Ensure your dog's birthing area is clean, comfortable, and quiet to reduce stress and promote a safe environment.
Regularly monitor your dog's pregnancy with veterinary check-ups to ensure her health and track the due date.
Recognize signs of labor, such as restlessness, nesting, and a drop in body temperature, to be prepared for delivery.
Offer support and encouragement to the mother during labor, but avoid unnecessary intervention unless advised by a veterinarian.
Be ready to assist with the delivery process if needed, but consult with a vet to know when and how to intervene.
Educate yourself on potential birthing complications and how to handle emergencies calmly while seeking professional help.
After delivery, ensure the newborns are breathing, warm, and nursing properly. Seek immediate veterinary attention for any issues.