River is 2 weeks pregnant and if you have never had a litter of puppies before, you may have a lot of questions about what a pregnant dog goes through. Here's some questions and answers we commonly hear.
How long are dogs pregnant?
- Average gestation is 63 days (9 weeks) from conception
How do you know River is actually pregnant?
- Although we don't use them, dog pregnancy tests do exist. We reasonably assume River is pregnant based on her fertility history of becoming pregnant after intercourse with her first litter.
Do dogs have mourning sickness?
-Maybe not all dogs but River definitely gets it! Just last week she was not feeling well and left a present for us to clean up. River's appetite was also effected.
How many puppies will River have?
-Some breeders will have an x-ray done on the mom's belly to count puppies but often this is inaccurate and so we just wait to see how many are born. We guess that River will have about 6 puppies because she came from a litter of 6 and she had a litter of 7 puppies in 2015. long sleeve mermaid wedding dresses
Do dogs have puppies in a hospital?
River will deliver her puppies at home, either in a plastic baby pool or a tub (for easy clean up). If there are complications such as a prolonged delivery or River being in distress, we will not hesitate to bring River to the vet.
How do you know when River is in labor?
River's milk will come in up to a week before labor. Restlessness, excessive panting, and digging (nesting) are all signs that labor is starting. As labor progresses, River will have contractions and the puppies will begin to arrive.
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