Is It Normal For A Dog To Pant After Giving Birth?
(Corpus Christi, TX)
My dog gave birth this morning and the puppies seem to be doing fine. We are worried however why she is still panting 13 hours later.
There are so many different opinions online some saying its normal some saying it is not. Whats the final verdict? Do I have to take her to the vet?
Answer From the Editors at Dog-Spoiling
Hello Richard and thanks for sending in your question.
Because I am not a veterinarian, unfortunately I can't give you a qualified opinion about your concern. That being the case, I do highly recommend that you check this out with your vet
, if you haven't already done so.
In fact, even if your bitch weren't panting, vets usually recommend a post delivery examination very soon after the event - say within 24-hours or less, just to insure that everything is as it should be and that there are no retained placentas or puppies.
Panting can be a symptom of many conditions, calcium depletion being just one of them.
In my opinion this amount of panting following delivery doesn't seem normal, so I think it is very important to contact your vet about this prolonged condition to get a professional answer.
Best of luck to you and your new canine family.
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