We have puppies!

Beautiful Sparta gave birth to 10 lovely puppies this morning. All ridged & we have 7 girls & 3 boys! Poor girl had to have a c-section this morning as her labor was not progressing. Turned out she had primary uterine inertia, meaning she was in labor but not contracting to get those pups out. She will need to have only c-sections in the future but I am so thankful to know ahead of time. 

Mary Lynne has been wonderful & went with me to see the repro. vet, Dr.Steyn in Fort Collins. It's about an 1.5 hr drive & the best move I could of made. She & her staff were amazing! They tried giving Sparta Oxytocin, glucose & calcium first before doing surgery.  Best to have a natural if she could but those contractions just didn't happen. After hearing she needed a c-section, I got a bit teary but knew it had to be done. Puppies heart rates were dropping & they needed out! The entire surgery was done in 24 min! Amazing. The puppies had been cleaned, weighed, umbilical cords done & color collars given. They even dremmeled Sparta's nails nice & short...wow! Sparta came around nicely & once home has been taking care of her babies like a true pro. 

Sparta is enjoying her Haagen Dasz ice cream & cottage cheese. She can have whatever she wants as she deserves it! Gane has been checking in on Sparta & the puppies. Good daddy : )

Well, I'm off to hang with puppies. I have a cot set up next to the whelping box. That sounded better than the floor. Yay, the puppies are here!!! 
     

6 comments

  • Shannon

    Shannon

    Congrats! Give Sparta & Ganers hugs and kisses for me. Can't wait to see those pups!

    Congrats! Give Sparta & Ganers hugs and kisses for me. Can't wait to see those pups!

  • Miles

    Miles

    I'm so glad to hear that Sparta is doing well. The pups are amazing!!! Getting the play by play from you has been awesome; really appreciated! Thank you! Can't wait to meet the little ones :-)

    I'm so glad to hear that Sparta is doing well. The pups are amazing!!! Getting the play by play from you has been awesome; really appreciated! Thank you! Can't wait to meet the little ones :-)

  • Cammay

    Cammay

    Thank you guys! Miles, looks like we got you your girl too : ))

    Thank you guys! Miles, looks like we got you your girl too : ))

  • Shannon

    Shannon

    I finally got the puppy cam working. I keep seeing hands in there pointing. Looks like you guys are having fun. =) How goes it? You getting any sleep?

    I finally got the puppy cam working. I keep seeing hands in there pointing. Looks like you guys are having fun. =) How goes it? You getting any sleep?

  • Miles

    Miles

    Yeah we do :-) Plus a few more!

    Yeah we do :-) Plus a few more!

  • Patti

    Patti

    Oh! I am so excited for you all! Sparta is a real trouper! Congratulations on healthy pups! Thank you for the blog and photo's. The pups are so darn adorable!I hope I can get this cam to work! Get some sleep!

    Oh! I am so excited for you all! Sparta is a real trouper! Congratulations on healthy pups! Thank you for the blog and photo's. The pups are so darn adorable!I hope I can get this cam to work! Get some sleep!

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