Jazmyn is a 2 year old Kelpie who was presented to Vetwest Wanneroo for a post whelping (birth) check one afternoon. The first time mum had started going into labour around 10.30pm the night before, and had delivered 4 healthy pups. She appeared to have finished her labour of love at 1am that morning. Jazmyn seemed quite settled throughout the day but her owner had wisely booked her in for a post whelping check with us that afternoon (which is usually recommend within 24 hours of the birth).
Deciding whether to allow your female dog to have puppies is not a decision to be made lightly and consideration must always be taken into account about the possibility of things not always going to plan. For more information about dog breeding and pregnancy, please click on the below links or visit our Pet Library.
- The breeding decision - why do I want to breed?
- Pregnancy and your dog
- Breeding - Pregnancy
- Breeding - Whelping or birth
- Breeding - Birth problems
- Breeding - Rearing puppies and caring for a mother