A woman’s hilarious reaction to a friend’s dog’s unexpected birth has the internet in hysterics.
TikToker Kelly Love (@loveandchaos.co) is dog sitting her Great Dane friend when the mother-to-be gives birth sooner than planned. The image of the squeamish Kelly Love, not prepared for this situation, tries to encourage the mother dog to win the hearts of users.
Since being shared on the platform on October 10, the clip has received more than 120,000 likes and 1.5 million views.
How Do I Prepare for My Dog’s Birth?
Dr. Louis DelGiudice—director of emergency management at AmeriVet Partners Management Inc.—says there’s a lot owners can do to prepare for their dog’s birth.
First of all, it is recommended that owners visit their veterinarian first for a prenatal evaluation, including x-rays and ultrasounds.
“This diagnostic tool will measure the number of fetuses to be obtained and give an assessment of the fetus,” he said. Newsweek.
“[These tests can also] help determine the possibility of dystocia (a difficult birth).
Next, owners should prepare an area for their pet, with DelGiudice recommending “a quiet place in the house with a whelping box.”
Also called a “nest box,” a whelping box creates a small area for the dog to breed and can be purchased online or made at home. The box should be warm, so fill it with bedding and avoid things (such as straw) that can irritate the dog’s eyes. Puppies will spend most of their first months in this box, with the height keeping the babies safe.
DelGiudice also advises owners to talk to their veterinarians about the mother’s diet, to ensure she is getting a healthy calorie intake during pregnancy and lactation.
How can you tell if your dog is ready to breed? DelGiudice said the initial stages of the program can last between six and 36 hours.
“The signs you can see are nesting, discomfort, panting, and not liking to eat,” he said.
What if you end up in a situation like Kelly, where your dog gives birth unexpectedly? DelGiudice advised the owners to “leave them alone.”
“In general, it is best to leave the dog alone and allow them to work with the disorder, but it is necessary to learn about some signs that indicate dystocia or difficulty in breeding there must be an intervention,” he said.
“Black, purple or green vulva discharge before whelping can be a sign of dystocia. During birth 20 to 30 minutes of strong contractions, no puppies are born, is a concern.”
He said that in general, puppies are born every 30 to 60 minutes, but up to two hours can be normal. If your dog is still struggling after three hours, it is cause for concern, so call an emergency vet for help.
“If you find a puppy stuck in a ditch and won’t come out, you need to find your pet,” he said.
“Remember that the body is delivered with all puppies. If the baby is not delivered with the placenta, it is usually delivered about 5 to 10 minutes later.”
When the birth is over, let the mother wash her baby, and make sure that she breastfeeds him for two to three hours during the nursing period.
‘Oh my goodness’
In her video, Kelly Love explained that her Great Dane friend stayed with her after her friend’s house was flooded during Hurricane Ian. The mother dog was not expected to give birth until the weekend, but the puppies were decided to come a few days early – while Kelly was in the middle of client meetings in her home studio.
“Oh my goodness,” Kelly Love exclaimed when she saw the dog had given birth to her first puppy. “Press the puppy, yes! Good girl.”
Describing the photo in the caption, Kelly Love wrote: “[This is] The most beautiful thing is strange because I don’t know when it comes to dogs. “
Love explained the situation to his client and made an appointment. His friend went to his friend, while Love remained watching the mother dog, pulled back to comfort him.
However, his stomach strength was tested when the dog ate the placenta.
“Holy f*****s***,” he says in the clip as he turns around, trying not to vomit. Then he hilariously looked straight into the camera for support.
As the mother dog begins to clean her puppies, Kelly begins to misbehave.
“This is where the mother washes her baby and the umbilical cord and the bag in her mouth,” he wrote in his play.
“It’s all downhill from here,” he said, as onlookers threw him into a nearby sinkhole. He then paced around the room, trying not to throw up again.
“At this point I gave up on trying to get it together,” he wrote.
In another clip a few hours later, Love updated users on the puppies’ progress. The parents and all three puppies are fine, with one Harlequin puppy (black and white spotted), one black puppy and one blue.
TikTok users applauded Love’s efforts, even though it resulted in vomiting.
Christi Butler said in the comments “You’re doing great,” “I don’t think you should be a worker and a delivery nurse with a gag, but you still kill it!”
“The emotional roller coaster you just went through,” says Gabriel Martinez.
“I’m sorry I laughed harder when you gagged,” wrote @havinfun.
When MandiRie commented: “She’s my dog and I’m ready and I’m still following what you did LMAO. You’re doing AMAZING.”
Newsweek has reached out to @loveandchaos.co for comment.
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