Certain behavioural and physical changes take place in the first weeks of pregnancy. She may become “sooky”, show increased appetite, and her nipples may enlarge. However, these signs are not definitive and may be seen in “false pregnancy” also.
Other methods of determination depend on how far she is into the pregnancy. Your vet can use ultrasound and blood testing from about 10-22 days after mating and Xrays from 39-50 days after mating. Palpation is less precise, however, experienced operators can determine pregnancy by abdominal palpation during a relatively short period of time from 15-27 days after mating.
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There are a lot of nutritional and other health precautions that you should take with a pregnant dog to keep her and her puppies healthy, so it's best if you learn whether she's pregnant as soon as possible. Veterinarian can determine whether she's pregnant at about three weeks after breeding, either through blood testing, ultrasound, or a physical examination. Unless a breeder needs to know the specific number of puppies or the dog's health is in danger, a physical examination of the abdomen is generally all that is necessary
Unfortunately without a vet check you can't be sure until she is about 5 or 6 weeks along, sometimes a little sooner. She will be more affectionate than normal and also a bit lazier. It is very tough to tell if it is a false pregnancy or the real thing. It can be false and she will even produce milk. If you want a positive yes or no than the vet is the way to go.
Her nipples will start getting bigger pretty fast so you might be able to tell. She will also drink and eat a lot more than normal because the puppies will take a lot of nutrients from her so she will compensate for that. I say if you know for a fact the dogs bred CONGRATULATIONS! I use to own pugs and they get pregnant easily. I would wait a couple more weeks and see if you notice a difference in her breasts because that is where the most noticeable sign starts.
First of all a dog only gets pregnant in its heat period. If you keep your dog inside home and do not let it socialize with dogs outside then it is highly unlikely that your dog gets pregnant. Sometimes dog loses its appetite in its early days of gestation period so take it as an initial symptom of pregnancy, though it is not a must. Then your dog may undergo lethargy and exhaustion as a secondary symptom. Main sign of pregnancy is enlarged nipples. You must have noticed an obvious change in size of its nipples that indicates milk production.
Later signs are increase in body weight, increase in appetite and a sudden change in behavior. This behavior change can either be demand of more affection from your side or trying to stay away from everybody in isolation. The whole period lasts for 63 days or so. Good Luck!
Do you know the date of when she was in heat? Do you know if she was breed and when? They carry the pups for 61-63 days. Dogs do not show signs of being pregnant until about the last 2-3 weeks before delivery. Your vet can do a ultrasound, x-ray and sometimes a physical exam to feel for the pups. The belly will get bigger and wider depending on size of the dog and the litter. The skin above the nipples and the nipples themself will begin to stretch and sag down, to make room for the upcoming milk supply. When it gets real close, you can squeeze milk out of the nipple. All of these signs above will also apply to a false pregnancy too! You can sometimes feel the lumps (Pups) on the outside of the momma dog, and I have even been able to count these to know how many pups she is having. We raise bulldogs, which have to have C-Section delivery, so we have to know a delivery date, we start taking rectal temps at about a week before the first due date, when the temp starts dropping below the normal 101.?(varies from dog to dog) you take notice. When it gets to 98.?-99.? And stays there, or the dog is panting a lot, digging and scratching to make a den, shows visible signs of discomfort and has stopped eating, it is time!
Canine pregnancy can last for an average 63 days. Pregnant dogs show some early and late signs. These signs appear after 3 weeks of pregnancy. Early signs of canine pregnancy are loss of appetite, nipple growth, decrease in the activities and some behavioral changes.
Later signs are weight gain and increase in appetite. At the advance stages of canine pregnancy, you can observe puppy movements, increase in abdomen size, nesting behavior and milk production.
Your vet can easily tell about the pregnancy in dogs after 4 weeks of pregnancy by physical examination and ultrasound.
Actually they do show signs of pregnancy before 2-3 weeks. They could show signs of pinking. That is when their nipples swell and turn a brighter pink color. They could also show signs of morning sickness. Later on in pregnancy they could show signs of nesting and become more affectionate.
If your vet has an ultrasound machine you can do that around 3 weeks in usually though better to wait a little longer till around day 25 or 26 at least. If not, you can run a repro test midway in and the do your x-rays after day 45. Good Luck.
If you look around the nipple area the hairs that are there now will start to fall out and her nipples will be bare for her to nurse her babies.
First, why do you think she's pregnant? The most sure way would be to take her to the vet. If it happened a while back check to see if her nipples are enlarged. But I would still take her to the vet.
Ok you can Take Her to your Local vet and get a Check up if not Look At The Change Of her nipples and squueze them soft and see if milk come out and also change of stomach and he attudie and when she in labor you will notice when she finds a warm spot I hope this helped
You can take her to your local vet an have her scanned. He / She can tell you if shes pregnant and how many pups are there.
Her nipples will begin to drop like they are holding milk no less then2week no more then 4weeks from the date you breed her
Quite a few people find themselves in this sort of situation, in which it is hard to tell whether the dog is pregnant or not. You can determine that a bitch is pregnant when she shows physical as well as psychological changes.
These noticeable changes occur generally about four weeks after the heat cycle begins and can go on for numerous weeks. The most common aspect of dog pregnancy is the swelling up of mammary glands generally five weeks after their heat cycle is over.
Quiet a few people believe that the best way to determine that a bitch is pregnant is by taking her to the vet. It is highly likely that your dog is going through some health issues and is not actually pregnant.
Feel her stomach..and the sides of her stomach..gently but firm enough to feel what you are looking for which is puppies. But if she is not far along..I don't know how else you can tell unless you take her to a vet.
You can tell a dog is pregnant about three weeks to a month after they are bred, in some cases its a little sooner, like in small dogs because they are smaller. You can feel the puppies in there after a month, and a vet will tell you to wait a month to check. You can xray her a week before puppies are do to see how many are in there.
Some signs are:
Increase in apatite
always wanting to sleep
belly getting big.
I have had female dogs get pregnant many times. It takes 63 days for my dog to have her puppies.
I think it is possible because all dogs are different and maybe your dog consumes faster. Also your dog can only have two puppies.
Thats the same as my dog lol and she only 10 months 1 HAVE you HAD ANY ANSWERS YET
It depends on your dog if her nipples come out and then begin to drop then shes pregnant no less then 2weeks no more then four
Well like around 3-4 weeks and the preg last 63 days or2 months.you will know the dog's belly will start to grow.
She wont come in heat when its her time.
And also its good to feel under the stomach and if you can feel anything a little different that usually or if you dog reacts a little different.
Also you could take her to the vets to get a scan. She also might dog have a good apetite either if she is pregnant and might not want anything to do with anyone.
In about two weeks after getting together!
They will begin to show transformations in a few week, such as swollen belly
My lab was inseminated May 16th and 19th. She's still spotting ten days later. Can she be pregnant and how long before you feel puppies?
She will not bleed when she is in heat
I knew I was pregnant when I was 1 week after conception and I took an early testing kit when I was 2 weeks pregnant and was confirmed! If you know what your looking for e.g sore breasts etc then it is easier! You can take early pregnancy testing kits from 2 weeks after your last period ended other tests work from around 4-6 weeks gestation. Hope this helps hun