Piper's Pregnancy Calendar
Sire: Ch. Highland's Flying High Again TT "Ozzie"
Dam: Ch. Highland's Charmed One "Piper"
Breeder: Highland Dalmatians
Sat 27 Feb 2010
  • First day of mating.
  • 48 hours after the first mating the bitch should be mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilization taking place.
  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Sun 28 Feb 2010
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Sun 28 Feb 2010 -
Mon 1 Mar 2010
  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
Mon 1 Mar 2010 -
Tue 2 Mar 2010
  • Fertilization occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.
Tue 2 Mar 2010 -
Thu 4 Mar 2010
  • Fertilized eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
  • The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
  • During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes.
Wed 10 Mar 2010 -
Fri 12 Mar 2010
  • The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.
Wed 10 Mar 2010 -
Wed 24 Mar 2010
  • The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Sat 13 Mar 2010 -
Sat 20 Mar 2010
  • Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Fri 19 Mar 2010 -
Fri 26 Mar 2010
  • Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus. Dam may appear a bit apathetic. She may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time.
  • Feeding the dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
  • Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug to relax the uterus.
Wed 24 Mar 2010 -
Sun 28 Mar 2010
  • An experienced person (a breeder or a veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant.
  • It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count.
Sat 27 Mar 2010
  • Start to increase the dams food ration.
  • Don't overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
  • The fetuses are now and are fully developed miniature dogs.
Fri 2 Apr 2010
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
Mon 12 Apr 2010
  • It's very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.
Thu 15 Apr 2010 -
Fri 23 Apr 2010
  • Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
  • Her breasts become even more swollen.
  • She may become a bit restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
Sat 17 Apr 2010
  • The dam might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • It is better to feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
  • You can easily detect abdominal movement now.
Sat 17 Apr 2010 -
Sun 2 May 2010
  • Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.
Tue 27 Apr 2010 -
Fri 30 Apr 2010
  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
Wed 28 Apr 2010
  • You might want to start taking the dams rectal temperature each morning and evening.
Sat 1 May 2010
  • Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams rectal temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
Sun 2 May 2010
  • Expected date of whelp. Of course this is just an average. Whelping may take place from the 59th to the 65th day. Puppies born before the 58th day will probably be too young to survive.
This javascript was originally designed by Suzan van Prooijen at the Cattery El Sham's Pregnancy Calendar version 1.8
rewritten for a canine by Debra L Jensen Copyright 1996&1997 Suzan van Prooijen, Cattery El Sham - The Netherlands

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