Re: Pregnancy xrays question
Counting hasn't been that accurate for me. Arwen's first litter they said six maybe eight, there were ten. Arwen's second litter they said eight maybe ten, there were fourteen. Babs' litter they said six, at seven I thought we were done, but there was eight and I lost it.
Jenna's litter I took a picture and posted it. Vet said nine, maybe more. There were ten. So that was pretty close.
The x-ray tells me she is pregnant and an idea of how many pups. I am not sure until after its all over with and then some. in her first litter, Arwen had six puppies all in a row between 1 am and 5 am, and then had a tiny one that did not make it about 7am. Ok, we're done then. Nope two hours later an eigth pup, so we're done. Nope two hours later a ninth pup. So the ninth pup was born at 11AM. At six PM the vet came over, checked the pups and palpated Arwen and did not find anything puppyish, but wasn't saying not either. At nine PM I finally decided to crash on the couch in plain view of the whelping box. At one AM I got up to check them, counted and there was another one. I checked the full sized wettish pup and it was a girl, my second girl! That is why Babsy is Babs Sweet Surprise.
The most important thing is if your bitch is running a fever the next day or so, go in and get her x-rayed to ensure that she did not retain a puppy as that could kill her.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.