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I have 2 pugs 2 years old the female is pregnant saw them

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i have 2 pugs 2 years old the female is pregnant
saw them mating on sept 26
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

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Is she starting to gain weight at all?

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Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.


Dogs are pregnant about 63 days or so. You may not see any immediate signs of her being pregnant and your vet wouldn't even be able to tell you if she was pregnant until about 21 days after mating and that would require special testing. She should be starting to gain weight and you should have her on a high quality puppy food. That will supply her with the necessary nutrition to support herself and the developing pups. I would not do goats milk on a regular basis. The food will contain the calcium she needs. You can keep some on had in case the pups need supplemental feedings.

The following site goes over the whelping process and also goes through pretty much all the things you need to know about whelping and puppy care.

I would suggest you have an x-ray done the last week of her pregnancy around the last week of November to see how many pups to expect.

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