Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Re: Need info from breeders-Pregnant husky found.
Unless you're really up to the task of whelping a litter of pups with a couple dogs you don't know, best course of action would probably be to call local vets and see if one of them will take her and deal with a potentially impending whelp.
One thing you can do to try to pinpoint whelping time is to take her temperature. Close to whelping the temp will drop from it's normal 101-102F down to 99F or below. Once this happens, whelping will typically begin in the next 12-24hrs. This may give you an idea of how close to whelping she is.
If you can set up some sort of nest for her, even if just a baby wading pool and blanket or shredded newspapers, you can watch for nesting behavior too. Restlessness, panting, constantly digging around in the bedding are all pre labor signs.
The trying to dig may also not be trying to escape, but may be trying to make a den/nest. Females LOVE to get into tiny, enclosed, dark places to whelp if they can. So under the deck, under a tree, a hole in the ground and similar types of locations will be very attractive for her, particularly if she's close to whelping.
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