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lexi6969
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Registered: ‎10-08-2012

signs do i know when my dog goes into labor

How will I know when my dog is going to have her puppies? I know they give birth on the 62nd day or the 63rd day but what are the normal signs

 

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PatrickMahaney
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Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Clinical Signs of Labor in a Pregnant Female Dog

Lexi6969,

Thank you for your question.

 

There are a variety of clinical signs that you will see you when a dog is about to enter the delivery process.  In general, nesting behavior (finding an isolated comfortable soft warm place for the puppies to be born is seen).  Additionally, there can be decreased appetite and water consumption.  Have a more clinical perspective, body temperature will reduce to below the normal range (102-102.5).

 

Here is a petMD article that thoroughly covers the topic:

http://www.petmd.com/dog/puppycenter/health/evr_dg_whelping_new_puppies_on_the_way#.UIeDy7TT0UU

 

Good luck,

Dr. PM

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