When To Seek Emergency Care For Your Pregnant Dog

Pets & Animals Blog

As a pet owner, there is nothing more exciting than watching your beloved pup grow and expand her family. But with pregnancy comes responsibility—knowing when to seek emergency care for your pregnant dog can be the difference between life and death.

This article discusses times when you might need to take your pregnant dog to the animal care hospital for medical treatment. 

Abnormal Temperature

An abnormal temperature in pregnant dogs can indicate serious health risks and should be taken seriously. If your pregnant dog is running a fever or experiencing a sudden drop in body temperature, it's best to seek immediate medical assistance from an animal care hospital.

Typically, normal body temperature for pregnant dogs tends to range from 101-102.5°F. If you notice your dog's body temperature exceeding this range, it's important to take them to the vet as soon as possible. 

High temperatures could indicate infection, inflammation, or immune reactions that need treatment with antibiotics or steroids. Low temperatures may also be problematic and could indicate an underlying medical issue.

Whichever the case, it's important to take your dog to the hospital right away. This way, your vet can provide the necessary medical care to ensure your dog's health and well-being.


Seizures can be a scary thing to witness, especially when pregnant. If your dog is suffering from seizures or tremors, it's important to seek help from a professional.

Various underlying conditions, such as low blood sugar levels or poisoning, can cause seizures. In some cases, seizures can also be an indication of neurological disorders.

Regardless of the cause, it's important to take your dog to the animal care hospital as soon as possible. Seizures can be dangerous, and your vet will need to provide appropriate medical care to ensure the safety of your dog and the unborn puppies.

If your vet suspects that your dog's seizures are caused by a neurological disorder, they may recommend medications or lifestyle changes to help reduce the frequency and severity of the seizures. This can help improve the overall health of your dog, as well as reduce stress levels during pregnancy.

Pregnancy can be an exciting yet stressful time for you and your pup. Pay attention to your dog's health and be aware of any changes or symptoms that may signal a problem. If you notice any of the signs discussed above, take your dog to the animal care hospital as soon as possible. This way, you can reduce the risk of any potential complications that could affect the health of your dog and the puppies.


20 January 2023

Loving Your Pets

After our youngest daughter was in high school, I realized that I liked having people around to take care of and that my window for doing that was closing quickly. Instead of having more children, I decided to see about adopting a pet or two. I looked everywhere for a dog and a cat that would meld well with my lifestyle, and it was incredible to find a pet that I really connected with. However, I was able to find pets that I absolutely adored, and so I made them a part of our home. This blog is here to help new pet owners to adjust to their new situation and to learn to love everything about having new pets.