Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week Four (Days 22-28) of Zene's pregnancy

Development of the Puppies
  • Development of eyes and spinal cords 
  • Faces take shape 
  • Fetuses grow from 5-10 mm to 14-15 mm 
  • Organogenesis begins -- Embryos are at their most susceptible to defects 
  • Days 26 - 32 are the best days to palpitate (i.e. feel for the puppies) 
Changes and Care Required in the Momma Dog
  • Possible clear vaginal discharge 
  • Mammary development begins 
  • After Day 26, palpitation may be possible to diagnose pregnancy 
  • Limit strenuous activity (such as working, jumping, long runs) 
  • Add 1/4 cup cottage cheese or a hard boiled egg to food on alternating days 
Breeder "To Do " List
  • Schedule ultrasound (Day 30) or palpitation with vet if desired

And then there were NONE!

Baby Gigi (Purple Girl) stayed at Moonlight Vizslas and became "Emery" and she's exceeded my expectations in every way ....