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Hello, I have a 30 month old pregnant Belgian Malinois working

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Hello, I have a 30 month old pregnant Belgian Malinois working dog.

I'm trying to figure out which breeding to actually count.

Sunday, February 3, 2013 There was a natural breeding, he ejaculated, but didn't tie.

Monday, February 4, 2013 There was artificial insemination with live sperm collected and when straight into her.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 There was a natural breeding with a 55 minute tie.

Which breeding would I count?

Before I went to bed last night her temp was 100.0. This Morning her temp was 98.9, and when I checked a few hrs later it was 98.6

Also this morning she didn't really eat she just picked over her boiled chicken

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!

Customer:

Hello, I have a 30 month old pregnant Belgian Malinois working dog.


I'm trying to figure out which breeding to actually count.


Sunday, February 3, 2013 There was a natural breeding, he ejaculated, but didn't tie.


Monday, February 4, 2013 There was artificial insemination with live sperm collected and when straight into her.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 There was a natural breeding with a 55 minute tie.


Which breeding would I count?


Before I went to bed last night her temp was 100.0. This Morning her temp was 98.9, and when I checked a few hrs later it was 98.6


Also this morning she didn't really eat she just picked over her boiled chicken

CriticalCareVet :

The February 3rd date would be, with ejaculation, the first expected and used breeding date.

With that said, regardless of the actual breeding date - once ejaculation occurs, sperm does not immediately access the egg. Viable sperm may remain in the vaginal vault for up to 5 days, and remain viable between ejaculation and insemination.,

Customer:

Before I went to bed last night her temp was 100.0. This Morning her temp was 98.9, and when I checked a few hrs later it was 98.6


Also this morning she didn't really eat she just picked over her boiled chicken

CriticalCareVet :

Is there any vaginal discharge or mild present at the nipples?

Customer:

I saw some vaginal discharged nothing coming from nipples

CriticalCareVet :

With that temperature drop - it is very possible that whelping will begin within 24 hours, as it is often seen within 24 hours of a consistent temperature drop of less than 99F.

CriticalCareVet :

Especially with the dates listed above of ejaculation, insemination, or actual tie, which are all very close.

Customer:

should I be concerned if nothing is coming out of nipples right now

CriticalCareVet :

No - there is no need for concern is she is acting normal otherwise as this would be a very normal and expected process at this time.

Customer:

Also, it's been a very time since I had a litter. If I have to cut a cord, is it still standard to put hemostat 1 inch from stomach, another hemostat 1/4 inch above, and cut in between?

Customer:

yes, she is acting normal

CriticalCareVet :

Yes - but we do often tie this off before cutting the cord (often with sterile suture material).

Customer:

so tie with floss, and dont use hemostat clamp?

CriticalCareVet :

We tie it, then cut it (so it doesnt bleed)

Customer:

ok, hemostat won't stop bleeding?

CriticalCareVet :

No - that alone will not stop the bleeding in all cass.

CriticalCareVet :

*cases.

CriticalCareVet :

The vessels are small, and it is possible they will crush/clamp and stop the bleeding - but we do often tie them off to eliminate bleeding.

Customer:

ok, gotcha. Tie tight with floss, clamp, and cut

CriticalCareVet :

Excellent.

Customer:

thank you so much!

CriticalCareVet :

You are very welcome!

Customer:

with a expecting 11, should I put in a read box or give to mom?

CriticalCareVet :

If possible - they should be placed with the bitch to allow nursing, cleaning, etc.

Customer:

last question, what should I wash moms chest in to clean it before pups come?

CriticalCareVet :

A mild soap, such as Dawn.

Customer:

ok a mild soap

Customer:

thanks so much have a great day!

CriticalCareVet :

You too!

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