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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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My mini chihuahua just ate a strange color d sack... she

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hi my mini chihuahua just ate a strange color
d sack... she is in labor
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sir or Madam,
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
When a dog is whelping sometimes there will be an empty sac expelled that a female may eat. Sometimes a dog will also eat a sac that contains a dead pup as well. It isn't pretty but is part of breeding. Some people even feel the afterbirth looks like a sac as well and most females will eat the afterbirths.
If this was expelled after a pup was born then it was likely an afterbirth. Here is a site that goes over whelping in detail.
I'll be around if you need any more information or clarification. I hope you found my reply helpful. If you need further clarification or more information, please reply and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi Curt,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Jane Lefler