Dystocia in the dog and cats

Dystocia is the failure of completion of labor without exogenous intervention. The incidence of dystocia is highly variable among animal species and races. In domestic dogs and big and brachiocephalic races, this incidence is particularly high. Early stimulation of labor causes uterine inertia and fetal developmental disorders whereas delayed labor   results in overgrowth of fetus thus increasing the rate of dystocia. Several factors both related to the mother and the fetus are responsible of dystocia and this can be managed by manuel intervention as well as some medical and surgical methods
Keywords : Cat, Dog, Dystorcia