C-Section

C-Sections (Cesarean Sections)

One of the most rewarding surgeries we perform is a Cesarean section. Although most canine births do not require assistance, different problems can occur which might require surgery to save the bitch and the puppies.

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Signs that you should take your whelping dog to a veterinarian:

  • strong abdominal contractions for greater than 30 minutes with no production of a fetus
  • weak straining for greater than 2 hours
  • greater than 4 hours between puppies
  • prolonged gestation greater than 68 days
  • retained pup at the vulva
  • lochia (green/black discharge from the vulva) present for 3 hours with no delivery of pup
  • copious clear discharge
  • bloody discharge

Signs of dystocia:

  • toxemia
  • strong abdominal contractions for greater than 30 minutes with no production of fetus
  • weak straining for greater than 2 hours
  • greater than 4 hours between puppies
  • prolonged gestation greater than 68 days
  • retained pup at the vulva
  • lochia (green/black discharge from the vulva) present for 3 hours with no delivery of pup
  • copious clear discharge
  • bloody discharge

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