I have a pitbull who is extremely pregnant and i think tonight is the night but i dont know how to tell since i dont have a thermometer or any vet to call. She went out to pee and when she got up to walk inside she was dragging like mucus behind her. What does this mean??
Oh my. I so wish people would educate themselves if they are going to take on the responsibility if breeding, if they should be breeding at all.
I assume you know when she was bred? Gestation is average 63 days.
She may be in labor. Is she having contractions? Nesting or possibly trying to hide? Panting?
What you need to do is NOT let her be wandering around. Fix an area fir her with layers of newspaper. I always throw a towel on that so they can "nest".
Have a separate box of some sort with a towel in it to keep any newborn pups if she is contracting and ready to deliver another. If you are going to try to let her do this on her own, make sure you monitor her. Make sure a placenta is delivered after each pup. She will probably consume these, after she bites the cord, if you don't remove them.
Have some extra towels and wash cloths handy in case you need to help a pup deliver, stimulate them, etc. just too much to explain here.
She may think she needs to go outside and may try to. If you take her out, put a leash on her. If it is dark, take a flashlight and a towel with you in case she delivers one outside.
You need to watch fir contractions.
You see anything odd or bloody discharge, best to contact a Vet.
Is this her first litter? How old is she?
You have no right. Did you even think that just maybe i had found this dog already pregnant? This site is for people seeking help not to get looked down upon. It is her first litter and i leave in the deep country with no vet around. She had some thick, clear mucus discharge but with no color to it like my other dogs in the past. She must be around 2yrs old.
She did extremely well. I am very proud of her. She was a bit confused at when the first pup was crowning but after she saw what was coming out of her, her instincts kicked in. The first pup was born at 11:15p.m. and the last one was born at 4:32a.m. She was in labor for three days before her contractions were strong tho. All in all it went well.
You do have to watch for Parvo. One shot dies not necessarily protect them. Vaccines don't take effect until the maternal antibodies are gone. Great you are starting them.
Just some advice,having bred dogs myself, you can make up a contract stating the dogs are to be spay and neutered. Or you may have a clinic there that would do it at a reasonable price before you let them go.
If you go to the Vet, do ask for worming medication for them. Don't know you need blood work done but might be a good idea to have stool checks done.
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