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Nu er GINAs fødsel overstået

Nu er fødslen vel overstået. Der var kun 3 hvalpe. HjerteVi ventede og ventede, men efter kl 18.46 kom der ikke flere. Vi var i kontakt med dyrlægen det meste af aftenen, og sent på aftenen kørte Laurits til dyrlægen og han gav hende en indsprøjtning med ve-stimulerende middel - men der VAR ikke flere hvalpe. Dyrlægen mener, at grunden til at hun har været så tyk og besværet, er at det var meget vand. Det kunne vi også se i kurven, da vi skulle skifte håndklæder hele tiden. For en sikkerheds skyld fik vi hende scannet, også selv om dyrlægen var sikker på, at der ikke var flere.

Men selve fødslen har været fuldstændig ukompliceret og helt efter bogen - vi var jo lidt spændte, idet det var første gang for Bodilius GINA Gold Tilly. Og de 3 hvalpe kom kl 15.25 og 15.37 og 18.46. Vi tror, at det er to tæver og en han, men vi inspicerer dem mere i løbet af deres 1. dag.

GINA har fået mad på sengen, for hun forlader ikke sine små. Dansk Svensk gaardhunde forlader ikke deres hvalpe de første par dage. Derfor mad på sengen og man skal bæres ud i haven! Vi skal nok sørge for i løbet af idag at sætte flere billeder ind i GINAs Corner.


 

Now the birth has taken place. She only had 3 puppies. We waited and waited, but after 6.46 p.m. no more puppies arrived. And the mother didn’t seem to mind. We were in contact with our veterinarian most of the evening, and late in the evening Laurits drove to the vet, who injected her with labor-forcing medicine – but there really WERE NO MORE puppies. The vet thinks that the reason she was so thick and heavy was that she carried a lot of water. This we could confirm, because we had to change towels all the time. Just to be on the safe side, we had her scanned, although the vet was certain that there were no more puppies.

But the actual birth was without any drama or complications at all – all was normal, and GINA was very calm and very good. However, we were a little concerned, this being her first birth. The 3 puppies arrived at exactly 3.25 and 3.37 and 6.46 p.m. We believe that we have 2 females and 1 male, but we shall make a thorough inspection later today.

GINA has had food in bed, as Danish Swedish Farmdogs never leave the babies the first couple of days. So consequently food in bed and to be carried into the garden to do the business.