• When your bitch is pregnant, it’s very important to be prepared for her whelping – (Whelping is the term used for when she gives birth) to reduce the chance of problems.
  • You should call your vet for advice immediately if your dog is having trouble giving birth or has been straining for a period of 20+ minutes without producing a puppy – a delay could be the difference between life and death.

For a full guide from the PDSA visit their whelping pages at Whelping Advice