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    Pregnant - day 54 - now vomiting and very restless for over 6 hrs

    Jessica is now on day 54 of her pregnancy, milk has come and she is extremely clingy today is it usual for the milk to come in so soon, she was checked by the vet on day 50 (monday) and she told me to check for milk next friday (good Friday) as she is day 63 on easter sunday, she is carrying at least 8 pups, it is 16 yrs since I last has a bitch give birth so its like starting all over again, her welping box is ready and she is spending alot of time in there
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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    You're on day 54, gestation is approx 60 days... it's ok.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Thankyou for your reassurance as I said its alot of years since I had a pregnant bitch and do know some can give birth earlier if it is a large litter, thanks again

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    No prob. Just make sure that you check her temp daily (I know fun stuff there) and when you start seeing those changes in her temperature she's gonna pop soon. Also from what I understand from some breeder friends a bitch who has a active litter in utero usually has a day of calm before whelping so if you can feel and see all the pups in her active then one day nothing (or not much) she's about ready to go. You'll know it'll be unmistakeable even to the untrained eye.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    The average gestation is 63 days but they can have them as early as 59 days and they are usually alright. I have had litters from 59 to 67 days and the pups were fine and healthy.

    One thing about the temperature taking is that it is not always accurate. Their temperature "usually" drops but sometimes it does not. The only thing I have found is that IF it does drop, they are really close.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Since my earlier post Jessica has been very unsettled for the last 6 hours, constantly cleaning herself and she has started to vomit and has taken herself off to her bed and is rolling about, I am abit concerned that she could be in the early stages of labour but is only 54 days, can anyone give me any advice on what to do if anything, My vet has given me the emergency number should I need it but obviously dont want to bother them if I am just worrying over nothing, thankyou

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    54 days from what? How are you counting?

    This behavior is not normal and I would call the vet. Just me, though, and I watch my pregnant girls like a hawk. Can't hurt to be overcautious, but it CAN hurt to wait too long.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54 - now vomiting and very restless for over 6 hrs

    Since I am entering so late, I now wonder what has happened. I would say that it definitely sounds like labor. That makes me nervous if you are telling me that these pups are almost 10 days early. If she has not had them it may be a false alarm but I agree with wabanafcr you need to contact your vet. I hope all is well and that the counting days are somehow wrong and that she is actually full term. Please let us know. I do hope she does well and that she has a beautiful healthy litter. Just had a litter of Boxer's today. Just have the one but have been breeding for many years. Mostly English Bulldogs and I will tell you that you seriously have to watch them extremely close. My Boxer has been panting and anxious for 3 days so haven't had alot of sleep but 7 beautiful little babies makes up for the lost sleep and I have had so many kisses today from mommy and her little ones. She did great. I am praying that all is well with your little girl. By the way since it has been so long since you had a litter it is good to know the stages.

    The First Stage of Labor

    During this stage, uterine contractions begin. The bitch will appear very restless and may pace, dig, shiver, pant, or even vomit. This is all normal and all an owner can do is see that the bitch has water available should she want it. This lasts about 6-12 hours.



    The Second and Third Stages of Labor

    The second stage is the hard labor stage in which the puppy is expelled. The third stage refers to the expulsion of the placenta and afterbirth. Each pup may not be followed by afterbirth; the mother may pass two pups and then two placentas. This is normal.

    Puppies are born covered in membranes that must be cleaned away or the pup will suffocate. The mother will bite and lick the membranes away. Allow her a minute or two after birth to do this; if she does not do it, then you must clean the pup for her. Simply remove the slippery covering and rub the puppy with a clean towel. The umbilical cord may be tied in a knot about one inch from the pup and cut with scissors on the far side of the knot.



    Expect a pup every 45 to 60 minutes with about 10 to 30 minutes of hard straining. It is normal for bitches to take a rest partway through delivery, and she may not strain at all for up to 4 hours between pups. If she is seen straining hard for over an hour, or if she takes longer than a 4-hour break, consult a veterinarian, as the health of the puppies or the bitch may be in serious danger.



    Hope this helps for future reference.
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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    A little off topic but why did you breed rescued mix dogs?
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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Thankyou everyone for your help and advise, had vet out to Jessica last night and she was given a mild sedative as he said she was starting with early labour, her temp had dropped to 99.9 but he didnt think that her waters had fully broke, its been a long night but she is holding onto the pups and is alot more settled this morning, as for why I breed mixed rescue dogs? well it certainly wasnt intentional they had been kept seperated but as you know sometimes it doesnt matter how careful you are if there is a way they will find it, the main thing is mum and pups are healthy and vet is on call should I need him at anytime.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    There is a way..Spay and neuter your rescue dogs..geez..

