My dog is whelping right now. She went into the first stage of labor last night. I thought for sure that she would produce her first pup around 3pm as she had a dark green discharge. Every thing I read said pups follow immediately after. Well here we are and still no pups. I called the vet and he said it can happen and is normal right before the first pup or it could be that one seperated from the placenta and may or may not survive. He said she should go into delivery stage anytime, that was 5 pm. But if she didn't have the pups by morning, to bring her back in? She was just there last week ago to be ultra sounded and all was okay then. i don't know if waiting until morning is the right thing to do? Should I seek another vet? I am a nervous wreck here... I need help. Does anyone know if this is normal or is she in trouble. I can not lose this dog. She is my best friend. It is now almost 10pm and no signs of pups. Do I need to take her to another vet? Or am I just being overly cautious. Anyone know if a dark green discharge 7 hours ago means big trouble or does this happen normally? I have got mixed advice from researching and my vet. She is 5 years old and her first whelping. She is panting, shaking at times, but not pushing. Anyone with whelping experience out there right now?