Mating & Pregnancy
The 12 Signs of Imminent Labor in Dogs
Knowing the imminent signs of labor in dogs is paramount for all of those who are breeding. Whether you have intentionally bred your dog, or the breeding was an accident, it is very important to be aware of these signs so as to know what to expect next.
How Do I Know If My Dog Is "in Season"?
Female dogs go through a season or heat cycle approximately every six months. It is a natural part of life if they have not been spayed, and it is the time when they can become pregnant. Knowing when your dog is coming into season is very important to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
How to Prevent Intact Male and Female Dogs From Mating
Explore these experienced-based tips on how to prevent intact dogs from mating.
How Long After a Dog Loses Her Mucus Plug Does Labor Start?
Dog owners often wonder when their pregnant dogs will whelp after losing their mucus plug. This article focuses on what to expect once your pregnant dog loses her mucus plug.
Understanding Dogs' Maternal Instincts: How to Know If Your Dog Is a Good Mother
What are the mothering behaviors of a dog? Let's delve deeper into a dog's maternal instincts and the recipe for good parenthood.
How to Set Up a Whelping Box and Whelp Puppies Successfully
Are you a dog breeder whelping your first litter of puppies? From preparation to delivery, use these tools and techniques to successfully whelp them.
How to Help a Dog Produce More Milk for Her Puppies
Does your dog whelp but fail to produce enough milk for her puppies? Here are a few humane options to help them out.
How to Feed a Pregnant or Nursing Dog a Natural Diet (Raw Dog Food)
If you are feeding a pregnant or nursing dog, you should be doing it naturally. Find out why, and what you should be giving her.
Is There a Morning-After Pill Available for Dogs to Stop Pregnancy?
Is there a morning-after pill available for dogs? If you don't want your dog to get pregnant, here are your options.
How Long Is Canine Gestation? Signs and Stages of Dog Pregnancy
How to recognize pregnancy in dogs: the signs, stages, and duration of canine pregnancy and the available testing methods.
How to Tell If Your Dog Is Pregnant and How to Help It With Gestation
This article will explain the signs of canine pregnancy and teach you how to help a pregnant dog through her gestation period.
How to Dry up a Dog’s Milk and Help Mom Stop Producing
How can you dry up a mother dog's milk? After nursing for the appropriate amount of time, the time comes to wean those puppies and help stop their mother's milk supply. How should you proceed?
When Should You Start Weaning Puppies From Their Mother?
This article tackles when puppy weaning starts, how to begin the process, and how to help the mom dog produce less milk.
Risks and Signs of Puppies Weaned Too Early From Mother
Learn why puppies should be kept with their mother and litter mates until they are seven-weeks old. Learn what to do if your puppy was removed too early.
The Chihuahua Heat Cycle: Breeding Considerations and Risks
Learn about signs suggesting your Chihuahua is in heat and important considerations about breeding Chihuahuas.
Signs Your Dog Is in Heat (and Basic Pregnancy Prevention)
Think your dog might be in heat? Want to stop her from getting pregnant? Learn how to distinguish your female dog's heat cycle as well as tips and tricks from experienced breeders on preventing canine pregnancy.
What to Expect When Your Pregnant Dog Is Expecting Puppies
Is your dog pregnant with puppies? Here are the signs of pregnancy in dogs, the week-by-week development of puppies in the womb, and the canine whelping or birthing process.
Top Six Reasons to Neuter or Spay Your Jack Russell Terrier
There's a lot of controversy when it comes to the subject of neutering animals. In fact, neutering is good for both your pet and society in general. Explore the top six reasons why neutering your Jack Russell terrier is a good idea.
How to Prevent, Recognize, and Treat Fading Puppy Syndrome
Fading puppy syndrome affects puppies under the age of 12 weeks. These puppies, known as "faders," basically fail to thrive and are unable to survive.
False Pregnancy in Dogs: Enlarged Nipples and Other Signs to Look for
Learn how to tell the difference between a false pregnancy and a real one in dogs.
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.
Spaying Your Female Dog: Timing, Process, and Myths
Did you know that when you generally adopt a female dog from a shelter, the dog is already spayed or will be shortly after adoption? Here's a complete explanation of the spaying process.
How to Tell If Your Dog Is Pregnant: Signs and Home Pregnancy Tests
How can you tell if your dog is pregnant? Is there such a thing as a pregnancy test for dogs? If you're a dog owner or breeder hoping for a litter, learn about dog pregnancy tests and how they work.