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Is my dog in labour?

March 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM

I rescued my dog about 35 days ago, when I got her I noticed her breast were larger than normal, then took her to the bet and she was pregnant. I tried to contact the people who I got her from to find out when she was in heat but they have cut off all contact with me. The vet says she only has 1 pup and she was in the last stage. She is a rotti. The last week, she has been nesting, and 3 days ago, I noticed clear discharge, I called the vet and they said that was normal. Last night she was panting and pretty restless and kept wanting to go outside to pee/poo. I thought she might have been going into labour, so I was watching her carefully, she was not straining or anything but this morning she threw up when she went outside, however she is not panting anymore and she's just being normal again. The last 10 days I have been taking her temp in the morning and night, it was pretty normal, and when it would go down, when I would take it 2 hours later, it would be back up to normal again. But yesturday and today it has stayed low. So is there such thing as false labour, and is the vomitting okay or is that a sign that sometime is wrong? What should I be looking for if something is wrong. Also, my plan was to get her fixed, and I know I could have aborted the puppy, but I plan on keeping it, so it has a home and they both will be getting fixed ASAP. So please, I love my dog very much, I rescued her from a bad home, it's not that I was careless with her. So avoid negative comments please. Any help would be great. Thanks

March 8th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Emma is there a vet or a breeder you can contact? This unfortunately isn't a very good place to come for advice since most of us haven't had litters. If her temp has stayed low for a couple of days now, I'd expect her to be in labor by now. There might be a problem...

Is there a vet that you can call for some advice today?

March 8th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Have you contacted your vet? That would really be the best thing you can do.