• Aug 27, 2019

Pregnancy at a dog is the period during which the impregnated ovum develops in a puppy, from the conception moment until the birth.

 the Dog with newborn puppies of a photo

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Signs of pregnancy at dogs

Many owners ask a question, what signs of pregnancy at a dog.

Signs of pregnancy of a dog on early terms are absent. At this time it is impossible to understand whether there will be at boughs puppies, neither by probing, nor on appearance.

The first signs of pregnancy at a dog after knitting concern not a physical state, but behavior. The dog can become quieter, tender, sometimes shows signs of an illness.

Signs of pregnancy at a dog are most often shown in 21 – 22 days after knitting. At this time, if the nobility where to look for, it is possible to grope small lumps on both sides of a stomach. These lumps are probed up to the 35th day, and become later soft so it is possible to probe them hardly. But by this time signs of pregnancy include increase in a stomach.

To 4 – the 5th week signs of pregnancy at a dog include thickenings from sides, the trunk is rounded. But sometimes these signs of pregnancy at a dog are visible only on the 7th week.

Within the 5th week increase in nipples, and on the 6th week is added to signs of pregnancy at a dog if bough lays down sideways, puppies are probed in uterus horns. Sign of pregnancy at a dog on the 7th week – significant increase in mammary glands. Last week the fallen stomach also is added to signs of pregnancy.

One of the most sure signs of pregnancy at a dog – stir of puppies.

How to define pregnancy of dogs in house conditions

You can determine pregnancy of dogs in house conditions by the following symptoms:

  1. Changes of appetite (in the middle of pregnancy the dog, as a rule, loses appetite).
  2. Allocations from a vulva (the 4th week of pregnancy of a dog).
  3. Decrease in level of activity of a dog.
  4. Increase in a stomach of a dog.
  5. Increase in nipples of a dog.

How still it is possible to define pregnancy of a dog? There are additional ways:

  1. Test for pregnancy. However consider that the human test for pregnancy will not help to define pregnancy at a dog.
  2. Inspection of the veterinarian. As a rule, if the dog is pregnant more than 25 days, through a stethoscope it is already possible to hear heartbeat of puppies.
  3. ultrasonography and X-ray.
  4. the Analysis on релаксин – hormone which level in blood of a dog during pregnancy is very high.

Pregnancy of a dog on days and weeks

The detailed course of pregnancy of a dog on days and weeks can be tracked according to the following table.

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the Course of pregnancy of a dog on days and weeks

1

the First knitting.

3

spermatozoa get Into uterine tubes.

4

Fertilisation of ova. The behavior of a dog does not change, as well as conditions of keeping. However you watch that there was no overheating and dehydration.

of 5 - 11 days

the Impregnated ova become covered by so-called "three germinal covers".

of 12 - 14 days

Embryos get into a uterus. At this moment the size of embryos can reach 0.6 mm.

of 15 days

development of bodies of puppies Begins

. Vaccination of a dog, processing from parasites is from this point forbidden. It is important to avoid changes of a daily routine of a dog, not to subject her to stresses.

of 16 days

of the Pacifier boughs slightly increase and turn pink, wool on a stomach begins to thin.

21 days

Formation of a placenta. Pregnancy can be diagnosed for a dog – ultrasonography gives the chance to notice fruit covers.

22 days

Hormonal changes at a dog can become the reason of loss of appetite and nausea. The slackness, bad mood is sometimes observed. It is better to begin to feed a dog more often, but to reduce the size of portions.

of 25 days

the Best time for performing ultrasonography.

of 26 days

From this day introduce restrictions of physical activity of a dog that germs were not injured.

of 30 days

Process of "kaltsirovaniye" of jaws and a skull continues so enter calcium into a diet of a dog.

32 days

Beginning of the second half of pregnancy. Embryos are already called fruits. Their weight at this moment is equal to 20% of weight of a puppy at the birth.

34 days

the Behaviour boughs changes: it becomes more sensitive and silent. The stomach increases.

of 35 days

the Appetite at boughs increases. It is necessary to increase a day diet of a dog by 10%, to feed future mother 3 times a day. However do not overfeed a dog.

44 days

Puppies are probed by

at a palpation. Increase a diet of a dog by 15 – 20% in comparison with usual norm. The number of feedings reaches 5 times a day. At a dog mammary glands increase, around nipples hair can drop out (but it is not obligatory). Do not allow a dog to make sharp movements, to jump and run.

of 48 days

the Stomach considerably increased in sizes. The dog behaves uneasily, looks for the secluded place for a nest. Begin to accustom to a bough to the place where there will take place childbirth.

of 50 days

stir of puppies Is noticeable

. The size of a fruit is 75% of weight of a newborn puppy. The volume of a diet of a dog is increased by 25 – 50% in comparison with usual.

51 days

Sometimes from nipples there are milk drops, but not at all dogs.

52 – 54 days

Remove calcium from a diet of a dog.

of 58 days

If to press boughs a nipple, milk appears.

of 59 days

Begin to equip with

the place for a genus of a dog. Childbirth at a dog can begin at any time. Take a bough temperature in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. If temperature sharply went down, so the dog will give rise within 24 hours.

63 days

As a rule, in 24 – 12 hours prior to childbirth, the dog refuses food, but some dogs densely eat also before childbirth.

of 64 - 65 days

the Approximate moment of childbirth (range of terms – from 57 to 69 days). Hormonal changes cause reduction of a uterus and appearance of puppies.

