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Whelping Essentials: Preparing for your Dog’s Pregnancy

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We’ve compiled a list of whelping essentials to help you and your dog get through her pregnancy. When your dog becomes pregnant there are lots of preparations that can be made to make the labour as stress-free as possible. A well-prepared owner greatly improves the odds of each puppy’s survival. These whelping essentials will make sure you’re prepared for all possible …

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Canine Herpesvirus: How Canine Herpesvirus Affects Pregnancy

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Canine herpesvirus (CHV) is a widespread viral infection, similar to the herpes virus found in other mammals such as ourselves. Canine herpesvirus has an extremely high prevalence (particularly in Europe), with rough estimates putting the total number of infected dogs anywhere between 40-90%! The virus lies dormant in the nerve cells of an infected dog for the majority of its …

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Is My Dog Pregnant?: The Signs and Symptoms of Canine Pregnancy

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There comes a time when many-a-worried dog owner may have to ask, “Is my dog pregnant?”. You might think the answer is a simple yes or no, but unlike humans, it can be difficult to gauge whether a dog is pregnant until the final few days of the pregnancy! Typically, canine gestation is around 60-63 days long, beginning on the …

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Nutritional Requirements for your Pregnant Dog and How to Ensure they’re Staying Healthy

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Pregnant dogs require very different nutritional needs than normal dogs and it’s important to educate yourself on them, if you plan on becoming a breeder or if your pet has fallen pregnant by chance. The stages a female canine goes through is very stressful on her and her body and will require certain steps and proper care for her journey …

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