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During my beagles first heat my male got to her. Question is if she gets pregnant during her first cycle Will that effect he and/or the pups if we try breeding second or third cycle?

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Cory,

It probably won't affect the puppies, but in the long term and sometimes the short term it could affect the mother with a calcium deficiency which causes eclampsia, a condition which cause seizures and death. Of course, if she dies that will affect the puppies as you will have to feed them every two hours. Make sure she has plenty of forms of calcium while she is carrying and nursing.  Put her on a good puppy food like Eukanuba and cottage cheese (some milk when she is nursing, start with just a little).  Always skip a season otherwise it will shorten the dogs life span or at the least her quality of life as she gets older.
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Nancy Perry

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You can ask me anything on dog training, dog breeding, dog grooming. What type of dog you should get. Pertinent facts about different breeds. I am also specifically knowledgeable about terriers and the diets that help maintain coat excellence. I have trained and helped owners train their dogs.

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I have worked in dog training for 35 years. I have been a dog groomer for 25 years..

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Certified trainer with Petsmart Certified Groomer with Petsmart

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