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815-337-2900

Time to call us if...

  • You think the female is OVERDUE and nothing is happening
    *>63 days from ovulation
    *>24 hours from dropped rectal temperature (<99° F)   
  • Dam is vomiting/not eating, etc.
  • Bitch has been panting, pacing, and/or digging for longer than 12 hours and no other impending signs of labor
  • Dam is pushing HARD for 30 minutes and no puppy seen or palpated in canal or puppy not progressing through birth canal
  • Longer than 60-90 minutes in between puppies
  • She stops labor and you KNOW there are more puppies to deliver (based on previous x-ray or ultrasound)
  • Vaginal discharge is:
    GREEN-indicates placental separation (see picture below), or 
    EXCESS BRIGHT RED-hemorrhage, or
    BROWN and malodorous-possible infection
  • YOUR GUT TELLS YOU SOMETHING IS WRONG!!

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We take our own emergency calls, so if you have any questions throughout the night, please do not hesitate to call us!!  Our office number is:  815-337-2900 and our pager number is 815-236-6873

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