Canine Gestation & Labor – Q & A

DOG GESTATION How many puppies can a dog have in one gestation? The number of puppies it can have is related to the dog’s breed and the female. Large breeds can have up to 13 or 14 puppies. Mediums sized dogs can have up to 5 puppies per gestation. How …

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Canine Mating & Breeding – Q & A

Does a male have to mate regularly? Yes, but people living in cities find it difficult to get their dog mated every season. Dog may develop behavioral problems if it is never mated. What should we do if we have a male and female at home? You won’t be there …

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Canine Sterilization

How to sterilize a dog? Sterilization can be done in three ways; ovariectomy – removal of ovaries; hysterectomy – removal of uterus; or by removing both in ovariohysterectomy. Which one is more preferable? By removing only uterus, we can prevent dog gestation. As the ovaries are still present, dog gets its heats. She …

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Male Dog Diseases

Male dogs to suffer from the following diseases. It is always important to remember these and get them treated in time. Tumors in Testicles Testicles appear swollen. In some cases, the dog loses hair, urinates like female and we can observe development of teats. Perineum Fracture It is represented by …

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Female Dog Diseases

DOG VAGINITIS This is a problem that can sometimes cause sterility. The female does show loss of vulva and licks non-stop. For this, we need to start antibiotics to combat this issue. ECZEMA OF THE VULVA This problem is very frequent in young dogs, especially during their first heat. These …

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Dog Breastfeeding

After puppies are born, during the first hours, they depend on colostrum, which is the source for immunoglobulin and protects them from infections. They find their way to the teat, but if it does not happen, we need to take their mouth to it. We also need to check if …

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Dog in Labor – Signs and Stages

There are five conditions for a good development of dog in labor: Her surroundings cannot be changed It must be clam The tissue must be correctly dilated There are enough uterine contractions Fetuses’ size must be of normal size in relationship to pelvis and are in normal position; their legs …

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Dog Gestation Period & Problems

Various problems including abortion can be observed in the canines during its gestational period. You should consult a vet if you feel like something is abnormal. Abortion is a stressful thing for the dog and its owner. There are several reasons for it. An infection can lead to abortion and …

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