Jensen Canine Pregnancy Calander
Pregnancy Calendar for Dogs
Date: Sat 21 Jul 112
Sat 21 Jul 112
First day of mating.
48 hours after the first mating the bitch should be mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilaziton taking place.
The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Sun 22 Jul 112
Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Sun 22 Jul 112 –
Mon 23 Jul 112
Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
Mon 23 Jul 112 –
Tue 24 Jul 112
Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.
Tue 24 Jul 112 –
Thu 26 Jul 112
Fertilised eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes.
Wed 1 Aug 112 –
Fri 3 Aug 112
The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.
Wed 1 Aug 112 –
Wed 15 Aug 112
The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Sat 4 Aug 112 –
Sat 11 Aug 112
Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Fri 10 Aug 112 –
Fri 17 Aug 112
Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus. Dam may appear a bit apathetic. She may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time.
Feeding the dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug to relax the uterus.
Wed 15 Aug 112 –
Sun 19 Aug 112
An experienced person (a breeder or a veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant.
It’s now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count.
Sat 18 Aug 112
Start to increase the dams food ration.
Don’t overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
The foetuses are now and are fully developed miniature dogs.
Fri 24 Aug 112
The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
Mon 3 Sep 112
It’s very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.
Thu 6 Sep 112 –
Fri 14 Sep 112
Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
Her breasts become even more swollen.
She may become a bit restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
Sat 8 Sep 112
The dam might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
It is better to feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
You can easily detect abdominal movement now.
Sat 8 Sep 112 –
Sun 23 Sep 112
Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.
Tue 18 Sep 112 –
Fri 21 Sep 112
Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
Wed 19 Sep 112
You might want to start taking the dams rectal temperature each morning and evening.
Sat 22 Sep 112
Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams rectal temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
Sun 23 Sep 112