Signs of labor in dogs
During the preparatory period, the body prepares for the birth of the puppies, the birth canal of dogs reveals. The first sign is the change in behavior bitches. She's worried, digging its paws floor, starts to rush and hide. The expectant mother might ask on the street, but only by going there and coming home. Some dogs may refuse to eat, while others do not depart from the bowls. It is important during this period to reassure and pet the dog, support it.
Restless behaviour of the dog is associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure. The first contractions are almost imperceptible, and the bitch begins to feel pain, yet not very strong.
There are also physiological signs of approaching childbirth. In about five days the dog down the belly, on the sides through the holes. If during this period a bitch to watch on, from the side of the tail, it will seem thin.
The day before birth, the body temperature of the expectant mother goes down to 37 degrees, while the normal body temperature of a dog is 38-39 degrees. Also before the birth of puppies in the womb freeze although actively moving and pushing.
A few hours before giving birth, females appear thick whitish highlight color and softens the loop. Also, she has chills and tremors, breathing quickens. This suggests that the process has started and delivery will start during the day. If after a day still not go into labor – you have to deliver the dog to the vet.
The second stage of labor – contractions. They become more intense, and added to them attempts.
Some dogs can give birth standing, but, as a rule, they schenyatsya lying on his right side. If the bitch births occur in a special box, each time you push it depends on one wall, and croup and back pressed against the other.
At this stage it is easy to monitor uterine contractions. You need to place the hand on the stomach of the dog, and you will feel the uterus harden at the onset of contractions and relaxes as after. In between vain attempts bitch breathing heavily, relaxes, and during particularly strong contractions some mothers may even scream.
Preparation for childbirth dogs
The slot for the dog and her future pups to make her clean sheets. You also need to prepare safe heating: heat pad or heat lamp. Keep in mind that puppies are equally terrible and hypothermia and overheating. During labor will need another box with a heated – there will be puppies until the last of them. The room where birth will take place, you need to proveravati, to spend damp cleaning and to vacuum.
Before the birth you need to trim your dog's hair on the abdomen, around the anus and loops. Long hair should be gathered into bundles.
Also on the site, which will go to a childbirth, you need to have a supply of diapers and Essentials – the rubber sheet, a basin, a thermometer, cotton wool, syringes, scales. The medication will need alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, aspirin, calcium gluconate, diphenhydramine, and vitamin B12.
Advice 2 : How to determine birth in dogs
The owner should be not only a friend but an obstetrician when necessary. But that though as-that to help the dog, you need to assume when she begins childbirth. This is not so difficult, because the behavior of the animal changes somewhat.
Special attention should be given to the dog after about 60 days after she got pregnant. On average, she bears their offspring 62-66 days. If childbirth not the first, then the dog can asenitsa a few before, that is not considered a deviation from the norm. In this case, begin to control the behavior of the animal with 57 days. Do not forget that in this period you really need my darling, don't leave her alone for long.
Measure the dog's temperature in the rectum, and when it starts to decrease by 1-2 degrees, prepare - will soon begin childbirth. This usually takes 24 to 32 hours before significant events. The average rectal temperature during pregnancy of the animal is kept at around 38-39 degrees and just before the birth is somewhat reduced.
In the same period the dog begins to show great concern. She begins to fuss, periodically inspecting one thing or another secluded place in the apartment. Don't be surprised if you will see how she pulls the blanket and carries him into any corner. Do not swear, and help her to build a "birthing chamber".
A few hours before birth, the dog is getting very hard to breathe. Also appear dark vaginal discharge. Then you start the fight, which ends in the birth of offspring. Usually childbirth last from 1 hour to several days. If you think that they were delayed, call the vet.
Puppies are born in the "pouch" if the dog is unable to gnaw, help her. Also cut the umbilical cord and treat it with green paint. Dry your newborn and put it in another clean box, while the dog did not give birth to all.
After birth change the animal litter and place the puppies first feeding. And now don't bother mom, let her get a little rest and gain strength.