My sister has a minpin that is in labor right now and she is shaking really bad it looked like she was delivering a puppy and then stopped pushing when my sister tried to pull out the puppy it was not a puppy it was a bag of blood and it popped was that the water breaking? How long should she wait until the first puppy should be born or should she take her to a vet? I have only had one litter of puppies my whole life and so I am not much help. I dont know if this will help but the dog is 14 months old and it is her first litter. Any help would be great...
I dont know how long she has been in labor my sister called me and asked why she was shaking so bad and I told her she was probably going into labor and then she said she had to go and hung up on me when she called me back she said she tried to pull the puppy out and it wasnt a puppy so I told her not to touch anything else and I would try to get some answers for her. as for the dog that she was (accidently) bred to he is a little smaller then her and is also a minpin
Depending on how long it has been.... They do shiver when they are in labor. The sac she was pulling on was likely the water sac, and if it broke, the pup is in the canal without the sac, which is what gives it ability to breathe until birth. I dont know how long ago she broke the sac, but tell her to be prepared for the pup to be dead when it arrives due to lack of oxygen. If it is a short time between then break and the birth, she can do CPR and try to revive it. If its been too long, than not much can be done.
Was this a whole piece of sac or just a bubble coming out? And find out how long ago this happened and what is going on now.
Keep us posted. If she doesnt advance before long, she may need to take her in to be examined for a possible c-section, another possibility to keep in mind. Hard for me to say for sure, not knowing the time frames here.
2nd one has been born and momma is not doing anything to get the sac off but she is licking the 1st baby and letting it feed so my sister is tieing the umbilical cord and cutting it and cleaning them up.
Good,good, that is great. Tell her to keep it up, new young moms often get confused and arent sure what to do with them when they are born. Have sis keep being the one to remove sac, tie cord, clean them. If she has a baby nose sucker, ue it to suction the mouth and nostrils out. Need to get the excess fluid out of there. Then be sure to keep them warm!
Also, she may have to hold mom and have her feed them every 2 hours once they are all born. Will take mom a bit to get used to what she is to do. Does she have a whelping area set up that includes a heating pad or heat lamp?
ok i will let her know I will keep you all posted on what happens I am unable to be there to help her since I am 4 hours away but she is calling me. Yes she has a welping area set up and a heating pad under it set on low
Find out what color the parents are too, and any colors behind them she may know of. Though even a fawn is not white at birth, maybe once she isnt stressed and the pup is clean/dry she will notice color.
OK so she is still at 3 and now that she got a better look at them there are... 1 brown male 1 black male and 1 fawn (not white) female
How long in between puppies should she have her next one until she needs to take her to the vet? Sis isn't sure if she has more in her tummy and I told her to feel her tummy and she said she cant tell.
I am going to bed I broke my wrist on Halloween and I am in pain from typing and if my sister needs me she will call.
The 'brown' male...is either a chocolate or a red. If the puppy has tan markings on its face, legs, small areas over the eyes, under its tail...it is a chocolate If it is a solid color with or without darker shading over parts of its body.....it is a red.
If she wants, she can send me a pic and I can verify the color.