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Pregnant dog, Is it time?????

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northernmonkey Wed 13-May-09 22:53:18

My dog is 60 days pregnant and is showing a few signs that tonight could be the night!!!!. any advice anyone. Read up on loads of info but for some reason i'm feelin realy nervous as it her first litter shock

hatwoman Wed 13-May-09 22:55:25

no advice at all - but good luck. hope all goes well. let us know. numbers, sex, weights, colour...overall cuteness rating

northernmonkey Wed 13-May-09 22:59:01

I will do. Getting quite excited now. Feel like a kid at christmas grin

KingCanuteIAm Wed 13-May-09 23:01:03

Aw how lovely! I have no advice but I can share your excitement grin

northernmonkey Thu 14-May-09 07:05:39

Well after a sleepless night, she's still not had them!! This morning she has been pacing, digging so much, and whinig which is unlike her cause she's a very quiet dog normally. Think things could be happening

EvenBetaDad Thu 14-May-09 07:25:16

My mum used to have a quiet small office room next to the kitchen but away from the hustle and bustle of the house and especially away from other dogs where she puts bitches giving birth. She used to put their basket in but also covered the floor with lots of newspaper and let the dog do what it wanted in terms of tearing up the paper, making a bed, whatever.

She had a child safety gate to put on the office door so she could have a quick look in but not actually go in. As kids we were given stict instructions not to bother the dog. Usually best if just one person interacts with the dog during this process - much like a midwife really.

Do check to see if the colostrum is appearing at the teat yet and let nature take its course.

Best of luck and let us know what happens. It is exciting though. smile

northernmonkey Thu 14-May-09 07:38:45

Thanks EvenBetaDad. At the moment she in a quiet corner of our kitchen (unfortunatly we dont have another room) I'm going to box her in there just for the breakfast period so the kids dont bother her. Thankfully my older 2 sort of understand and are keeping well out of the way. Its my 2y old ds i'm worried about.
She does have colostrum which we noticed late last night. Bless her she was so unsettled last night, but now all she seems to be doing is shivering and whining. No grey water sack yet though.
Will keep you informed

merryberry Thu 14-May-09 08:03:52

how lovely, a dog birth plan, i'll be following progress too.

EvenBetaDad Thu 14-May-09 08:22:00

northernmonkey - yes do keep the children away especially the 2yr old. Immediately after birth bitches can sometimes be quiet aggressive - its just natural protectiveness.

Good idea to box her in and give her private space. Sounds close. smile

bella29 Thu 14-May-09 08:55:06

Just seen this - best of luck!

hatwoman Thu 14-May-09 08:56:15

this is like one of those mn birth threads...I'm really rather excited

bella29 Thu 14-May-09 08:57:01

Do they have MN birth threads?

I really ought to wander off of pets someday!

KingCanuteIAm Thu 14-May-09 09:02:02

I hope it all goes well today! She sounds ready to me! (Not that I know anything of course) grin

northernmonkey Thu 14-May-09 19:06:30

Just thought i'd give an update. Things have been quiet all day. She's just shredded her bed to bits and been panting and sleeping most of the day. Just let her out 10 mins ago to relieve herself, to see a lovely string of mucus. I panicked thought a few choice words and got her in the house quick. She's now laid at my feet shivering bless her. Looks like we're getting much closer now

bella29 Thu 14-May-09 19:43:47

grin

KingCanuteIAm Thu 14-May-09 19:49:02

grin

<Slides forward to edge of seat>

merryberry Thu 14-May-09 20:58:12

oooh, good luck, dog

northernmonkey Thu 14-May-09 21:04:47

At 5 past 8 she had her first pup. Bless her she looked at it then looked at us as if to say "what is it" The second came at 8:20
So far she's just feeding. Waiting for more

ilove Thu 14-May-09 21:06:37

Awww! What is she? Breed I mean!

KingCanuteIAm Thu 14-May-09 21:10:19

Awww fab! grin

I would love to see pictures at some point - when you have a spare minute of course wink

northernmonkey Thu 14-May-09 21:19:16

Shes a springer spaniel. We're takin pics as the night progresses so i'll try and get some on tommorow

northernmonkey Thu 14-May-09 21:48:04

No 3 born at half 9. Not sure but think we've got 2 girls 1 boy but dont quote me on that

EvenBetaDad Thu 14-May-09 21:54:02

Awww - my Mum bred Springers for years. They are really lovely as puppies.

KingCanuteIAm Thu 14-May-09 21:56:33

Fantastic! How is Mum coping?

hatwoman Thu 14-May-09 22:02:21

ahhhh. fab. hope they're all doing ok smile

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