While most pregnancies are routine, there are times when a veterinarian-assisted birth becomes necessary. For instance, in small breeds, sometimes the pelvis is just too narrow for the puppies they are carrying. Other breeds (such as bulldogs) could also have complications because the puppies have large heads relative to the size of the mother’s pelvis. Flannery Animal Hospital is happy to schedule a C-section when indicated and is staffed and available for care should an emergency delivery become necessary. Call 845-565-PETS if you have a concern about your pet.