An emergency delivery for Blacky

Blacky is a 3 year old female Fox Terrier who was presented to our clinic in the midst of giving birth. Her owners had arrived home when they realised Blacky was having trouble giving birth to her puppies. They brought her straight into the clinic for an assessment.

As her owners were out during the day no one knew exactly how long Blacky had been in labour for. Blacky was very anxious and agitated on presentation. Attempts to assist with removing the puppies were unsuccessful. Blacky was also unresponsive to medications, given to help with her contractions.

At this stage it was very important that the puppies were delivered as soon as possible so it was decided the best option for Blacky and her puppies was an emergency caesarean. In the end, four healthy puppies (2 boys and 2 girls) were delivered without complications.

It is important to realise that not all pregnancies and parturitions will go as planned. While some proceed with relative ease, some could bring about detrimental effects to both the mother dog and puppies alike.

If you do not want your pet to have puppies or kittens, remember to have them desexed. Contact us if you would like to discuss any reproductive matters further.