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Signs of beagle in labor
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screaminghollow    Posted 09-02-2003 at 20:22:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok daisy, 5yr old beagle, was supposed to be spayed. The blue heeler took care of business around the beginning of July. She done swelled up like a balloon and just lays around whimpering. What signs do we look for to tell us she's going into labor? (No, I mean before puppies pop out!) She don't listen worth a hoot, is barely house broke, but she never causes any trouble, gets vicious, or strays from the property. She is a loved member of the family and we don't want to lose her. And what are beagle/heeler pups good for anyway? We aleady got a good ole boy wanting one of the pups.

Judy    Posted 09-03-2003 at 10:46:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You know, I'll bet everything is going to be just fine with your Daisy---but just from the tone of your letter, I can tell that you and your family dearly love this girl, and as you say, it would be a family tragedy for something to go wrong. It troubles me some that she that she's laying around whimpering, (wonder how long she's been doing that?) may be normal for some individuals, but I've just never had one do that, at least until they were ready to deliver. Maggie and JimP offer some good advice. I believe that just for peace of mind, and to be on the safe side, I'd haul her in to the vet for a "prenatal exam". It'll cost you a few bucks, but you'll know that you've done all that you can to make sure things are on the right track. Please let us know how things go, and Best of Luck to Daisy and the family!

JImP    Posted 09-03-2003 at 07:15:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Take her temp daily. It should be around 100 to 101. It will drop and she should whelp within 24 hrs.
Squeeze the nippl;es and they will lactate about 2-3 days prior to whelping. Good luck.

screaminghollow    Posted 09-03-2003 at 12:31:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wife's been taking the temp, and it's been running a steady 101. Wife also says she got milk. When I caught her and the heeler in "Corpus Flagrante" I figured 9 weeks would be September 8. She is getting to be a very wide load. She still walks along up to the barn. But normally she drinks a cup or two of goat milk at milking time. She wasn't interested in the goat milk this am.

Jimp    Posted 09-03-2003 at 15:23:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Should be 62 to 63 days from conception.

I want one...    Posted 09-03-2003 at 05:13:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
But The Wife won't let me till this old mutt is gone...


Salmoneye, Who thinks that would be a good all-around cross...Ducks in the AM and Bunnies in the PM...

Les    Posted 09-03-2003 at 02:42:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've heard of chemical castration. Maybe she had a chemical spaying and it wore off.

Maggie/Tx    Posted 09-02-2003 at 20:34:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm beginning to think that beagles grow it back after they are spayed. Our next door neighbors had a beagle that was SUPPOSED to be fixed, but our yellow lab told us different. And she would make the most god-awful noise! LOL! I think most dogs will look for a place to "nest" before labor, usually in the bottom of your closet, on top of your best shoes or on top of a CLEAN laundry basket of clothes. Either that or in the middle of your bed. Watch for her to start trying to get in any of these places. ;^)

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