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is anyone around - bitch in labour

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by beesley121, Apr 16, 2011.


  1. beesley121

    beesley121 PetForums Junior

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    Hi guys,

    My bitch has gne into labour and would appreciate any advice alonng the way.

    first concern is, (cant remember what its called) but a sac is protruding from her vulva, now i know this is normal but it does not contain a clear liquid!! it is very red and looks like it contains blood. what does this mean?? do i need to take her the vets
     
  2. shazalhasa

    shazalhasa PetForums VIP

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    Hi Beesley,

    I've not come across this in my own bitch so not really sure, hopefully someone will come along with some help but best thing really would be to ring your vet and ask them for advice.
     
  3. Tanya1989

    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    Yes if its red its a vet visit asap. It should be the colour of really weak black tea.
     
  4. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Hope everything is ok with the mum and puppies.
     
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    ring the vets hun, hope all is well with mum n pups xx
     
  6. beesley121

    beesley121 PetForums Junior

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    sorry it was me panicking a bit!! The fluid is the colour of weak tea.

    Ive got a relative here who has had a litter before so told me it was normal.

    i'll be hear now till the end and ill keep you guys up to date.
    :eek:
    wish her luck and hope all goes well............
     
  7. pearltheplank

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    Fingers crossed it all goes well
     
  8. Tanya1989

    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    Lol. No worries. I'll be offline after 10 but you have my number if you need it :)
     
  9. BeagleOesx

    BeagleOesx PetForums VIP

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    Good Luck, hope all goes well and look forward to hearing update from you once all sorted.
     
  10. tiggerminx

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    glad it seems normal so far. fingers crossed that your girl delivers healthy pups.
     
  11. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Good luck, will watch through the day to see how it all goes. xxxxx
     
  12. claire & the gang

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    Good luck...hoping for a safe delivery x
     
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    Good luck, I hope you have a safe delivery:D
     
  14. beesley121

    beesley121 PetForums Junior

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    Just an update guys!!

    She is continuing to have contractions which seem to be getting stronger. They are approx 20 secounds apart. She then seems to have a break for a few minutes and the process restarts. She has been doing this now since around 9am. Relative said his bitch took near 24hrs to pass 3 pups. The first took around 12 hours from when she started panting.

    I know this isnt really a good thing but she has burst the sac that was hanging from her vulva. Is there any problems with this?? any advice on danger signs i should be looking for and how long I should leave her like this before contemplating taking her to the vets. I read loads but just want advice from people please just as a bit of reassurance. Relative keeps telling me its normal but as he has only had a litter or 2, I just want to double check.

    I dont know who looks more worried, me or mum..........
     
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  15. JacquelineG

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    Good luck, nice to hear you've got someone experienced to hold your hand as well as those with experience on here. What breed is your dog, by the way?:eek:hmy::eek:hmy:
     
  16. beesley121

    beesley121 PetForums Junior

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    she is a clumber spaniel.
     
  17. beesley121

    beesley121 PetForums Junior

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    anyone please!
     
  18. JacquelineG

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    I can't help as I have no experience, why not give your vet a quick call?
     
  19. shazalhasa

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    I've only had 2 litters myself but can say that on the first litter, the water sac was there for the best part of 4 hours before the first pup came out.

    I do know that I've seen on here and was told the same by my vet on first litter that if the bitch is pushing and nothing is produced then she has to go in. We had lots of panting and contractions on and off for a while before any pushing started.

    With our 2nd litter, there wasn't a water sac before the first puppy, it came with the 2nd puppy which seemed pretty odd but all puppies were born safely.

    If you have any doubts or concerns, it really would be best to ring the vet, they can give advice over the phone and should only call you in if they need to get involved.
     
  20. luvmydogs

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    Can you feel a puppy? ie is there a pup protruding, or did her waters just break? Is she pushing at all?
     
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