As Contractions Begin, a 63-Day-Old Pregnant Stray Dog Scratches at the Vet’s Door, Begging for Assistance

The sight of the pregnant dog wandering the empty streets, looking for help, is a heart-wrenching one. She had been abandoned by her previous owners and left to fend for herself, but now the time had come for her to give birth. As her contractions intensified, she knew she needed help to bring her puppies into the world safely.

In her search for assistance, she stumbled upon a nearby resident’s house, and she immediately knew she had found a potential lifeline. She began to bark and whine, hoping to draw attention to her plight. The resident, hearing the commotion, came outside to investigate and found the pregnant dog in distress. They knew they had to act fast to help her.

The resident brought the dog inside their home, creating a warm and safe space for her to give birth. As the hours ticked by, the dog labored tirelessly, bringing new life into the world. One by one, her puppies emerged, each one tiny and perfect. With each new arrival, the resident marveled at the strength and courage of the dog, who had endured so much to bring her puppies into the world.

As the days went by, the resident and the dog formed a special bond. The dog, grateful for the help and care she had received, showered her rescuer with affection and love. And the resident, moved by the dog’s resilience and strength, made the decision to give her a forever home. She had proven herself to be a loyal and loving companion, and she deserved nothing less than a life filled with love and comfort.

The story of this pregnant dog is a testament to the strength and resilience of animals in the face of adversity. Despite being abandoned and left to fend for herself, she never gave up hope, and she found help when she needed it most. Her story also highlights the power of compassion and kindness, and the incredible bond that can form between humans and animals.

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Veterinarians warn of rising cases of mystery dog illness

Veterinarians are sounding the alarm as they see a growing number of coughing dogs.

Wendy Brown’s three golden retrievers — Bridge, Dooley and Lulu — are among the dogs who started showing symptoms earlier this November.

“Dooley started doing kind of this huffing and also seemed to feel quite lethargic,” Brown recalled to “Good Morning America.” “Not too long after, Bridge began to exhibit the symptoms. But his were louder, more boisterous. I thought it was his stomach because he made like a retching sound.”

Initially, Brown thought her pets had a typical kennel cough but when their symptoms didn’t subside, she knew it was something more serious.

“The vet started him on a 10-day cycle of doxycycline. Today was day 10 and he is not a lot better,” Brown said.

Brown, an Idaho resident, said she’s still not sure what could have caused her dogs’ illness in the first place.

While research is underway, veterinarians say the mystery illness is highly contagious and can be fatal. Reported symptoms so far have also been typical of a kennel cough and they include coughing, sneezing, nasal and/or eye discharge and lethargy.

“Instead of that dry cough where the dog felt good, it was now this wet cough where the dog felt sick,” Amanda Cavanagh, the section head of the urgent care service at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, told “GMA.”

Experts like Cavanagh said any dogs showing signs of consistent coughing should be brought to a vet to be examined.

“We can ultrasound the lungs to see if there is a problem that is related to pneumonia or the contagious pneumonia that seems to be going around,” Cavanagh said.

Cavanagh also recommends keeping any coughing dogs away from other dogs and for two weeks after the cough goes away.

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