We understand that should your bitch need a c-section, you both are going to be stressed! So, we try and keep you with her as much as we can during the whole process to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
You can accompany her to any diagnostic procedures, such as an ultrasound, should one be necessary and we will consult with you every step along the way to make joint decisions for what is best for your bitch and her puppies.
Even during the c-section itself, you can watch her in surgery from behind glass windows and we bring the puppies out to you to assist with puppy rubbing and neonatal care.
We take all precautions such as using the safest anesthetic gases, IV fluids, and surgical monitoring to chart your bitch’s condition during the procedure. She will wake up in recovery with you and the puppies and will nurse all the pups prior to departing the clinic.
We take our own emergency calls, so if you have any questions after hours in the evening or on weekends or holidays, please do not hesitate to call us!! Our office number is 815-337-2900 and our pager number is 815-236-6873.