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Abnormalities During Gestation
 

bullet Canine brucellosis: A disease caused by bacteria that can affect pregnant dogs. This bacterium does not have many visible symptoms in a dog, but can cause a miscarriage in dogs that are 35 days along, embryonic death or the birth of stillborn puppies.

 
bullet Canine herpes-virus infection: Can cause a pregnant dog to miscarry her puppies. In a non-pregnant dog, this viral infection can be a minor illness. If contracted during the first or last 3 weeks of gestation, a dog may have a spontaneous abortion or lose her puppies after birth.

 
bullet Toxoplasmosis: The organism may choose a dog to serve as a host. When a pregnant dog has this infection, she could have a miscarriage. If there is a dog birth, the puppies could be born with defects affecting their respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and cause neurological disorders. Pregnant dogs can avoid infection by not being around cat feces or raw meat.

 
bullet Mycoplasma or ureaplasma: When a pregnant dog is kept in an overcrowded kennel, she can contract mycoplasma or ureaplasma. These organisms can cause premature birth, still birth or a spontaneous abortion that results in the reabsorbing of a fetus.

 
bullet Bacterial or viral infections: During complications in pregnancy, dogs can fall ill to a number of other bacterial or viral infections. Many of the viruses and bacteria a pregnant dog is exposed to can often be introduced when the breeder vaccinates the dog. Vaccinating a pregnant dog is often not recommended because of the complications it can cause during gestation.

 
bullet Low progesterone levels: When a female dog has an insufficient amount of progesterone, a hormone that helps maintain a pregnancy, her body will think it is time to give birth to her puppies. This will cause the dog to miscarry her puppies. Replacement therapy can be administered to a pregnant dog with low progesterone levels to help prevent spontaneous abortions.

 
bullet Other abnormalities: Other causes of complications during a dog's gestation period could be attributed to endocrine disorders (for example, hypothyroidism), nutritional deficiencies and genetic defects.

 

 

CANINE REPRODUCTION INFORMATION

 

Angelika von Heimendahl BVMS DipECAR MRCVS - Small Animal Reproduction Specialist
Veterinary Reproduction Service website:
http://www.vetvrs.co.uk/The VRS specialises in small animal reproduction.

Veterinary surgeons can telephone for advice or refer cases to be seen either at the
Clarendon Street Surgery or Cambridge University.
For more information, contact:

Tel:
 
07976 224648
Fax: 01223 328657
Email: vetrepro@yahoo.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 

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