Okay, I think I can be of help. We currently have four cocker spaniels, three of which were born right here in what we now call "the nursery."
We bred two of our females and had two litters.
Our regular vet sent us to a gyn vet, who monitored the mothers-to-be. We were given lessons on CPR for non-breathing puppies and videos on the birthing process.
We thought we could just bring our mom's in when their temperatures dropped to 95, which indicates the beginning of labor.
But, we were told that home deliveries are highly recommended. So, we prepared for the births.
cont. cause I'll time out
Emily in Maryland