48 hours after the first mating the bitch should be mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilaziton taking place.
The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Wed 9 Jan 2013
Thu 10 Jan 2013
Sat 12 Jan 2013
The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes.
Sun 20 Jan 2013
Fri 1 Feb 2013
During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Mon 28 Jan 2013
The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Sun 3 Feb 2013
Feeding the dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug to relax the uterus.
Tue 5 Feb 2013
It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count.
Don't overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
The foetuses are now and are fully developed miniature dogs.
Sun 3 Mar 2013
Her breasts become even more swollen.
She may become a bit restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
It is better to feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
You can easily detect abdominal movement now.
Tue 12 Mar 2013
Sun 10 Mar 2013
Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.