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My Year old Red Nosed Pit had 11 puppies almost 7 weeks ago.

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My Year old Red Nosed Pit had 11 puppies almost 7 weeks ago. And the last few weeks we have noticed her dripping blood still around the house, and I have done a little research and have seen I guess that is normal but I am starting to worry with it being 7 weeks and now tonight instead of light red it has gotten a good bit darker red in the blood, Is this serious or something that will go away.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

If Gemma had her pups seven weeks ago, then we are still within a normal time frame for uterine discharging post-delivery. In fact, we don't tend to worry unless it is >8 weeks without signs of settled. The only caveats to this is that if she is passing more then before, appears unwell (has pale gums, weakness, breathing changes) or if the discharge has an odor (since that is a sign of infection we'd need addressed). So, if you are just seeing blood (light or dark isn't a worry since one is with mucus and one isn't) but its not more than it has been, she is normal and there is no odor; then we'd keep monitoring for the next week or so. But if those signs appear or this isn't settled by week eight, then we'd want to plan to have a check with her local vet.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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