Milk production in dogs is started during advance stages of the pregnancy. Usually, it starts during 8th week of pregnancy. But in some dogs, it starts 2-3 days before delivery. In some dogs, milk production is started on the day of delivery and in some dogs, after the delivery. So, you can not predict exact delivery date in dogs by noticing milk production. You should watch for signs of labor which
start 8-48 hours before true labor. These signs are decrease in rectal temperature below 100, agitation, no eating, restlessness and pacing.
It is true that she can produce milk several days prior to whelping. The best way to tell if labor is imminent is to check her temperature. Dogs have a normal temperature of 100 to 102 degrees. Approximately 24 hours before whelping occurs, her temperature will drop a couple of degrees. Happy whelping!
Milk let down is an unreliable way to measure how long it is before she whelps. There are a few signs of pregnancy in the dog that you may notice. Pregnancy lasts approximately 63 days. The earliest signs include decreased appetite, a decrease in activity may be noticed, and nipple enlargement. As pregnancy progresses, you may notice an increase in appetite and weight gain. In late term pregnancy the abdomen will increase in size, you may even see or feel the puppies move about, and milk production may begin. Imminent signs of delivery include change in behaviour, restlessness and nesting behaviour. Breeders will measure the mother's rectal temperature twice to three times daily close to the delivery date. The mother's temperature will drop 1-2 degrees Celsius 24 hours before whelping.
I'm not sure if there is much variation in this according to breed, but my rottweiler had pups within the same week that she started producing milk. Hope this helps and good luck with your new little bundles!
Once lactating, producing milk, it is a sure fire indicator that the birthing will happen very soon,
This can start a week or so earlier.
My dog has milk and want to know when she will have puppies?
Normally when your dog has milk it takes anywhere from 4 to 7 days.
The milk comes in a couple days before well my girl did and 24 hours before she welps she will stop eating.
My girl is leaking milk is she going to have her pups
66 days is the total and your dog should give birth