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How will I know if my dog is pregnant

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Hi How will I know if my dog is pregnant
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now there are several ways to diagnose pregnancy in the dog. In regards ***** ***** so at home, you would need to keep an eye out for weight gain and nipple development (enlargement/increased pinkness) appearing after 4-5 weeks post mating. Otherwise, in regards ***** ***** definitive means, your vet does have a few different options to help you. The most common is abdominal palpation and pregnancies can usually be felt after day 28. Otherwise, your vet can check the uterus for fetuses using their ultrasound. That usually can be of benefit 25 days into the pregnancy. Otherwise, if we need to know a bit sooner, testing the levels of Relaxin your dog is producing is an option 22 days after mating.

I hope this information is helpful.

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All the best,

Dr. B.

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