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I have a springer spaniel. She’s just given birth to 10

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Hi I have a springer spaniel bitch. She’s just given birth to 10 puppies the last one around 7pm. We lost the first pup but all the others are fine. However she is still having contractions, she doesn’t seem to be in any distress.
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Holly
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Holly?
Customer: She 4, first litter
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She’s eating ok.
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 6 months ago.

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 6 months ago.

How is Holly doing now? Have the contractions stopped? If the uterus is still contracting then this usually means there is still a pup to come out, if these contractions are unproductive then she does need to go to the vets for a checkup to make sure nothing is stuck. An xray or ultrasound may be needed to make sure.

Let me know how you get on.


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I haven’t seen her contract for a few hours. She’s just eaten her breakfast, hasn’t had a wee yet, doesn’t want to leave puppies
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 6 months ago.

OK. That's good. Were all the placenta expelled during birth as well? Normally they come out with each pup