I have a Pregnant Lab...due anyday, This is her first litter. 2 evenings ago she went in her dog house and was breathing heavier than normal, and I saw a little milk come out of one of her nipples....but no pushing, and no vaginal discharge. We moved her to a whelping box. I sat up with her all night, her breathing got pretty heavy and would last about 20 minutes, then subside for about 15 minutes, and some panting in between and still no pushing or discharge, and this lasted about 2 hours. Then the heavy breathing seemed to lighten up and eventually by morning, her breathing was normal. This was Tuesday night. Wednesday, I noticed that she had a slight light light yellowish white liquid vaginal discharge. My first thought was puss, and I wiped it off, and sorry this is gross, but I sniffed the napkin but it had no foul odor, only a very minimal smell, but nothing that smelled bad. There was no heavy breathing all that day, but wanted to lay around more than anything. Today Thursday, she ate her morning feeding, drank water, and I took her out in my front yard to walk around a bit, aand I noticed the discharge was was thicker and hanging down out of vagina. I cleaned it off, and it still didn't have any odor to it. She layed down on our porch, and milk was seeping out of one of her nippples. The puppies are still moving around inside of her, and she seems pretty happy other than she wants to lay around. The discharge she's having is my main concern. I don't know if this is normal. Does anyone have any input? Oh and she has not eaten any of her food this evening.
***Edited By: KLa412 on 9/8/2006 12:34:14 AM*** Reason: Thought of something else to add.
I think its her mucous plug. There is a plug at the opening of the cervex during pregnancy it can come out before actual labor starts. sometimes a week before how many days since conception? The next thing will be her water will break. more than likley. no need for alarm.
You can start taking her temp as early as 56 days, twice a day and record it. Her temp will spike up as high as 101.5 and then will drop down, when it drops down to 99 and below she is within 24 to 48 hrs of delivery. Many of the females will go down to 98.4, if she stays down to 98.4 for more than 24 hrs she needs to go see the vet. So try checking her temp to see if she may be close to delivering, I have done this with all of my females and it does work.