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doron
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Direct Link 01-26-2014, 06:14 PM  
My 1.5yo husky is about to pup out. Evidently she was pregnant when it got her. I know I'm suppose to take her temp and when it's at 97.5 she's close. How do I do this and with which kind of thermometer do I use. Also I don't know what breed impregnated her. Any ideas on what to expect? Is hay ok in her house for her to give birth on?
 
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Direct Link 01-26-2014, 08:27 PM  
My 1.5yo husky is about to pup out. Evidently she was pregnant when it got her. I know I'm suppose to take her temp and when it's at 97.5 she's close. How do I do this and with which kind of thermometer do I use. Also I don't know what breed impregnated her. Any ideas on what to expect? Is hay ok in her house for her to give birth on?
QuoteOriginally Posted by doron
First please try to be calm - over ninety-eight percent of all dogs deliver their puppies without assistance or complications.

Several days before parturition, the bitch may be a little restless and go off on her own to sit quietly. In the 12-24 hours before the birth pregnant bitches may go off their food, and will probably scrabble at their bedding to prepare the nest for the imminent arrival of the puppies, so if you believe she is in the last two weeks of her pregnancy please build the mother a ‘nest’ where she can feel warm, comfortable and safe for the delivery.

As you mentioned one of the best ways of knowing the (approximate) time of the birth is to take the dog's temperature, its not a really big deal.

To take your dog's temperature purchase a rectal or oral thermometer but use it rectally (digital ones are more safe for home uses). You can lubricate it with margarine or KY jelly and insert it about an inch. Leave it in place for three minutes. If she is moving a lot or tries to bite the best way is to put a muzzle on your dog and then lay her down and ask someone to keep her in this position and then take one of her legs (upper one) with one of your hands and insert the lubricated thermometer with your other hand into her rectum. During this time try not to keep the thermometer so tight and also please try to calm her down. Your dog’s normal temperature should be between 101 and 102.5 Fahrenheit (~ 38.5C) . When the dogs’s temperature drops below 100F (~ 37C) she should deliver the pups in about 12-24 hours (usually less than 24 hours).

Here you can find more info about taking your dog's temp :
https://www.vetarena.org/member-artic...mperature.html

I hope it helps.

Good Luck.
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