Whelping Puppies

Trouble Giving Birth, Dystocia in Dogs

Trouble Giving Birth in Dogs

  Dystocia in dogs derives from the Greek words dys (difficult) and tokos (birth). The term dystocia is therefore used to describe  a dog’s difficult birth or inability to expel fetuses through the birth canal. It is estimated that approximately five percent of all canine births involve a medical problem. Some breeds experience few problems … Read more

Dog Breeds That Need C- Sections

Dog Breeds C- Sections

There are certain breeds of dogs which due to conformation are more likely to require a Cesarean section for successful delivery. Owners of such breeds are required to plan accordingly as the whelping day gets near. Monitoring the rectal temperature of the dam is a must so owners can register the characteristic temperature drop suggesting the delivery is less then 24 … Read more

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