How Long Does It Take For A Dog To Deliver Puppies?


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Hanna Whilson answered

It usually lasts 3 to 12 hours. In normal labor, your dog may show weak and infrequent straining for 2 hours (or at the most 4 hours) before giving birth to her first puppy. I'd recommend finding out more about how to take care of your dog beforehand. In case you haven't found good sources, I recommend checking the Pet express blog. It includes much useful information about pet care. 

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Time taken for delivery of puppies in dogs depends upon litter size. Small litter is delivered earlier than larger litter. Usually dogs can take 3-6 hours for the delivery of the puppies because dogs can go in to a resting phase that can be of 30 minutes to 2 hours after delivery of one puppy. So, if number of puppies are more in a litter then more time will be taken for deliver.

If you are not a professional breeder then don't take risk of whelping at home because delivery can be complicated in dogs. It will be more better to get help from vet.

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