How can you tell if a female dog is pregnant?

Asked By: Alisha Leffler
Date created: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 1:33 AM
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Here are 5 signs to watch for:

  1. Decreased Activity. If your dog easily becomes exhausted or is spending more time napping, it may indicate that she is pregnant.
  2. Changes in Appetite.
  3. Unusual Behavior.
  4. Enlarged or Discolored Nipples.
  5. Weight Gain and Enlarged Abdomen.
  6. Nesting Behaviors.
Answered By: Candice Will
Date created: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 3:36 AM
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Your dog can get pregnant during the very first heat, or estrus cycle. Though most dogs experience estrus around 6 months of age, some small breeds can go into heat at four months old, so it won't be long before your little princess is able to have pups of her own!
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Gestation Period: How Long Are Dogs Pregnant? The normal gestation period in dogs is approximately 63 days from conception, although this can vary by several days.
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6 Signs Of Pregnancy In Dogs

  • Decreased Activity. If your dog easily becomes exhausted or is spending more time napping, it may indicate that she is pregnant…
  • Changes in Appetite…
  • Unusual Behavior…
  • Enlarged or Discolored Nipples…
  • Weight Gain and Enlarged Abdomen…
  • Nesting Behaviors.
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When a woman is pregnant, the hormones in her body are likely to alter her scent in some way.

So, can dogs sense pregnancy? Because of their keen sense of smell, it's believed by many that a dog can detect a change in a woman even before she does — but it's mostly conjecture.

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On average, puberty (or sexual maturity) is reached at about six months of age, but this can vary by breed. Smaller breeds tend to have their first estrous cycle at an earlier age, while large and giant breeds may not come into heat for the first time until they reach eighteen months to two years of age.
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How to Tell if It's a Pitbull Breed

  • Look at the size and ratios of the dog. Pitt bulls are two and one-half feet tall at the shoulder or shorter.
  • Look at the dog's coat. The color is irrelevant.
  • Examine the dog's head and neck. A pit bull's head is extremely wide from ear to ear, across the brow and from cheek to cheek.
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Female dogs can only get pregnant when they're in heat.

A dog will begin her heat cycle after about 6 months of age.

Some females will show physical signs of readiness – their discharge will lighten in color, and they will "flag," or lift their tail up and to the side.

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