Gestation (Pregnancy)

Dogs are on average pregnant for 63 days after fertilisation has taken place. It may be difficult to determine exactly when a bitch fell pregnant if multiple matings took place over a number of days and therefore pregnancy may seem to be longer than 63 days, sometimes up to 72 days. Sperm can also stay alive in the female genital track for a few days and therefore fertilisation may happen a day or two or even up to a few days after mating.

Pregnancy can be diagnosed from around 3 weeks after mating by feeling the foetuses in the abdomen. Five weeks after mating feeling individual foetuses become more difficult for the veterinarian as they grow and become too big to feel individually, and form a sausage like structure in the uterus (womb).

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Parys Animal Hospital

Monday - Friday
Open:

07:30 - 18:00

Consulting Hours: 

07:30 - 10:30
and
16:00 - 18:00

Saturday
09:00 - 12:00

 

Parys Vetshop

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08:00 - 17:00

Saturday
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Tel/Fax: 056 811 2626

 

Lucky Dogs 

Monday - Friday
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Cell: 083 440 2766

 

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