Caesarian Section

Most animals give birth without any complications. However, mothers occasionally need help with delivery. We usually attempt to resolve the problem using medical therapy first, but when that doesn’t solve the issue, we will perform a caesarian section.

During a C-section, the mother is given an anesthetic. An incision is then made along her abdomen and through the uterus to retrieve unborn puppies or kittens. In most situations, we may recommend that the mother be spayed during this procedure to prevent future pregnancies and health complications.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MYDOG WILL NEED A C-SECTION?

Labor may last 6-12 hours and is characterized by behavior changes. Your dog will be anxious, shivering and panting during this time. This will end with complete dilation of the cervix to deliver puppies. If your dog does not expel a puppy after dilating, there may be a problem present. Your pet may need assistance if their birth canal is too small for the puppies to pass or if they’re stuck. Warning signs to look for if there is a problem present include No puppy coming out after contractions lasting for 20 to 30 minutes, the dog mother passes green or red/brown vaginal discharge or if no puppy is born within four hours.

Location

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

We will be closed the FIRST Saturday of every month! Office hours vary during holidays and certain times of year, please call our office to confirm our hours.