Is it possible that a min pin only have one puppy?

My min pin had her first litter but it was only 1 & it she had problems having it. She was born feet first and was dead. Is that normal could it be possible that it was a second one and it didn't come out?

Asked by Member 1153161 on Feb 1st 2013 Tagged birthofdeadpuppy in Other Puppies
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I would recomend taking her to the vet to see if she is having a second puppy and if she'll need to have an emergancey C section to deliver it. Even if the single dead puppy is the only puppy she was pregnant with in the first place, the mother should be examined because the puppy may had been born breech andstillborn because of the mom's personal ailment. Giving birth to a single puppy is totally normal in small dogs, but the puppy shouldn't be dead. Please take the mom to the vet.

Molly answered on 2/2/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Breech births are extremely common in dogs, there is nothing unusual about them that should cause the pup to be stillborn.
However, ANY dog who has birthed a litter needs to have a post birth exam within the first 12 - 16 hours to make sure there are no afterbirths or puppies remaining behind. If there are and they are not taken care of, you certainly run the risk of losing your female due to lethal infection.

Member 641257 answered on 2/2/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer