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49 days, very tired and milk fully in

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Edinburgher, Jan 8, 2018.


  1. Edinburgher

    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Hi My girl is having her second litter. Last time she whelped at 58 days so I am sort of expecting her to go early but she does seem to be more tired at this stage than last time and her milk is now fully in. I m worried she is going to give birth too early for the pups to survive. Is there anything I can do or am I just worrying too much?
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Has she been scanned and confirmed to be in whelp?

    It would be unusual for a bitch to be in milk at this stage - more symptomatic of a false pregnancy.
     
  3. Edinburgher

    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Yes she has been scanned and definitely st least 4 pups
     
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    I would speak to your Vet.

    It would be unlikely that pups born at this stage would survive.

    I never had a bitch produce milk before her pups were born, so I can't say why this has happened to your bitch.

    Your Vet may advise another scan.
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for this. Typically I am working away from home as o thought everything was going smoothly and had a while to go. Now really worried and will call home to make a vets appt for tomorrow afternoon which I can get home for
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Vet says she is fine but will probably go early as although her milk is not fully in. . Temp, HR etc all fine, discharge is normal and no signs of infection so it's wait and see
     
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    What breed is she?
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    She's a Tibetan Terrier
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Well now on day 54 so nearly there in terms of puppies being viable but it feels so different from last time. In some ways further back - she is not so big (smaller litter?) and in others further ahead - milk. She is still eating ravenously but is clearly too hot as she asks to ge out all the time but doesn't need to do anything - she just wants to lie on the cold patio! No digging or nesting so not looking for somewhere to have her pups so I am convinced it's just to cool down!
     
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    What discharge? What colour is it?
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Discharge is sticky but clear - not sign of infection or blood
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Well obviously, I'm not a Vet but, given that she's a small bitch with an average litter, I don't understand why your Vet believes she will deliver early.
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    I think she felt that because of how big Tashi's tummy is and how near her milk is to being fully in? Also maybe because her first litter- all perfect - came at 58 days
     
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    I see. As she delivered early last time, keep a close eye on her and just watch and wait.

    All sounds normal at the moment.
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the reassurance. Just waiting to get past day 56 and relax a bit - my breeder/mentor says her mum went early too but did say to take her to the vet on Tuesday for a check which I did. (TBH I think my mentor is more knowledgable than my vet as the practice does not have a lot of clients who have litters)
     
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    So, any puppies yet?
     
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    Not yet but she is now in stage one labour - started ripping bedding up and panting early this morning and still is but no sign of moving to stage 2
     
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    Exciting! My girl is on day 58 today. No changes though with her. Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes.
     
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    Edinburgher PetForums Newbie

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    tashi pups.jpeg Well in the end all went well and we have 7 healthy roly polu pups. She stopped after number one and we took her to emergency vet where she had a scan and a dose of oxytocin (nearly £500 for those who think you make money out of breeding!) She then popped one out as soon as she got back in the house and another 4 one after the other. We thought that was it but 90 minutes later number 7 entered the world. He needed a wee bit of simulation and is the smallest but a week later has doubled in weight!
     
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