Spontaneous Abortion in the Dog

The varying demands and hormonal alterations during pregnancy and parturition may make glucose control difficult to obtain. Next issue Griffiti, I’ll discuss whelping and care of the recently whelped bitch and her pups, including plasma injections. Nevertheless, still call once that has happened as it may be a sign that there will be more problems. On one side, several live organisms are able to cross the placental barrier and infect the foetuses. E. In the future, attenuated products may be produced using selective deletion or vectored delivery systems with the advantages of a modified live vaccine and the safety of a killed vaccine. Although uncommon, some bitches do not produce progesterone levels high enough to maintain pregnancy.

Adverse reactions appear to be low and consistent with those resulting from vaccination with other products available on the market. Collection of a serum sample for progesterone analysis can be retrospectively informative. 5. If the nasal discharge thickens and develops colour, changing from a clear, waterydischarge to a thicker yellow or green discharge, a visit to the vet is warranted. Non-Core Vaccines Non-core vaccines are recommended only for dogs in situations where the risk of exposure is high and the disease can be debilitating.2 These include vaccines for coronavirus, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, kennel cough, Lyme disease, and giardia. It can alsoresult in the pre-existing disease becoming worse (white blood cells abandon the initial area of disease to ‘fight the vaccine’, resulting in the initial diseasebecoming more severe). 2011 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines, the American Animal Hospital Association’s 2011 canine vaccination guidelines for both companion and shelter dogs.

3. This requires careful examination, and can be difficult even for experienced operators. If these signs are noted, usually in the first day or two postpartum, a veterinarian should be consulted. Parents tested in this manner will not be placed on the caution list. Do not over-stimulate the pregnant dog, but also don’t let her become lethargic. 1999;31:127–9. Postoperative care Both animals should be kept quiet for the first couple of days.

At five weeks, your puppy is still also just a week shy of being old enough to receive her first shot. Some vet clinics have this test in house. Consult your own veterinarian for answers to specific medical questions, including diagnosis, treatment, therapy or medical attention. Last vet check to ensure puppies are healthy enough for rehoming. My dogs won’t be vaccinated again. An adequate supply of nutrients in relation to actual requirements has to be followed through an every-day weight follow-up: apart from a weight loss between birth and day two of life (10% max), puppies are expected to increase their weight by 2-4g/kg adult weight each day (+5-10%/day). I would discuss testing your dogs for the virus if possible to have a starting point to go from as most cases of CHV the pregnancy is confirmed but doesn’t continue to produce live pups or the pups fade and die shortly after birth.

It may be characterized by the sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, facial swelling, hives, and signs of shock such as pale mucous membranes, prolonged capillary refill time, tachycardia, and hypotension. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence of acute respiratory illnesses (outpatient, emergency department, and inpatient settings combined) and incident rate ratios (IRRs) for infants exposed and unexposed to maternal vaccination during the following 4 periods: peak influenza, respiratory syncytial virus predominant, periseasonal, and summer weeks. It is difficult to treat and there is no vaccine to prevent transmission. Contamination is through wounds, especially in the case of lacerations and deep punctures. The nurse will discuss diet, exercise, dental health, a worming plan and flea treatment. In the old days we used an EPT test which you can get from the pharmacy – don’t know if they are the same or work the same anymore but check with your vet there are other ways to test now that are more accurate. Colorado state has found live semen ELEVEN days after breeding.

The second part is known as oestrous. B, to confirm that ovulation has taken place. Lochia (vaginal discharge) should be reddish to reddish-brown (green is okay on first day). The bitch will likely be more submissive in an unfamiliar environment. Ovulation occurs approximately 48-60 h (2 days) after the preovulatory LH surge. My vet tips are no great veterinary secret, just common sense, but writing them all down here in one place will hopefully be of great help to some. Approximately 30-50% of pregnant women are non-immune and vertical transmission is common following maternal infection in pregnancy.

Scared me to death. Over the years we have unfortunately seen several cases of pets whose illnesses could have been prevented if they were vaccinated regularly. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the virus causes many more problems than was first thought. It depends on the make of vac as to when it’s given.