Dog training for childbirth
Calm, only calm. During pregnancy, the dog owner may be more worried than the bitch herself. During this period, you need to walk and play with the dog.
Preparing for childbirth.
During pregnancy, many dogs begin to look for a new place to sleep and rest. They begin to wander around the apartment.
In the event that the second month of pregnancy has gone, and the bitch has not chosen a new place, it must be created independently. It should not be located in the cold and near the passageways with liaisons. Close proximity to batteries, heaters or stoves is not welcome.
The place must have walls. You can use the booth from the store, and you can make a place yourself. The litter in the booth should be large so that the dog can safely lie on its side and stretch out. The litter during pregnancy and after delivery will have to be changed regularly.
Immediately before giving birth, you need to squander the room in which the delivery will take place, and also prepare a special box for puppies
Necessary kit for childbirth.
Childbirth in a dog can go very smoothly. She can give birth without complications, and the owner will not even notice it. But there are different situations. There may be complications and then much depends only on the owner of the dog. In order to not lose time in a critical situation, you need to prepare all the necessary things in advance:
Gauze napkins are clean;
Five percent iodine;
Medicines that the vet prescribed;
Harbingers of childbirth in dogs.
Two, three days before giving birth, the belly of a pregnant bitch sags, nipples increase in size, and appetite worsens. The dog stops eating its usual food, begins to wander through the rooms, all the while choosing a new and new place. The bitch begins to behave strangely, tears the litter, climbs into the dark corners of the rooms. Almost before the birth increases the loop. If the dog does not have hair around the nipples, the loops and anus must be carefully trimmed with scissors.
A day before giving birth, the dog’s temperature can drop sharply to 37 degrees Celsius, and puppies in the womb will stop pushing and generally move.
The last signal to the dog owner is the appearance of characteristic secretions. The owner must behave as calmly and competently as possible. It is necessary to wash the dog’s crotch, its genitals and stomach with warm water. Wipe with a towel. If the bitch is long haired, you must remove the hair. They can be collected with a rubber band or rolled up. Tail better wrapped with a bandage or cloth.
Childbirth can last from several hours to days and more. If the birth, in your opinion, was delayed – it is worth calling the vet.
How the pregnant dog will behave depends on the behavior of the owner. You need to behave calmly and restrained, and if you get hysterical, it is better to call the vet. Your calm will be transferred to the dog.
After giving birth, the dog needs a long rest. You can not distract her from feeding newborn puppies.