How to know if your basset hound is pregnant?
Breeding a dog is a big responsibility, and there's a lot to learn about dog pregnancy and delivery....There are signs of dog pregnancy you can watch for, including:
- Increase in appetite.
- Weight gain.
- Increase in nipple size.
- Swollen belly.
- Tires more easily.
- Nesting behavior.
- More affectionate.
In the event that you want to breed your dog or prevent a pregnancy, there are noticeable signs that can alert you that your dog is in heat: First stage (proestrus).
Your dog's vulva will look swollen or larger than normal.
This is usually accompanied by a bloody vaginal discharge and she may urinate more often.
The signs dogs give us when it's time to say goodbye.
- 1) Prolonged Lethargy/Disinterest. This is the most common sign that the dying process has begun.
- 2) Stops Eating/Drinking. You know something is wrong when your dog refuses food.
- 3) Loss of Coordination.
- 4) Incontinence.
- 5) Labored Breathing.
- 6) Seeking Comfort.
What to do
- Walk your dog at least twice daily…
- Play with them using active toys (balls, flying disks) as often as possible.
- Teach your dog a few commands or tricks…
- Take a training class with your dog and practice what you learn daily.
- Keep interesting toys in the yard to keep your dog busy when you're not around.
Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.
Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.