How to care for a pregnant dog

During the pregnancy Period we should give extra care to our pet dogs.

Common Signs and symptoms of dog pregnancy

  • Change in appetite
  • Morning Sickness
  • Weight Gain
  • Swollen Belly
  • Changes in nipples
  • behavioral changes

How many days is a dog pregnant?

Gestation period for dog is 58 days to 68 days. Within 58 days dog puppies are matured to born. Pregnant dogs start preparing for whelping after 58 days. Most of the pregnant Bitches deliver their babies after 60 to 63 days.

Pregnant dog stages

Month one

During the first 2-3 weeks Most dogs will not show any symptoms. The young fetus take its shape during 4th week. At the end of the 1st month vets can detect the fetus heart sound using Ultrasounds Scan.

During the first month, Important symptoms in pregnant dogs are Morning sickness, Less physical activity, Vaginal discharge, and hyperphagia (Excessive Hunger).

Month two

We can notice clear signs of pregnancy during this second month period. At the end of the second month fetus is fully developed and your dog is ready for Whelping.

Weight Gain, Increased appetite, Enlarged Nipples, Clear Vaginal discharge, Big Belly are the common symptoms we can find during the dog’s second-month Pregnancy.

Month three

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Caring for a Pregnant Dog

Nutrition

Exercise

Medication

Vaccination

Deworming

Whelping

Puppy care

Nutrition in dog pregnancy

What should you feed a pregnant dog?

What should you do if your pregnant dog doesn’t want to eat?

How many times a day do you feed a pregnant dog?

What vitamins can you give your pregnant dog?

Do pregnant dogs drink more water?

Is milk good for pregnant dogs?

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