How far along in pregnancy does a dogs teats begin to drop?

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I rescued this dog (2yrs old) exactly a month and 1 week ago today. The pound was going to put her to sleep because her tail had been cut off. So the day after I got her she had to ...show more
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hi, here is a pregnancy time line.. take a look.. hope this helps.. (it does me) and it looks like week 36-42

Canine Pregnancy Timeline

Week One (Days 1-7)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Fertilization occurs
• 2 cell embryos are in the oviduct
• The embryo is fairly resistant to external interference in development
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Possible morning sickness
• Possible personality changes
CARE OF THE *****
• Normal feeding
• Check any and all medications with vet prior to administering
• No insecticides (i.e., flea treatments)
• No live vaccines
TO DO LIST
• Put together pedigree on litter
• Write contract
• Contact AKC for litter registration application
• Start taking puppy reservations
Week Two (Days 8-14)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Embryo will be 4 cell at start of week and 64 cell by end of week
• Embryo enters the uterus
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Possible morning sickness
CARE OF THE *****
• Continue as with Week One
TO DO LIST
• Nothing special this week
Week Three (Days 15-21)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Day 19 -- Implantation of embryos in uterus
CHANGES IN THE *****
• See above
CARE OF THE *****
• See above
TO DO LIST
• Nothing special this week
Week Four (Days 22-28)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Development of eyes and spinal cords
• Faces take shape
• Fetus' grow from 5-10 mm to 14-15 mm
• Organogenesis begins-- Embryos are at their most susceptible to defects
• Days 26 - 32 are the best days to palpate (i.e.. feel for the puppies)
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Possible clear vaginal discharge
• Mammary development begins
CARE OF THE *****
• After Day 26, palpitation may be possible to diagnose pregnancy
• Limit strenuous activity (such as working, jumping, long runs)
• Add 1/4 cup cottage cheese or a hard boiled egg to food on alternating days
TO DO LIST
• Schedule ultrasound or palpation with vet if desired
Week Five (Days 29-35)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES

• Development of toes, whisker buds, and claws
• Fetus' look like dogs
• Gender can be determined
• Eyes (previously open) now close
• Fetus' grow from 18 mm - 30 mm
• Organogenesis ends -- embryos are fairly resistant to interference with development
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Swelling becomes noticeable
• Loss of "tuck-up"
• Weight will start to increase
CARE OF THE *****
• Slightly increase amount of food and switch to puppy kibble.
• If you feed one meal a day, add an extra meal. If you feed twice a day, slightly increase one of the meals.
• Add daily multi-vitamin
• Palpation no longer possible due to fluids in uterus
TO DO LIST
• Nothing special this week
Week Six (Days 36-42)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Development of skin pigment
• Fetus' should weigh around 6 grams and be 45 mm long
• Fetal heartbeats can be heard with stethoscope
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Nipples darken and enlarge
• Abdomen continues to enlarge
CARE OF THE *****
• Add cottage cheese or hard boiled egg to food daily
• Increase the amount of food in the extra meal
• ***** should start sleeping in whelping box
TO DO LIST
• Assemble whelping box
• By this time you should be fairly sure that the ***** is pregnant.
• Notify the people on your puppy list.
• Let them know when you expect delivery.
Week Seven (Days 43-49)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Growth and development continues
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Abdomen hair will start shedding
• The ***** will start to look pregnant at this point
CARE OF THE *****
• Slightly increase both meals
TO DO LIST
• Stop any roughhousing or jumping
• Radiographs (X-rays) possible to determine number and size of puppies
Week Eight (Days 50-57)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Fetal movement can be detected when ***** is at rest
• Puppies can safely be born from now on
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Milk may be squeezed from nipples
• The ***** will be very large.
CARE OF THE *****
• Moderate lunch
TO DO LIST
• Gather whelping kit
• Prepare phone list for help/support. It should include your vet's phone number, the emergency clinic's phone number, the number of any friends who will be offering support during whelping and anyone else you might need to contact before, during, or after whelping (like your office to let them know you won't be in!)
• Make sure your car is gassed up and ready for a possible emergency trip to the vet's office.
Week Nine (Days 58-65)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
• Growth and Development continues
CHANGES IN THE *****
• Nesting behavior may be seen
• ***** may become distressed (panting, pacing, acting uncomfortable)
• Temperature should be around 100.8-100.2=B0
When temperature drops to around 98 - 99.4, puppies should be born within 24 hours
• Appetite may disappear as whelping approaches
CARE OF THE *****
• Start taking temperature three times a day
TO DO LIST
• Notify vet or emergency clinic when temperature drops so that they will be ready for any problems
• Keep detailed records on temperature and behavior of *****
• Double check that whelping supplies are ready

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  • thebunny1482 answered 7 years ago
    I had to go look at my Veterinary Technicians book and see what it said. The gestation period for dogs is 59-68 days" 2mths". It sounds like you may have puppys on the way soon. But if you want to back up my answer you can all ways just call and ask your vet and see what they can tell you over the phone with out having to take her. But it really looks like you might have a litter of pups soon. Good Luck.

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    Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians
    I am also a student studing Vet Tech and Vet Assistant
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