Sorry if this is in the wrong place I'm new to this site and hoping for some help.
My wee Shih Tzu give Birth to 5 little pups 3 days ago. She is a great mum to them but from the birth she has been breathing/panting very fast all the time (not on and off). She is also going around the house alot crying and acting like she has lost something. I did worry that maybe she had a pup I didnt know about. But she was not out of my sight for for 24 hours before birth and 12 after (I stayed up with her) plus have done a full check of the house. Could anyone tell me if this is normal???? I did ring the vet and he said it was and that I had no need to bring her in. But this as failed to put my mind at rest.
Your vet is an idiot. How do you know she has had all of her puppies?? Even x-rays are not 100% accurate. It sounds like she still has a puppy or placenta still inside her. A dog should not be panting ALL the time after birth unless their is a problem. Is she eating/drinking? What is her temperature? I would personally take her to another vet ASAP.
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I would definatly seek another vets opinion. Something isn't right. My girls calm completly down about 15-20mins after the last pup is born. it is almost like an on/off switch. I would have her checked out asap.
I would be a little worried myself. Take her to vet as soon as possible. I have a shih tzu that got pregnant by my male shih tzu and I did not plan this. I have never done this before and I am really nervous. I took every precaution and they snuck in a matter of seconds and now she is as big as a butterball:( It does not matter what I research, I am not confident on what I may have to do. I don't want anything bad to happen to my little girl. I could really use some advice.
Take her temperature. My Dobie bitch was panting after I gave her a pitocin shot, I knew she had not retained anything, she had an infection of unknown origin. Some antibiotics and she's back to normal.