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    Default my dog is giving birth, help!

    ok, it is her first time. and mine. our little girl gave birth to one puppy so far.

    can anyone help telling me how far apart the puppies are?
    do i need to help her in any way?
    do i need to have anything ready?
    how long all of this is going to take?
    how to take care of newborns?

    gee, i am so nervous!

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    the second is out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    ok, it is her first time. and mine. our little girl gave birth to one puppy so far.

    can anyone help telling me how far apart the puppies are?
    do i need to help her in any way?
    do i need to have anything ready?
    how long all of this is going to take?
    how to take care of newborns?

    gee, i am so nervous!
    Relax dv8, Acira's SOS is online

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    Two out in four minutes, doing great!

    As long as she is panting, you can expect another.

    When she really begins to push, just observe here. As the two first ones came out easy, nothing to worry about.

    If she pushes hard and you see clear water coming out but no pup, give it 30 minutes and if nothing happens, I will help you but I don't see that it will be necessary.

    Do you have yoghurt and honey in the house? Don't know how long it will take for her to give birth but if she is going into a long labour then I suggest you give here after a few hours a nice bowl of fresh yoghurt with honey in it.

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    Just let mother nature do its thing and observe.

    Things you can maybe have to do depending...

    Once pup is out, help to break the mother sack where the pup is in but usualy the mother does it and eats everything including that she will bite the navel coard. Let here eat everything, its fine for here.

    Normally she will begin to lick then the pup to stimulate him/her breathing. If you see that the pup is not responding well or you are worried, just take a dry cloth and rob quite fierce the back of the pup until it responds.

    Don't give here any solid food right now, normally she won't eat it also but once in labour only liquid things like yoghurt or just some sugar water.

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    we have none of that
    but i have a can of cat food, will that do?
    we locked her up in her house but she just stands at the door all the time, should we let her out? her house is big and i put an old sheet on the floor.
    those puppies are so small for a big dog she is. and they cry so loud!

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    No catfood please.

    sugar water, soup, anything liquid that taste well will do.

    Don't let here out, its here first time, she is nervous and doesn't know quite yet what to do.
    Keep here locked up and just observe, she will get the hang of it.

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    just let her do what she normally does, hopefully instinct will tell her what she is supposed to do. It might take her a while to realise she is a mother and supposed to be mothering so you might need to try and help the pups if they don't get the idea after a while. Personally I'd just leave it well alone, leave everything as you would normally leave it, doors open or closed whatever.

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    i have milk. and some honey left in a bottle, will give that to her a bit later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acira View Post
    No catfood please.

    sugar water, soup, anything liquid that taste well will do.

    Don't let here out, its here first time, she is nervous and doesn't know quite yet what to do.
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    I'll keep out of this we do this very differently.

    Good luck

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