C-Section For a Dog

Being Prepared

A C-section for a dog is most commonly performed as an emergency procedure or is put in place for breeds that can face complications during birth. A caesarean section will require anaesthetic and is advised for English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Mastiffs who need puppies delivered. Here at Local Vets, we advise you to schedule a C-section for a dog between 58 and 62 days after mating so that they won’t need a stressful emergency visit to deliver the puppies. If your bitch is carrying a large litter, they may deliver earlier than the estimated due date, in which case this safety window is recommended so we can monitor your dog before surgery.

On the day of the surgery, we advise no food or drink be consumed before the C-section. We also say that they shouldn’t eat after the surgery for a few hours either. We’ll perform a last ultrasound scan and reverse progesterone test which will ascertain the development of the puppies and how close to a natural labour the mum is. When bringing your bitch in, we recommend you bring them with towels and blankets and a box you can take litter back home in. A hot water bottle or hot pad is a good idea for the mum too.

Post Surgery

We will send you home with medication for your dog so that they can be as comfortable as possible and our vets will go into detail with you about post-c-section care. It’s important to follow our guidance about bringing home the puppies.

A C-section for a dog means the mum needs to be kept an eye on too. Monitor their wounds and stitches as well as her eating habits once she can eat again. If she gains a temperature or doesn’t have any bowel movements, contact us immediately.

Don’t leave the bitch unattended when she’s with her puppies, you must be sure she has accepted them and that she doesn’t sit or lie on them.

You should be sure to record the weight and bowel movements of each puppy daily, as well as how they feed and when. You may need to bottle feed them if they don’t gain weight or are dehydrated.

If you spot dark-coloured urine, or you think the mother is struggling to nurse her pups, get in touch.

Canine Pregnancy Scans

We recommend you book your canine pregnancy scans ahead of time so that you are prepared and organised for your dog’s pregnancy and labour. We can make certain the bitch is healthy and her puppies are doing well too. Based on the scans, we can determine whether a C-section for a dog is necessary.

Contact Us

Local Vets are based in Halesowen and Oldbury. Contact us today to book a C-section for a dog and get prepared for your dog’s pregnancy journey. We perform C-sections for cats too. Our team offers the utmost care for all breeds and species and we're happy to advise you on the best treatments and specialist advice for your pet’s unique situations.

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Why Choose Local Vets for Your Dog C-Section

When you choose Local Vets for a dog c-section near you, we give you post-surgery information and ensure your dog is happy and pain-free doing their whole stay

The staff at local vets, which was established more than ten years ago out of a love for animals and a desire to ensure that they receive the best care possible, guarantees a courteous and knowledgeable service for your pets. As a result, we kept expanding and realised there was a critical demand for it.

With clinics in Halesowen and Oldbury, as well as emergency and around-the-clock care available, we are a well-equipped small animal veterinary practice that accepts referrals from all over the nation and specialise in providing Dog C-sections near you as your local vet.

Call us: 0121 296 7776 (24 hours)

Email us: info@localvets.co.uk

Pay us a visit

Local Vets (Halesowen), Bromsgrove Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3JJ
Phone: 0121 296 7776

Monday: 9am – 6pm | Tuesday: 9am – 6pm | Wednesday: 9am – 6pm | Thursday: 9am – 6pm | Friday: 9am – 6pm | Saturday: 9am – 5pm


Call us: 0121 716 8000
Email us: info@localvets.co.uk
Pay us a visit
LocalVets LTD (Oldbury) , Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2BH
24 Hour Line: 0121 716 8000

Monday: 9am – 6.30pm | Tuesday: 9am – 6.30pm | Wednesday: 9am – 6.30pm | Thursday: 9am – 6.30pm | Friday: 9am – 6.30pm | Saturday: 9am – 5pm | Sunday: Emergencies Only