Our female vizsla, Bobbe, is expecting her first litter within the week.
Three days ago I started taking Bobbe’s temperature. When it drops two or three degrees Fahrenheit the puppies will arrive within twelve hours. The first day I couldn’t hold onto her. She was NOT amused. I didn’t get a temperature. The next day Bill helped me. Without Bill holding her she would have escaped once again. The thermometer read 100.4. The third day Bobbe only shivered a little when Bill held her and I commandeered the thermometer. It read 99.9, but took a long time to “beep”. This morning is the first time I took the temperature in the A.M. It read 100.4.
I checked on her a few hours later and found what was left of the thermometer. No parts were ingested, but the thing was unusable.