well i just not to long ago took my boxer to a friend of mines house..and left her for about 2 weeks..well they arnet for sure if they dont anything or not..but when i went to pick her up.her boobs look different..they have gottin bigger..so i dont know if that is a sign that she is pregnant..but how do i tell if she is..so can anyone tell me i need to be watching her more closely now or what?????
About 4 wks into the pregnancy, you can fell her belly. sometime you can fell round hard ball, those are puppy balls. DO NOT press hard you can kill them. It doesn't always work, I didn't know anything until my bitch was in her 6-7th week and you could see her belly drop. You can also go to the vet for a sonagram, or just for his opinion. Most dogs wont show much til they are further along unless they are going to have a huge litter
Lucy...there is no guarantee that it will or will not go smoothly. The fact is, doing it properly is expensive in itself even if nothing goes wrong. You must be prepared for he idea that something could go horribly wrong and the mom may end up needing a c-section, which can cost $1,000 easily. Unless you are capable of handling the related expenses as well as any potential emergencies, breeding your dog is not a god idea. Not only must you consider the possibility of a c-section, but also routine and any extra vet care a pup may need if it is weak or needing some extra help to survive. Not to mention all the basics already a given such as quality food for mom and pups, vet care for mom, timefrom work to whelp or care for pups and many other aspects to consider.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.