i have a beagle some one dumped her out at a gas station and she is very pregnant. ive been taking her temp its been a steady 99.5 this morning is was 98.9 then went back to 99.5. she is not eating or drinking. her eyes look glossy she i just laying around could this be a start in labor? also i think she has dropped cuz her belly is almost touching the ground her utter are swollen and leaking ive been doing alot of reading but sometime things dont work the way that they say how it would happen. ive got every thing i need. but about how long would she be like this ?
With my dogs I have found that after it drops below 99 into the 98 range it start with in 12 hours. Sometimes if you sit with them it will make there labor stop if it is not in full swing. The best thing you can do for her is put her in a private, quiet place and check on her every hour. but don't go in and sit with her till she is in active labor. If you have a baby monitor it is even better. You will know she is in active labor when she is scratching around a panting. It still can take some time after that starts for her to have the pups.
Yes...leave her alone for awhile. Make sure you have a warm dry place. Pups should come every. 30-90 minutes don't go more than 2 hours between pups. If mom doesn't bite the cord use dental floss to tie then 1 inch away from the pups abdomen.,but she should be fine. Dogs have been shelling for thousands of years.
Good luck. Our bitch behaves differently each time she delivers. Even the vet told me she wasn't in labor the first time, yet she delivered a pup right after we arrived home.
She won't eat, will be restless and in labor, will rest a lot. Mine does not want to get up and move. Mine likes to whelp standing up, so my daughter and I have to hold/catch the pup as it comes out. I keep suctions and alcohol nearby and suction each pups nostrils and mouth upon their arrival. I also use hemostats to clamp the cord, then I tie plain (no mint flavored) dental floss an inch from the belly and cut behind the floss. I then clean each belly with betadine, and do so twice a day until the cord falls off.
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Hello! Just happened to come upon this topic and decided to read the posts cause it sounded interesting. I'm was so sorry to hear after all your hard work and support to the mother dog she died after giving birth to her pups. I would love to hear an update on the puppies. Thanks to everyone for all their good and sound advice! Kerrylynn2