For one thing, Darla’s belly seemed bigger — much bigger — than it should be for a dog her size.
Wilhardt told PupJournal, “for such a tiny dog, her stomach looked grotesquely extended…far more so than I had seen with all our previous pregnant dogs. The days passed, and Darla just got bigger, and bigger and bigger. But she was eating, seemed to feel ok, and and we had no real reason to think anything was wrong. An X-ray showed eight “normal sized” puppies, so we had no real reason to worry.”
A friend of Wilhardt’s named Sandy, who is also a retired midwife, was very concerned upon seeing videos of Darla’s size. She commented that if Darla were a human, doctors would worry that there was a problem with the fetus — and possibly even a stillborn baby.
Darla’s veterinarian assured the Luvable staff that Darla was ok, and that they shouldn’t panic.
But the very next day, the Luvable staff found out that there was, in fact, reason for great concern.
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