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Did you count from the first time she was bred? As it was an accidental breeding, she should only have been bred once so should be easy to count 63 days from it. It does not mean that she will go the 63 days but hopefully she will hold out till at least 59 days as then there is much more chance of the puppies surviving.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Quote Originally Posted by digits mama View Post
    There is a way..Spay and neuter your rescue dogs..geez..
    just to be fair...the day before my llasa apso/ poodle mix went in for neutering, he got to my scotty poo mix who was also scheduled for neutering the next day. they were the same age....and we already had 6 rescues

    voila...six of the ugliest puppies you ever did see and every single one of them found homes...

    here's my problem...i have a problem with fixing dogs younger than a certain age because i really do believe that spaying and neutering can impede the development of their pelvic integrity and structure....

    i don't want to breed...never have....although her entire pregnancy was fascinating as was his reaction to it and her reaction to him....

    i've never had it happen since then...and i'm a responsible pet owner...but oops..it does on occasion happen, in spite of our best efforts...

    i hope that's the case in this case..and i hope that the owner gives the dogs away to good homes....

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Quote Originally Posted by digits mama View Post
    There is a way..Spay and neuter your rescue dogs..geez..
    Yes I do know that and she was booked in for the following week, I have had dogs for many years and have always been a responsible owner, I have always adopted abandonded dogs as I feel that if there were more responsible owners about there wouldnt be the need for re-homing centres, Jessica was 4 months old when I got her and had already had 4 previous homes !!!! the first dog I rehomed was a GSD who was 6 months old at the time had been beated and starved and she lived a healthy long life with me she died at the age of 14, she too had 1 litter of pups before being neutered who all went on to lovely homes and are still in them, I am very particular about homing pups and all jessica's will be sent to loving caring good homes.

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    But you've had Buster (the father of these pups) for 3 yrs and he wasn't neutered, and Jessica for almost a year and a half, and she wasn't spayed. Spaying/neutering too young, wasn't an issue here. It is irresponsible to not keep mixed bred/non breeding quality dogs from reproducing. Since they are mixed breed, they SHOULD have been spayed or neutered or kept separated. You are adding to the pet overpopulation problem. Yes, you might find homes for them, but that means that other puppies will not.
    You could have kept her spay appt, if she was only a week pregnant.
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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    We were told by the vet when Buster was young that he was infertile!!! and therefore no need to get him done, not everyone who wants a puppy can afford to pay hundreds of pounds for one yet they are still capable of providing excellent homes

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsi09 View Post
    We were told by the vet when Buster was young that he was infertile!!! and therefore no need to get him done, not everyone who wants a puppy can afford to pay hundreds of pounds for one yet they are still capable of providing excellent homes
    I promise you there is no way the vet would randomly test sperm production/motility on a mixed breed dog. Therefore, there is no way he could tell you he was infertile. Unless he was referring to when the puppy was 4 months old, and just too young to breed. But dogs grow up.

    So when did he get neutered? Surely, after getting Jessica pregnant, you've brought him in???
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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Yes I did take him in and he has been neutered, Jessica will also be done as soon as the vet feels the time is right

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    Re: Pregnant - day 54

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsi09 View Post
    not everyone who wants a puppy can afford to pay hundreds of pounds for one yet they are still capable of providing excellent homes
    If a person cannot afford an adoption fee, how are they going to afford to feed the dog and pay for medical care when s/he gets sick? I sincerely hope that in your search for the best possible homes for these puppies, you consider more than the adoptor's desire to have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lulusmom View Post
    If a person cannot afford an adoption fee, how are they going to afford to feed the dog and pay for medical care when s/he gets sick? I sincerely hope that in your search for the best possible homes for these puppies, you consider more than the adoptor's desire to have one.
    i wish i knew the answer to that particular question, as i watch my sister in law with her dog and two cats.....

    there was a thread about insurance or how do we pay for the little catastrophes that always surprise us....

    we have vets here who are either mobil or they are called vets for less....so these procedures can be performed...local humane societies also help and charge less money to those who don't have money...

    spaying and neutering are such a priority....because there are too many dogs and cats and horses without homes....and it makes me cry to see those commericals...as MY two rescues who have cost me a mint, lay on their backs on the couch, as is their due.....

    due to back yard breeders or shall i say, accidental breeders....

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