New to the board. Been a lurker for a long time. I love the great information and helpful responses. Just wanted to share in my Daisy girls' impending whelp. This is her second litter and mom is pacing and well as dad! Daisy has her mate checking on her all the time. Vitals: Eating very little AM temp: 99.6 Noon temp: 100.1 Pacing Flanks showing more
The sire or any other dog for that matter should not be any where around her. She may be nervouse and thats why she could be pacing.Did she have problems with her first litter?How old are the sire and dam?
You would have to know my dogs to understand their relationship. Dam is 4y 6m and sire is 3y 8m. Sire was present last birth and Daisy wouldn't have had it any other way. She is more calm with him licking her. First litter was easy. Whelped at day 65 after 6 hours of 1st stage labor.
Keep in mind,a cervical check is not necesarry. Labor will come on it own, the signs of impending birth will be very clear. Anytime the vet is touching on the cervix it tends to throw the dam into labor......it is best to let nature decide when it is time unless there are complications in which she needs to check out.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 6/10/2008 3:52:08 PM*** Reason: sp
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
Thanks guys for the concern. Like I said in my first post, its always nice for feedback. The vet wants to check because she has a tilted vaginal vault. Not a big deal but she wants to make sure if shes dilating effectively. We all know she already is dilating its just natural at this stage, especially since Daisy has shown signs of stringy mucus. Just a precaution.
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