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Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay any other pertinent information. Sound good?
OK, got it. How long has it been since she ate a meal? Are the puppies nursing and doing OK?
I am very concerned about a condition called eclampsia- which is common in nursing dogs. It is when the calcium levels in the blood get dangerously low. This needs to be treated quickly or it can become life threatening. It will need to be diagnosed through a blood test to check her calcium levels. I recommend getting her seen first thing tomorrow, and it would be best to keep the puppies from nursing until she can get her blood levels checked. You will need to feed the puppies with a puppy milk replacer, which can be obtained through a pet-store or your veterinarian.
It is possible she has something other than eclampsia that is causing her signs, but this will need to be checked for first.
I hope this has helped. Please let me know if you have any other questions at this time. I am providing a link that summarizes eclampsia for you to read over.
I see. Is there perhaps a local 24 veterinary clinic nearby? You could bring her in to be checked out, or ask if they have puppy milk replacer available for purchase. If not, I think you should continue to let the puppies nurse- because I don't want them to go the whole night without eating. Try to encourage Veda to eat with different foods- you can try canned dog foods, boiled white breast chicken and white rice, plain yogurt, boiled eggs, lean boiled hamburger, etc.
And then get her checked out by her veterinarian as soon as possible in the morning :)
Well, anytime a dog is not feeling well, they can lose their appetite and desire to drink- so it is not specific for eclampsia, but a sign she is not feeling well.
The other thing I get concerned about in post-partum dogs is the possibility of a retained fetus (a puppy that wasn't born and still in the uterus)- which can lead to very serious infection in the mother.
How is Veda's energy? Besides her not wanting to eat or drink, how is she doing?
Just wanted to check in and see how Veda is doing?