I am planning on adopting a puppy (mutt) whose mother was ten-years-old. Are there any medical problems that I should anticipate?

Answer

I cannot think of any potential problems in a puppy from having a mom of that age, other than possible health problems related to genetics (congenital conditions). Those can be present in puppies born from dogs of any age. Ask the breeder if the mom was good with the pups and reared them normally without any particular problems.

Updated on April 2, 2018

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Complications After Dogs Give Birth
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli
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