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Mating & Pregnancy

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Pregnancy and Labor in Dogs

Pregnancy can usually be detected in dogs by palpation (a veterinarian carefully feeling the dog's belly) 20 to 30 days after breeding, by ultrasound 24 or more days after breeding, and by radiographs (x-rays) 40 to 45 days after breeding.

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Spaying Your Female Dog

I love all dogs, but that doesn't mean that I want puppies. Generally, when you adopt a dog from a shelter, the dog is already spayed or will be shortly after adoption. Here's an explanation of the spay process.