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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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My dog accidentally got pregnant between 17 August and 25

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Hi my dog accidentally got pregnant between 17 August and 25 August
As we are unsure exactly what date she got caught (she was out of season and I had my dads male dog staying with us for a week)
Should I be worried she hasn't gone into labour yet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also today she had some light green creamy discharge from her vulva and her nipples have started to produce a creamy substance
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

August 17 - 25 to October 21 is 65 - 57 days of gestation. Most dogs will deliver on the 63rd day but 57-65 days of gestation are possible and so your dog may be having a normal pregnancy at this time. Is she visibly pregnant? Her discharge from her mammary glands can occur with both pregnancy and false pregnancy. A green discharge from her vulva, however, suggests placental detachment and imminent birth but if she's been contracting - stage 2 labor - and no pup has appeared for an hour that discharge can indicate placental detachment and dystochia (difficult birth) and risk to the pup(s).

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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