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Havee a preg sheperd due the 5th. Just noticed a soft mass

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havee a preg sheperd due the 5th. Just noticed a soft mass hanging from under her tail. whats going on?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


It sounds like the puppies are coming now. You're most likely seeing a sac hanging out of the vulva. This should result in a puppy being born within 1-2 hours of pushing. If the puppy does not come out, then I would worry it is breached. In that case, we can sometimes re-position it and get it out. Other times we have to go straight to c-section to get that puppy and the rest of the puppies out safely. It just depends on it's position, the fetal heart rate and how hard mom is contracting.

I would give it an hour to see if it progresses. If not, get to a vet for further care.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesnt look like its coming out of her girl parts
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Can you take a picture and post it here so I can get an idea of what you're seeing.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

If it's coming from the anus, then she may have prolapsed her rectum.

That would look like this:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Finish going to vet
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

I hope everything goes well.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Carolyn Damiano. How is everything going?
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