Hi everybody,I'm new here andI don't know if I'm doing this right.Anyways.I wanted to ask about pregnancy in dogs.I'm pretty sure she's pregnant.I know she mated a few times while she was in heat.It was the beginning of May.So she is about probably close to 5 weeks(if she's pregnant)I noticed he other day her nipples were getting pretty big and she has little accidents on the floor when she never did before.I assumed it was cuz puppies were on her bladder.Does it sound like she is pregnant to anybody else?I really cant tell her tummy getting bigger yet.Any other info on this would be greatly appreciated also.Thanks.
it sounds possible, although i have not had any of my bitches have accidents, but each breed/dog is different. Gestation is around 63days, you should count it from the first breeding. Pups can be born 5days early. You should go to your vet right around 55days and have an x-ray done. This way you know how many pups you are having. You can check her temp when the time gets closer, and if the temp falls below 98degrees and stays down, she is likly to have the pups within 24hrs. If the temp is down retake it a couple of hours later. If it goes back up, it isn't her day. This isn't sure fire, but helps. Hope I have anwsered your questions
At around 35 days the uterus starts to fill with fluid and you will begin to notice the abdomen starting to swell. Sometimes it is difficult to notice at first especially if she is carrying them high beneath the rib cage. You will also notice a clear mucoid vaginal discharge. Her appetite will begin to increase. The nipples will enlarge and darken. Gestation is usually 62 to 63 days on average.