Check out these six signs of pregnancy in dogs from Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital:
Typically, a dog’s gestation period lasts from 58-68 days. Two weeks after bringing Chikis to the vet, she went into labor. The labor started off great, and a puppy was delivered; but soon after, Chikis was stressed and unable to deliver the other baby. Chikis’ mom brought her into the vet, and learned that Chikis needed an emergency Caesarean Section (c-section) to help remove the puppy from her uterus.
Signs that may indicate that your pup needs a C-section include weak contractions for more than two hours without producing a puppy or signs of illness in the mother dog such as vomiting, fever, pain and bloody discharge. If you see any of these signs, take her into your veterinarian immediately.
Chikis’ mom is on a limited income, was not expecting a pregnant pup or an emergency c-section. She had spent all her vet funds at the previous visit for Chikis. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with the emergency c-section, and we were happy to help. During the emergency c-section, Chikis was spayed, so there will not be any more oops litters for Chikis or her family!
Fur Kids Foundation always encourages pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. For more information, please speak with your veterinarian.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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