Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Easy Delivery a Day or Two Overdue

Whelping Puppies

Close Up - Stomach of a dam

Pregnant dam ready to deliver puppies any day

Dam's mucus plug

The mucus plug being shed a few days before delivery

Dam shedding the mucus plug

Shedding mucus plug

Close Up - Person grabbing the mucus Plug

Shedding mucus plug

Close Up - Person pulling the mucus plug

Shedding mucus plug

Close Up - Person with mucus plug on a finger

Shedding mucus plug

Close Up - Dam showing signs of labor

Getting ready to deliver the first puppy

Close Up - Dam beginning to push

Delivering a puppy

Close Up - Puppy beginning to present itself

The puppy was a day or two overdue and had pooped in its sac. The fluid around the puppy should be clear. Despite the poop, the delivery was easy and the puppy was born healthy.

Close Up - Puppy presenting itself

Puppy being born with poop in the sac

Close Up - Puppy with poop in the sack

Puppy being born with poop in the sac

Close Up - Puppy being born without poop in the sack

This is a dark colored puppy being born with no poop around the sac. The fluid is nice and clear.

Puppy nursing while another is being born

A puppy being born while the other puppies nurse from their mother

Close Up - Puppy nursing while another is being born

A puppy being born while the other puppies nurse from their mother

Close Up - Puppy being born in sack

A dark colored puppy being born with no poop around the sac—the fluid is nice and clear.

Close Up - A third puppy beginning to present itself

A puppy presenting itself

Close Up - a Puppy being born outside of the sack

A puppy being born

Close Up -  A puppy being pushed out

A puppy being born

Dam walking to eat. Pups laying in the whelping box

The dam getting something to eat after four of her pups are born. She still has one puppy inside that she needs to deliver. Often the dam will eat and drink when she is almost finished having her babies. Some mothers wait till all of the pups are delivered. Most dams will want water between delivering the puppies.

Five puppies nursing

The dam is resting while her puppies nurse. All the pups were born healthy despite being a day or two late.

The dam continuing to nurse

The dam nursing her healthy puppies

A child is in a box cuddling with a puppy and the dam is nursing

At 4 days old, all are doing great. The dam happily shares her puppies with little Charlotte.

Courtesy of MistyTrails Havanese

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