my pug is in labor- 2 so far 8/24/08

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  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure of her due date but shes huge. shes not eating and her temp is 98.9 was 99.7 yesterday. she has been licking herself for 2 days and hanging out in her nesting area. Im so nervous she had a litter over a year ago and 5 out of 7 died because she couldnt get them out of sack quick enough, thats why the lady was selling her said shes nonprofitable to her [​IMG]. I am prepared to help her open them the lady said she took good care of the 2 that survived. she has 2 missing teeth so maybe thats why she cant open them fast. I dont even dare go down the road to get turkey feed that I need I guess they will eat the layer feed today cause Im not letting these little pups die.


    wow was I off before but its real they are coming
     
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  2. lovemychicks9

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    Is she licking at her back end alot, pacing alot and panting, digging at the nesting box trying to get comfy. If she is showing these signs try to feel of her sides or watch and see if it appears that she is having contractions. If she continues with these behaviiurs I wiuld take her and have your vet check her. She could be in labor with a pup stuck in the birth canal and unable to pass. I am a vet tech and I have seen many smaller dogs in that condition. One more question, is her vaginal opening enlarged and is she passing any kind of muccus discharge? Sure signs of labor.
     
  3. Must Be Losing It

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    This is very exciting!
     
  4. arlee453

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    She will be fine. The only way that lady lost 5 of 7 pups from the momma simply not clearing the sac away from them was because SHE was negligent as a breeder.

    Any breeder worth their salt watches a pregnant dog like a hawk when she's around her due date, and NEVER misses a whelping. Even those JUST interested in the $$....5 dead puppies is a big hole in your potential income. [​IMG]

    Do I remember correctly that the breeder didn't know this dog was pregnant when you got her??

    Anyway, the momma dog will be fine. If the pups come out and she doesn't clear the sac away, just take it in your fingers and tear it from around the pup's nose, and then see what the mamma does. She should collect herself and then start licking and stimulating the puppy. If she totally ignores the pup, or is more interested in licking the paper or bedding than the pup, then you can put it up to her nose - that's usually all it takes for them to figure out that it's her pup and to have the instinct kick in. She should then do a vigouous licking session to help stimulate the puppy, dry it and get it breathing good.

    If she doesn't, or after the mom's attention the pup seems to be 'wet' when breathing, or slow to breathe, take a towel and rub the pup dry, like the mamma would do with her toungue. Don't be afraid to be a bit vigourous with the towel - you know that I mean - not overly rough, but not just dabbing either.

    If the pup still has a lot of mucous, then use a bulb syringe (like you would on a baby human) to clear out the nasal passage and mouth. You can also hold the pup with the head down to let gravity help pull out the mucous.

    Once you've got the pup breathing OK, then put it back with the momma, and just watch to make sure she is taking care of all of them - letting them nurse, licking/cleaning them, etc.

    A lot of momma dogs are overwhelmed during the actual birth process. They are so tired and scared that they sometimes don't take care of the pups immediately after birth. However, usually they very quickly recover from their confusion and the maternal instinct kicks in after the labor is done.

    I hope she does well...and post pictures!!!
     
  5. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes shes cleaning her vaginal area alot, no heavy panting yet,no discharge yet but she just ran upstairs 3 times in a row I think she wants to have them upstairs and Im saying no its all carpet up there. I had a dog and a cat years ago that chose upstairs. maybe because its quieter and they know that I dont allow the other dogs up there. besides Id rather have them near the computer so I can have something to do during the seemingly never ending wait.her belly is under her now instead of all over the sides like it was a few days ago. shes not stressing but I am. vet is 1 hour drive so I hope none get stuck. besides hubby has my car and I got the corvette so not much room to put her in except passenger seat. of coarse if she was in distress I would put her in the vette and go to the vets. Im going to try to get pics when she delivers
     
  6. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Arlee453 you are right this lady was very neglectful she had a row of sheds with dogs in them (no outdoor space) just for breeding and wanted to do nothing except collect the money, she was 3 when I got her last year and wasnt even house trained and totally not accustomed to affection from humans. she was very skiddish but now shes a normal family dog with a good life. I think she will do fine as far as cleaning her pups just cant open sacs. she just came back down and is sleeping under the desk.

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  7. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwww! Good luck to your mama pug and her labor/delivery. I have a black pug named Minka and you gotta love those curly Q tails and always happy faces!
     
  8. Love my Critters!

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    Momma is too cute, how exciting! Arlee is correct, I was a vet tech for 9 years and everything she told you is great. And just to reinforce the towel rubbing, if you do not rub strong enough it will not do any good. The pup's nose, paws, and tongue, should turn and bright pink, meaning the pup is getting plenty of oxygen. Also you want those little pups to be squeaking and squealing, that is when you know they are well stimulated. Good luck and I think that because you are there to help, everything will go fine.

    One more thing, if the umbilical cords are too long, or keep bleeding, you can cut them to about 1 inch in length and tie them off with thread. Try not to let mom chew them too short, all the way to the abdomen, it may cause some bleeding.

    Can't wait to see puppy pics! [​IMG]
     
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  9. freshegg

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    yes I have scissors (sterile),dental floss, gloves and a baby nose suckker tthing ready. I had a litter of pugs from another female before but she didnt need any help. Any idea when since her temp is 98.9 but no visable signs yet?
     
  10. spatcher

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    You need to be with her til she delivers! My wife and I bred Pugs for years and I seriously doubt her previous losses were due to the sac for all those puppies. What you have to know is that more likely than not you are going to have some "breach" pups. Pugs do not have noses like other dogs that help them down the birth canal, and thus the problems. We would take turns staying up all nite til she delivered and never lost a pup. We bred black pugs and sold them all over the Northeast. If you need to break the sacs, fine. Just use your "very clean" hands and after feeing the pup present it to the mom and she will do the rest. Be sure to give her a couple of the sacs to eat as this will get the milk flow and production going. If you need any further info PM me. Will be in and out of the house all day but will check periodically.
    Tim
     

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