Well, my Shihtzu just delivered a liter last Friday.
That was the grossest thing I think I ever saw and I saw my guts laid on the table during my c-section!
I know, I know it’s a natual thing, blah,blah, blah… Well, watching the puppies come into this world is one thing, watching her eat the afterbirth and chew the embilical cords, a whole different story. It was green and everywhere. She is a very young mother and did not know what to do at first. I showed her the first pup and then she took over soon after. Lucy (my dog) had a total of 4. One didn’t make it. So, she now has 3 and they are offically 1 one week old. I’ll post pics later.
Well, what I didn’t know is my dog had contracted a bad bad infection and could have died. She had pyrometra (pus filled) uterus and had to have emergency surgery. $700 later, she’s getting back to feeling like her old self slowly. I was a nervous wreck the entire week thinking I was going to lose her. I should mention I already lost one dog after he had surgery to be neutered. Also, a Shihtzu, he had a cogenital defect to where his blood didn’t clot. He was a 1 1 /2 years old. Lucy’s Dr. informed me that her colon was fixed to her cervix, also a congenital defect. I wonder if there is just that many health problems with shihtzu’s or just my bad luck????