How Long Is The Gestation For Chihuahua Dogs?


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Chihuahua's have a gestation period of nine weeks, just like all other dog species. However, since they are very small dogs, it is recommended that only experienced breeders try to breed them. They have many complications when it comes to delivery, and many die during the whelping.

During the first five weeks, you may not notice many changes in the dog. After this time, her stomach will start to look bigger and you need to increase her feed by 25% at this time, and continue increasing it this much for every one week that passes. This will give her enough nutrition to make sure the pups and her are both healthy.

At nine weeks, you need to take her temperature every day. 48 hours before she gives birth, the temperature will drop by 2 degrees or so. When this happens, it is recommended that if you have a Chihuahua, you take it to your local vet so they can make sure the puppies are delivered safely.
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The correct spelling is Chihuahua! The gestation period for all breeds, is 63 days, give or take a day or two either way. You need to make sure that your Chihuahua is under a vets care. Chihuahuas are known to have complications and sometimes require C-Sections. If you don't know how to spot a complication, react and be able to help assist the mother and her puppies with a complication, or if you don't know when it's time to take your Chihuahua to the vet for a C-Section, your Chihuahua and her puppies can and will die. I really don't think you want that to happen.You need to take her to the vet, have and xray or an ultrasound done and find out how many puppies she is carrying and if the vet thinks she will safely be able to whelp (deliver) the puppies on her own, or if the vet thinks the puppies will be too large for her to whelp on her own and needs a C-Section.When the time comes and she starts going into labor, then begins whelping her puppies, if she has a complication, you don't have time to say to yourself, "what do I do now", you have to immediately react and know exactly what to do to help your Chihuahua whelp her puppies. Like I said before, if you don't react fast enough, your Chihuahua will die and so will her puppies. I cannot stress to you enough, how very important it is, to have her under a vets care and have a vet standing by. Put your vets number on your speed dial on your telephone. I used to breed Chihuahuas, but before I started breeding, I had all of my males and females, Health and Genetic Tested to make sure they were healthy enough to breed and that none of them had any Genetic problems. I also studied and memorized everything that is involved with breeding. That in itself took a long time, because there is so much that you need to know!  I never had any of my females or any of their puppies die, I never had a female that had a complication and I never had a female that had to have a C-Section, but that's because I knew exactly what I was doing. When your Chi does have her puppies, hopefully with no problems, then please have your Chihuahua Spayed, when the vet says it's safe, so this never happens again. I just want to add, that if the male that your female mated with, is bigger than she is, then expect the puppies to be too large and to have a C-Section done. Never leave your Chihuahua alone to whelp her puppies. Someone she's comfortable with, has to stay with her the whole time, just in case she does have complications and you need to take her to the vet. If you have anymore questions that I can help you with, please give me a Shout and I will do my best to help you out. FORMER CHIHUAHUA BREEDER

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