Blood on Bedding During Gestation

by Michelle
(U.K. )

Tilly is a 5 yo healthy Hungarian Vizsla...

She is potentially around day 37 of gestation.

Today I noticed a stain on her bedding which may be blood (she’s cleaned it so I don’t know the full extent of what it was) and occurred during the night.

Should I be worried?

She’s eating, drinking and acting normally...

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Hi Michelle,

If you've noticed a stain on Tilly's bedding that could be blood, it's important to monitor her closely for any additional signs of distress or complications. Some possible causes for the discharge could be:

Normal discharge: Some dogs may experience a small amount of discharge during pregnancy, which can be normal. However, it's important to keep an eye on the color, consistency, and quantity of the discharge, as well as any accompanying symptoms.

Miscarriage: A bloody discharge could be a sign of a miscarriage, which might be accompanied by other symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, or abdominal pain.

Infection: An infection could also cause a bloody discharge, and might be accompanied by other symptoms like fever, lethargy, or a foul smell.

It's good to hear that Tilly is eating and drinking normally, as that can be a positive sign of her overall health. However, it's still important to closely monitor her for any changes in behavior, energy levels, or any other signs of distress.

Even though she seems to be doing well at the moment, it's still a good idea to consult with a veterinarian regarding the potential blood stain on her bedding. Particularly given the potential risks with pregnancy complications. They can help determine if it's a cause for concern or simply a normal part of her pregnancy. It's always better to err on the side of caution and ensure that Tilly and her puppies are healthy throughout the pregnancy.

All the best to you and Tilly,

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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