I was just wondering if my dog is in labor she is panting she has done this for hours last night she was shivering she is licking her belly and her tits and i have taken her temp and it has been 98.3 for the past 4 times i have taken it last week it was 99.7. She has not been eating I made her a tent becasue she was trying to go hide and she has stayed in it. she just seems to beathing hard but she is sleeping rigth now. Couple times this morning she was wining and it sounded like she was say owa (if that is how you spell it). she is trying to lick her self but she is to fat lol. Just please help thanks.
If her temp has dropped she's really close! Have some warm towels ready and a basket. Make sure she's comfortable and give her lots of love! After each puppy is born wipe each puppy off and make sure their nasel passages are free of fluid and place each on on her to see if it would like to eat. If she is moving around too much put the puppy in the basket and wait for the next one and let them eat altogether once she's done having them. Make sure the sac gets opened as soon as the puppy comes out and have a pair of dull scissors close by to cut the umbilical cord, leave about 2". The mother will bite/cut the umbillical cord but not always and if its her first litter, she might need help. There can be up to 6 hours between puppies but most of the time no more than 1 hour. Do not leave her alone in case she needs you or you need to call the vet for further assistance. Have some cool water close by in case she gets thirsty. She will be very hungry after she is done delivering so have some food ready for her with high protein content.
I don't have a vet this was not planned at all. I have been reading a lot and my boyfriends mom has help with questions but she is not here with me i know if something happens to her i am going to take her to the vet i was just wondering if their is like a time limit.