My chihuahua is 3 week pregnant but I don't now why is she not eating so what can I do so that she can eat??? And another question when does her tummy star growing??? Will me I think her tummy start growing in 4 - 5 weeks right please help thank u!!!
Dogs do not show signs of being pregnant until about the last 2-3 weeks before delivery. Your vet can do a ultrasound, x-ray and sometimes a physical exam to feel for the pups. The belly will get bigger and wider depending on size of the dog and the litter. The skin above the nipples and the nipples themself will begin to stretch and sag down, to make room for the upcoming milk supply. When it gets real close, you can squeeze milk out of the nipple. All of these signs above will also apply to a false pregnancy too! You can sometimes feel the lumps (Pups) on the outside of the momma dog, and I have even been able to count these to know how many pups she is having. We raise bulldogs, which have to have C-Section delivery, so we have to know a delivery date, we start taking rectal temps at about a week before the first due date, when the temp starts dropping below the normal 101.?(varies from dog to dog) you take notice. When it gets to 98.?-99.? And stays there, or the dog is panting a lot, digging and scratching to make a den, shows visible signs of discomfort and has stopped eating, it is time!
Hi my dog is Missy and she got tied with my other male name Prince
on Aug 29th,09 and the 2nd time they got tied on Aug 31st,09 and its been
two weeks now... her nipples are starting to grow and its the color black..
Im guessing shes starting to go into the stage of not wanting to eat..
and gets very picky.. Im not soo sure yet but mines pee a lot... and sniff around
a lot and while she eats... she goes back to lay down and seems to me
shes really tired.. but she still gets excited when she sees me...
my female got a little bigger probably gained more weight also.. and this will be
her first litter.
what kind of food are you feeding her? I have a pregnant chihuahua (Bella) she is around 38 days now, she went through a picky stage about 2 weeks ago, but she came out of it very fast. Try supplementing her food with some cottage cheese or a hard boiled egg. It's adds alittle protein and calcium and is good for healthy pups. However do not feed her that everday, also contact your vet, they will probably tell you not to worry but it's better to be safe. Good Luck!!!
Going through the exact same thing right now. My dog is 3-4 weeks pregnant and refuses to eat. She'll drink water but that's about it. Luckily for both of us, it's VERY common a 3-4 weeks for a pregnant dog to stop eating for a day or two...it's called morning sickness! As long a it doesn't last more than a few days, she'll be just fine. Look for a growing belly in another week or so...it will happen very quickly. he should also have swollen teats now a well.
Amen to stephanie...If you haven't changed her feed in the last few days, and she hasn't been showing any other signs of stomach distress...like diarreah or vomiting...then take her in and get her a check-up...They may do a blood workup, too, to check her liver and kidney values...
my dog is also about 4-5 weeks pregnant and she won't eat either and she sleeps all the time and barley eats but she starting to eat more but her belly isn't really different but I can feel maybe two pups in her belly when will she get real big? also this will be her first litter
it's called morning sickness and at the end of your dogs
pregnancy she start slowing down her in take of food
and also contact your vet they will see if it last more than three days because the baby s and mommy need, all the nutrients they can get to help fetal growth.
My shih tzu is 4 weeks pregnant and she's doing the same thing..However she is starting to eat again now. She was hit by a car last week and I thought that had something to do with it, but the vet said its just doggy morning sickness
I HAVE A CHIHUHUA FEMALE AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW DO I FIND OUT IF SHE IS PREGNANT SHE IS EATING a lot AND ALSO GOT A LITTLE FAT,WHEN COULD I FEEL THE BABIES,PLEASE LET ME KNOW.THANK YOU
From what I read on the internet, you should get your dog into the vet because it is really important for pregnant dogs to eat because she needs the nutrition to care for her pups.
first go to the vet for a check-up, then I suggest going to a pet store and buying milk, get the one for pregnant b I t c h e s and puppies...
Try to give her Nutri-Cal. You will get it with your veterinary. It makes Chi's stronger when they do not each much.
maybe its not hungry.