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My dog is 67 days pregnant. Our dates are very accurate I wrote

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My dog is 67 days pregnant. Our dates are very accurate I wrote down the very first time they mated and there was almost 2 weeks between the first and second tie. She has had adequate vet care and utrasound showed the pups are in fact the size they need to be to calculate from the first tie. The thing is, she just seen the vet 2 days ago(fri), they checked her cervix and she had a little dilation. Pups are still moving and her milk has been in for over a week. She has also been losing a mucous which the vet is aware of. She is very uncomfortable and miserable. How long do we wait before we consider a c-section, as my vet has not even mentioned this option. Is there any natural remedies to help jump start her labor, besides oxytocin(again this option was never mentioned by the vet either). I will be calling the vet first thing in the morning(mon). I have been taking her temp on a regular for 2 weeks, it was normal dropped and dropped and then came back up, no pups. If there is anything you can suggest it would be of great help. Thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
Well, about 68 days is the maximum I would wait anyway.
An injection of oxytocin can be given to stimulate contractions. I think you should consider getting into a vet, today!

She is certainly full term, and I would not want you to risk losing the litter for any delays.

A c-section, already, would be a reasonable option, if the oxytocin is unsuccessful at initiating labor.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
She seen the vet two days ago and he said he felt she would go into labor at anytime. I just want to make sure my dog and the babies are all ok. This is her first litter and though I am not an experienced breeder. I am a very concerned mom. I had done a lot of research on this. We are new to this area and she is seeing a new vet and I am wondering if I just might need to take her somewhere else since he doesn't seemed concerned that she has not gone into labor. I almost feel like they think i am over reacting by taking her in so much.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 3 years ago.
Okay.
#1 Do not care what they think. They are being paid to offer you a service to ensure the well-being of your pets.

The only mistake you can make is delaying and not taking action soon enough. Also, if the vet didn't take an x-ray 2 days ago, that is not ideal!

It would be wise to know how many fetuses are inside of her, and to find out if there is any positioning or size of the fetuses that could cause dystocia (difficulty giving birth).

I would get another opinion if I were you.
Best answer I can provide.
Dr. Andy

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