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Old 02-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, I think I know her! Was it Bubbles?
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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
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Did they all survive?
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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!

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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
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All I can say is ...

OUCHIE!!!!!!

Lee - you are SO right!!
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Is this a common problem ? Or is it a rare occurance?
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A stuck puppy? It's common enough.
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