My female outside dog gave birth to 6 puppies 3 weeks ago. She was only 10 months old. The puppies are very healthy and she took very good care of them until today. She acts like she don't feel good and her milk sack are full and hard as a rock. I fed the puppies softened puppy chow and they are eating like champs, but im worried about the mother. The puppies have tried to nurse but she nudges them away and acts like she is in terrible pain. One side is very red and it looks like she could bust, but when I felt her it is not pliable, but hard. Can you help?
You have to bring her to the vet. It is possible she has mastitis. Good luck, vetcare