Drinks a lot of water. It is a time-consuming, messy, expensive, and sometimes heart-breaking enterprise. She has been extremely needy. While it’s possible for mother dog to have a black/greenish discharge shortly followed by a puppy, this discharge in this case simply indicates that the placenta has separated from the uterus. But today see all things are scratches many times is it normal? Though these are by far the most likely culprits during pregnancy and after you give birth, gastrointestinal disease may also result in rectal bleeding. The vet is also not sure what is wrong with her. Every thing seem fine but she keeps having contractions it looks like it hurts. My dog just gave birth three days ago and now acts like she can't get enough to eat. A vet visit is in order if she is eating very little. Please i am scared. Thanks. This is not like her. After giving birth, your dog will be physical exhausted. He also open her Stomach and didn’t sow anything. What it can be? Question: My dog just delivered a dead pup. My labrador retriever has given birth to 2 youngones afterthat she has not taken any food till today its been 7 days now,wt should i do .i alreday met a dr. Is this normal. Not seeing the vet as were in lockdown with the coronavirus. Your new mother dog can be allowed to splurge and eat as much as she wants. Things to watch for after dogs give birth are eclampsia (low blood calcium levels), metritis and mastitis. She may also be a bit nervous if she is a protective mother. I know that the coronavirus is scary and a lockdown seems to imply we should never leave the house, but you are allowed to leave the house to take your dog to the veterinarian even during a lock-down considering that veterinarians (especially emergency veterinarians) are an essential service. She doesn’t feel like herself. This happened after giving birth to the puppies. But, now my dog is having a fever. I think you should give a call to your vet to help her and her puppies who depend on her. Is it okay that we give her a lot of food and a milk twice a day? Should I be worried? Could this be meitris? Our female Staffie gave birth to 3 pups 2 days ago..now i see it seems like she is still having contractions and a dark green discharge...It also seems that there are pups left inside her as she still looks pregnant..What should i do...or is this normal.. It is possible a dog will show dark vaginal discharge after they have birthed all their puppies. She is eating, she has gone pee twice and poop but she pooped this morning after her first little episode. Why is she having all this? Her symptoms warrant a vet visit to play it safe. Dida Frances Dumalan on December 09, 2019: My dog is bleeding and can't eat after giving birth. or from eating the pup's placentas. If the discharge is overly bloody, has an odor, or looks like pus, your dog should be examined by her veterinarian as soon as possible. According to veterinarian Bari Spielman, this dark green/black discharge is a normal finding shortly after whelping. Oxytocin is a hormone naturally produced by the dog's hypothalamus, which stimulates the uterus to contract and expel its contents. the last time she ate was around 9 last night she has refused to eat at all today but she does not seem like she is in any pain or stress since she goes to the bathroom and everything else is normal she just wont eat is this normal? Its only been a few minutes and this is the first time I have seen puppies being born. It might be insightful taking her rectal temperature to make sure she's not running a fever. Question: My dog gave birth six days ago. It's been 1 month that my dog gave birth to 8puppies n sometimes c shivers n vomiting n get wounded in her breast because her baby scratched is tat the reason plz help me, Hello my Chihuahua had 1 puppy, odd I know. need help asap!! She also whines some times and keeps scratching the couch. I would be worried whether she may still have to give birth or whether she is breathing hard and grunting due to the presence of pain or a fever. She knew that she had to take action if the dog was going to survive. You will see a greenish-black mass of fetal membranes (sometimes called “afterbirth”) that is expelled after each puppy is born. What could be wrong with her??? While it's true that mother dogs can get depressed after losing their litter, your dog sounds ill. She has diarrhea. Keep food and water near the mother so she will eat and drink without worrying about leaving her pups out of sight. I’m sacred if it’s normal or something is wrong. Evaluate what she has at the moment and determine whether it's hot or too cold or not comfy enough or in an area that is too crowded/noisy for her comfort. What should i do to help her. Avoid human formulas. However, if you have done your research and are happy to proceed, this guide will help you to recognise some of the problems that can occur during and after whelping. Issues to Watch for After Your Dog Gives Birth. Wear a mask and gloves and practice social distancing if you need to go. Around 4pm she pooped some black stuff. We're so excited to share this with you. Please someone help me what is wrong??? Normal Dog Bleeding After Giving Birth Bleeding after giving birth, also known as postpartum bleeding, is normal. It is very important that she eats. she has not cleaned her self very well. (She stays inside). Answer: I find this to be odd behavior. My cocker spaniel