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Old 05-25-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Is a sign of imminent labour

I wonder if any breeder could set my mind at rest. My bedlington terrier is pregnant with her 1st litter and at day 57, she is really well although tired and eating a lot more which is to be expected at this stage. Im all prepared for the birth, but although she is showing no other signs at the moment(temp normal etc) she has started to have a very small amount white, thick fluid oozing from her nipples for about 18 hours. Im just wondering if anyone could tell me if this is usually a sign of imminent onset of labour as Ive had conflicting advice from the vet and a breeder. Also, Ive looked at lots of info about this on the internet but its a bit vague as Im not sure if it would be classed as 'leaking milk' as the amount is so small (and Im not really sure what dogs milk should look like)
This is such a stressful time

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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It is totally normal. About a week before whelp, the bitch usually has milk come in. It's a good thing.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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Default thank you Haus

Id just like to say a big thank you for putting my mind at rest. Evie safely delivered her 1st litter of 7 this morning-4 boys and 3 girls. It was not at all what I imagined it to be like-she was just so calm and the only time i had to help out was when the 1st pup was born the cord was quite short and the 2nd came very quickly but couldnt get quite out because of the cord of the first holding the pup over the exit -i tied it with dental floss and cut it, then no 2 flew out-after that she did it all by herself. Im so proud of her and will post a pic as soon as possible

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Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see pics of mom and the little ones.
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