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Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters,pet rats and mice, birdsand
February 19, 2020
SECTIONS - PROCEDURES AND CASE STUDIES
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
WHAT TO EXPECT.
The veterinarian removes the puppies from the uterus (womb). This is
called caesarean section. Caesarean section is a major surgery.
TO DO BEFORE.
Make appointment 6254-3326, 9668-6468 for elective Caesarean Section
(planned Caesarean, not emergency Caesarean Section).
The dog or cat must be healthy and not obese (if possible). He is
active and has an excellent appetite. Dogs and cats should have
their last vaccination less than 12 months ago. Bathe the pet
the night before and wash his or her private parts and lower
abdomen thoroughly. Bring the pet to the surgery at 9 a.m.
For emergency Caesarean sections, do as much as you can. But get to the
vet within 2 hours of the dam having difficulty giving birth.
FOR DOGS AND CATS. Don't give food and water after 8 p.m the day
before the surgery and in the morning of the surgery date. Make sure the
dog has passed motion and urine. She has no ticks or skin diseases.
WHAT TO DO DURING.
The dog is sometimes given a tranquiliser. General anaesthesia using gas
is used usually. Puppies are removed.
WHAT TO DO AFTER.
FOR DOGS & CATS. The owner takes the dog home at around 5 p.m. Make
sure that the dog does not jump and run around for the next 7 - 14 days.
Check the wound daily for signs of itchiness. Replace the plaster on day 3
if necessary. If not, remove the plaster on day 10. The stitches on
the skin will dissolve after 14 - 30 days. There is no need to return to
the surgery for stitch removal. Consult the vet promptly if the dog is not
eating or active or he keeps licking the wound. If there are any wound
infection or the dam is not well, please tel the Surgery: 6254 3326.
SOME OF DR
SING'S INTERESTING RESEARCH & CASE STUDIES AT TOA PAYOH VETS FROM 2008
169. Feb 16, 2005. The Beagle was overweight and large in
size. No previous birth difficulties.
166. Feb 14, 2005. Forsake dinner to closely monitor dam giving
birth saved all 6 pups in this case.
167. Feb 14, 2005. Rectal temperature is not a good indicator
of impending birth.
wait if the dam is in distress. Breeder got priority right. 5 live
wait if first stillborn has almost full coat of hair. 52nd day due
date was incorrect. Mated by another sire. Any live pup? Use your
finger to check at vulva, breeder said. Vet should use
stethoscope. Right pup still had heart beats. Dam could not
breathe well under anaesthesia. Took long time. Had to use mask.
Breeder noted that the Caesarean was "bloodless". Dam was in shock.
wait if the Chihuahua is past 60th day. Weak contractions. Elective
Caesarean save this sole pup. Mother needs to reduce weight.
hours of labour pains and no Persian kitten. Too late to save the
4th stuck in the water bag at the vagina with skull squashed. 5th
very weak but survived. 3 born naturally but 3rd died inside the
water bag when laid on.
up, but pup below blocked by 2nd pup. Disconnected placenta. Pup not
coming out. Removed 2nd pup first and fast. 2 large pups
crammed inside uterine body. A problem of life and death.
bites people. Will she bite her own puppies after Caesarean delivery
and kill them?
flooded amniotic sac of black and white pup. It was distressed.
Other pup distressed and small. Both survived.
day Emergency Caesarean delivery. lst pup's tongue seen just inside
vagina. Bulge below anus. Puppy can't come out.
day Caesarean delivery guaranteed 2 vigorous and large puppies but
there is a higher risk to the Chihuahua mother's life.
mothers. If the dam does not lick the puppies, be vigilant. 2/4
Schnauzers killed during nursing.
Eclampsia - hypocalcaemia (low calcium level in the blood) is an
emergency. Bitch will die if not given prompt veterinary treatment.
Had vomited at week 3 of lactation; treated by a vet for vomiting.
Week 5, vomited and panting.
Give extra feeding to the weaker
smaller sized puppies as the big ones sometimes dominate the milk