SHES ABOUT 6-7 WEEKS PREGNANT AND I WANT 2 GET READY . CAN ANYONE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME TIPS AS IN ROOM TEMP, GLOVES, TOUCHING THEM OR HER I JUST NEED HELP ON EVERYTHING DONT KNOW MUCH...ALLREADY WENT TO THE VET AND GOT HER SHOTS....AND DONT HAVE NO MORE MONEY TO TAKE HER IN FOR HER BIG DAY. FEEL FREE TO HELP WITH NOTES OR EVEN CALLING ME AT 914-497-6385 EDDIE...OR ILL CALL YOU THANX SO MUCH...
I think that it would be nice if you could maybe call your vet and get help from him over the phone on what to do. I think you should probably get her fixed after this litter too. But you should definitally go to your vets office immediatly, get some assistance. Hope everything works out.
THANX BUT NOBODY IS HELPING HERE. I DONT LIKE VETS...I WANT TO TRY TO GET HELP OUT THERE FIRST. AND IM NOT GIVING HER ANY SHOTS. SO DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS ON HELPING MY DOG AND HER BIRTH....IF ANYONE HAS BEEN THREW THIS PLEASE HELP.....THANK YOU...
Give her a quiet warm place to have the babies. She will probably tear up the bedding while in labor, so make sure you give her something old as bedding. Clean carpet squares work good. What breed is she? Some breeds whelp easily, some need Csections quite often
If she is 'pushing' for more than about an hour and a half, please take her to the vet... if the pup is too big to come out she may need a Csection. Take notes of everything as it happens... what time, what she is doing, etc... so that you can show your notes to the vet in case you are too nervous to remember. The vet will need to know these things. If it is more than 2 hrs between pups you will need to call the vet too. Sometimes halfway thru giving birth to the litter, a big pup will get stuck. I am not trying to scare you, but you will need to watch for these things. If you do need to take her to the vet, please explain your money situation to the vet and they will sometimes take a down payment and let you pay the rest out every week.
Count each placenta to make sure that for each puppy she delivers, you have the same number of placentas delivered too. If a placenta is retained, she can develop an infection and die. You can sanitize your hands and help remove the sac around each pup if she is not doing it herself. She will cut the cord by chewing it. If she doesn't do it herself you can cut it with sterile scissors but leave an inch and a half. If you cut it too close there will be problems. You will not need to touch her if everything goes normally. And if you are not experienced on what to do if there is a problem, you should not touch her then either, other than to gently put her in a box and take her to the vet. Take the puppies too with her. Make sure that each puppy nurses within a few hours of delivery. This is a very condensed version, hope it helps.
Try looking up whelping a litter on the net. There are some great sites that show everything. Just watch her and remember to help the moma if she doesnt know what to do. Once a pup is born the first thing you need to do is get the sack off the pups face so it can breath. My sisters dachshund had a litter and she had them at night. My sister woke up to 3 little puppies on her bed. That was her first and only litter and she did great. I dont know much about chis but they do have a higher c-section rate since they are so small. And the most important thing is to keep them warm. 80* in the room for the first few days. Good luck.
Why the hositlity towards this person who is simply asking for help. Right away people criticize on here, such as hope you fix her after this, hope you didn't give her shots, etc. You people jump too fast to conclusions. This is still a discussion forum where people ASK for help, not a lecturing institution. I have noticed this quite often how harsh some of you make assumptions and it's sad. Give people the benefit of the doubt.
Sorry, no knowledge with whelping... but I have to agree about asking the vet.
I don't seeing anyone being hostile at all. How do you respond to someone that has " no money" to take the dogs to the vet for the " big day" and doesn't like vets that could be of big help and should be on stand by as this poster and mommy dog seems to have never gone through this before. The first thing to do now is get a quiet warm place for her to have the pups and get used to her area. A bed with newspapers to shred when it comes time. Her temp should drop below 99 12-18 hrs before she gives birth. You will need towels to keep the area dry and to dry off the pups. Unwaxed dental floss to tie off the cord if needed, Iodine to spray on the cord stump to prevent infection, heating pad ( wrap the cord so she can't chew it) or a light blub to keep the pups warm set on low with towels( no blankets) so they don't get to hot, puppy formula in case they don't nurse on their own and something to give it with, a dull scissors to cut the cord if needed. sometimes they do this all on their own and other first time moms get really scared and need help. Make sure she is eating a quality dog food and I would start to give her some cottage cheese daily for extra calcium. Like the other poster said look on the internet and print out things you will need so you have it ready and know what to do. good luck