Keeshond's pregnant, pregnant woman and childbirth - .by portal
The first estrus in the Keeskhond female occurs in 6-12 months. It takes place twice a year (there are exceptions) and lasts about 3 weeks. During estrus, a bitch may become pregnant, so if you did not plan to get puppies, you should take precautions.
It is advisable not to knit a dog until she turns 2 - 2.5 years old. However, if the dog is older than 4 to 5 years, pregnancy and childbirth can be associated with complications.
“Pregnancy for health” is one of the most dangerous myths of many owners!
Pregnancy is not a healing process. This is a strong stress and load on the immune system and internal organs. Therefore, only a perfectly healthy dog should give birth.
As a rule, the pregnancy of the Keeskhond bitch lasts 63 days. The maximum run-up is from 53 to 71 days, in this case puppies are born viable.
The second half of pregnancy may be characterized by minor mucous secretions. Allocations become abundant, yellowish or greenish - which means that labor is approaching. About a day before birth, the dog begins to worry, whine, lick the genitals, scratch the walls or floor. Pulse, breathing, urination become more frequent. The dog refuses to feed and constantly drinks.
Keskhond's False Pregnancy
False pregnancy is common in dogs of all breeds, including Keeshond. This is the name of the psycho-physiological state of a bitch who has not been fertilized, but at the same time shows signs of pregnancy. The dog arranges a "nest", may experience something resembling a bout. As a rule, false pregnancy is observed in dogs with irregular mating and is associated with impaired hormonal development.
Sterilization reduces the risk of developing a false pregnancy.
If the Keeskhond bitch began to show signs of a false pregnancy, toys must be removed. Limit your protein intake.
If the dog is very agitated or physical problems appear (for example, mastitis), medication is needed. Contact your veterinarian.
False pregnancy can be a symptom of a disease (hypothyroidism or liver dysfunction).
Therefore, it is better to consult a veterinarian.
Delivery at Keeshond
It is necessary to prepare everything you need in advance. A week before the expected birth, relocate the Keeskhond bitch to the "Rodzal" (a warm, ventilated, comfortable room), she should get used to this place.
Prepare a box for newborns (special beds are available for sale), an infrared heating lamp, disposable diapers, a heating pad or a plastic bottle with warm water, cotton wool, cotton rags, towels (pieces 8), a hand wash, a thermometer, a milk replacer, a bottle and nipples, muzzle, collar, leash, glucose solution.
Keep your veterinarian phone number visible.
A day before the event, the expectant mother refuses food, her body temperature drops. Keeskhond bitch becomes restless, begins to make a nest.
The dog must be carefully monitored so that it does not climb into a hard-to-reach place.
When the birth begins, call the veterinarian - warn that he was in touch just in case. Put a collar on the keeshond. Then your task is to sit still and not fuss.
A puppy is born in a transparent film, this is the last. Typically, a bitch rips it apart and eats it. Do not be alarmed - it should be so, she will not eat the puppy.
Do not allow the bitch to eat the afterbirth if it is greenish-black in color with a putrid odor.
Keep track of the number of tracks, it should be equal to the number of puppies. Sometimes the placenta comes out only at the end of labor.
If at least one trace remains inside - this is fraught with inflammation for the bitch (metritis). If you are not sure that all the aftercare left, be sure to take the dog to an ultrasound scan.
Something went wrong…
If the mother is trying to attack the puppies, put a muzzle on her and take each newborn out of earshot. Remove the film, wipe the baby with a towel, remove mucus from the mouth and nostrils with a syringe. If the puppy does not breathe, try rubbing it with a towel. Sometimes artificial respiration is required - carefully breathe air into the puppy's mouth and nose. The chest should be raised. Repeat the breath every 2-3 seconds until the baby begins to breathe on its own. Place the puppies in a cardboard box with a heating pad.
Remember that the dog is in a state of shock, talk to her gently, calm down.
Caution: Whatever happens, even if the bitch eats all the babies, do not blame her. Having puppies was your idea, and it was you who made the bitch give birth. She does not understand what she is doing, hormonal disruptions and shock force her to behave in a completely unusual way to her.