A caesarean section or C-section is a surgery performed to remove puppies from the mother's uterus. This procedure is commonly performed as an emergency surgery when there is difficulty with natural birth. Some breeds are prone to difficult births when the mother's pelvis is too narrow. Most animals recover quickly from this procedure; however if the animal was in labor for several hours before surgery, her recovery will be slower.
Recovery: Typical recovery, as long as the animal isn’t too active during the healing process, is about 10-14 days.
Risks: Like any surgical procedure, there is associated risk with anesthesia and surgery itself, but the overall incidence of complications is very low. Before the procedure, your pet is given a thorough physical examination to ensure that she is in good health. General anesthesia is administered to perform the surgery. You will be asked to keep your pet calm and quiet for a few days after surgery as the incision begins to heal.