If your dog is going to litter for the first time, you should know the dog pregnant signs. Most of the pet owners don’t know when the birth is imminent. It is really easy to understand the dog pregnant signs.
The normal period of pregnancy in a dog is Some of the dog owners think that pregnant dog will carry the pups for three to four months. It is not true!sixty days (nine weeks).
Dog Pregnant Signs
Your pregnant dog will probably start to refuse food about 24 hours before delivery, and will become restless and shows signs of nesting.
Signs of nesting includes tearing up bits of paper and rummaging in her bedding.
You may be able to squeeze a few drops of milk from her nipples.
As the contractions start, she may start to look at her flanks, paw at the ground, and walk restlessly around. If it is a first-time birth, she will want lots of reassurance at this stage.
As labor begins, she will start to pant excessively. The unaccustomed sensations sometimes cause panic at this stage, but most females soon settle down as their natural instincts take over.
If your dog doesn’t deliver after the signs of pregnancy, it is always advisable to call the vet. If the dog pregnant signs are not pronounced after 60 days, immediately call the vet to examine your pet for signs of pseudo-pregnancy.
The newborn puppies need more warmth than normal dogs. As each one is delivered, keep it in the draft-free whelping box on a heating pad or well-wrapped hot-water bottle, which contains water below 85 degrees celcius.
Rub the puppy with a rough towel to mimic the mother’s licking and stimulate breathing. If this fails, blow gently into the puppy’s mouth and nose until the chest starts to lift (don’t do this act for more than 15 minutes).
Between deliveries put the pups onto the female’s nipples. At this stage, her breasts will produce colostrum, which contains antibodies that will protect them from disease.
By week four the puppies should be receiving additional food,and by week eight they should be fully weaned and ready to go to new homes.
Most pregnancies and births take their natural course, and there is no need for human intervention. However, you should call the vet if any of the following occurs:
- The Pregnancy runs for more than 65 days.
- No puppy has emerged 2 hours after the start of contractions, or has not been delivered within 30 minutes of first becoming visible.
- More than 3 hours pass between the delivery of the puppies, especially if the female is straining hard and appears unsettled.
- The female appears lethargic and her contractions are not strong enough to expel the puppies, or she seems exhausted.
Some of the owners experiencing the dog is passing motion even after a trip outside. One of my client putting his outside, then he stands in the doorway to watch his dog “perform“, then reward him as he comes back into the house. Again he has started messing in the house even after a trip outside.
The main mistake done by my client is the act of “REWARDING”. Actually the owner is rewarding his dog when he comes back inside, so he thinks the owner will be pleased if he relieves himself when he comes indoors instead of out in the yard..
The owner should go outside with him and reward him with a tidbit or lots of praise immediately after he has finished.
One of my client reported that her adult dog started to beg food from her when she is at the dining table along with her family. She wants to stop dog begging.
I have given the following remedy to correct this unwanted behavior-
“Try feeding your dog just before you sit down to eat. If she still comes to the table and you cannot keep your family or visitors from feeding her, then tie her up at the other side of the room or put her in another room while you are eating. Save table scraps to put in her dish if you want to, and feed them to her when you have finished.”
This simple advice help her dog from begging while they are dining along with the family.