Pregnancy Diagnosis Tips for Dogs

The due date (parturition date) is best determined by the ovulation date, not by the breeding date.

If the ovulation date is known, then the due date is
~61 to 63 days after ovulation.

If the ovulation date is not known, then the due date is
~56 to 72 days after breeding.

Can diagnose radiographically when fetal skeletons are mineralized, which begins at ~45 days after ovulation.

The recommendation is to radiograph during the last week of gestation, or ~55 to 60 days after ovulation.

Radiology can help determine pregnancy, conformational abnormalities, fetal skeleton sizes, ESTIMATE a fetal count and ESTIMATE gestational age.

Obtain a lateral abdominal radiology view.

The most common method to ESTIMATE a puppy count is by counting the spines, skulls, and/or ribs.

Extra: Pregnancy is also called the gestation period.
Whelping is the process of giving birth.

Can you ESTIMATE the puppy 🐶 count in this picture?

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