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  • Personality-wise, there is really nothing different from a female dog and a male dog. But what about when your female dog goes into heat? Here are some tips on how to manage.

    Tips for Caring for a Female Dog in Heat

    Tips for Caring for a Female Dog in Heat

    by Whitney206

  • Whether you're breeding and want to know how to have a large litter of pups or your dog is pregnant and you're wondering how many pups she's expecting, dog litter size determination is important.

    What Determines Litter Size in Dogs?

    What Determines Litter Size in Dogs?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • This article provides an overview of the stages of a dog's heat cycle and what to expect from each.

    The Dog's Heat Cycle Explained

    The Dog's Heat Cycle Explained

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli91

  • How can you help your dog give birth? Great question! Some may say let nature run its course, but you definitely want to be there on the big day in case of complications and to help as needed.

    How to Help Your Dog Give Birth

    How to Help Your Dog Give Birth

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli235

  • What exactly is false pregnancy in dogs, and why does it happen? What are the signs and, most of all, what is the treatment?

    Understanding False Pregnancy in Dogs

    Understanding False Pregnancy in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli11

  • 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.

    Spaying Your Female Dog

    Spaying Your Female Dog

    by Whitney248

  • 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 6 reasons why neutering your Jack Russell terrier is a good idea.

    Top 6 Reasons to Neuter Your Jack Russell Terrier

    Top 6 Reasons to Neuter Your Jack Russell Terrier

    by JackRussell3

  • When are puppies born? Is there a puppy season for dogs and what time of the year are they mostly born? Learn when canines used to reproduce in the wild and when they reproduce in a domestic setting.

    What Time of the Year Are Most Puppies Born?

    What Time of the Year Are Most Puppies Born?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • If your dog is in heat you may wonder what you can do to make her more comfortable. While canine heat is not a disease or a condition that needs treatment, there are several small things you can do.

    How to Help a Dog in Heat

    How to Help a Dog in Heat

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli66

  • Is your dog pregnant? Learn potential signs and symptoms of dog pregnancy and how pregnancy can be diagnosed.

    Signs Your Dog Is Pregnant

    Signs Your Dog Is Pregnant

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli374

  • Have you ever wondered about silent heats in female dogs and why they happen? If you have noticed that your female dog did not go in heat, a silent heat may be a possibility.

    Understanding the Silent Heat in Female Dogs

    Understanding the Silent Heat in Female Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli15

  • In this exclusive interview session, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, owner of Hoofstock Veterinary Services, talks about how to care for a pregnant dog and answers the most common questions that pet parents ask her about this topic.

    Common Questions About Canine Pregnancies

    Common Questions About Canine Pregnancies

    by Donna Cosmato16

  • This article describes the symptoms of a false pregnancy and explains how to tell the difference between a false one and a real one.

    Signs of False Pregnancy in Dogs

    Signs of False Pregnancy in Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli1

  • Do you know what to look for if you think your dog is pregnant? Sometimes it is easy to tell and sometimes you will need tests to confirm what you might know. Learn more here.

    7 Ways to Tell If Your Dog Is Pregnant

    7 Ways to Tell If Your Dog Is Pregnant

    by Dr Mark3

  • Why do dogs pant after giving birth? There are several possibilities, but it's always best to consult with your veterinarian if something doesn't look right.

    Why Is My Dog Panting After Giving Birth?

    Why Is My Dog Panting After Giving Birth?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli10

  • Learn about how to prepare dogs to mate, how to know when they're ready, and how to best facilitate the breeding process safely and effectively.

    All You Need to Know About Dog Mating

    All You Need to Know About Dog Mating

    by Age-Net82

  • This article contains useful information about caring for newborn puppies when the mother can’t. Original photos are included.

    How to Care for Orphaned Puppies

    How to Care for Orphaned Puppies

    by Holle Abee7

  • All you need to know about your dog's pregnancy, what to expect, the birth process, and possible complications that could require fast action.

    All About Dog Pregnancy

    All About Dog Pregnancy

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli114

  • Shih Tzus are beautiful toy dogs who are very sensitive, especially when pregnant. This article aims to help would-be Shih Tzu breeders to breed their pets successfully.

    How to Take Care of Your Pregnant Shih Tzu

    How to Take Care of Your Pregnant Shih Tzu

    by TENKAY22

  • 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.

    Pregnancy and Labor in Dogs

    Pregnancy and Labor in Dogs

    by Retired Vet12

  • At what age do dogs go into heat? The answer is that it depends. Small dogs and large dogs have different timeframes when it comes to their first heat. Knowing the age is helpful.

    When Do Dogs Go Into Heat?

    When Do Dogs Go Into Heat?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

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