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Labor & Delivery

If your pet is pregnant, consult with our doctors to have the right care plan.

Dog getting an ultrasound
Dog getting an ultrasound

Overview

The creation of life is an exciting time. We are here to support and help with your pet's labor and delivery with trained doctors, technicians and modern technology.

When should I bring my pet to the hospital for labor and delivery?

If your pet has become pregnant or if you suspect your pet is pregnant, make an appointment with your veterinarian. A pre-natal exam will be performed. If appropriate, an ultrasound may be performed to determine how many puppies or kittens you can expect. As your pet nears the end of pregnancy, look for signs that labor is beginning. These signs include restlessness, anxiety, panting, pacing, nesting, refusal to eat, or even trembling. This stage of labor can last anywhere between 6-36 hours, during which contractions are occurring.

How do you provide care during labor and delivery?

The primary focus is the health and comfort of your pet and the newborn animals. If complications arise during labor, contact your veterinarian to discuss the best course of action for your pet.