14-01-2015

Pregnancy and Whelping – Pre-labor

Usually dogs increase their digging, restlessness, panting, and nesting behavior within the last twelve to twenty-four hours before whelping (about the same time their temperature drops below ninety-n

14-01-2015

Pregnancy and Whelping – Preparing for labor

One to two weeks before her due date you should have the whelping area set up. You want a warm, somewhat quiet place, that is easy to clean and easily accessible, in case you need to assist. Her whelp

14-01-2015

Pregnancy and Whelping – After the puppies have all arrived

Once you are certain that all the puppies have arrived clean up the area and put the puppies with their mother in the box. Make sure the mother has had a chance to relieve herself, although it may be

14-01-2015

Pregnancy and Whelping – Labor

Labor begins when your dog begins to push out the puppies. Sometimes dogs act like they have to relieve themselves and want to go out. Go out with our dog and watch her carefully. She may actually be

14-01-2015

Puppy Pointers – Feeding

Your puppy will do well on two feedings a day (feeding three times a day is not necessary but is OK if the puppy is under sixteen weeks of age). Occasionally, some of the toy breeds need to be fed num