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My 2 and a half year old bitch Rua had some pups last Thursday the 14th July. Everyone including Mum seems to be doing fine but I have one concern. There seems to be a slight bloody discharge from Rua which is dark in colour. Its not very evident but for example, when she sits on the pale tiles in our kitchen, it becomes quite obvious. Is this normal or should I be worried?? Any advice welcome. Thanks to all in advance.
I hope Rua gets a clean bill of health.
Are her puppies doing well?They are hard work, but wonderful!
With no foul smelling discharge I am sure she will be fine. A retained Foetus or placenta would have made her extremely ill very quickly so if she is well in herself and producing milk and got contented puppies after a week all looks well. I have been like you and taken bitches to be checked out for various things when they have had puppies at home but they are either seen in the car or stay in the car until the last minute and are carried in through the side door and not through the waiting room. A large percentage of the animals that are at the vets are there because they are ill and your bitch will be returning to vulnerable babies after her visit. Good luck, any breeder will know what worrying times it is having puppies but you are doing the right thing to put your mind at rest.