Having puppies at home is a magical experience, but we must be responsible. We must be especially careful when our dog is pregnant. Each pregnancy has to be planned so that we can be sure that our dog is ready to be a mother.
Well, once we said this, we have to remember that we need to be very informed about our dogs so we can help them in anything that they need. That’s why today I’ll solve your question:
How long are dogs pregnant?
Gestation time of a dog does not follow a math rule. In fact, it is a bit variable, but generally, a dog’s pregnancy lasts around two months. Nature is not always exact so don’t get scared if your dog lasts a few days more or less.
Pregnancy in dogs lasts around 63 days, more or less days in some cases. Gestation lasts between 58 and 65 days. Normally, a dog’s pregnancy lasts this, between 58 and 65 days, as we say, not an exact number. Depending on the race and size of the mother, she’ll have between 2 and 9 puppies.
Small races tend to have only 3 or 4 puppies, and bigger races between 6 and 9.
It is frequent that first-time mothers have just a few puppies, that is to say, it’s normal that they have only 1 or 2 puppies.
Las razas pequeñas suelen tener sólo 3 or 4 cachorros y las grandes entre 6 y 9.
What if my dog’s pregnancy lasts more?
In some cases, it can happen. Most of the times this doesn’t mean that something is wrong. Normally, if the dog will have more puppies, the pregnancy will last less days. And if she’ll have less puppies, pregnancy can last even 68 days.
As a general rule, the day 68 is established as the time limit in a normal pregnancy.
What if my dog has been pregnant more than 68 days?
If your dog’s pregnancy lasts more than 68 days, you should consider that there is a delay. In this case, you have to take your dog to the veterinarian as soon as possible because something might be wrong.
The veterinarian will say if your dog and puppies are safe or if something is happening. The veterinarian will help you all the time and, if it’s necessary, help your dog giving birth.
I hope this has been helpful…and that you get new little friends soon!