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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a female dog that is pregnant and almost due well I

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I have a female dog that is pregnant and almost due well I think its time now cuz she was panting last night now she's not . when she goes poop its black n look watery n also looks like blood is that normal or is she having problems help me please I dnt want nothing to happen to my lil girl
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My lil girl is calm now n relaxing this is her 4 pregnancy all the other 3 were ok no problems. She eats now yesterday no but a lot of water she was drinking if that helps u more
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that I'm not allowed to communicate with customers by phone. Her diarrhea and hematechezia (blood in the stool) are important symptoms but they're not pathognomonic of any one disorder. I would first presumptively worm her with an over the counter wormer containing pyrantel pamoate if only because she's pregnant and I'd like to avoid gastrointestinal parasites infecting the pups. Her diarrhea could very well indicate parasites which have become quite active when parturition is imminent. When was she last bred? Her due date is approximately 63 days later.