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Congrats on the new litter and more to come. I start to get concerned after about 3 hours. Your girl is likely pretty tired at this point but if she is not showing stress, I wouldn't worry too much. You can try the feathering technique, this is where with a well lubricated gloved hand, you slide in your index and middle finger into her vaginal area and kind of do the "come here" signal up towards the spine. This will stimulate contractions. Also, making the other pups nurse on her should stimulate her to contract. Walking her around on a leash is also helpful. If she does not have an other pup within the hour, I would have your vet on the phone and discuss oxytocin to help move things along. BUT if you feel uncomfortable, it is always best to go with your gut feeling if you think he needs to be called sooner. :) Let me know how you make out, I will be on for about a half hour or so longer. :)
Just a couple of questions for you:
How many pups are you expecting?
Did they do an x-ray?
Can you tell the times the other pups were born?
Where are you located?
Not sure if you were able to see my last question to you so I am posting it again:
I just want to make sure....how long ago was the last pup delivered?
Oh dear, I was under the impression that her last pup was 2.5 hours ago..I am so glad I asked you to clarify. 7 hours is much too long to go without a pup. Her condition is comprimised now. You really need to have her see the vet right now. (who knows, she might have one on the way there) but she does need to go. She may have an other one stuck, and she could end up with a really bad infection, which would need antibiotics, and meaning that you would have to hand raise this litter. It might actually be less costly to go now than later and definitely better for your girl's health. Bundle up the pups and go go go. Please let me know how you make out, and if you need financial help, you can see if you qualify for a pet emergency loan at:
Good luck :)
How did you make out with your girl and the pups?