Average gestation is 63 days but can range from 57 days to 65 days. Signs that indicate labor is starting include panting, shivering, digging, refusing food and occasionally vomiting. You can get a better indication that whelping is imminent by taking her temperature beginning at least a week prior to her earliest expected due date. When it settles into the 98 to 99 degree range usually labor begins within 24 hours. You should read the following links on what to expect throughout her pregnancy and whelping.
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