The average length of the gestation period for dogs is between 60 to 64 days, or roughly 9 weeks. However, as with humans, the length of the gestation period varies slightly depending on the female. The duration also var... More »

A dog carries puppies for about two months or 60 to 64 days. This is true for all breeds, though small-breed dogs typically begin going into heat earlier than large breed dogs. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Puppyhood generally ends sometime between 6 and 18 months old, depending on the dog's breed. Adulthood can start anytime between 12 months to 3 years. Small dogs usually mature earlier and live longer than large dogs, wh... More »

The gestation period for dogs is roughly 63 days. However, a dog pregnancy can range from 58 to 68 days in length. Dog pregnancies are broken down into trimesters; each trimester lasts around 21 days. More »

Puppies get an oral or an injection of broad spectrum dewormer at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks, according to Doctors Foster and Smith. The veterinarian may need to check the puppies for specific parasites, such as heart worm, whi... More »

Puppies should have the five-way or combination vaccine at ages 6 and 9 weeks. This vaccine protects puppies from adenovirus cough, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus and distemper, according to Pet Education. Puppies ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Nursing puppies receive complete nutrition from their mothers' milk and should continue to nurse until they are at least four weeks old. At four weeks of age, dogs can begin to eat a high-quality kibble designed for pupp... More »