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We have a 5 year old cavie who is pregnant with her 3rd

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Hello! We have a 5 year old cavie who is pregnant with her 3rd litter of puppies. Her due date is today, and she is definitely in labor. She's been pretty lethargic all day, and started whining and helping about every hour at 2:00 This afternoon. She is now doing it about every 25 minutes, but seems very hot, prefers to be on her belly instead of her side, and seems like she may be having a little trouble breathing. How long should her labor last, and how do we know if she's in trouble?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Pumpkin

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pumpkin?

Not that i can think of. We weren't home while labored the first time, the second time was overnight so we're not sure how long it took either time

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

We always worry when they aren't acting like their usual selves - just to clarify, is this a Cavalier King charles spaniel? Any problems with any of her past litters?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Oh goodness- your question was at the top of the list but realizing you posted this just over 24 hours ago.

I'm betting there are puppies by now?

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