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when does a pregnant dog get milk in her nipples

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.
This varies dog to dog. Some have milk in a week or more before birthing and some don't have milk until after whelping is completed.
With my dogs I usually see obvious milk a day or so before whelping.
You can read more about pregnancy and whelping in dogs here
http://lowchensaustralia.com/breeding/pregnancy.htm
And these sites go over the whelping process including pictures
http://www.chihuahualoving.com/Delivery.html
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/whelping.htm
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/whelpingsecondstage.htm
http://www.worldwideboxer.com/birth.html
Hope this helps you!
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