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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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She is in labor, She is in labor, She is just pushing but

Customer Question

She is in labor
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: She is in labor
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: She is just pushing but the placenta is coming out but its just a little bit
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No not really
JA: Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: She was bit she is not eating right now she just drinks water and walks
JA: OK, abnormal eating. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: What do you mean wound
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lily she is 2 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lily?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

There's no indication of dystocia at this time. Dystocia is diagnosed in the following cases:

1) In no puppy is born within 4 hours of the temperature readjusting to normal (greater than 100F)/

2) If active stage 2 labor (active contractions) lasts more than 1 hours without producing a pup

3) More than 3 hours pass between pups without active contractions

4) A black, green, or red discharge is present before any pups are born (indicating placental spearation and fetal distress) or a pup is lodged in the birth canal.

Please give me an update on Lily.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin