My rott is 60 days. She is pacing, not eating and her temp is 99.6 This is her first time and mine. We did plan this and she does have a vet. But we want to try this on our own, unless there are problems. I was just wondering if anyone knew how long this process takes? If she is only at 99.6 could it be hours or days before she has any pups?
***Edited By: violet897 on 5/17/2009 7:52:06 PM*** Reason: spell check
It shouldnt be to long! Im an owner of an english bulldog, she had her puppies on exactly the sixty day mark. She may be nervous, i would get her into a room, where she is to have her puppies, somewhere quite. watch for her to start digging, circleing, this is her way of preparing to give birth. if you see her do this it will almost surely be time.
YAY! She is 65 days today and is having the puppies right now. It is 3:30am she started around 11:00pm last night and has had 6 pups so far, one didn't make it though .It seems to be going pretty good. I was really worried at first because 3 pups came almost all at once that she didn't clean them up, so we did. Now everything is okay she is taking care of them all. She is still in labor so more to come! Thank you guys for the support really needed it!
No air conditioner in the pups area. They need a constant warm temp free of cold air or drafts. Pups will easily develop pneumonia. Mom needs a pen large enough that she can lie with the pups where the heat source is and still have room to leave and lie away from the heat if needed. Not sure what your using for a heat source for the pups (heating pad, heat lamp etc) but the pups also need enough room to crawl off the pad or out of the direct line of the heat lamp so they do not overheat. I would get mom and pups a good vet check and watch them close. Losing half the litter at birth is a very high death rate. I would be concerned that something is wrong, so watch the others very close and get them all checked out. Congrats on the pups.
They have already been to the vet, they are healthy. We are not using any heating lamps or pads. It is pretty hot and humid here. They have a big pen, she has plenty of room. She is just hot in the house. Yes that was alot of puppies to lose, but two of were our fault. She waited till we fell asleep to start having pups, she had 4 back to back. I was only asleep for two hours, when I got up she had cleaned off two of them but the other two were still in their sacs :( later on she had two still born pups and then 3 days after having her pups the runt died. The pups seem to be warm enough, they don't even like being on the blanket, they like sleeping on the tile floor, which made me wonder if it was to warm for them.