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My Chihuahua is in active labor her mucus plug came out at

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My Chihuahua is in active labor her mucus plug came out at 3:30 that was 2 hours ago steady contractions since then with no result
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Elsie is 10 years of age first pregnancy had radiographs show for puppies
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your dog! Have these contractions been really strong for a full 2 hours? or have they been milder?
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.
If the contractions are definitely strong and have been going on over an hour, then you need to seek emergency veterinary care. If she is just restless and in early labor, this can last for hours before stage 2/active labor begins. I am putting the address below that will take you to an article on birthing puppies and when you need to seek emergency care:
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=678
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Jessica Keay