is it best to cut the umbilical cord ot let the bitch do it

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Barked: Mon Oct 11, '10 4:40am PST 
hi my bitch is due to have pups in 6 weeks hopefullylaugh out loud and before anybody says anything ive had all the tests done and done my research.The one thing im not sure on is should i cut the cords my self or let my bitch do it.there are risks on both part i know but i just wondered what use would suggest.ive also watched my friends dog having her pups but it was a king charles cavalier and she let the bitch do it but i was just wondering if there was more of a risk with the bigger bitchs

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Barked: Mon Oct 11, '10 12:28pm PST 
Idealy the bitch will start to lick away the strong membrane and chew through the cord. If she doesn't, you need to act quickly before the pup suffocates. A pup can come every two minutes or every few hours, so stick around until you're sure they're all out. Hope that helps.