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What day will my dog whelp
Canine Pregnancy Calendar
||March 1, 2010
|Mar 2 2010
||First day of mating.
48 hours after the first mating the bitch should
be mated again Subsequent mating occurring over
a period of time enhance the chances of
fertilaziton taking place.
The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
|Mar 2 2010
||Sperm travel searrching for a mature ripened
|Mar 2 2010
Mar 3 2020
|Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
|Mar 3 2010
Mar 4 2010
|Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which leas
from the ovaries to the uterus.
|Mar 4 2010
Mar 6 2010
|Fertilised eggs migrate down the oviducts and
into the uterine horns.
The migration continue to enable even spacing of
During this migration the eggs will grow into a
2010 -Mar 14 2010
||The blastocystes implant in the wall of the
Mar 26 2010
|The blastocystes will growinto an embryos.
During the next two weeks the important organs
Mar 22 2010
|Dams nipples begin to get pink and enlarge.
The Fur on the dams belly and around the nipples
may become thinner.
Mar 28 2010
|Morining sickness might occur due to hormonal
changes of stretching and distension of the
uterus. Dam may appear a bit apathetic. She may
be off her feed for a while and vomit from time
Feeding the dam several meals spaed throughout
the day might help.
Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug
to relax the uterus.
Mar 30 2010
|An experienced person (breeder or a
veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation
whether the dam is pregnant. And some can even
count the number of embryos.
It's now the best time to do this because the
embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count.
||Start to increase the dams food ratin.
Don't overfeed, excessive weight gain should be
The foetuses are now and are full developed
|Apr 4 2010
||The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
||It's very easy now to feel
the puppies, counting them might be a bit more
Apr 25 2010
|Dam begins to spend a lot more time in
Her breasts become even more swollen.
She may become a bit restlessness and begin to
search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
||The dam might lose her
appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be
crowded with puppies.
It is better to feed several smaller meals
spaced throughout the day.
You can easily detect abdominal movement now.
May 4 2010
|Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with
warm water, you might want to trim the hairs
surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access
for the puppies to suck.
May 2 2010
|Milky fluid may be
expressed from the nipples.
||You might want to start
taking the dams rectal temperature each morning
|May 3 2010
||Twelve to 24 hours before
she is due to deliver, the dams rectal
temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
|May 4 2010
Expected date of whelp. Of course this is just
an average. Whelping may take place from the
59th to the 65 day. Puppies born before the 58th
day will probably be too young to survive.