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Panting When Nursing

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Lolas Mummy&Daddy, Apr 8, 2019.


  1. Lolas Mummy&Daddy

    Lolas Mummy&Daddy PetForums Newbie

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    Lola had 12 Puppies Friday 11.30pm to Saturday 11.30am only 10 survived it’s now Monday night and while she’s nursing she’s panting so heavily I’m worried! She’s also been sick today and had diarrhoea But that seems so of resolved it’s self she’s been very fussy about what she eats but is drinking plenty and still very active. Temperature 38.5c
     
  2. David C

    David C PetForums Senior

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    What breed is she? Thats a large litter and she will probably need a good calcium supplement or she could come down with eclampsia and if that happens she will no longer be able to feed the pups and you will have to do it all. As for food tempt her with roast chicken etc. You need to get her eating otherwise she will end up a wreck. I would also advice taking her to the vets for a check up seeing as she is the way you have said.
     
  3. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    My bitches always panted a lot (I think it’s something to do with nursing encouraging the uterus to contract) but it did pass after a while; can’t remember how long.

    Check with your Vet if there’s anything you’re not happy about as you know your dog best.
     
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    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    Sounds fairly normal to me especially with a litter of that size.
     
  5. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Nursing is quite uncomfortable at first as it encourages the uterus to contract as well as taking time for the nipples to adjust to being suckled ime ;)
     
  6. Lolas Mummy&Daddy

    Lolas Mummy&Daddy PetForums Newbie

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    She’s a small show cocker spaniel. We went to the vets yesterday and she’s doing good she said the upset tummy was probably from eating the after birth and panting might just be her getting hot with feeding them all, She’s slowly starting to eat again Thank God! I’ve been so worried! Xxx

    Thank you everyone for the advice.
     
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