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My father's dog had puppies a few days ago. The last puppy

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My father's dog had puppies a few days ago. The last puppy that she delivered was very large and got stuck. They were able to help her deliver the puppy. The puppy died and the mother is very swollen and red on her back in where she delivered the puppy. This morning she's limping on one of her back legs. My father would like to give her penicillin will this be OK if she's nursing her dogs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: He has not seen anything of that nature. He has her in a special above ground pin with her puppies so she's not been out running around where she could've gotten injured.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: I'm not sure what he named her
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about the puppy?
Customer: The mother dog the one that is limping is about 14 months old and this is her first set of puppies. My father is very concerned that she might have an infection from the delivery because it was such a traumatic birth with the last one.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Can you post a picture of her vulva where she is red and swollen?

What breed of dog is she? What breed was she mated with?

I will also need the concentration (mg/mL or mg per tablet/capsule), as well as mom's weight to help you further.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK I'm currently at work and my father does not have a smart phone or a computer would I be able to text you this information this afternoon?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

There is an extra charge for texting, but yes.

Alternately, there is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. You can also use websites like and to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok I will just send you the info this way when I get to his house
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

I'll keep an eye out.