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post #41 of 151 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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You better! Lol.
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a Lamaze instructor - lol - I mean , huff huff huff huff -- two kids , both Lamaze.
I had a friend from New York who was at the forefront in introducing Lamaze in the Toronto area.

what does the dog need?

she needs a private , quiet , area where she can relax and feel secure .
animals birthing remove themselves , become a bit secretive . Quiet means
that there aren't dogs barking outside or having a party indoors .

she needs an area which might have a source of heat directed on her -- brood lamp suspended
above area and appropriate distance -- even temperature zone

she needs the room warmed .

she needs a source of water available --- some like to give water and a bowl/bucket with pedialyte

put down a layer of newspapers in case she needs to void her bladder -- little dribbles when there is
pressure from a pup entering the birth canal.

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Thank you for all this info! I don't have a heat lamp as I've heard of dogs getting burned on them, but do have a space heater set up in her whelping room outside of her box. Thanks again!
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a heat lamp - brooder infrared lamp securely 3 suspended over the whelping area -- all cods and plugs and outlets safely
out of reach of the dogs , lamp high enough , maybe 3 feet above a standing dog to have constant radiant warmth ..

by raising the lamps height you get instant temperature control .

you are not heating the room so if the dog is too warm she can move to a cooler spot - can't do that if the entire room is too warm

https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...mp/A-p2470016e this type avaiable at your co-op or tractor store
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a heat lamp - brooder infrared lamp securely 3 suspended over the whelping area -- all cods and plugs and outlets safely
out of reach of the dogs , lamp high enough , maybe 3 feet above a standing dog to have constant radiant warmth ..

by raising the lamps height you get instant temperature control .

you are not heating the room so if the dog is too warm she can move to a cooler spot - can't do that if the entire room is too warm

https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...mp/A-p2470016e this type avaiable at your co-op or tractor store
Oh wow! I guess I was picturing something totally different. I will look into this now. Thank you!

Also, Syd has been very restless today, peeing every 15-20 mins, and just had a lot more white stringy discharge...
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I think you are going to be busy tonight!
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I think you are going to be busy tonight!
I was almost positive last night was the night, but NOPE lol!!! She is still nesting, lots of discharge, but no sign of distress or straining. She has been staring at her sides, licking her self, and is restless. I think she just wants to keep me up !!

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Poor syd is still so preggo and uncomfortable. She seems to be showing all "prelabor" signs (heavy breathing, staring, nesting, milk, white stringy discharge etc) but no contractions or hard labor...
Hoping to have puppies by the weekend!
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Arrrggg! The suspense is driving me nuts!
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Arrrggg! The suspense is driving me nuts!
Lol, me too! I check on this thread every day
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Lol, me too! I check on this thread every day
Oh tell me about it LOL!! I have been up with her off and on for 3 nights straight thinking it was "it" every night! She just wants to keep us on our toes
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Oh tell me about it LOL!! I have been up with her off and on for 3 nights straight thinking it was "it" every night! She just wants to keep us on our toes
As a mom who was 17 days late with one of my human children I feel ya. They come when they are ready regardless of species. Decades ago I had a cat deliver 6 kittens while I was at work all on her own. Nature has a way of working wonderful miracles all on its own. Get some sleep
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