Ok as some of you know my fiance is the handler/breeder of apbts and he is out of state for his job and im going crazy as i dont deal with this normally. Strawberry is 57 days pregnant and earlier she dropped a green blob about the size of a dime and I called her vet who said it could still be a few days take her temp in her butt. She has been in the welping box and i went to let her out to pee and she was gagging like she was gonna puke and she went out and collapsed twice but got up normal and walked in fine. I called an on call vet who we dont go to and he told me to get a book about whelping? wtf? he was so rude anyways any info would help. O yea little specles of blood in the snow but not alot at all. I can see green stuff in her vagina but no blood.
ok I dont see many people on but now that I am done being Easter Bunny in the middle of all this and all my eggs are stuffed for the hunt tommorow I am gonna pull the twin size mattress off the roll away bed and go sleep next to the dog. Im shure sleep wont come easy so Ill keep checking back to see if anyone has any advice for me. By the way she keeps licking her chops like she just ate a stake so I dont know what thats all about either.
We went to the only E.R vet around here open past 9pm and they said she should be delivering within 24 hours but shes fine so I dont know. She is normal today she is eating and drinking normal but still licking her chops.They said like when a persons "water breaks" her sacs are detaching and thats what the discharge is from He said when she collapsed it could of been due to trying to vomit and contractions and that she just lost her balance due to all that in the snow. I am a ball of nerves. I have a helper over so he is ready with towels. nose suckers, dentel floss, and scissors.Im just waiting now and kinda hoping she gets it done and over with before I have to go to work tommorow morning. I already left my boss a message that I may need an emergency vacation day.
Have you taken her temperature yet? 58 days is a little early, but there are always exceptions. Is she still eating?Do you have a whelping box, a place where you can keep her contained with the puppies?
yes she has a whelping box the dogs have whole room with a whelpng box in it and supplies and stuff. Her temp did not drop yet. We went to the vet and she still has a while I guess. She is eating normal and drinking drinking and more drinking.Her discharge is milky/cloudy the vet said its not actually the green discharge that they thought when I described it on the phone. She is out and about being normal she dont like it in the dog room or the whelping box she only wants out with us. She does keep going off to my bedroom to sleep.The vet explained that this discharge is normal and comes when "sacs start to detach and the pups are getting in position to come out. Thanks but if you think different please let me know because this is not my regular vet and plus 2 different ones say two different things and the third told me to read a book so at this point im still not shure whats next.
A vet told you to read a book? I think you're safe for now, but I am not familiar with globs of green discharge, this many days before whelp. I would consider that abnormal. You also said one of the vets said she could have collapsed because of a contraction, and the snow. I doubt that very highly. Did the vet do an x-ray and get a puppy count for you? Have you helped a dog whelp on your own before? Can you see or feel the puppies moving? I don't know if you have any more choices for vets, but I would seek out one who seems to be a little more helpful than the last 3. Keep us posted.I just read your post again, and you said the vet said the discharge was'nt green. Was it green when she collapsed? Just to warn you, she's going to try her best to have those pups on your bed; so keep the door shut, if you're out.
No I have never done this before my fiance does it and he had to leave state for work (unexpected) I call him all the time and he demands I leave her in the dog room but she dont like it.OMG I hope she relly dont try to have them on my bed. Maybe I should of listened to my fiance when he was telling me stop letting strawberry sleep in the bed with you lol. No she did not discharge in the snow she was trying to puuk out there. the disharge was on the floor when she stood up. As a matter of fact she just let more out like 5 min ago and I examined it and it is clear but milky looking and she left a pile about the size of a quarter.Do you have a guess as to how many days before they start coming out? No x-ray was done when we went and yes I feel them moving in there.
I hope that everything is going ok.... the licking and vomiting can be very normal. My bitch does the same. Is this her first litter? It will often take a little longer..... if there is more episodes of colapsing I would get her seen, but they main thing to watch for now is straining for longer than about 1 hour of actively pushing can lead you to think that there is a problem. She may at that point have problems delivering, however most larger breed dogs have no issues whelping on their own. Keep us posted... the temp is often the most reliable source and it always works for me.
I wonder if the collapsing could be a sign of calcium levels flucuating in her blood. If she is carrying a large litter the developing pups could be putting a heavy drain on her system. Does she shake or quiver? I would consider giving her yogurt or cottage cheese along with her normal food.
I myself just had a litter of chiweenies and how I can tell you she is getting close is put a blanket in her bed(I use a playpen) and when it comes close to time she will keep rearranging the sheet. I call it nesting. She will clean her private parts ALOT!!! And then you will see clear to light green discharge alot. Then the closer she gets the more she will not want to set on her butt! she will get up, set down, get up, and try to set again. Hope this helps.