It typically takes between 56 and 66 days for puppies to be born. Gestation is the period of time between conception and birth. The average gestation period for dogs is 63 days from the day of ovulation.Continue Reading
The symptoms of pregnancy in dogs are much the same as those human females exhibit. The female dog may have morning sickness, seem tired and have a decrease in appetite. As the pregnancy progresses, her nipples will enlarge and darken, she will gain weight and she may begin nesting to prepare for the birth.
A veterinarian can perform X-rays and ultrasounds to inform the owners how many puppies to expect and how far along the mother is. Although the vet will not be able to pinpoint the actual date that the puppies will be born, he or she will be able to narrow down the date so the owner can make preparations for the birth.Learn more about Dogs
Determining the cause of puppies being stillborn is nearly impossible without a full post-mortem examination, but can be attributed to premature or traumatic birth or infection. It is not uncommon for animals who give multiple births to have stillborn offspring.Full Answer >
Tiny puppies or "toy" breeds can be acquired for free through local classified advertisements or online from adoption sources that offer special free dog adoptions or "giveaways," such as Texas Tea Cups, who has drawings for free tiny puppies all year. Interested parties can sign up on the website to be included in the drawings. The company also marks down the cost of teacup puppies every 2 to 10 days and eventually they will be given away for free if not sold.Full Answer >
Help a puppy learn to stop biting by yelping or speaking sternly during play as he mouths on your hands, and then by giving short timeouts. Reward the puppy during play when he is gentle instead of biting and when he stops biting.Full Answer >
According to the American Whippet Club, whippets are typically quiet, gentle and not aggressive house dogs. Unlike some other dog breeds, whippet puppies are recommended as suitable for homes with young children.Full Answer >