What You Need To Know When Your Dog Is About To Give Birth To A Puppy (And Why It'S Important)

Most dogs don't need help delivering pups. It is best to find a Vet in advance who has experience and interest in canine reproduction. It's also good to talk to an experienced dog breeder and have the person present for the birth. You don't have to help with pushing. :max _bytes(150000):strip_icc()/overwhelminging-canine-labor and delivery-1117846-final-a0970b20d9c54812bf404d4376a341ea. A pregnant dog typically shows signs of nest within about 48 hours of the onset of labor. As her due date approaches, you should start to take your dog's rectal temperature once or twice a day.

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When the rectal thermometer drops below 100°F, this is a good sign that labor will begin within about 24 hours. Normal body temperature is about 100-102°F. When your dog goes into labor, the best thing you can do is keep your distance while quietly watching her. Most mothers will do this by lashing at the membrane with their fingers. Then gently brush the dog clean. Call your doctor right away if any of the following occurs. Take your dog for a short, and not strenuous walk. Massaging her breasts can stimulate contractions. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Always consult your veterinary doctor for health-related questions. . . .

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