Category: reproductive problems

Whelping – Potential Problems

Just like it is for women, giving birth is a completely natural process for bitches. In most cases the delivery will go smoothly and your bitch …

Pyometra (‘Pyo’ Or Womb Infection)

Pyometra is a common disease in un-neutered female dogs that requires major surgery to cure. Though potentially very serious, many animals respond …

Hand-Rearing Puppies

Fortunately it is very unusual for a mother to be unable to rear her puppies herself. Taking …

Eclampsia (Puerperal Tetany)

Canine eclampsia, also sometimes wrongly called  “milk fever”, is a dangerous condition brought on by low levels of calcium in the …

Cryptorchidism (Retained Testicles)

When a male puppy is in the womb its testicles are drawn up inside the body. After birth the testicles begin a journey from inside the tummy (abdomen) …

Breeding From Your Dog

A bitch (female dog) can produce 1-2 litters of puppies each year. If you are not intending to let your bitch have puppies then you might consider …

Birth control in the bitch

Most responsible dog owners want to prevent unplanned breeding and the production of unwanted puppies. Most forms of birth control prevent the …

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