i got a dog about 3-4 weeks ago and when i got her i was told she was spayed well about a week later she started getting fat so i took her to the vet to find out why and she is pregnant i have never had a litter of puppies the vet said she is due any day now and i guess my question is is how do you know when she is starting labor i know about the panting and paceing and digging part i have tried to take her temp like the vet said and she wants nothing to do with it so how else can i tell when she will give birth any help would be appreciated thanks
***Edited By: saphire on 9/29/2007 12:51:57 AM*** Reason: pictures of puppies
Well then you'll need them for sure when you pee your pants as they call your dog's name, ha ha ha !I hope you have a lovely time, up in wine country, or whisky country, (I know there's some kind of booze involved) and can't wait to hear how the dogs do!!!
Savannah, it's not nice to call people names, especially when it involves the mentally challenged. I remember now, Wino country, how could I forget that? I have corresponded with the OP, and you can safely go and get blitzed out of your tree whilst the rest of us assist her.
my dear friend, the mentally challenged are light years ahead of you... I would never be so disrespectful to call them a name.. you on the other hand MORONIC.. let's just mention never remembering to check your e mail. HAHAHAHAHA
Ok, I am going to let the OP know to work with you as I am leaving. She's in "good hands".... although tis me that wears the glove
Saphire, we just had a litter almost 4 weeks ago. They were days later than we had expected. I was watching our girl day and night. She was fussy and uncomfortable all the time, ready to pop she was so big. As soon as my husband finally took a shift she was delivering the first pup 15 min. later. If you have planned a space for her to give birth keep her near that area. Other than that, her temperature dropped 5-6 degrees from its already lower-than-normal-temperature about 18 hrs. before birth. We followed all the advice of other breeders and our vet, and it was still a surprise.
well savannah and pen2 have been helping me allot and i think with there help i should get through this ok thanks to all that have helped in this situation i was definatly not expecting these puppies at all i have already got a whelping box made for her and when my hubby gets home i am going to get the rest of the stuff i need thanks
Milk will begin to develop before birth and you will notice a huge difference the week after the pups are born, they don't need as much milk at first because they are so small but as they grow milk production usually does as well :)
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)