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My 16 month old Labrador X Labernois did it on may 31st (twice

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My 16 month old Labrador X Labernois did it on may 31st (twice around in 36 hours may I add). We have since noticed she is a lot quitter, won't play as much and mostly her feeding schedule has become unprdictable (not the same time, not as much...).

Her belly is slightly distended, firmer at the touch...

What do you make of this? Feeding normal? Looks like a first trimester woman feeling nocious...
Hi, this is Dr. Marie.

It sounds like you are asking what the chances are that your girl is pregnant?

It is not uncommon for dogs to go through a period of "morning sickness" around week 3 or 4 of her pregnancy which would be exactly where she is now. These dogs tend to eat a little less and are a little lethargic. It usually doesn't last longer than a week or so.

It is a good idea to take her temperature just to be sure these symptoms are not a sign of some type of infection. You can do this rectally with the help of some k-y jelly or vaseline. If it is higher than 102F or 39 C then this is a fever.

There is no early pregnancy detection test like we can do with people. At about 28 days of pregnancy and after we can do a blood relaxin test which is semi-accurate. Or, after 28 days you can have an ultrasound done or after 50 days an xray can determine if she is pregnant.

Hope all goes well!

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Dr. Marie.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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