HI THERE, THIS MAY BE A RANDOM QUESTION...MY FEMALE IS 6WEEKS PREGNANT. WHEN I FEEL HER BELLY, I FILL ONE LITTLE LUMP. HOW CAN YOU FEEL ALL THE PUPPIES IN HER BELLY? IS THERE ANYWAY? I TOOK HER TO THE VET ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO, HE SAID THAT HE FELT AT LEAST 5 PUPS...SO WHAT AM I DOING WRONG IN TRYING TO FEEL FOR MORE THAN ONE?? I ALSO HEARD THAT YOU CAN FEEL LUMPS THE SIZE OF WALNUTS EVENLY SPACED OUT...LIKE I SAID, I FEEL ONLY ONE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A SMALL POTATO. ARE THE PUPS SPACED OUT VERTICALLY OR HORIZONTALLY ?? ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS!!
Hello..Not sure if we can feel individual pups..takes expertise to really get that down pat..But..if you went at 4 weeks and the vet said 5...i am amased...My vet can not even say with 100% certainty with xrays..and they can not be done till the skulls can be seen in the xray after the 40th day of gestation...I can usually tell pretty close as we always have a puppy pool when we are expecting...and I am close..but have not been right on it yet. I would say...if you have to know have the vet do xrays...it is the only way outside of ultrsound to get sn idea. I lay massaging bellies especially the last week or 2 and you can feel them move then...I would suggest not being so concerned on number..and get another vet visit in the next week or so..and then see what he might say then...then dont be suprised if there is more or less then he said...but if less make sure you go back to get the oxitosin shot and a quick check up..you dont want any to be stuck..
Good luck..I love puppies..and I must say..after a while not having them we do miss them..but when we do have them...by the end of the nursery stage they get to be handfuls and poop machines..and they do try ones patience...But over all..I feel blessed...So..look at your lil jacks as future blessings..and take the best of care of them and Momma..good luck..dont forget the puppy updates...take care
The best way to find out the number of pups is to listen to the heart beats.....and you will get a good guess. It is fun to do and you can even tell the sex of the pup your listening to once you learn how to do it. I have a web site that I will send ya if you post your email, its great for expecting MOMS....LOL