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Pitbull pups
Pitbull pups  
yesterday morning, my pitbull gave birth to 9 pups. Starting at 7:30 ended at noonish. I'm a groomer and have helped dogs birth but I'm no expert like the vets! It's 3;00 am the next morning and the pups whine a lot. Also mom won't stop panting but for short periods of time. Nipples look good. She feels feverish but I haven't taken her temp just yet. (Has dry warm nose, hot ears?) i noticed with the air conditioning on the pups may be cold. I turned it off. Not much different but some. Mom is still panting. She lays in a fetal position sometimes but is a darn good momma. I planned on making an appointment but for now...any advice? Is it bad enough for the spendy trip to the animal hospital???  Thank you!!

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Hi Annie,

I reckon you should visit the vets as with some of these symptoms the chances of eeclampsia cannot be ruled out. The temperature can go up to 105° Fahrenheit.Although this is common in smaller breeds,other breeds can  also develop this.This happens because of low  calcium levels in the blood.Time being you may supplement oral calcium,but do get it checked as eclampsia can be life threatening.

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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