My Beagle Is Pregnant, Her Breasts Have Been Getting Very Large, How Much Longer Do You Think Before She Has The Babies? Or When Do They Start To Come Down? Does Anyone Know?

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Dogs pregnancy lasts nine weeks. Around the nine week mark, your dog's temperature will drop by two degrees. When this happens, she is going to give birth in the 24-48 hours ahead. Check her temperature with a rectal thermometer, but make sure you don't hurt her.

When the temperature drops, make sure the whelping box is ready and placed in a place where she won't get disturbed but is not completely separated from the rest of the family. The walls of the box need to be high enough that the puppies can not get out. The puppies will be born between 15 minutes to one hour after each other.

The puppies with be born with a membrane, which the mother will lick off, stimulating breathing. If she does not do this, you need to get a soft cloth and do this for her. She will also cut the umbilical cord, again, if she does not do this, you need to tie it with a thread about one inch from the puppy's navel, and cut it yourself.
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Gestation in dogs lasts 63-66 days so it helps to know the conception date.  In the last few weeks of pregnancy the mammary glands enlarge and may start to produce milk.  Start to monitor your dog's rectal temperature.  When it drops below 99 degrees Fahrenheit she should deliver within 24 hours.  If she does not deliver within 24 hours of temperature drop then have her examined by a veterinarian immediately.
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My beagle may doesn't appear to be producing enoung milk to feed her pups.  What should I do?   sheShould be eating something special

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