Matte started labor at 5pm, and her first pup came out at 5:52. Its a girl! I am waiting for the next one. how long does that usually take? Right now she is curled up in her box with her new pup, and what looks like taking a nap. How long is to long to wait for the next pup?
Please look at this thread. It gives a lot of helpful information and you will have time to read it while the bitch is in whelp. Keep an eye on her, and watch for signs of distress. Have your vets emergency number handy incase you need it. And be ready to rush out the door with mom and pups if need be in a time of emergency. Good luck.
The green stuff is normal too. Did she pass a placenta for each puppy? You need to keep an eye out to see if she passes it. If not she might need a shot of oxytocin to help her pass it. Retained afterbirth can cause a serious infection. But most dogs don't have troubles. Wow that was fast and a super easy whelp, you and the dog are lucky. Congrats on the new babies, keep us posted on there progress.
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I did help her out with that string. She kept licking and pulling the string, but she couldnt get a good hold on it. So I pulled it very very slowly and watched her for any signs of pain or discomfort. And out came a placenta. She ate it up quick.
There are 2 pups. Just like the Xray showed. Both girls. They both have white chests and one has white toes and spot on her chin. So I can tell them apart. WooHoo!
I cant keep them because our city has a 4 dog limit. And I already have 4 dogs. But I do have homes for them. My mother-in-law is taking one and my cousin is taking one. So I will still get to see them :)