gave birth two and half days ago. Many people who have just had a baby find that postpartum constipation is par for the course during recovery. This is why prenatal care is important. If you suspect a retained pup, consult with your vet. It can continue for 4 to 6 weeks, but the amount should be greatly reduced after the first couple of days, and there should only be a slight amount for the next several weeks. Though this condition can occur in both males and females, the female has an additional possible cause to her credit in the birthing process. Stage two should result in a puppy being born after 10-30 minutes of hard labor. What can I do to prevent this problem? My dog delivered her pups 2 days ago. If your dog took care of this bit of housekeeping, don't be surprised to see a bit of diarrhea for a couple of days after delivery. While many communities are in quarantine, taking a dog to the vet is considered a necessity in most places, especially when a dog is showing concerning signs and is not going just for a routine check-up or vaccines. Please consult with your vet. There's a yellow-green discharge in her eyes and her skin sags as she lost so much weight. Is this because she gave birth? But she smells idk if its cause i haven't bathed her and she has had discharge as well. My shippoo give birth two days ago till now she’s not eating anything. The first poop after baby is never the best dump you’ll ever take, but depending on your plan of action, its level of unpleasantness can range from “slight grimace” to “oh my god I think I’m giving birth to a twin.” Unfortunately for me, I haven’t always possessed this helpful information. Answer: So sorry for your losses. She still in the clinic. 30-60 minutes of hard labor without a puppy being born. Also, according to veterinarian Bari Spielman, a continuous watery and/or bloody discharge may be indicative of the placental sites not receding. She is bleeding as well. What is normal? I would have her see the vet to play it safe. Because she is not eating, losing weight, and having discharge from eyes and has lost weight, I would suggest having her see the vet. This is meconium, a puppy’s first poop, and when meconium is passed in utero it is indicative of fetal distress. The vomiting may or may not be connected with the fact she gave birth five weeks ago. It usually becomes more … Greater than 2 hours between the births of puppies. Please keep your other dog away so that mother dog doesn't feel stressed. It’s been 3 days after delivery . If a dog gives birth and then almost 2 days later is nesting and acting like she’s looking for a place to whelp again but isn’t panting or showing any signs of labor, is this normal? She did eat but I believe the placenta she ate made her throw up. If it continues into next week then I would have a vet take a look at her stool to check it for parasites, etc. Signs of a retained pup, in general, include restlessness, actively straining, lethargy, loss of appetite, lack of interest in the pups. If you had a long labor without eating anything, or if you had a bowel movement or an enema during labor, it may be a day or two until you're back to normal because there simply isn't anything in your intestines. A vet visit may be in order to see what is going on with your dam. This behavior is reminiscent of ta dog's evolutionary past and it's meant to keep her pups out of danger from other wild animals. My dog gave birth 4 weeks 3 days ago. She is drinking lots of water, and eating normally. my dog had her first litter of puppies 2days ago. Her crying and walking around is normal? Question: I am planning on adopting a puppy (mutt) whose mother was ten-years-old. What is normal? If mother dog is acting sick or something doesn't seem right, please have your dog see your vet at the earliest convenience. I’ve always tried to get my clients in and out of the veterinary clinic in a reasonable amount of time, but sometimes an emergency throws the schedule completely out of whack. My dog just gave birth and she cannot P or poop and is throwing up constantly is this normal? Should I go to the vet? See your vet if she has a fever or if she has a discharge that is smelly and pus-like, or if her mammary glands seem red and hot. I turn r d the fan on and her ears arent warm. The discharge will normally appear reddish-black since it consists mostly of old blood. All is well now, but every time she eats, she throws up 30 minutes later. Answer: While mother dogs are known for developing a mild fever generally 24-36 hours after whelping, a fever developing a week later may be suggestive of something that warrants investigation by a vet. According to veterinarian Bari Spielman this dark green/black discharge is a normal finding shortly after whelping. Give your vet a call and ask whether they are open regularly. I have a shih tzu dog and she gave birth 11 days ago. Why? This is perfectly normal and should subside within the first 24-hours after birth. I’m afraid she will die. Vaginal discharge is to be expected after dog birth. When an owner calls after noticing any of the above, I have them bring the dog into the clinic. So my dog just gave birth three days ago she isn't showing any signs of fever or anything like that. Perhaps she has a bout of colitis or perhaps she doesn't want to leave the puppies alone and she's mildly stressed. Another possibility is milk fever which is known for causing shaking and fever and other signs in small breeds who are nursing. If she is eating very little, it sounds like she's not taking in enough calories to support lactation (milk production). What should i do? Of course, feeling ill may also be a cause. One way is to avoid crowding the area by inviting people over to see the puppies. How long a dog bleeds after giving birth? 