Eileen Smith Apple Valley, California 12/17/2014 5:57:58 PM My Great Dane Bonnie delivered 5 healthy puppies right on sched-le of her due date, I thought all was well, as she was eating and tending to the puppies without incident, but two days after the whelping, I noticed Bonnie having strong contractions. Concerned and confused I called the vet who advised me that it was possible she was trying to pass afterbirth. But hours later, after giving her calcium in the form of cottage cheese, sadly she gave birth to a sixth stillborn puppy. I'm not sure how common this is, but it could have definetly been a terrible outcome for not only ALL the puppies, but for Bonnie too. I highly suggest having x-rays done to be sure of how many puppies there are, and any possible complications.