How Long Does A Husky Stay In Labour?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Labor in all animals is very painful and stressful condition. If you are not a professional breeder then don't go for whelping in your Husky at home and get help from vet. Her duration of labor depends upon litter size. If she has small litter then she will be free in short time and more time is needed for large litter.

Uterine contraction during labor is start of true labor in dogs. This can cause shaking and restlessness and can last for 6-26 hours after which delivery of first puppy takes place. Then she can go for rest for maximum 2 hours with an average of 30-45 minutes. During this resting periods, she will clean her puppy followed by delivery of second puppy. So, this process is repeated until all puppies are born. This can take 2-6 hours. Finally, placenta is expelled out that can take few minutes to 4 hours.
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
Duration of labor in not only in huskies but also all breeds of dogs can be of 6-24 hours. During the labor, dogs don't eat or drink, become agitated, show restlessness and pacing. Shaking is also seen due to pain caused by uterine contraction. Whelping or process of birth depends upon litter size. Small litter size can be delivered earlier than larger. During whelping dogs not only shake but also strain to push puppy outside. Whelping time can be of 2-6 hours depending upon litter size.
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Brenda Hovan answered

Once a dog is actually having contractions, a puppy needs to be produced within an hour or you need to get her to a vet. If she is contracting and no puppy is coming, it could be stuck, breach, or a number of other potentially serious issues. Even if everything is going well, make sure that a placenta is expelled for the number of puppies born. A retained placenta can be very serious, causing infection, etc. Even if all goes well, it is a good idea to take mom and babies for a vet check ASAP after they are born. That way the vet can make sure that all pups are healthy and that there are no retained fetuses, placentas and that mom has enough milk and healthy milk, etc. He may also recommend a different food for the new mom ( one with lots of protein, vitamins, etc.) and possibly vitamin supplements.

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