Zal ze drachtig zijn?

Het is vandaag op 1 dag na 2 weken geleden dat Biscuit gedekt is door Union Jack vom Gramzower Kloster. Behalve dat ik haar wat voller vind (Henneke zag het vandaag ook, haar taille is verdwenen) en behalve dat ik haar wat waakser en hongeriger vind, merk ik nog geen verschil. Het is en blijft dus nog even spannend!

Vandaag wel de dracht-kalender ingevuld!

Pregnancy Calendar for Dogs
Date: Wed 26 Dec 112
Sire: Union Jack vom Gramzower Kloster
Dam: Millviews Bells and Whistles
Breeder: Lizzy Plat-Coelers
Thu 13 Dec 112
  • 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 fertilaziton taking place.
  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
Fri 14 Dec 112
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Fri 14 Dec 112 –
Sat 15 Dec 112
  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
Sat 15 Dec 112 –
Sun 16 Dec 112
  • Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus.
Sun 16 Dec 112 –
Tue 18 Dec 112
  • Fertilised 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.
Mon 24 Dec 112 –
Wed 26 Dec 112
  • The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.
Mon 24 Dec 112 –
Mon 7 Jan 113
  • The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
Thu 27 Dec 112 –
Thu 3 Jan 113
  • Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
Wed 2 Jan 113 –
Wed 9 Jan 113
  • 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.
Mon 7 Jan 113 –
Fri 11 Jan 113
  • 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.
Thu 10 Jan 113
  • Start to increase the dams food ration.
  • Don’t overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
  • The foetuses are now and are fully developed miniature dogs.
Wed 16 Jan 113
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.
Sat 26 Jan 113
  • It’s very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.
Tue 29 Jan 113 –
Wed 6 Feb 113
  • 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.
Thu 31 Jan 113
  • 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.
Thu 31 Jan 113 –
Fri 15 Feb 113
  • 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.
Sun 10 Feb 113 –
Wed 13 Feb 113
  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
Mon 11 Feb 113
  • You might want to start taking the dams rectal temperature each morning and evening.
Thu 14 Feb 113
  • 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.
Fri 15 Feb 113
  • 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.