unfortunately some bad news ...
Our sussex bitch was due to give birth on October 27.
Yesterday she didn't finish her food and she had a temperature of 38.6°
This morning she was 39.2° and the vet and I decided to put her on antibiotics.
At 11.30h she gave birth to a premature puppy, her temperature at that time was 38.6° again. At 14.30h another puppy was born, at 17.00h her fever was up again to 39.00° and she got her second table of antibiotics. 30 minutes later a third puppy was born.
I've heard from an Irish setter breeder that she once had this with one puppy being born 12 days early and the others just stayed inside till the 63th day.
Luka is very, very heavy and I think there are at least 6-7 more puppies in there (together with the 3 that were born this is immense for a sussex).
Does anyone of you has any experience with partial early birth? Will all puppies come out or is there still a chance that some stay in?
The puppies that were born weren't rotten or anything, they were nicely pink, just like 'in the books', but of course they had no chance of surviving.
Our main concern is the bitch now, but we don't ant to let her have a caesarian (our vet wants to wait sinde the puppies weren't rotten...)
For the moment Luka is calm, sleeping a bit, so I was wondering what the possible outcome might be.
Any reply welcome
thanks in advance
Leen & the Bournefield-clan