stress can cause them to not take or abort. But be careful because even light work with this summer hear (even early in the AM or late in the PM can cause to much stress.
    We just had a litter, we let her do light work for about 3 weeks after a surgical AI.
    Just to hot and humid to take a chance on an expensive litter of pups and Momma Jesse.
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    She needs to stay in shape throughout the pregnancy, but from day 10 thru 25 I like to not work hard, just take for a walk around the pond each day. This period is critical because blastocystes implant in wall of uterus and become embryos that will develop important organs during that time.
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    If I recall, 14 days after breeding with AI frozen stitches were removed and my girl was clear to return to work. Then we worked up until she no-longer wanted to work.
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    According to my vet light to moderate exercise is good for the bitch. She advised to just not overdo it.

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    Depends on how important the puppies/breeding is to you apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinmaxx View Post
    She needs to stay in shape throughout the pregnancy, but from day 10 thru 25 I like to not work hard, just take for a walk around the pond each day. This period is critical because blastocystes implant in wall of uterus and become embryos that will develop important organs during that time.
    ^^This. I keep my bitches active, but I wait until about 4 weeks in.
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