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hey we have a 49 to 50 day pregnant dog and she seems to be

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hey we have a 49 to 50 day pregnant dog and she seems to be leaking clear fluid when she lies down. what could this mean?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.
hello,
I am concerned to hear about this leakage.
I am not sure if it could represent rupture of one of the amniotic sacs, which could risk one of the fetuses.

Absolutely, it would be well worth having Dysel evaluated by a ER vet. A abdominal ultrasound may be helpful to differentiate if there is a concern or not.
If this is also clearly not urine leaking out, well worth an evaluation.

Now, not all bad news!
http://www.hilltopanimalhospital.com/whelping3.htm

Some clear discharge can be expected during pregnancy, but I would rather play it safe.

This second link should also be very useful:
http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1909589

Best answer I can provide.
Good Luck
Dr. Andy


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thanks it isnt alot of fluid its just like a little something wet where her rear end would have been. is that still worriesome
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.
Sounds less worrisome to me (as my best "guess")

Certainly, if it persists, has any color to it (blood, change in consistency, pus-like, etc..) my worry will increase.

Dr. Andy



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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
is it a sign of labour? because i have two dogs. if this means that she could have her pups tonight i would like to seperate them
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.
No,
As my best guess and with no assessment, I do not believe she is going into labor at this time. Especially if no nesting behavior, no contractions, if no pacing/panting, etc...

I hope that extra info helps.
I must retire for the evening. May I be of any further assistance? If not, I do always greatly appreciate when you click "accept"

Dr. Andy

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