From everything I've read and experienced, once a bitch's temperature drops you can count on her beginning to whelp within 24 hours. What is your experience with this?
I ask because this week that did not happen. My girl's temp dropped to 97.6 at noon on Wednesday so of course I'm up all night long waaaaaiting. By 2 pm Thursday there was a whole lotta nothing going on and I was starting to get anxious.
I called the vet who I am communicating with via a vet tech and I describe what is going on. The vet tech proceeds to tell me my bitch is not in hard labor yet. Um, as the saying goes, no sh#t Sherlock. Anyway, I'll cut to the chase.
Pups finally starting arriving at 7 pm and once they got rolling, all was fine. 11 in a little over 4 hours.
So what's the deal? I mean, at 97.6 that was clearly the drop of her temperature. Anyone know what would cause the whelping to be delayed like that? Has this happened to you? It was a new one on me.