6. It is hard to say and why it's so important to have x-rays done so to know how many pups to expect. All lochia is, is basically extra blood, mucus and tissue that was present in the mother dog’s body to help the puppies grow while in the womb. It's normal for dogs to eat the placenta and afterbirth during the delivery process. It is a time-consuming, messy, expensive, and sometimes heart-breaking enterprise. Answer: Whelping and nursing takes a great toll on the dog's body. All pups are alive. It's always a good idea to give the vet a call for specific recommendations. If you had a long labor without eating anything, or if you had a bowel movement or an enema during labor, it may be a day or two until you're back to normal because there simply isn't anything in your intestines. Heavy uterine bleeding, abdominal pain, weakness, or other signs of maternal distress. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, behavior consultant, former veterinarian assistant, and author of Brain Training for Dogs. Is it normal? Answer: You may have a "runt of the litter." Since you mention though that this is 4 days after giving birth, there may be chances that this may suggestive of problems. Question: My Cocker Spaniel had seven puppies four days ago and she has started to throw up quite a bit. She is not showing interest in food. Should I be worried? She has been throwing up for the past two days (but still continues to eat food, even her own vomit) and now is having diarrhea. Any abnormal vaginal discharge occurs including bleeding, or a foul-smelling discharge, at any point in the pregnancy. I watched for her heat and i never saw one. What do you think happened to her? From the fifth day she is having convulsions ,shivering and eating in very small quantities. My chihuahua just gave birth 3 days ago and she seem to be wanting to go to the bathroom (pooping, like diarrhea) every 1 to 2hrs Should I be concerned?? Three pups didn't survive, they died one after another 24 hours apart. Yet, your new mom and pups are not completely out of the woods yet. ( this is her first litter ). She is going crazy trying to bury the 2 puppies in the dog bed. How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Dog Ear Infections, What Causes Dog Diarrhea and How to Treat It. This discharge often starts out somewhat heavy only to eventually become extremely subtle, like spotting. Sometimes, a messy BM after giving birth is due to mother dog eating the placentas, but report to your vet if she is lethargic and/or not interested in eating. Please help. Nobody likes to be kept waiting. Understanding what should come when will give you peace of mind that all is as it should be. If you know for instance there are 6 puppies, if only one is born, you know your dog should be taken to the vet as there's a problem. Your dog should be very hungry by this time and should be expected to eat a lot. its now Saturday and she is trying to hide in a corner or under the bed and drawing the towels up under her, like when she went into labor. If she acts restless and is panting, most likely, there are more pups on the way. We tried eveything we could and it didn’t make it. Keep an eye on her, and hopefully, she will soon have more puppies on the way, however, if things seem to be stalling (like 1 hour and a half pass and no signs of puppies or she's actively straining to deliver a puppy for more than 20-25 minutes ), call your vet. If the puppy has a hard time latching onto the bottle, you can try to rub some honey on its gums in hopes of spiking her glucose, and increasing her energy so that a few minutes later she'll hopefully have a stronger suckling reflex. These are called anal fissures, and they can be quite painful, particularly during and just after a bowel movement. My chihuahua just gave birth about 3 days ago and she's having problems going to the bathroom she's constipated what can I give her to help her go to the bathroom. How do I help my dog to recover? Do canines go through PP as women do and "shed" like when our hair falls out when PP?! Other times, several puppies will be born followed by several placentas. Should we be concerned? In these cases, it is likely caused by hygiene issues or placental retention. We toke here to the vat and he spaying her. So if the panting lasts for a while and is accompanied by other symptoms—or if her rectal temperature is over 103.58°F—she should see the vet. Your bitch continues to strain after producing all the puppies you were expecting. An x-ray can provide information and the best course of action. She also started scratching the floor and bitting stuff. She was 3 weeks and 1 day early she was due on dec. 21 and they are still going now she has got diarrhea drinking a lot and peeing a lot is that normal for her to be doing that, My dog has been acting fine eating bit has not use the restroom and i still feel a lump in her belly bit shes an old dog to and ahes feeding them aswell im just worried theres a puppy left in her how do u know there done, My brother in law dog give birth to 3 puppy Friday 11-29 she had trouble with the first pup and not the 2 pup but she had trouble with the third one that live but the other two was dead at birth and she not eating and when she drink water in 5 to 10 minutes she throw up and she not eating and she pooping bloody like stuff. When she is alone she is crying, pacing and shaky I had to sleep on the floor next to her for her to stay calm. