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17 Jun 2011

female dog pregnancy

My dog is approx 4 weeks pregnant. I have never had to deal with this before - all my pets have been spayed in the past and the lady that gave the dog to me told me she had been spayed. Anyway I need some info : how long is pregnancy duration, are there vitamins we can give her, any extra food needs etc etc also will she need assistance when giving birth
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CyberVet
CyberVet

01 Jan 0001

Hi Lee

The average gestation (pregnancy) period for a dog is around 63 +/- 4-5 days. If you use a premium dog food you will have no need to supplement the diet - please check what is available at your local Vet Shop/Veterinary Practice.

There is a lot of information regarding pregnancy and birth protocols/husbandry on the internet and I would advise that you research this information with due diligence in preparation for the birth. If you need further information then contact you local friendly vet.
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