Dog Caesarean C Section

The caesarean operation or simply Caesarean [ C-Section ] as is commonly known, consists in making and abdominal incision in order to reach the matrix or uterus, and then to extract the fetus or fetuses. It is usually only practiced when there is a real danger for the life of the mother or there is very little probability of saving the lives of the puppies. Doing a Caesarean operation is perfectly justified in the following cases:

1. Problems of the mother:

  • small or collapsed pelvis;
  • scarce or no dilatation of the vaginal and vulvar tissue;
  • uterine inertia (primary or secondary).

2. Problems of the fetuses:

  • extremely big fetuses for the size of the mother;
  • wrongly positioned fetuses that have difficulties passing through the vagina;
  • 2 fetuses in the body of the uterus at the same time (when the first one still hasn't been expelled and the other one has already started its way out).

However, besides these perfectly logic reasons for opting for Caesarean, some veterinarians and/or dog owners tend to resort to this operation too easily because of how easy it is and because they want to avoid the risk of losing one or more of the puppies. Nevertheless, you must bear in mind that when you put an animal through this kind of operation, there is always the risk of losing her due to complications that might arise as a result of the administration of title anesthesia, which can lead to cardiorespiratory problems. It's not worth it to put her through that just because you want to sleep a couple more hours. Whenever possible, let nature have its way.

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