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need my dog to be in labor

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Is there anything I can give my dog to induce labor be sides medication
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Denise replied 8 years ago.

No, nature has her own timetable & interfering in such matters can cause problems. If your vet anticipates a C-section may be necessary obviously this can be scheduled but the cost of this procedure can well exceed $1000. Sometimes providing some light exercise my help to speed up the process but should be done very cautiously. I would never risk the dog's health by urging excessive exercise.


If you feel your dog is overdue & fear complications I would advise you speak with your vet about this matter.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Denise's Post: My dogs due date was July 4th we can't afford to take her to the vet. Are you sure there is nothing we can try
Expert:  Denise replied 8 years ago.

Often it's difficult to know exactly when conception occurred so it's entirely possible her actual due date may be still a few days away. The only other thing I could suggest is red raspberry tea. This is often used by some breeders & is reported to make whelping easier but I seriously doubt it will aid in inducing labor. If you're not taking her temp twice a day I would recommend doing that so you'll at least know when labor is imminent. Generally once the temp settles into the 98-99 degree range you can expect labor within 24 hours.


Often if a bitch is having problems delivering an injection of oxytocin is given but this is ONLY done after labor has begun.


I'm including a few links which may help you to know more of what to expect.


http://www.petbitsforyou.com/pregnant.html


http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/medical/whelping.html#whelping

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