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Edema in pregnant dog

My 6yr old female Bloodhound is pregnant and due in about 1 week. Today I noticed that her legs are swollen and she also seems to have ventral edema. I am familiar with this symptom in pregnant horses but I didn't know if it was normal for dogs. She is eating and seems fine otherwise, except she is moving much slower and appears uncomfortable. Should I be concerned?
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Never had that problem.  Have you called your Vet?  I think I would be concerned about high BP or pre-eclampsia.  I would at least call and run it by the Vet as you don't want to risk her health or that of the litter.
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Thanks, I plan to call my vet in the AM he was out of town this wknd. I did listen to her lungs and they sound clear  so I didn't think it was an emergency.
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Well, that's good but I didn't necessarily mean plural edema.
She is close to delivery so do check with the Vet.  
She seem any worse?
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Any updates?
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So, I called the vet and he said not to worry if there were no other symptoms. She whelped the following day. She had ten puppies in all, but five were stillborn. Currently they are all doing fine. BTW the edema went away. Thanks for your responses.
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Oh, sorry you list the 5.  Glad the edema resolved.  Good luck.
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