Hello Noelle, I'm Dr. Deb and I'll do my best to help you today.I can understand your concern about Dinky but I do have a few questions to ask about her first if you don't mind:1. Do she and the other dog get along? How long have they lived together?2. Will you be leaving them together with no supervision from you or another family member?3. What breed is your other dog?
There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb
Noelle: Thanks for the answers to my questions.In this situation, then it doesn't sound like you have to separate them until she starts going into labor. She might pace and pant and act uncomfortable during the first stages of it; this is when I'd separate her so she doesn't have to worry about any reaction he may have to her behavior. And, I would separate him from her, of course, during the birthing process and most likely when she's nursing as wellEven though they get along famously now, some moms can be very protective of their pups and don't want other dogs around them...but, this you may already know.Best to give mom and her babies as much privacy as possible until they're a little older.I hope this helps and that the delivery goes smoothly. Deb