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My dog is in labor and I'm really scared. I've never done

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My dog is in labor and I'm really scared. I've never done this before. Please can you walk me through this
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I just came online and saw your question. I am sorry you did not get help from an expert before now.

How is she doing? When did the labor start? What breed of dog is she?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

Basically if all goes well there is not much for you to do.

The first puppy should come within 30 to 40 minutes of labor; if she is pushing longer than that without a puppy being born, then she may need medical attention, such as injection to strengthen her contractions. I always tell dog owners to call the veterinarian if a dog is pushing 40 minutes without having a puppy. The uterus could tire out and not be able to push well enough to get the puppies out.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I have not heard back from you; I hope you were able to see my response. How is your dog doing? I hope all is well and that you have healthy puppies.