My 2 Week Pregnant Dog Has A White Milky Discharge Coming From Her Vulva? Is That Just A Normal Sign?
She is my pet Rottweiler and I've noticed this yesterday and today, since she bread. There is no smell or anything of that nature that would be alarming. She has been panting a lot lately and peeing a lot as well, so just wanting to know if its a normal pregnant thing for her or what? Would this indicate that she is pregnant?.... No negative comments or animal activists comments about spaying her please! She's my pet!
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If your female dog's discharge has suddenly increased, (possibly even to the point of being profuse), that is an indication that she has expelled her cervical mucous plug. The increased discharge is a slimy mucous, transparent to milky white, (the consistency of egg whites or somewhat frothy egg whites). It is normal as the dog is approaching the time of giving birth.
The mucous plug is generally passed within a day to a week of the birth. If your dog is 59 days into her pregnancy, she is full term and can go into labor at any time. Actually one of my dogs gave birth yesterday and expelled her mucous plug the day before. I assume the your dog's mammary glands are noticeably enlarging at this point.
Additional prelabor symptoms you can monitor her for include the appearance of her abdomen "dropping" lower and the swelling of her vulva. The fetuses will become increasingly active. Her cervix will be dilating. If you will take her morning and evening temperature, just prior to labor, it should read 99-101.5. It will elevate slightly then drop to approximately 98F at the onset of labor. From that time, the delivery should occur in 12-24 hours in most cases.
Additional symptoms of the first stage of labor, (which can last 6-18 hours), include consistent panting, involuntary trembling, widely dilated pupils, restlessness, a loss of appetite and nesting/digging. A the time approaches, the dog may dig frantically and the trembling become more pronounced. When she reclines and starts to push/strain with intense, rhythmic contractions, (which is obvious, by the way), the first puppy should be born in 20-30 minutes. If an hour passes of hard labor and the first puppy is not born, your veterinarian should be consulted.
Continue monitoring her, (remaining very calm), and allow the labor to progress naturally. If your dog wants attention, pet her and help her to relax. If she prefers to be left alone, give her privacy. Each dog may respond differently, (my toy breeds are always clingy).
(watch for the symptoms and take her rectal temperature). If not, it shouldn't be long. Best wishes to you and your dog for an uncomplicated delivery of healthy puppies. Good luck.