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on April 07, 2020: Hi Kaylee, the onset of any unusual behaviors in dogs after giving birth warrant a vet visit to play it safe. Blood isn't. It can be from eating the placentas. Question: My dog is breathing funny when feeding her puppies. My dog Laika gave birth to a litter of 7 puppies 48 days ago . Recommendations? She don’t eat and very week. My dog has been throwing up for 2 weeks once or twice a day what should I do. Is it something to worry about? After 1 day she Stop eating and throw up. There are many things that can cause vomiting in a dog shortly after whelping. So she has two puppies. Should i be worried? Today she seemed fine but then she started to whine and pase back and she tried to go in my daughters room and hide under her bed. Please take your dog to your vet. My boxer pit mix gave birth three days ago and I am wondering why she is showing her teeth and acting like she is going to bite my other female dog that has been around longer then what my boxer/pit, will she get over it and be like she used to or will she continue to be mean from now on ??? But stools colors ( first it was black, next yellow, green and now brown) is normal? The vast majority of dogs have complication-free deliveries. Question: One of my puppies is quite a bit smaller than the rest. Question: Is it normal for my pug to vomit up mucus 4 days after giving birth? Now she acts restless, aggressive, shivers and keeps hiding. Is it normal for a dog to have diarrhea after giving birth? : If the mother dog is not hungry within 24 hours of delivering the last pup, this may be a problem. This way, you know exactly how many puppies and placentas should come out, and you will know right away if a puppy is stuck or a placenta has been retained. Shes been fine eating and drinking loads. The term for this discharge is lochia. Should I take my dog in for another checkup? Have a blue meral and great pyrenesse mix and she 2 days ago she gave birth too still born pups she now pants often and has blood on her hind legs looks thin other than that she eats drinks and goes out side to potty she doesnt seem to be to far off from just being tired is does this seem normal. If she breathes this way only while nursing, perhaps she has some discomfort. Please have her checked by a vet. Here are some things to expect and what to watch for following the birth of the puppies. If you notice something that is abnormal, even if it is not listed here, do not hesitate to call your vet. Answer: These can be signs of potential eclampsia. To make appropriate decisions around the time of birth, veterinarians need to know when the litter is due (based on breeding dates, a surge in luteinizing hormone(LH) prior to breeding, and/or a drop in temperature or progesterone levels prior to labor) and how many puppies are coming (based on X-rays or ultrasounds). She then had another dead puppy. Five pups are doing better now. Make sure she's clean of any trace of blood, placental fluid, or fecal matter. This is meconium, a puppy’s first poop, and when meconium is passed in utero it is indicative of fetal distress. All breeders should keep in touch with their vets after mother dogs have whelped. There are so many differentials for vomiting in dogs. The puppy's nails on her tummy may also cause her pain. Our dog (unknown breed)gave birth to 5 pups. There can be many things affecting her, but only diagnostic tests can really give you an idea of what may be going on. What can you do? Are you sure the blood is from the stool and not from spotting? Ideally, you should have been feeding her food like this in the last few weeks of pregnancy, having switched over to it gradually. She keep walking around the house like desperate. None of the pups have survived,the first 3 died and the mother itself killed the fourth one. : During the first day after giving birth, panting is normal, because the mother dog is exhausted, and all the puppies crawling over her may cause her to feel overheated. What is normal? : Some mother dogs are so overwhelmed they seem to forget to drink or go out to potty as needed. She was treated immediately and this pregnancy was a accident. Should I wait? Please and thank you, My dog gave birth 2 days ago she is a cross breed of shit tcu and beagle ,with 9 pups , how should I know if there is An unborn puppy in her tummy? Hi, My dog gave birth 1week.ago, but the I've noticed that she always Digging and Whimpering every night, Anxiety, was one of her unexplained behavior. Some dogs will take a break of up to four hours or so in the middle of giving birth to a large litter, so I don’t panic if there is one longer pause and everything else seems normal. After giving birth, your dog will be physical exhausted. Question: Why do female dogs vomit during labor? You may also need to bottle feed if the puppy is struggling. WATCH PART 2 HERE: https://youtu.be/tYz5VlXt4DwThis is our first Documentary Style video. Those can be present in puppies born from dogs of any age.