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Old 02-04-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Omg Yorkie day 55 and has a temp drop??

Hi everyone..

I'm new on here. My yorkie is just entering day 55 of her pregnancy. She seems completely normal in her self and is just laying down sleeping but I've just taken her temp before going to sleep and it's at 98.0?? I took it earlier at 2pm and it was 99.8.

She has clear vaginal discharge (has had this for the last week and a half).. Fussy with her food. Pups are very active and can see them moving very easily. I also heard their heart beats today.

I'm just worried about this temp drop? She's laying down at the minute.. No shaking, no panting, no restlessness etc...

What's your views on this?

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She may just be having some low blood sugar if she is not eating much. Try to get her to eat and see her her temperature goes back up.

Also, sometimes when the pups drop the temperature may go down and then back up. Just keep a close eye on her.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:39 PM   #3
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Please confine her when she is nearing her due date....do not allow her to walk all over the house....this is conducive to finding puppies in all kinds of little hiding places, if she has them early. My females are confined and isolated from other animals starting two weeks prior to due date...that gives momma plenty of time to get used to her whelping pen, so she is comfortable in that specific crate and the box she is going to care for her little family in. She is settled and calm when she goes into labor.

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:41 PM   #4
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Hi,

Thanks for your replies.

Just re taken her temp and it's back up to 99.8. Hoping she holds them in a little longer.

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Please confine her when she is nearing her due date....do not allow her to walk all over the house....this is conducive to finding puppies in all kinds of little hiding places, if she has them early. My females are confined and isolated from other animals starting two weeks prior to due date...that gives momma plenty of time to get used to her whelping pen, so she is comfortable in that specific crate and the box she is going to care for her little family in. She is settled and calm when she goes into labor.
This does not work for me. I have found that over the years changing their routine that close to the due date really upsets them. I have found that once the pups are born the new momma will adjust just fine in the whelping pen with her babies. It is important to make sure the momma has a warm quiet place away from other dogs during the whelping process and after the pups are born.

The most important thing is to not put the expectant momma in a situation where she is in a pen jumping up and down trying to get out.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:51 AM   #6
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Thanks BJH...

Poppy is very attached me to right now so locking her away would do her more harm than good and it will stress her out. She follows me everywhere now.. Even to the toilet.

Each and every person does certain things differently but we all have to do what's right for us and our dogs.

Poppy is fine today, no signs of impending labour. I shall be taking her temperature again shortly.

I'm hoping it's stayed up.

She's 55 days today.. If she did give birth would the pups survive??

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Hi new on here but have been showing and bettering the breed for some time now. Some females will have the tempeture drop like mentioned so many times. But one of my females once was driving me crazy with the up and down on tempeture. I was just starting to breed. My mentor said not all females go by the tempeture rule. Some can have a normal tempeture and whelp just then. good luck on your litter.
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Hi 'Silly Yorkie'...

Thanks for your message. I'm just hoping she holds on a little longer as she's only 55 days today.

No other signs/ symptoms other than the temp drop last night.

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Thanks BJH...

Poppy is very attached me to right now so locking her away would do her more harm than good and it will stress her out. She follows me everywhere now.. Even to the toilet.

Each and every person does certain things differently but we all have to do what's right for us and our dogs.

Poppy is fine today, no signs of impending labour. I shall be taking her temperature again shortly.

I'm hoping it's stayed up.

She's 55 days today.. If she did give birth would the pups survive??

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Most likely would be premies. Might not have hair. Unless you have your days miked up and she's full term has happened so many times good luck. If she's not showing signs of distress that's a good thing lets pray she holds a couple more days at least 58 days.
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Her temp is now 38.6?

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Has she lost her mucus plug. You might see that when she goes potty. Looks stringy and hangs from the vulva.
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She does have quite a large amount of discharge. Clear stringy stuff. Had this for a couple of weeks.. She's had more today. I've had to clean her a couple of times as her bits got stuck together. She can't really clean her bits ATM as she is really big.

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She does have quite a large amount of discharge. Clear stringy stuff. Had this for a couple of weeks.. She's had more today. I've had to clean her a couple of times as her bits got stuck together. She can't really clean her bits ATM as she is really big.

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Well she could be getting ready to whelp but that can also take a couple of more days well pray she holds on and has a safe whelp.
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Thank you.

I really hope she holds out. I'll let you know of any change.

Thank you for all your help.

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This does not work for me. I have found that over the years changing their routine that close to the due date really upsets them. I have found that once the pups are born the new momma will adjust just fine in the whelping pen with her babies. It is important to make sure the momma has a warm quiet place away from other dogs during the whelping process and after the pups are born.

The most important thing is to not put the expectant momma in a situation where she is in a pen jumping up and down trying to get out.
When I first started doing this, I learned that not all bitches are "textbook"....I had one that never went off food, never had a temperature drop, never did the nesting behavior....she ran around at my feet, and then just disappeared and had a puppy.....then she came back to my feet, ran around awhile, and went to another area and had another puppy....when I heard the first one whimpering, I was frantic, trying to find that baby! So I decided then, I was not doing it THIS way ever again! Fortunately, all the ladies I now breed, are very even tempered and they are used to whelping in this manner. They are crated within view of me and so they dont feel abandoned or left unattended....they seem to appreciate the quiet and not dealing with the activity and drama that goes on with a houseful of dogs! Oh....then there was the little lady, a maiden, that kept trying to move her babies to the den, to her bed where she usually spent her day......she was NOT adjusting at all to this new area, she wanted to go to her familiar bed in the den, and it took several days before she stopped carrying her babies around in the whelping box, trying to get to the den!!!...that was why I decided I would let them get used to the whelping crate so they were comfortable pre-whelp in that crate, and would not be trying to adjust to a new area they were unfamiliar with after having the litter. It works best for all of us....ladies are comfortable with it, and I know where everyone is, at every minute, and I can watch/monitor momma constantly without having to locate her, worry about babies being delivered in multiple places, etc. My lady Rosie taught me not all these ladies are textbook cases, and you could very easily miss something you need to be aware of, waiting and watching for "textbook signs" to occur!

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