Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Is she close to labor?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Tyarra Ebelt, Apr 7, 2021.


  1. Tyarra Ebelt

    Tyarra Ebelt PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    My dog Mila (Daschund) is pregnant and should be 59 days pregnant (possibly more but very unsure). Her stomachs been hard since last night and she stopped eating yesterday afternoon but recently just ate again but only a little. She’s been a little strange today and yesterday but besides that she seems normal. She did lose her mucus plug Monday morning and a little more of it Tuesday. Could she be close to labor or possibly already starting first stage?
    Snapchat-41805954.jpg Snapchat-428031434.jpg Snapchat-17315074.jpg

    UPDATE: day 61
    Yesterday I gave her some stuffed animals she was treating them like puppies and now today she won't stop nesting in my pillows and it's more than I've seen her do before. I'm thinking she could be close?
     
    #1 Tyarra Ebelt, Apr 7, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2021 at 11:58 PM
  2. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Messages:
    15,015
    Likes Received:
    22,991
    It does sound as though she's close, but not beginning labour yet.

    Do you know how many pups she's carrying?
     
    Tyarra Ebelt likes this.
  3. SusieRainbow

    SusieRainbow Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    15,371
    Likes Received:
    26,286
    Oh bless her, she looks ready to pop!
     
    Tyarra Ebelt likes this.
  4. Tyarra Ebelt

    Tyarra Ebelt PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tbh no clue but she is a big girl right now. I've seen 2-3 pups that distinguishly move around the sides and bottom of her belly though also took a stethoscope and I think was able to distinguish up to 4 different heart beats. I can only assume I can't see all the puppies she has move nor be able to distinguish all their heartbeats. My best estimate is gonna be 4 or more.
     
  5. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Messages:
    15,015
    Likes Received:
    22,991
    It doesn't appear she's in labour yet.

    Obviously, in these last few days, you shouldn't leave her alone.
     
    Tyarra Ebelt likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice