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Thread: Bitch due to have pups? (unexpected complications which may arise)

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    Yes she has milk that started yesterday, no I haven't taken any temps, no sign of nesting tonight she is panting heavily and just seems uneasy moving lots she lays down only for a few minutes then gets up walking around then does it all over again, shes staying very close to me rather than being on her bed like she normally would

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    I wouldn't be panicking still. My last litter my girl was HUGE (she had 12...) and the last few days she was very panty - oh, and she had milk for almost a week before. Even though it was winter she was hot in addition to just being so uncomfortable.

    Wolfhounds do feel the heat at the best of times, and being heavily pregnant means it is hard to get, and stay, comfortable. She will be clingy, just hang out with her. I set up a bed on the couch next to the whelping box and pretty much had to hold my girl's hand (paw!) until the pups started arriving and she got busy!

    I had a couple of long nights in the days before whelping as I wasn't sure when she was starting due to the panting and restlessness, and a couple of extra days off work to watch her. Not that I was complaining about that! But was getting impatient...

    Watch for discharge and any signs of distress like crying or hunching in pain. Green discharge before a pup is born means straight to vet as it is a sign of placenta separating. After first pup it's normal.

    Clear discharge or a mucous-y plug that may be pink stained means things are underway. But pups may be a way off still. Once she starts straining things should happen fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liss05 View Post
    Yes she has milk that started yesterday, no I haven't taken any temps, no sign of nesting tonight she is panting heavily and just seems uneasy moving lots she lays down only for a few minutes then gets up walking around then does it all over again, shes staying very close to me rather than being on her bed like she normally would
    Sounds like labour to me.

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    They can fool you. It could be, or it could not. We had nearly four days of that before labour recently - "I'm hot! I'm uncomfortable! Damn these blankets they aren't right! Humans! Fix things, I'm hot... I'm uncomfortable!"

    Liss did she seem receptive for a few days before mating? Or was she mated on her first receptive day? Is ok if you don't know, just trying to narrow things down.

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    I think she only had the one mating from what I am reading Natty

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    She was taken to the male on a Monday and spent 3 days there with us as soon as we got there she was very interesting in him backing herself up to him and so on, now for the interesting part lol he got on her and in her but they didn't tie and after that she got snappy with him while he kept trying again so we stopped it and thought we would try the next day well she would not have any of it after that we stayed there for 2 days ( visiting friends of outs) we come home thinking we missed our chance and was wrong with the number of days she had been on heat we did not expect her to b pregnant!!

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    For the next 2 days she wouldn't even let him near her she even got aggressive with him so we didn't see any point in upsetting her anymore she is normally such a mellow dog

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    Have you had the pregnancy confirmed? A phantom can go on for the entire 9 weeks. I assume you have felt the pups moving around yeh?

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    Slip matings (no tie) can result in pups. I hope they're in there! We've had convincing phantoms with milk, nesting and swelled bellies...

    It sounds like she had already ovulated or might have even been near the end of her receptive period which should mean she may whelp sooner rather than later, anytime from tonight or tomorrow, or another three or four days. It's a nerve wracking time!

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    Yes can feel pups moving and she's so big she just waddles everywhere and she very swollen I'm thinking I'll take her to our vet in the morning just to get her checked out, she keeps coming up to me and looking at me like she confused and wants me to do something but nothing I can do might sound odd but it's not the pups I'm worried about its her and if something goes wrong, she is our family dog who we adore we have 3 small children who love her as much as me do I just worry cause it's her first litter

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