Pregnancy of a dog is a big concern for breeders are also the people having them at homes as pet.The average Gestation period for a dog is about 55-72 days.For a female dog to be pregnant it is necessary that you have bred it at the right time usually they are at their heat cycle before and at the end of spring.The signs you may notice in the early days of her pregnancy are as follows.
LOSS OF APPETITE:
The early signs includes the morning sickness when you dog will stop eating to it's normal extent and seems to be sick but this will not last more than 10 days and again she will gain her appetite and would may start eating more than she normally does.
LETHARGY OR LACK OF ENERGY:
Your dog would seen to be less energetic and her activity level would decrease.She would start preferring to sit at one place instead of going on a walk.She would feel sleepy most of the times and may suffer from listlessness but that of course would be temporary.
CHANGE IN BODY SHAPE:
You will experience the discharge of white colored secretions from vagina called vaginal discharge.This usually happens after the first month of Gestation.The nipple would appear to be larger than normal.
You can have an X-ray in the last two weeks of Gestation period that will allow the vet to make furthur prescriptions about what you should do for your pregnant dog.A normal X-ray after 45 days of Gestation looks like.
CARE FROM YOUR SIDE:
You should feed your dog with high quality pet food.Like humans female dogs also become delicate and wants you to be with them.They would want you to pet them always and would show more affectionate behavior.All that you need to do is to try to increase the time you were giving normally to your dog and don't think twice in taking her to vet if you feel a new change in her.