German Shepherd Dog > Due anyday, questions. (17 replies)
Due anyday, questions.
by zobelhund on 13 June 2011 - 23:05
|I have a bitch due anyday now. Actually today is day 62 from the first tie.|
She does seem tired and has been panting alot. I've been taking temperatures for a few days now.. current temp is 100.6. When I let her out to potty she went to run around the yard fetching sticks, I quickly stopped her. Is this normal for a bitch thats due any day?
I'm just wondering if I dont have another few days. Called vet today, she suggested I wait until wednesday.. if nothing by wednesday bring her in. Can they induce her?
by Oskar1 on 13 June 2011 - 23:34
quite normal - I would not be concerned at the moment. Yupp, I would not play with her "fetch" , but on the other hand, she is not "sick".
Watch her, when she changes her "normal" behavior, starting to nest, rubbing her tummy against doorframes or fencing, something is going to start !! Comfort her, let her know where it is ok to nest...
Dont be too excited around her, she will feel your excitement. I know, hard to do !!
Good luck, let us know how it goes.
by zobelhund on 13 June 2011 - 23:44
|My concern is how long is too long? whats the longest a dog carries? I thought 64 days? I am at 62 days now.. I know its all just a number game with the days... I just hope she delivers this week!|
by Oskar1 on 13 June 2011 - 23:49
|Average is 63 days - but this is not written in stone ! 65 days can be just fine as 61 can be fine as well. It is just like as it is with humans - no 100% sure due day !!|
good Luck !
by oso on 14 June 2011 - 00:10
|I had a female go 67 days once, everything was fine, we did an ultrasound around 65 days to check the puppies were OK....anyway the change in her behaviour can happen very suddenly so be prepared any time now....|
by alkster2002 on 14 June 2011 - 00:34
|Look at it this way ..... she may not have concieved for 2-4 days after the first tie ..... ? If she is stressed you will be able to see it and recognize it quite easily. She sounds quite relaxed .............. when the temp falls below 100 with my dogs it has been 12-24 hrs then labor starts .....|
by zobelhund on 14 June 2011 - 01:38
She has dropped down to 99 a few times over the past 2 days. I just re-checked temp its 100.5.
She is relaxed I can tell you that. LOL She also hasnt refused food, OR TREATS! lol.
Do all females pretty much refuse food before they deliver? (I mean a majority)
Thank you all for your help. This is my first litter. I have all my whelping information, vet on call, and whelping kit ready! :)
by Ramage on 14 June 2011 - 01:54
|Zobelhund - I sent you a PM.|
by oso on 14 June 2011 - 02:18
|Most females don't want to eat the day before or sometimes even 2 days before - not all of them though. You will soon notice when she starts to get agitated, pacing, digging up the floor, panting etc....Good luck I hope all goes well.....|
by SitasMom on 14 June 2011 - 06:01
did you get an x-ray to see approx how many are inside?
is this her first litter?
by lovejags on 14 June 2011 - 06:37
|MY FEMALE JUST WHELPED 5 PUPPIES(ONE STILLBORN) SATURDAY. MOMMY AND BABIES ARE DOING FINE SO FAR. HOWEVER NOVA IS STILL PANTING QUITE A BIT. SHE EATS PRETTY GOOD AND GOES OUT TO POTTY, THEN SHE COMES RIGHT BACK TO HER BABIES.MY QUESTION IS THE PANTING NORMAL AFTER DELIVERY? I THOUGHT MAYBE SHE WAS RATHER HOT SINCE THE WEATHER IS VERY WARM HERE IN OHIO. WHAT DO YOU THINK? THANKS JO ANN|
by dogshome9 on 14 June 2011 - 10:16
|I have a female, she whelped 6/6/11 3 days early ~~~ she did not have a temp drop (nor did she prior to her her last 2 whelpings) not only that but she never refused food even 30 mins prior to whelping.|
Just letting you know that they don't always follow the rules.
Good wishes for a trouble free whelping.
by trixx on 14 June 2011 - 14:08
|yes that is true not all go off feed , i know mine do not , plus mine dont really dig much and you need to check temp a few times aday to catch the drop as it does not stay down long, with my dogs it needs to go into the 98 area to be a good whelping drop. and then within 12 hours is when mine whelp,anywhere from 58 days to 70 days is normal and i would not worry , untill its been 65 days from last breeding date before i would contract your vet, which they more than likely will have to do a C-Section. i also have a female due in 10 days too... good luck...|
by ggturner on 14 June 2011 - 16:30
by oso on 16 June 2011 - 18:53
|Only just checked in again so I presume by now all is OK, but in reply to lovejags, yes I often notice that my females pant for a while after giving birth, often makes me think maybe there is anther one... but I think its normal, and maybe they are a bit warm due to the heat lamp, though obviously not excessively....|
any news zobelhund??
by Siantha on 16 June 2011 - 21:47
|lol my female im always with her and i kept worrying and then i noticed the clear lube comming out thats how i could tell. her temp drop i missed but i noticed she was acting wierd if you spend alot of time with your dog and know her well you will know when it is going to happen. my female would have bin glad to eat whall giving birth so LOL. all she got was alittle vanilla icecream and that made her day. good luck with your girly and may you have a healthy and happy eazy birthing litter :D|
by zobelhund on 16 June 2011 - 23:32
|Thanks everyone for the easy whelping wishes!|
The puppies came last night. She had 4 healthy fat babies! :)
Two males and two females. 2 sables (females) and 2 black/tan (males)
All puppies came out normal positions and no complications. Thank god!
My one male (first out) did drop 2 ounces over night. I am making sure to keep a good eye on him and making him nurse ever chance I get.
Thank you all!
by Siantha on 17 June 2011 - 01:06
|its normal for them to lose weight after birth then they should gain it right back. but it is a good idea to keep a close eye on him]|