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My Bitch Is Late

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by DOTTYPOODLES, Feb 8, 2008.


  1. DOTTYPOODLES

    DOTTYPOODLES PetForums Newbie

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    hi, i'm hoping someone with experience can give me some advice. my miniature poodle bitch was due to whelp on monday but so far nothing has happened, so she will be 4 days late tomorrow morning. how common is this? when should i start to panic? any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. carol

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    if she's that late i would take her up the vets.
    could be something wrong, just to be safe

    you give it a day this way or the other but not 4 days
     
  3. sallyanne

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    Some bitches will go over the due date.One of mine went over by four days.

    Personally I would get the vets to check her over,to make sure the pups are ok.If it's a small litter there may not be enough pups to stimulate her going into labour and may need a section.

    Let us know how she gets on.....
     
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    DOTTYPOODLES PetForums Newbie

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    thankyou for your reply. she went to the vets yesterday and had the once over, he said she was absolutely fine.
     
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    oh good
    could he feel them or heard the hearts
    you might need to open her to get them out.
    would not leave it to long.
     
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    DOTTYPOODLES PetForums Newbie

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    i can feel the puppies moving, i wish it wasn't friday
     
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    Im glad your vet found her to be fine.

    How many times was she mated? as this may effect her due date, her eggs may have been fertilised a day or more after the mating. Also the sperm can remain active for up to several days which could be a factor.

    Have you been taking her temp? Normal temp is between 101 and 102.5 Fahrenheit , there is usually a drop in temperature (below 100 f) 24 hrs before she whelps. Usually quite a reliable indication.

    Im sure she will go soon..got my fingers crossed for you!



    HTH Ang.
     
  8. DOTTYPOODLES

    DOTTYPOODLES PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for that, she was only mated the once, i'm hoping it is the sperm retention thing. i have been taking her temperature for over week and the vet did it yesterday and it's been normal throughout
     
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    DOTTYPOODLES PetForums Newbie

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    we have a temp drop, off food and wanting to pee, i think the waiting is over!!
     
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    good luck let us know how she gets on :)
     
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    at 2 this morning she had a huge beautiful chocolate brown bitch, i am so proud and pleased!! counting today she was 7 days late, so there you go it is possible!!

    i shall post some piccy's later!

    thankyou for all your posts, it was nice to know i wasn't on my own!
     
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    sound like the pup had pleanty of room and food to grow nice and big and healthy :) glad all went well, looking forward to the pics :)
     
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    Congratulations :)
    glad all went well.
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    ahh glad all is well:) congratulations
     
  16. Eolabeo

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    oooo nice :) congrats x hope all goes very well for you all :)
     
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    i hope your bitch is ok i bred shih tzu's for ten years and a bitch can go as late as a week one of my bitches use to go 5 days late every litter and she was ok they can go as late as 7 days i hope she is ok
     
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    glad all went well, and do put some picture up of mum and pup, for us to drool over,;):D:D
     
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    DOTTYPOODLES PetForums Newbie

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    as promised buffy and her baby today, 10 days old, oh and she is black not brown, well it was dark!!

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    great pics, mum and pup are gorgeous :)
     
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