German Shepherd Dog > water breaking? clear liquid (4 replies)
water breaking? clear liquid
by fawndallas on 16 April 2012 - 04:43
|Rose now has passed a clear liquid twice. At first i thought it was a potty accident then i noticed very small traces of blood. nothing else has happened. is Rose ok? Is this just another sign puppies are coming (like the lasst 4 days)?|
by GSD Admin on 16 April 2012 - 05:00
|Normal, I hope you are ready to be up all night. Big gushes of clear means the bag has broken and the puppy needs to be pushed out ASAP.|
We will be here for you and plenty of members are willing to help with advice.
Keep her in a quiet place and let nature take it's course.
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by EuroShepherd on 16 April 2012 - 05:01
She should be ok, if it's just spotting or trace amounts of blood then thats normal. Yes, it is another sign of puppies coming. Typically there needs to be about 3 or more signs of impending labor present before I actually say the dog is in labor. (Rarely do I see a dog in labor who shows 2 or less 'signs')
If her 65th day is on the 18th (and today is the 16th) then today is a perfect day for her to go into labor and have pups (thats NOT a gaurantee though! lol)
Since she is so close to having pups, DO NOT allow her outside of her whelping room without having her on a leash! and when you take her out for potty breaks or short walks make sure you keep one eye glued to her rear end at all times. Quite a few times I've taken dogs out for potty breaks during their labor only to have them pop out a pup, sometimes even when they are just walking along.
What other signs is she showing now? Besides the temp drop that she had/has.
by GSD Admin on 16 April 2012 - 05:05
|Is she nesting? Digging? And yes as Euro says if you take her out use a flashlight to make sure she doesn't have one outside.|
Wishing you the very best.
by BlackthornGSD on 16 April 2012 - 05:44
|If there has been a gush of mostly clear liquid, this is likely the sac from the first puppy breaking. You should see a puppy within an hour and a half of this--or at least should be seeing her progress. Do you have gloves and some (preferably sterile) lube?|