Dog Health Treatment & Advice : Signs That a Dog Is Pregnant

Dog Health Treatment & Advice : Signs That a Dog Is Pregnant


Hi, I’m Doctor Aimee Beger, and I’m a veterinarian,
and today we’re going to be talking about ways to determine if your dog is pregnant.
The best way to determine if your dog is pregnant is to go to the veterinarian and have them
do a palpation of your dogs abdomen, but, what you might find at home is that your dog
becomes…becomes enlarged in the abdomen, or kind of a big belly. Sometimes her mammary
glands do enlarge, and nipples eventually become enlarged as well, which indicates that
she’s producing milk. Other signs you might see at home are that her appetite has increased.
She may become thirsty. And that she may become a little bit more needy during the process.
Near the end of pregnancy, however, she may seek solace and want to, kind of, start to
nest in a little closet or bedroom off….in the house. And, other ways you can determine,
of course, if your dog is pregnant is to do x-rays and, or ultrasound at your veterinarian.

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