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hi my name is dr. Pam Nichols I’m a
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veterinarian in Bountiful Utah at Animal
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Care Center I’d like to talk to today
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about how to tell when your dog is
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pregnant
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first thing is we hope that you’re doing
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this responsibly and that you’ve planned
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to breed your dog and that you in fact
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did witness the breeding not that your
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dog was just running free and happened
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to get pregnant second thing is that
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after your dog has been bred by day 30 a
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blood test can be run that will confirm
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that she’s actually pregnant by day 30
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you will start seeing signs of pregnancy
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but these signs can be very misleading
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because every dog that has a heat cycle
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will go through a false pregnancy every
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single time and this simply has to do
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with the dog’s corpus luteum not
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disappearing until about day 50 so dogs
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that go into heat act like they’re
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pregnant no matter what for at least a
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month or month and a half so at day 30
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after breeding take your doctor event
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have a blood test run to confirm
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pregnancy if you’re not sure at day 30
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or if you don’t have time to go at day
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30 you can take her in a day 5255 of
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gestation and your vet can take x-rays
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and find out how many puppies are in and
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what size the puppies are and I actually
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recommend that for all of my pregnant
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dogs just simply so we know and
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especially this is dogs that are at risk
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for having cesarean sections so I was
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like poodles and chihuahuas and
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dachshunds dogs that didn’t to have
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larger puppies and they’re able to deal
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with to able to deliver we’d like you to
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have x-rays before just before delivery
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other signs that your dog might be
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pregnant would be her abdomen gets
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swollen her appetite may decrease her
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appetite excuse me her activity level
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may decrease and she may get a little
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more sedentary she also may get more
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needy and be hanging out with you more
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and not want to leave your side dogs
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tend to get a little bit anxious
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and then as gestation progresses they’ll
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start doing things like panting heavily
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because their belly is so big and
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swollen and pacing a lot and just not
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being able to get comfortable standing
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up and lying down