Caesarean Section Priceless Moment at Hanly Veterinary
Clinic and Hospital
One of the most rewarding surgeries we perform is a Caesarean Section.
An emergency procedure performed due to a dog’s pelvic canal being too small to pass the size of the pups for a natural birth.
There are many reasons a bitch may have a littler delivered by Caesarean Section, one quite common, when a bitch has a small litter (1 or 2 puppies) there may not be enough hormones to induce labor, resulting in Caesarean.
It is important to become familiar with what to expect as normal birthing procedures so you can readily identify unusual symptoms to tell your veterinarian if you suspect anything is not going well.
Breeds Prone to Caesarean
Some breeds are more prone than others including the Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Boxer, French Bulldog, and Shih Tzu.