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#1 User is offline   Wilderblu 

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

Hi Dolers

One of my first time bitches who is about 4 weeks pregnant (not confirmed) but suspected has some discharge. She is still her normal happy self (eating and playing) but I checked her this afternoon and she has sticky fur around her girly bits with a slighty creamy coloured discharge. Is this cause for concern if she is happy and eating well etc...? This is the first time I've encountered but maybe she is not as clean as my other bitches?

Thanks guys and information you might think is relevent would be great!

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:48 PM

Very normal at four weeks in whelp :-)

In fact lots of breeders are happy to see that as a fairly hopeful sign of pregnancy.

(you usually see that creamy discharge and suddenly looking preggers, three seconds after you've left the vet clinic for an expensive ultrasound to confirm pregnancy !!!! :) )

As a normal precaution, keep an eye on the discharge in case it changes colour or odour.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

View PostWilderblu, on 29th Jan 2009 - 10:22 PM, said:

Hi Dolers

One of my first time bitches who is about 4 weeks pregnant (not confirmed) but suspected has some discharge. She is still her normal happy self (eating and playing) but I checked her this afternoon and she has sticky fur around her girly bits with a slighty creamy coloured discharge. Is this cause for concern if she is happy and eating well etc...? This is the first time I've encountered but maybe she is not as clean as my other bitches?

Thanks guys and information you might think is relevent would be great!


Hi Wilderblu,

Can't be of much help here I'm afraid.

I'll be interested to hear what others advise...

Good luck and please keep us posted.

w2s

This post has been edited by woody2shoes: 29 January 2009 - 09:56 PM


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:31 AM

After reading a couple of sites and books I see at 4 weeks it is completely normal in a pregnant bitch! That's exciting then as she is most probably pregers!! :)

I'll let you know how she proceeds. I feel sorry for her in the heat wave we are having in Adelaide! :cheer:

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:57 AM

Providing the discharge is oudorless & clear, I wouldnt be to conserned ,but if it becomes so ,a vet check is in order, imo

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:17 AM

Some bitches are very mucousy. As long as it stays clear or egg white like and doesn't have a bad odor she is fine. Keep a close eye out for white/yellow/green/black or red discharge as that may indicate a problem.

Best of luck for a healthy litter and complication free deivery.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 09:57 AM

During pregnancy unless something goes wrong the cervix is shut tight until labour commences. A clear stringy discharge may be due to hormonal changes, a discharge of another colour may indicate a vaginitis or urinary tract infection both of which would have an odour. Should something go wrong and the litter abort, the bitch would most likely have visible contractions - hope this helps and good luck!
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 03:54 PM

View PostWilderblu, on 30th Jan 2009 - 07:31 AM, said:

After reading a couple of sites and books I see at 4 weeks it is completely normal in a pregnant bitch! That's exciting then as she is most probably pregers!! :(

I'll let you know how she proceeds. I feel sorry for her in the heat wave we are having in Adelaide! :)



You are completely right. I spoke to the reproduction specialist about this when I took my bitch in for her ultrasound. She said at 4 weeks the 'cervical plug', which is the mucous you are seeing will change and form a new 'plug'. At 8 weeks can be seen again, as the 'plug' is being expelled to get ready for whelping.

Just clean the area as required to stop the coat from sticking and matting together. Also pays to keep it clean so you dont develope an infection.

Congratulations by the way, it sounds very promising for a new litter to be on the way.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 09:42 PM

View PostWynnlake, on 30th Jan 2009 - 04:24 PM, said:

View PostWilderblu, on 30th Jan 2009 - 07:31 AM, said:

After reading a couple of sites and books I see at 4 weeks it is completely normal in a pregnant bitch! That's exciting then as she is most probably pregers!! :laugh:

I'll let you know how she proceeds. I feel sorry for her in the heat wave we are having in Adelaide! :eek:



You are completely right. I spoke to the reproduction specialist about this when I took my bitch in for her ultrasound. She said at 4 weeks the 'cervical plug', which is the mucous you are seeing will change and form a new 'plug'. At 8 weeks can be seen again, as the 'plug' is being expelled to get ready for whelping.

Just clean the area as required to stop the coat from sticking and matting together. Also pays to keep it clean so you dont develope an infection.

Congratulations by the way, it sounds very promising for a new litter to be on the way.


Thanks Wynnlake! It is very exciting.... I might give Milly (the bitch) a lovely cool bath tomorrow, now it's cooled of from the 45'C!!!! :)

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