We have often wondered what happens inside our pregnant moms and what the puppies looked like at their stage in life. We have done some research on the Internet about what happens inside a pregnant dog and found it interesting. We have put together some pictures below and tried to show you the stages in a dog's pregnancy.
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By Day 2, the released sperm cells are traveling toward the fertilization of the egg
Day 4 will most likely be the day of conception.
By day 10, this is what the fertilized egg will look like.
Barely conceived embryos by day 12
The embryo is still developing it's internal organs.
Day one when the sperm has been "administered".
The embryo begins to form the shape of the head, body and make up of the spine. It is also forming it's central nervous system and the beginning development of it's internal organs.
The fetus is now growing hair
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The placenta is now fully formed. Now you can with high probability determine whether the female is pregnant. Ofcourse, the ultrasound will not show the embryos yet because they are too tiny, but you will see the 'fetal bags filled with amniotic fluid. Embryos are getting bigger and reach a size of about 5mm.
Midpoint of pregnancy-embryos weighs about 20% of birth weight.
Our moms behavior starts to change. She is quieter and is becoming more sensitive.
The abdomen and genital organs.Slightly expands
This is the end of the slow fetal growth period. At this stage the sex organs also apear .
Now, you may feel the puppies when touching the females abdomen. But it is hard to determine their number, because they are incredibly busy!
Pregnancy begins to be very visible now. The mother devotes more time and energy in to taking care of herself.
Her mammary glands are now getting bigger and more noticeable.
With the approaching date of birth, the female is becoming more and more anxious. She will try to protect her puppies in her womb. She becomes braver and is prepared even to bite a potential stranger.
It is time to get the place ready for when she gives birth.
The mothers belly is full and internal motions of the puppies in the womb can be seen from the outside.
Now the fetuses weigh 75% of their birthweight. Now the fetuses weigh 75% of their birthweight.
It is possible at this time to secrete a few drops of milk from the breast.
During this period, you should wash the bitch lactic glands and genital organs with warm water.
The mother rests and prepares a nest for the birth.
Fetuses are covered in fur on his nose, legs, tail and belly. They are ready to be born.