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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. That greenish black discharge comes from premature separation of the placenta if it precedes the birth of a puppy by more than 2 hours. This would account for a non-viability of some of the offspring. There is a possibility that she may lose the litter. There is also a possibility that she can get a serious uterine infection as well, and the puppies may need to be aborted. If she starts to do better and is not having any other complications or symptoms of illness, I would recheck the ultrasound in 5-7 days to see if there is any change. If more puppies seem non-viable, she is having more of that discharge or she seems to be getting more sick; your vet may need to abort the puppies and even remove her uterus. If she seems to stabilize, she will most likely need a C-section to deliver the puppies due to the current complications. If your vet doesn't specialize in dog reproduction, I would ask them if there is one in your area that you can be referred to. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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