Q. My dog is pregnant and her temperature is 99.5 but last night it was 89.9 is getting lower than higher but she's not having her puppies why plz help

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A. Labour should start 24 hours after fall of the temperature. But it can be delayed by f.e. stress, psychological issues, poor condition. Watch your dog for signs of restlessness, cramps, panting, milk secretion etc that should be connected with the beginning of the labour. Contact your vet if anything will concern you or labour will not start in next 24h.

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