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Xeph 02-10-2013 10:23 AM

Stuck Puppy
A friend of mine whelped her first litter yesterday (Finnish Spitz). It unfortunately ended in C section due to a stuck puppy. She has given me permission to show the x ray.

There was no indication that anything was wrong. Her bitch was not in distress. She took her into the vet on a gut feeling

Sunflowers 02-10-2013 10:30 AM

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Awww, bless her heart, poor dog.
I have had two C-sections. No picnic.
Thank goodness the owner caught on in time.
I love the little spines and skulls in there! :wub:

FG167 02-10-2013 10:36 AM

Hey, I think I know her! Was it Bubbles?

Xeph 02-10-2013 10:37 AM

The owner was on and off the phone with me all day. She got concerned when there was no puppy for 5 hours. I had consulted with people more knowledgeable than I, and none of them seemed alarmed by the break.

She took the bitch in just to get an x ray and see how many were left in her, and the breech puppy surprised everybody

FG, yes, it was Bubbles

jocoyn 02-10-2013 12:35 PM

Did they all survive?

wolfstraum 02-10-2013 12:54 PM

you see that pup whose spine is curled?????? THAT IS WHY I NEVER GIVE OXYTOCIN WITHOUT AN X-RAY!!! Good for her for going to the vet instead of giving oxy.....Glad everyone is OK!


Xeph 02-10-2013 12:58 PM

Nancy, no. Only 3 of 5 survived. They are all healthy and well. Owner and mother are exhausted. Bubbles is being a GREAT mother! She whelped the first two on her own luckily, so chances of complications from the C section were significantly reduced.

The owner didn't even have oxy, and I don't think she would have risked it anyway. Glad she went with her instincts

Lauri & The Gang 02-10-2013 12:59 PM

All I can say is ...


Lee - you are SO right!!

SimbaplusLucy 02-10-2013 04:42 PM

Is this a common problem ? Or is it a rare occurance?

Xeph 02-10-2013 05:06 PM

A stuck puppy? It's common enough.

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