Pregnancy Period in Dogs
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The period of pregnancy in dogs is a very stressful period for both dog owners and our pregnant friend. Especially during this period, you should be more sensitive about the health, care, nutritionand psychology of your pregnant dog and you should contact your veterinarian frequently to get the right information. The period of pregnancy in dogs lasts from 56 to 70 days. It will be the result of the examinations of your pregnant dog during pregnancy.
How is Pregnancy?
It should be noted that the period of pregnancy in dogs is a period that must be quite sensitive! You may not understand whether your dog is pregnant or not, even if she is pregnant or not, because she doesn’t have any sudden physical changes, so observe your dog! If your dog is pregnant, it can be understood by the ultrasound procedure that will be applied to your friend during routine veterinary visits. Ultrasound is the most common and most healthy method to determine whether your dog is pregnant or not. The development of the offspring in the mother’s womb starts to develop from the 20th day. Therefore, even if your dog is pregnant, ultrasound may not reach the result before the 20th day.
The Daily Development of the offspring in the mother’s womb
The period of pregnancy in dogs lasts from 56 to 70 days. The development of the offspring in the mother’s womb starts from the 20th day. On the 20th day the pups are approximately 1 cm in length. In the later days;
On the 22nd day, the pups’ organs begin to form. On the 24th day, the average size of the offspring in the mother’s womb is between 1.5 and 2 cm. On the 30th day, the growth rate of the offspring increases during this period, and the average size is around 2.5 – 3 cm. On the 32nd day, the physical development of the offspring starts and the eyelids are formed. On the 35th day, the size of the offspring is about 4.5 – 5 cm and their physical development continues rapidly. On the 48th day, the size of the offspring in the mother’s womb reaches around 8 – 9 and the offspring’s feathers begin to grow. Day 60 is the last period of pregnancy. Puppies that are 16 – 17 cm in size and have completed their development are ready for delivery.
In what circumstances should a veterinarian be consulted?
At the beginning of our guide, we talked about the period of pregnancy in the dogs between 56 and 70 days. If the pregnancy process lasted more than 70 days, something might be going on. In this case, the examination of an emergency veterinarian is very important for the health of both the mother and the calves!
If your dog is not able to take a very strong and painful pains in the birth process and cannot perform the birth in any way, and it takes more than 30 minutes, you should contact our veterinarian without losing any time.
If your dog’s birth process has begun, the birth position has been taken but there is no more than 3 hours of delivery and your dog is very tired, exhausted and unhealthy, you should contact your veterinarian.
Measure your dog’s body temperature during the birth with a medical thermometer. If you observe a sudden drop in your dog’s body temperature (below 37 degrees), contact your vet at no time. You should also contact your veterinarian when you experience vomiting and intense bleeding.