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pregnant dog past due date whats wrong what do we do

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.
Hi Reyna,

When was your dog first mated?
By your calculations, when was she due?
do you remember what day of her heat cycle she mated?
Have you been taking her temperature?
If so what has it been?
Is she eating and drinking normally?
Any diarrhea or vomiting?
Any whitish discharge from the vulva?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Jane Lefler's Post: she mated ( they locked ) january 12 several times after that date . we calculated her due on march 11. she is very territorial now.
although she is eating and drinking normal. no white discharge just kinda bloody for days. no vomiting or diarrhea. have not taken temp today but yesterday it was 98.01
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.
Reyna,


Dogs are pregnant approximately 63 days. Based on the information you gave me, her actual due date would this Sunday. However, she should not be having a bloody discharge that lasts for days without a puppy being born. She may have gone into labor early and the puppy is too large to be delivered. If pregnancy was never confirmed, an infection might be present. The temperature drop would indicate labor starting within 24 hours of the drop. However, with her bloody discharge for several days, you need to have her seen by your vet. She may need oxytocin to strengthen contractions, or a c-section. At this point a physical examination is necessary to help protect your dog's life and the life of any unborn puppies. Here are some sites on difficult deliveries for you to look over.
Here is a site on this information.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dystocia-difficult-birth-in-dogs/page1.aspx
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1628&articleid=899

I hope this information is helpful to you.
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 16935
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
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