Dog Reproduction

The Dog Owners Guide To Whelping Puppies
The Dog Owners Guide To Whelping Puppies

Whelping puppies basically refers to the process of a pregnant dog giving birth to ‘Whelps' i.e. newborn puppies. After your dog has mated and become pregnant the time between pregnancy and birth is about 63 days – although this can vary by six days. This should give you enough time to find […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Pyometra in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Pyometra in Dogs

Pyometra (Pyometritis) is a very serious condition that affects older female dogs (normally dogs over the age of six) who have not been spayed. This condition occurs when large amounts of fluid start to accumulate in the female dog's uterus (it is more often seen in dogs that have recently been on […]

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The Facts About Neutering A Dog
The Facts About Neutering A Dog

The process of neutering a dog (male) will involve the vet surgically removing both testicles (the operation can be undertaken at any age). Of course the ultimate aim when neutering a dog is to stop your dog from being able father any offspring. Health Benefits To Neutering A Dog There are also […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Food Allergies
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Food Allergies

Dog food allergies are seen in approximately ten percent of all allergic reactions in dogs. They are less common than allergies to fleas and inhalents but are equally unpleasant. Allergies to specific dog food's and their ingredients can affect any breed, male or female and can start occuring at any age (although […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Mastitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the mammary glands which can be caused by a blocked milk duct, cut or bruise that has become inflamed and infected. The breasts may appear lumpy, painful and warm to the touch (unusually warm). The breasts may also appear purplish-blue in color and the affected female may […]

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Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Herpes Virus
Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Herpes Virus

The canine herpes virus is a very serious medical condition that is associated with the female genitalia. If the virus is present then this can lead to the pregnancy being aborted. It is also possible that the entire litter can die straight after whelping or the pregnant bitch can give birth to […]

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Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Heat Cycle
Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Heat Cycle

The canine heat cycle will affect female dogs that have not been spayed (neutered). The duration and age that female dogs come into Estrus can depend on the breed of dog that you own and on each individual dog (as each dog is different). The period that your dog will be in […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to the Canine Gestation Period (Pregnancy)
The Dog Owners Guide to the Canine Gestation Period (Pregnancy)

The canine gestation period will normally last approximately 63 days and is defined as the period between conception and birth i.e. a pregnancy. But before we go into detail about gestation and pregnancy we need to talk a little about the female¬†heat cycle. Ok so lets start by talking a little about […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine False Pregnancy
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine False Pregnancy

A canine false pregnancy (Pseudocyesis) is basically when a female dog will show the symptoms of being pregnant. This can be as a result of the dog actually never having mated or failing to conceive. A dog suffering from this condition may even start lactating but will not actually have any puppies. […]

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