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how do i know if my dogs water has broke how do i know if ...

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how do i know if my dogs water has broke?
How do i know if she is ok?
how do i know if she is in labor?

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Age: 2; Female; Breed: pug

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
You may see some stringy mucous if the water breaks. You should see a damp spot unless it breaks outside.
You will probably see her panting rapidly as if she was hot if she is in labor.
You may be able to feel rhythmic waves along the body with your hand too and then sudden hard pushing as she gets closer to delivery.
If she pushes hard and you have no pup and its over 20-30 minutes you need to call the vet and consider heading to the emergency vet to make sure the dog can actually deliver the puppy.
If she asks to go out then you go with her to make sure no pups are delivered in the yard - sometimes the dogs get confused about what they are feeling the pressure from.
Hope this helps you!