Potter's Pregnancy Calendar
Sire: Cruiser
Dam: Potter
Breeder: Highland Dalmatians
Sun 25 Aug 2013
  • First day of mating.
  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Mon 26 Aug 2013
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Mon 26 Aug -
Tue 27 Aug 2013
  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
Tue 27 Aug -
Wed 28 Aug 2013
  • Fertilization occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.
Wed 28 Aug -
Fri 30 Aug 2013
  • 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.
Thu 5 Sep -
Sat 7 Sep 2013
  • The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.
Thu 5 Sep -
Thu 19 Sep 2013
  • The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Sun 8 Sep -
Sun 15 Sep 2013
  • Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Sat 14 Sep -
Sat 21 Sep 2013
  • 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.
Thu 19 Sep -
Mon 23 Sep 2013
  • 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.
Sun 22 Sep 2013
  • Start to increase the dams food ration.
  • The fetuses are now fully developed miniature dogs.
Sat 28 Sep 2013
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
Tue 8 Oct 2013
  • It's very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.
Fri 11 Oct -
Sat 19 Oct 2013
  • 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.
Sun 13 Oct 2013
  • 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.
Sun 13 Oct -
Mon 28 Oct 2013
  • 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.
Wed 23 Oct -
Sat 26 Oct 2013
  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
Thu 24 Oct 2013
  • You might want to start taking the dams rectal temperature each morning and evening.
Sun 27 Oct 2013
  • 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.
Mon 28 Oct 2013
  • 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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