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When does a female dog start producing milk

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 years ago.

Hi lillypad,

Has it been determined that your girl is pregnant?

How far along is she?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I don't know if she is pregnant or not
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 years ago.

Thank you for that information. Dogs can go through a false pregnacy during the third stage of heat that is why I asked if you were sure she was pregnant. A false pregnancy would show all the signs of a pregnant dog. To confirm if the dog is pregnant a sonogram should be done. If she is pregnant you may see milk between days 50-57. Most dogs give birth around day 63 . I am going to direct you to a site that talks about pregnancy, whelping, puppy development and what you need to have ready to help with birthing in case she is pregnant. A sonogram can be done around day 24.

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