How to take birth in a dog?
Nature is wise and humane. That is why all the animals in the procreation unaided usually not needed. However, when it comes to our pets, we do not think so. If a cat or dog is going to bestow us with their calves, we will, in turn, is puzzling how this help her. And even if the birth occur without disease, we strive to take in this process is feasible, and sometimes a very active part. Especially strongly the issue of obstetric care dog owners. So let's learn how to take birth in a dog, and that on this occasion the advice of experienced breeders.
Dogs, living in the house of a man so they"Humanized", which seems to us, though without the aid of this very delicate process can not do. In most cases, our schenyascheysya assistance dog is required. All they need to do the master, so it is only to prepare for the dog and the place to act as an independent observer. Nevertheless, for many dogs (especially nulliparous) birth - a real stress. Even more stressful it is for the dog owner. In addition, you need to be prepared for various kinds of surprises. So, how to prepare for this event and how to take birth in a dog?
First, be sure to arrange with a veterinarianhis assistance if needed. Carry his phone number or phone number, emergency veterinary care. But, let's hope that calls to these numbers you do not need, and all goes well.
Secondly, please be a set of necessary medications. Check the medicine chest and replenish its composition, which should include:
- bubble liquid green stuff (brilliant green pencil in this case will not work);
- the smallest (children) syringe;
- levomekol (ointment);
- acrylic or silk thread;
- rubbing alcohol or vodka (not for you, but for the puppies!);
- sedative (this is for you).
In addition you will need clean sheets anddiapers (which can then be thrown away), hot-water bottle (possibly electric) or a pair of plastic bottles capacious box (where six-seven newborn pups can be placed). Some dog owners have successfully used instead of a blanket warmers heated and say that it is much more convenient.
If possible, make the playpenmoms with children. This should be a low box with flanges, in which the dog would lie down, stretched out at full length. In special arenas even provided a small gap between the bottom of the box and the bottom of the sides, so that the dog does not press down the walls of the puppies. If such a playpen to buy or failed to produce, easy to prepare the dogs for a place on the floor, laid out his blanket (foam mattress), oilcloth and medical sheets.
Pregnancy in dogs lasts 58-68 days. And the whelp it can at the most inconvenient time for you, such as late at night or when you are at work. Therefore, the beginning of the alleged birth take two or three days of compensatory time off and be ready not to miss the crucial moment. Otherwise, your dog can easily turn into a "maternity ward" or sofa bed, and you earn a psychosis on the basis of experience for her little girl.
Before birth the dog starts to behaveuneasily. Even before the contractions begin to look for a place to give birth, and if you have already found, it will dig litter and bridges. This means that soon, soon everything will start. As soon as your little girl (Rybonka, Zainka, Zolotko) will let you know that she is ready to give birth to offspring of God, prepare everything necessary for his meeting. Remove and place in a convenient location all of the above medicines, soak in a saucer with an alcohol, acrylic yarn and keep ready a heating pad or bottles, which you can replace it. Wash the syringe with boiling water, rubbing alcohol scissors, ensure that the phone number you have is also a veterinarian on hand. Also, it is desirable to prepare in advance and a box for puppies. Cover the her a blanket (blanket or heated) and a clean diaper.
And most importantly, prepare yourself. Do not panic! There is nothing wrong in the fact that your dog will now start to give birth. This is a natural process. So calm down and try to calm the dog. Stroke it, tell me sweet words. Remember that your excessive anxiety can be passed and the dog. And she is, and so it is not sweet. See how it behaves. Signs of labor: fever (shiver), rapid breathing, panting, digging litter. If all you are watching, you will soon begin, and attempts, followed by the birth itself.
Before the appearance of the puppy attempts to start, loop(Vulva) becomes loose and elongated. You will see on the dog's body passes a spasm, and poured the water out of the loop. This water can be transparent, and can be yellowish (greenish), cloudy and cereal. At this point, your little girl may start to lick and can take for themselves a comfortable position: lying on his side, hunched for spravleniya great need, or stood up on his hind legs, front and propped on a table or chair. Do not stir it, but be prepared to take the first puppy.
