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my dogs water broke.How long till puppy comes

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my maltese water broke about 10 am. awhile after the bubble was present and she broke it.its been a half hour and no pushing or pup yet.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Walter replied 10 years ago.


Normally puppies are delivered within the first 8 hours after the breakage of the water. But if she is not in active labor this can last as long as 24 hours or longer.

At this time you will need to just keep a eye on her and watch for active signs of labor such as panting, whining, pain, straining or contractions.