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Hello, I have a 30 month old pregnant Belgian Malinois working dog.
I'm trying to figure out which breeding to actually count.
Sunday, February 3, 2013 There was a natural breeding, he ejaculated, but didn't tie.
Monday, February 4, 2013 There was artificial insemination with live sperm collected and when straight into her.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 There was a natural breeding with a 55 minute tie.
Which breeding would I count?
Before I went to bed last night her temp was 100.0. This Morning her temp was 98.9, and when I checked a few hrs later it was 98.6
Also this morning she didn't really eat she just picked over her boiled chicken
The February 3rd date would be, with ejaculation, the first expected and used breeding date.With that said, regardless of the actual breeding date - once ejaculation occurs, sperm does not immediately access the egg. Viable sperm may remain in the vaginal vault for up to 5 days, and remain viable between ejaculation and insemination.,
Is there any vaginal discharge or mild present at the nipples?
I saw some vaginal discharged nothing coming from nipples
With that temperature drop - it is very possible that whelping will begin within 24 hours, as it is often seen within 24 hours of a consistent temperature drop of less than 99F.
Especially with the dates listed above of ejaculation, insemination, or actual tie, which are all very close.
should I be concerned if nothing is coming out of nipples right now
No - there is no need for concern is she is acting normal otherwise as this would be a very normal and expected process at this time.
Also, it's been a very time since I had a litter. If I have to cut a cord, is it still standard to put hemostat 1 inch from stomach, another hemostat 1/4 inch above, and cut in between?
yes, she is acting normal
Yes - but we do often tie this off before cutting the cord (often with sterile suture material).
so tie with floss, and dont use hemostat clamp?
We tie it, then cut it (so it doesnt bleed)
ok, hemostat won't stop bleeding?
No - that alone will not stop the bleeding in all cass.
The vessels are small, and it is possible they will crush/clamp and stop the bleeding - but we do often tie them off to eliminate bleeding.
ok, gotcha. Tie tight with floss, clamp, and cut
thank you so much!
You are very welcome!
with a expecting 11, should I put in a read box or give to mom?
If possible - they should be placed with the bitch to allow nursing, cleaning, etc.
last question, what should I wash moms chest in to clean it before pups come?
A mild soap, such as Dawn.
ok a mild soap
thanks so much have a great day!