Drugs to promote uterine muscle contractions will be given on the basis of the preliminary diagnosis. Repeated injections are often required with continuous monitoring to watch over the mother's progress. Intravenous fluids may also be used as a way of administering drugs and supplements to your dog, while also keeping her hydrated.
Normal calcium and glucose levels are required for normal contractions of uterine muscles. If your dog is exhibiting low levels of calcium or glucose, intravenous therapy will be initiated. Unfortunately, not all dogs will respond to medical treatment. In these cases an immediate caesarean section surgery is performed to avoid fetal stress and death of the puppies and mother.
Your dog will need proper rest in a stress free environment in the time just before the due date, and during and after labor. The overall prognosis, for both the mother and her young, is generally favorable if medical assistance or surgical treatment is given without delay.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Labor; giving birth
The period that an animal is pregnant in which the fetus develops from conception to birth
A female dog that has not been spayed.
A hormone that is created at the time of pregnancy