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Question by  ilikesmirf (147)

What is involved with getting your St Bernard Puppies to whelp?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Whelping is the act of a female dog giving birth, so you would need a mature female, breed her, and bring her to whelping safely. If you want good breeding dogs, you need to consult your vet and look into breed-specific forums and clubs to learn how best to breed your dog for a good bloodline.


Answer by  Adranth (51)

Prepare a place for the puppies to be born, such as a newspaper-lined large box (towels can suffocate puppies). The contractions will be obvious by panting and scratching. When labor begins, if it takes more than twenty minutes, call a vet for help. Make sure she cleans the puppies and cuts the cord.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Generally St Bernards don't need any help whelping, unless there is a complication. You should keep a close eye on the dog when she's in labor and make sure everything goes smoothly. If there is a complication take the dog to a vet immediately since a c-section might be needed.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

You shouldn't have to be too involved in the whelping process as long as everything goes smoothly and their aren't complications. If there are call a vet immediately.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Whelping is giving birth, so basically you need to support the mom as she has the puppies. Make sure you have the number of a vet on hand.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Make sure you have a vet on call in case anything goes wrong. Sometimes in large breeds c-sections are necessary.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

That can be a delicate process the best thing you can do to make sure your information is correct is to contact your vet and ask they will be able to tel you in detail.

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