It was the first puppy can become stuck, causing panicand mom and you. But this is not true! Perhaps your intervention is not required. However, be ready. After departing okolopoldnyh water out of the loop there is something like a bubble or pink nose or paw. The dog in this moment begins to push, taking his tail back and puppy safely slips out.
But! Births small breeds or nulliparous females may be complicated by some surprises. Sometimes these "clumsy", giving birth to the head or body, calm, thinking that it was over and try to sit on the ass. In no case do not let the dog do it. Keep it in a standing position or lying down (better if it is done Assistant) enter levomekol lubricated finger into the loop. Do not be afraid. Do it gently, moving your finger along the puppy until you hit the jumper (the narrowest place of the vagina). Carefully "podnyrnite" under the bridge and drag your finger around the puppy. Then everything goes like clockwork: Mom natuzhitsya and "spit out" puppy.
Just beyond the last puppy should appear similaron a piece of raw liver (possibly greenish). Ideally, without your intervention on everything happens. Mom teeth breaks the bag of waters, bite off the umbilical cord and begins to lick the puppy to stimulate his breathing. However, she eats, and the last. If it happens that way, do not interfere, and played the role of an observer (an independent and happy). If the dog does not deal with the puppy, it needs to be done to you.
Caring for a newborn puppy
- Puppy puts the left hand on the belly palm,muzzle of his own. Keep his head down slightly and begin to vigorously rub (back and forth) back diaper (medical cloth). After a few grindings of unfolding puppy muzzle to him and open his mouth, his jaw easily on either side.
- Take a syringe, squeeze (blown away) it is inserted into the puppy's mouth and suction mucus. You make it first with one side of the tongue base, and then the other.
- Then take a puppy by the mane and gently shake. As a result, the baby should be beeped. If his voice is clean, no scream and wheezing, it's all right. If not, repeat the extraction procedure mucus.
- After that, take soaked in alcohol and threadtie up the cord (which may still hanging afterbirth). Grasp do at a distance of one or one and a half centimeters from the stomach and cutting the cord about a centimeter (or half a centimeter) from the place of bandages.
- Lubricates navel Zelenko. Better to do it, the remains of the umbilical cord dipped into the vial and firmly pressing it to the tummy and turning (up and down) kid with a bubble.
All these manipulations you have to do onlyif the mother refuses to handle your puppy alone. If a dog has licked a puppy, do not touch it until then, until it begins to be born a second. Then take the baby from the mother and put into a box, warmed by a heater blanket or heating. Remember that it will freeze without a mother, so make sure that it was warm in the box. If the dog is between the birth of puppies exhibit trouble, take them only from the mother at birth of another child.
Tips and suggestions
In fact, everything is not as strange as you can imagineimagine. And if the dog has a healthy maternal instinct, that your help she hardly needed. Although against your presence in this sacrament, it is not. She, too, need sympathy, moral support and confidence. Therefore, listen to the advice of experienced sobakovladeltsev and veterinarians, not to harm the mental and physical health of his favorite (and his too):
- if all dog behaves normally, do not fuss and do not interfere with it;
- do not panic if your puppy after birth has been more than half an hour, and the next yet: this break may be up to several hours;
- with many vain attempts (prolonged labor) do not be afraid to help the girl, repeating the procedure with a finger, smeared levomekol;
- in any case, do not abuse it, do not shout or cry themselves;
- if any suspicion of possible pathology delivery call the vet immediately (perhaps his advice would be sufficient);
- please be sure to advance the nth sum of money to pay in case of veterinary care.
But, even re-read pile of literature,in consultation with the best specialists in the theory and knowing how to take delivery of a dog, be careful, above all, to itself. It has the instincts (which we almost lost it) and she will tell you she needs help or not. Of course, if there is trust and love between you. But they simply can not be between a dog and a man (at least, on her part).</ P>