dog pregnancy - jess
(Mount Gambier SA Australia)
Hi my name is Linda and I think my dog is pregnant.
She is fox terrier cross with jack russell one and half years old. My son left the front door open and ever since she got out, she gone from normal figure to quite large especially around her rib and spine. Very broad across her back and her nipples are little enlarged and her stomach is quiet hard. But I can't feel any little lumps which could be a pup in her tummy.
Tonight she was whining a little and when I picked her up she a slight blood discharge from her fanny. She's still very active running around though. Could she be pregnant or is this a phantom. She's just got so fat.
It's quite possible that your dog is pregnant considering the symptoms you describe. However, it depends on the time frame really. These things wouldn't show up until the pregnancy is fairly far along - maybe 6 or 7 weeks, or longer.
A dogs' pregnancy lasts 63 days (give or take a day or so either side) from the date of conception. If it's been 6 weeks or so since your dog got out, then she could be pregnant.
You won't necessarily be able to feel any puppies, but you could take her to the veterinarian to have him check for you. He will be able to tell you whether or not she's carrying pups.
Best of luck!