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Signs of pregnancy in dogs and cats – Pet podcast #26 – Interview with Dr. Lee

Pet podcast #26 features an interview with Dr. Lee of Advanced Animal Care. In this interview we discuss the topic of pregnancy signs in cats and dogs. We discuss what the signs are, how to test for pregnancy as well as when to spay and neuter so that pets don’t get pregnant in the first place.

This week’s ‘Pawsitive pet news’ story is a story from The Courant where we learn that it is now possible to accessorize your dog with a dog wig called a wiggle developed by wigmaster Ruth Regina.

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16 Responses to this Article, So Far

  1. Avatar pam says:

    how can i tell if my dog is pregnant or not. i was not there to see her breed. but was told by the breeder that she did but its been 30 days and i can’t tell.

  2. Avatar Marko says:

    As per the podcast – Ultrasound is the only way to test until the fetuses can be seen by X-ray.

  3. Avatar Lisa says:

    What time of the year are dogs usually in heat? What is the normal age or earlist age that dogs are able to become pregnant. I have a neighbor who has a German Sheperd and I think that the dog is between 1 and half or just two years old. Is she too young to be able to have puppies?

  4. Avatar Marko says:

    As far as I know the usual time is in the spring and in the fall but it can vary. Female dogs can become pregnant once they reach puberty which is typically between 6 -9 months. Please encourage your neighbor to SPAY the dog immediately. Humane societies all over north America are overflowing with dogs that are killed because there is no room for them. Dogs get ‘accidentally’ pregnant all the time. Unless your neighbot is a responsible breeder whose goal is to better the breed, she should NOT be breeding her dog and should have the dog spayed immediately to prevent accidental pregnancy which happens all the time.

  5. Avatar misty says:

    Yes how can i tell if my dog is pregnant her belly is felling out and her tits are also feeling out. She just had a litter a month ago but she didn’t feed the puppies and she dried up.Can she be pregnant again ?

  6. Avatar Marko says:

    Hi Misty – Please ask this question in our pet bulletin board
    where other members can help. Thx Marko

  7. Avatar Missty says:

    My dog is nine years old. Before her owners bet her. And my parents wont let me bring her in side so she has a old kennle that has dirt as the ground. I am only nine years old and my parents dont care about the puppies. I need to know what to do and i need to know quick!! she is make weird nouises and only eats a little bit. She also berrly ever leaves her dog house. WHAT SHOULD I DO!!

  8. Avatar Marko says:

    You should call the humane society closest to where you live.

  9. Avatar M. Aris. says:

    My Chihuahua female started to show some signs of pregnancy the last day she was with a male was around Jan 10th 2008 right know her mamary glands are swallen, bigger but some of them are hard, she lost her appetite and have vaginal discharge that is being treated with canine amoxal, she has her next vet apptment in 2 weeks but want to know if the hard in her breast is normal.

  10. Avatar Marko says:

    We are NOT vets here, please ask your vet this question. – Thanks, Marko

  11. Avatar denise says:

    is there any signs on to see if your dog is pregnet ? be sides taking her to the vet?

  12. Avatar Marko says:

    Signs late in the gestation period

    The female’s mammary glands will have started to swell up with milk..

    Behavioral changes such as turning in circles in search of a nest, anxiousness, decreased appetite, and a characteristic decrease in body temperature to 100 degrees Fahrenheit 24 hours before giving birth. (Normal body temperature 100.5-102.5F).

    Here is another more in depth article as well.

  13. Avatar britt says:

    ok my dog will be a year old soon and went into heat in the middle of july, we have another male dog but he is fixed, and the only dog that i know of that isnt fixed lives up the street but has an invisible fence. We didnt let her out of the back yard (which is fenced) but another female lab always manages to get in, and her mammary glands are swollen and she has gained a bit of weight, and wouldnt eat for about a week, my mom is worried that my dog got out the back with the other lab, and get prego.

  14. Avatar Jolene says:

    is it possible to conceive without the dogs locking. There has been a lot of action but no locking.

    • Avatar Marko says:

      There’s so many unwanted pets that most members of are against casual breeding. You should ask your vet or mentor breeder for these questions.

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