How to define pregnancy of dogs in house conditions

You can determine pregnancy of dogs in house conditions by the following symptoms:

  1. Changes of appetite (in the middle of pregnancy the dog, as a rule, loses appetite).
  2. Allocations from a vulva (the 4th week of pregnancy of a dog).
  3. Decrease in level of activity of a dog.
  4. Increase in a stomach of a dog.
  5. Increase in nipples of a dog.

How still it is possible to define pregnancy of a dog? There are additional ways:

  1. Test for pregnancy. However consider that the human test for pregnancy will not help to define pregnancy at a dog.
  2. Inspection of the veterinarian. As a rule, if the dog is pregnant more than 25 days, through a stethoscope it is already possible to hear heartbeat of puppies.
  3. ultrasonography and X-ray.
  4. the Analysis on релаксин – hormone which level in blood of a dog during pregnancy is very high.

Pregnancy of a dog on days and weeks

The detailed course of pregnancy of a dog on days and weeks can be tracked according to the following table.

pregnancy Term at dogs

Many owners are concerned by a question, what term of pregnancy at dogs.

Normal the term of incubation of puppies at dogs is 63 days (pregnancy term at dogs of small breeds on average 60 days). However if the term of pregnancy of a dog is 53 – 71 day, puppies are born viable.

If puppies were not born in 71 days probably the dog became pregnant later, than you think.

Calendar of pregnancy of dogs

We suggest you to study the detailed calendar of pregnancy of dogs to define approximate date of childbirth, being guided on the date of knitting.

ultrasonography of a dog at pregnancy

Often ultrasonography of a dog at pregnancy becomes. Ultrasonography are optimum diagnostics method at a dog of pregnancy.

Ultrasonography of a dog at pregnancy can be carried out from the 15th day after knitting, however optimum time for performing ultrasonography of a dog at pregnancy – 24 – the 28th day. At this particular time it is possible to reveal heartbeat of future puppies.

Ultrasonography of a dog at pregnancy gives the chance to estimate a condition of fruits, watching their movements, heartbeat, etc. It is possible to determine the sizes of puppies, approximate age. And for the 28th day of ultrasonography gives the accuracy of 99.3% when determining whether the dog is pregnant.

And here precisely it is difficult to define quantity of future puppies by ultrasonography.

Allocations at a dog during pregnancy

After knitting the techka at a dog has to stop, however there are cases when allocations at a dog are observed during pregnancy.

If allocations at a dog during pregnancy not too plentiful, light pink or transparent, it is normal.

Also for the 21st day of pregnancy after urination dogs have transparent watery allocations – it is also normal. The clot of slime can hang on a loop or stick together wool at a dog under a tail. If to a bough not to wash away, allocations can form a brown or caramel crust. Sometimes with slime there are black or greenish clots - it is the embryos which died at the beginning of development.

If allocations at a dog during pregnancy (3 – the 4th week) bloody, bright red is an occasion to address immediately the veterinarian. The reasons of such allocations can be a little, but it is necessary to make ultrasonography that the rupture of a uterus was excluded.

If allocations at a dog at pregnancy (on any term) dark green, with a pungent putrefactive smell, it can demonstrate death of fruits or peeling of a placenta. Do not wait – as soon as possible carry to a bough to the veterinarian. Otherwise you risk to lose not only all puppies, but also a dog!

For 1 – 2 day before childbirth the dog has allocations of a light brown, greenish or whitish shade – it is normal too and signals about approach of childbirth

Termination of pregnancy at dogs

Sometimes there is unplanned knitting, and the owner asks the veterinarian a question whether it is possible to interrupt pregnancy at a dog.

So whether it is possible to interrupt pregnancy at a dog and how to interrupt pregnancy at a dog?

Termination of pregnancy at a dog on early terms is possible by means of use of hormonal medicines which prevent implantation of the impregnated ova in uterus walls. Such termination of pregnancy at a dog comes for 7 days after use of medicine.

After termination of pregnancy at a dog it is necessary to address repeatedly the veterinarian to confirm abortion by means of ultrasonography.

One more option of termination of pregnancy at a dog – the surgery meaning removal of a uterus with fruits.

False pregnancy at a dog

Many owners confuse false pregnancy with cancelled. What is false pregnancy at a dog? False pregnancy is a physiological condition of a dog who, without being tied, shows all symptoms of pregnancy.

Symptoms of false pregnancy at dogs remind signs of real pregnancy. The dog prepares a nest, endures something, reminding labor pains, can handle toys as if it is puppies.

Many owners ask a question: if at a dog there occurred false pregnancy what to do? First of all, it is necessary to address the veterinarian – perhaps, it is necessary to give to a dog soothing which will help an animal to return to the normal state.

Sometimes false pregnancy at a dog demonstrates existence of inflammatory process in a uterus, and it already demands serious treatment.

Sometimes it happens that approximately in a month after knitting boughs puppies "resolve" though signs of pregnancy at a dog do not disappear. This phenomenon is called "cancelled" pregnancy, and you should not confuse it with false pregnancy. False pregnancy at a dog – a state when signs of pregnancy and childbirth are shown at a dog who was not tied.

Toxicosis at a dog at pregnancy

Toxicosis at a dog at pregnancy can be shown benign during 3 – the 4th week if bough she is pregnant for the first time. Toxicosis at a dog at pregnancy proceeds 2 – 3 weeks and does not constitute danger neither to a dog, nor to puppies. Symptoms of toxicosis at a dog at pregnancy: small appetite, selectivity in food, vomiting white foam in the mornings.

Milk at a dog without pregnancy

Milk at a dog without pregnancy can appear 2 months later after a techka. Emergence of milk in a dog without pregnancy – sign of false pregnancy.

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