Dog pregnancy

duration of conception and abortion

pregnancy dog

The period between conception (and not of mating) and that of childbirth is called pregnancy: this period varies from 58 days to a maximum of 70 days.

It is difficult to notice before a month if the dog is pregnant, but from the thirtieth day the increase in the abdomen and the modification of the character that becomes quieter and the increase or decrease in appetite can be signs of next birth of puppies.

To be sure, the vet will subject the dog to a series of tests:

  • palpation of the abdomen

  • ultrasound already 24-28 days after mating

  • radiography that makes it possible to visualize the skeletons of fetuses at 45 days from the beginning of pregnancy.

At this point it would be good to improve your diet, take frequent walks and introduce mineral or vitamin preparations around mid-pregnancy, asking your vet for advice first. It will also be necessary to deworm the dog using a product that acts gently.

However, you don't have to worry while waiting because childbirth is a completely physiological event that happens, in most dogs, very easily.

The important thing is to think about where she will have to give birth: you need to provide comfortable accommodation for the whole family by buying a box in specialized shops or, why not, practicing a cheap "do it yourself"!

The possible problems that can occur during pregnancy are:

  • ectopic pregnancy

  • miscarriage

  • the change in hormone levels leading to abortion between the second and seventh week of gestation.


Mating between dogs


Childbirth of the dog


The male reproductive system of the dog


Complications of childbirth


Organs of reproduction


Reproductive system disorders

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