How manny months will it take for a preggy dog to deliver its puppy?
Hello, Giving birth can be a frightening, confusing and painful experience for both the dog and the owner. Knowing and understanding normal labor and delivery, as well as proper pregnancy care, can help make the process go more smoothly and help you know what is normal and when it is time to get the veterinarian involved. In the female dog, gestation lasts 63 days. Knowing the exact time of conception, however, is difficult since a female dog can be receptive to the male before and after ovulation. For this reason, the time from breeding to delivery is usually somewhere between 58 to 70 days. Your veterinarian can help narrow this time frame by examining the cells of the vaginal wall. For confirmation of pregnancy, an examination, with ultrasound and possibly X-rays by your veterinarian, is suggested. Nutrition Once pregnancy is confirmed, proper care of the mother-to-be is very important. Before breeding, make sure she is up to date on all her vaccinations. It is not recommended to va