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How do I break my dogs water bag Shes been in labor for over

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How do I break my dogs water bag? She's been in labor for over 24 hours and having contractions. I'm just concerned for her.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 6 years ago.


I am concerned as well. Usually if 2 hours pass without producing a puppy you need to seek veterinary care for an emergency cesarean section. If she has not passed a puppy by now it is lodged most likely. Each puppy is in a separate sack and they need to stay in the sack until they come through the birth canal. At that time the mom will take care of removing the sac. I would go to an ER right away.


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