My Dog's Labor Is Not Progressing After Having A Still Born Pup At 1:30 Am Today. What Can I Do?


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Anonymous answered
Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian immediately.  The average time between delivery of subsequent puppies is 20-60 minutes, it can be as long as 2-3 hours.  Eight hours is too long between puppies.
The veterinarian will start with an x-ray to make sure there are still puppies in the uterine body--it is uncommon though there can be only 1 pup per litter. 
Depending upon the condition of mom the veterinarian may decide to give an injection to stimulate labor--although because there was a stillborn this may not be an option.
Surgery is the treatment of choice in a case of dystocia--the inability to give birth naturally due to fetal oversize (pups are too big), abnormal birth canal, or uterine weakness. 
This is an emergency--the sooner she is seen the better chance of saving the puppies and the mom!
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You may have waited too long already.  Get that dog to a vet immediately.  No ifs ands or buts.  Good luck and please get your dog spayed as soon as a vet says it is permissible.  All of this is so irresponsible in so many areas.  I'm sure you love your dog, but you need to think of these things beforehand. 
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terry rossignol answered
It is an emergency you need to get her to the vet before she dies!

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