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Pregnant Dam 59 days, temp of 98.1.. What next?!

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Ok, I know the argument for spaying and neutering and I agree a hundred percent. My daughter got her UKC beautiful blue fawn brindled PitBull for free under the condition he got to breed her once and keep half the puppies.

Well I took her temperature this morning and it was 98.1, and shivering on and off. I'm thinking that shivering is happening when she is having contractions. She does not want to get off the couch and go to the area prepared for her to have the pups. I put some trash bags under blankets for her to lay on, and covered her up with a blanket because it is a bit cooler than normal here today.

She seems to be mainly sleeping, is this just first stage or false labor. I thought she would be nesting and searching for a quieter spot besides the living room couch, that is her normal hang out spot.

Any tips or ideas please let me know,

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I would keep an eye on her. Watch for agitation. She may be just starting. It can take hours before they go into full labor. You want to watch for starting and stopping of going into labor...sigh of eclampsia.
Congrats...Looks like a cleft lip to me..I have chihuahua born with one. I had given mom flagyl while pregnant. Did not know it could cause it. You can see in the photo his nose looks crooked..His cleft is on his right side.
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You may have to hand raise it. I had to hold his lip shut so he could bet suction, besides after three days his mom had nothing to do with him.

Who is your vet? Just curious if I know them. Lived in Pcola for years and worked for a few.:)
Names sound familiar but did not work with them..:)

Glad to hear she has suction.
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