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My dog has been showing signs of labor since midnight last night three different amniotic bags have come out and two of them have busted one is still hanging there there are no puppies she doesn't seem to be pushing when the bag is hanging there there is not a vet available

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your puppy?

She just lays there like there's nothing happening contractions only seem to bed every 1 hour

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your puppy. What is the dog's name?

Lolly

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lolly?

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Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Kara, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Kara, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear that your girl Lolly has been in active labor since midnight with fetal membranes being presented and breaking open, but with no puppies being born. I understand that she is also not actively pushing.
Since she has presented fetal membranes and fluids and she has only had intermittent contractions this whole time then she needs hands on veterinary help immediately. This is not normal.
All of us like to help and give suggestions for things to try at home if we can, but in this case Lolly's condition is too critical to try and manage at home.
Has she had an ultrasound or radiographs so that you know how many puppies she has to deliver?
She needs to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. This is too much time elapsed between starting labor and not seeing any puppies. I don't like to see a dog actively push or fetal membranes presented for more then 30 to 40 minutes without seeing a puppy being born. The fact that she has presented fetal membranes and she has not had a puppy is even more concerning.
It may be that she has uterine inertia due to low blood levels of calcium or oxytocin and some injections can get her back on track if given within a limited time frame. Or it may be that she has a puppy that is either too large or malpositioned to move through her birth canal. She may need a caesarian section to save her life and her puppies.
I do not recommend waiting any longer to have her examined. I understand that your your regular veterinarian is not available. You will need to find an emergency clinic. Here is a link to help you find one if you aren't sure how to find one near you. Make sure to pick the Pet Emergency search:
http://www.vetlocator.com/index.php
Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Kara, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your pup. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Kara, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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