How To Know When a Dog is Pregnant

Dogs get pregnant when they come into seasons which is about once every eight months. This period is also known as being in heat. It lasts for three weeks. You can tell your dog is pregnant by her behaviors and physical symptoms. As pregnancy in dogs are expensive and emotional for both dogs and you. And consult with experts and vet for it. There is no at-home dog pregnancy test, so you’ll have to look out for common dog pregnancy signs yourself. It is hard to tell if she is pregnant or not until the pooch appears. The pooch appears in three weeks or more of a pregnant female. Morning sickness, energy level changes, and enlargement of nipples are the early signs of pregnancy in female dogs.

Dog Pregnancy Signs
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You will notice the following Dog Pregnancy Signs if your dog is pregnant

–    One month after mating a slight mucus discharge may occur.

–    Teats of the pregnant may become more prominent in color and size around 30 days after mating, and you may also see them produce a semi-clear fluid.

–    In the early stage, your dog may vomit and if it continues more often then you must consult with that vet. It’s caused by hormone changes.

–    Around day 35 she will start to gain weight and gradually increase by up to 50% above normal.

–    Small tummy carrying small litter will notice but may not be shown as much.

–    She will act a little quieter than usual and her appetite might drop. If you see these signs then consult with the vet.

–    In the second half of pregnancy, your dog’s appetite will increase. And proper diet should be provided.

Pregnant Dog Care Video

After the checkup, the vet will confirm your dog is pregnant from days 21-25 of her term, or by ultrasound from day 20-22. Around 30 days vet will carry out a physical examination to count how many puppies your dog is having. Dogs are able to handle pregnancy and labor herself. Your pregnant dog will give you plenty of hints to let you know her labor is beginning and her little ones are on their way. You should take proper care of your pet and consult with the vet frequently. Do not hurt the pregnant pet. If you touch too roughly in your pregnant pet, you can harm the growing puppies in the abdomen or cause a miscarriage.

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