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

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    Lots of hunting dogs may try to chase anything that moves too. But they seem to automatically reserve the 'grabbing by the throat and shaking until dead' for small(ish) furry critters, not for humans or other dogs. You can teach them to exclude some small furry critters from their kill list, like domestic cats. Though it isn't always sucessful.

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    Fantastic news. great that the boys get to watch too!
    nice start to the new year.

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    Back at vet now thought she seemed abit down today so was watching her she's started passing some nasty smelling discharge this arvo so I toke her temp and she was 39.6 so now we waiting to see vet....

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    Poor Tip! You and she just can't cop a break can you??

    Fingers crossed it's something simple. Sounds like more antibiotics on the way...

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    Well the vet said her temp is normal 38.5 I asked him to test again he said same 38.5 but he put her back on the antibiotis again, said the discharge is pretty bad and omg does it smell soo bad now I thought I'll test my thermometer when I get home on our other dog Ill throw it away if it's playing up now the other dog came up normal temp and tips is now sitting at 39.8
    She won't lay down with the pups since returning from vet either so they have not fed for almost 3 hours now I've tried to get her to fed them but she won't so I'll have to make them some milk and fed em now she's not well I know that much heavy breathing and so on guess ill just watch her...

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    She's not eating or drinking either now I'm worried bout her she was going so well and back to her normal self now this

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    Sound like there might possibly some placenta or product left insitu, I hoe your vet gets on top of this...thinking of you and all the dogs
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    Yeh I asked the vet that and he felt her tummy and said it even feels to him like there is still some leftover matter in there but it couldnt be he said to me cause she had the c section and they make sure everything is removed?

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    I'd be worried then about her having gunk in there. I know with the c section they remove all placentas etc but the lining still has to shed, and if some has stayed in and is getting festy it might account for the smell.

    Hopefully she'll pick up quick with the ABs. Try and help her cool right down as she may feel the heat even more than usual if she's feeling a bit off colour.

    If you're taking o the vet maybe ask if a shot of oxytocin or smilar can be given. If guven under the skin (subcutaneous) it will be a more gentle but longer lasting boost to some uterine contractions. Can help expel infection material etc. Mot much point giving ABs if the pus etc stays in the because as soon as the meds finish the infection has a lovely environment to start up again.

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    The other thing is she might have had a post op internal bleed, they are notorious to happen about 10-14 days after C-sections ( or any major surgery).......The bleeding would cause a haematoma or a seroma. These can be infective or just not, but often need to be drained. Infection can often happen and no-one is to blame, but need to be attended to...Sometimes having the discharge sent to pathology to find the exact bug and make sure the correct anti-b's are used.

    I used to do midwifery (in Radiology now where we drain the things) and I do a lot of Ante-pre natal work with my Breeder. You will have to encourage your vet to get active, especially if she is loosing her appetite. I never worry too much unless they stop eating and drinking

    PS I think I am right in thinking the dog is desexed........But collections of fluid can still happen
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