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lola2010 04-23-2014 04:37 PM

does the temp always drop before labor?
hi, I was wondering if the bitchs temp always drops before labor?

lhczth 04-23-2014 06:04 PM

No, but do in the majority of cases.

lola2010 04-23-2014 07:14 PM

ok my bitchs temp was 99.7 this morning then 100.1 this afternoon now its 98.7..all week its been fluctuating from 99.9-101.0..this is the first drastic dip.

gsdsar 04-23-2014 09:12 PM

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It does in many cases, but you should also be looking for other signs, nesting, refusal of food, restlessness, panting.

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selzer 04-23-2014 09:17 PM

Usually it will fluctuate up and down and up and down, gradually getting lower. Then it will usually stay low for a number of hours, maybe 12 or more, before climbing up to around 100 or so before whelping actually begins.

It sounds like you are getting closer.

Agree with watching all the signs.

lhczth 04-23-2014 10:03 PM

For my dogs, that drastic drop would mean they will start to whelp in the next 24 hours.

lola2010 04-24-2014 04:58 PM

her temp is 99.3 and no puppies yet? shes breathing a littler faster and has been basically laying down all day

selzer 04-25-2014 11:00 PM

Anything yet?

wolfy dog 04-26-2014 02:37 AM


Originally Posted by selzer (Post 5433633)
Anything yet?

Probably no time to post with the new litter..... Life must be on hold right now. :D

selzer 04-26-2014 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by wolfy dog (Post 5434121)
Probably no time to post with the new litter..... Life must be on hold right now. :D

Here's hoping. I hope they didn't run into any problems.

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