I adopted a beagle from someone in my community and quickly realized she was pregnant (I even had an appointment made for shots and spay)......I called the previous owner and he said that she "must have mated" with his beagle-basset mix.......I have had this happen to me before and the female had to have a c-section. I just wanted to ask (although I have talked to my vet) Because I really am not sure when she was bred what are the signs of whelping.......She is only 12 months (terrible I know) and she has started lactating. Thank you
Although I usually know the approximate due date of my girls, most generally I can feel the babies moving around about 10 days before they have pups. If that helps give you an idea of an semi advanced warning. Could be earlier or could be later.
I geuss an x-ray or ultrasound would also tell you how far along but if that isn't something your interested in then every once in a while, just put your hands flat on the sides of her belly and you will probably be able to feel kicking and occasional squirm of the puppies inside. When you do feel it, you know she is approx. 10 days away.
yes I have been feeling and seeing the pups move for 7 days now!! So exciting! I just worry myself to death over these things.....I've been reading and reading, and talked with the vet(who really does not seem to be concerned.....Thank you!