The interval between pups is usually 45-60 minutes, however the mother may rest for up to 4 hours between deliveries. If more than 4 hours has passed and the mother is relaxed and has delivered a placenta for each pup, you can be reasonably assured that she has delivered all her pups. However! There is the possibility that she has failed to deliver some of her pups. This can be caused by a number of things and for this reason it is best practice to visit the vet before whelping so they can tell you how many pups to expect. If you are in any doubt, or the mother shows any signs of pain or distress you should call your vet. If the mother has been straining for over 2 hours and has not produced a pup you need to take her to the vet. After the final pup you should allow the mother to urinate and have a drink and allow the pups to nurse.
Normally, she will have cleaned the area of all the "sacs", cleaned and fed the pups. The mother will usually wait until the pups are quiet until leaving the "nest". She probably won't go far. She will relieve herself, clean herself, and possibly eat, if the food is close by. If your not actually assisting her, but worried, you can sit close by. She'll let you know.
It took my dog with her 1st litter from 11:30pm to 9:30 am to have 11 pups!!! So just bare with her she will be exhausted when shes done , make sure shes fed well puppy food is great for a nursing mom , best dog foods are ukanuba or diamond or blue buffalo puppy food.
That is a hard one to say, if you think there are more in there, and she isn't trying to deliver them, you should take her to the vet to get her checked, and make sure there aren't any. They might still be alive, and if not, she still needs them out of her. Hope this helps.
At the time of labor, dogs are restless and pacing due to uterine contractions. These uterine contractions can cause pain and restlessness/pacing is result of pain. Dogs also strain to push puppies out side. So, if your dog is not restless and not straining for puppies since last 2-4 hours of last puppy then it means that she is no more in labor.
This is common question of inexperienced owners and I always recommend that such owners should get help from the vet because delivery in dogs can be complicated and life threatening for both mother and puppies.
You have noticed that dogs shake and strain during labor and then puppy is born. If your dog is not shaking and straining to push puppy outside since last 2 hours after the delivery of last puppy, then she has completed whelping. If she is straining for 2 hours without any result then take her to vet immediately.
My dog has just had two puppies and I think evert thing is ok shes cleaning them hows the feeding work and what do I do now
An ultrasound after 50 days of pregnancy in your dog well let you know litter size. This will help you to start preparations for whelping and avoid confusions at the time of delivery of puppies. If you you have not gone for ultrasound then get help from vet for whelping.
When labor starts, dogs strain to push puppy. When first puppy is born then she will have a rest that can be of maximum 2 hours with an average of 30-45 minutes. During this resting period, she will clean her puppy. So, after every 30-45 minutes, another puppy is delivered and this continues until whole litter is born. If your dog is not straining for puppies since 4 hours of last puppy then no more puppies are left inside.
Nope my dog just had 10 last one with the placenta then 2 more and I don't know if she has finished
She was suppose to have 3. I woke up and there is 2. So I don't know if she is done and accidentally ate one while eating the placenta or if there is still another one in her, She isn't really wanting to much to do with her puppies that she has. So is that because she still has one in her. She seems to be laying there relaxed.
Her stomach won't be bloated.
The last puppy will come out with the placenta. That's when you know it's over... The placenta is just like an extra sac that will come out with the last puppy
Time. Give the little b..., lovely female dog, time to finish the project. Don't rush her...as with a woman, she will know when the last baby says goodbye. My daughter, 8yrs old, and her sister 13 slept together and had a beautiful satin-type bedspread. One night Frosty had 6 puppies on the bedspread between them. Frosty knew when thay were all born. Bev and nancy lost a really nice bedspread!