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?
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.
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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