Dogs have umbilical cords, and they serve the same purpose in puppies as they do in human babies. The umbilical cord attaches the puppy to the mother dog's uterus, and the puppy receives oxygen and nourishment through it... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

The umbilical cord connects the baby to the placenta in the mother's womb, transporting oxygen and nutrients to the baby, and carrying away waste products, such as carbon dioxide. Still attached to the baby's abdomen at ... More »

The umbilical cord is attached on one end to the placenta and on the other end to the fetus. It's the lifeline that allows the fetus to get essential nutrients from the mother's blood. More » Health Women's Health Reproductive Anatomy

Dogs go into labor when it is time to have their puppies. The labor process includes the first stage, where uterine contractions begin; hard labor, in which the puppies are born; and the final stage in which the mother d... More »

According to The Daily Puppy, dogs are known to sometimes eat their dead puppies. Cannibalism has been observed in dogs, but it is not commonplace. In theory, other dogs of any breed or mix are capable of eating their pu... More »

Most dogs can understand up to 250 words and phrases making them as intelligent as the average 2-year-old child. Puppies have 28 teeth and adult dogs have 42. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Dogs of all sizes can be found through an ASPCA-participating shelter or through an unaffiliated shelter, either operated privately or by the county in which it is located. Resources exist to make available pets searchab... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs