Your dog's labor and delivery was a success and you now have a litter of squirming little puppies. Make sure mama's needs are met (food, water, elimination) and she'll usually know how to care for her pups, but there are some things to watch out for to make sure both mom and puppers stay healthy.
Your dog will likely be exhausted after delivering her litter of puppies. Keep her comfortable, allow her to get plenty of rest, and watch out for things like excessive bleeding following delivery. Keep reading for problems that can arise and other warning signs.
It is an exciting time to have new puppies in the house, but your pregnant dog can experience complications before, during and after whelping. Visit your veterinarian so you know what to expect on the big day, and pay attention to the warning signs that things may not be progressing correctly.