how long is a pregnancy for a dog

how long is a dog pregnant for. i heard 57 to 65 days.but i wanna be sure

Asked by Member 1106188 on Apr 16th 2012 in Puppies
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63 days is the number of days they are pregnant.Although, with the latter part, most of the time, a c-section will be done anywhere from the 62-64 day, if there are no signs that the dog is going into labor.

Carter answered on 4/16/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Actually, I have had live whelps over the years at anywhere from 58 to 65 days... all perfectly normal.
C-sections are not routinely done if a dog reaches 63 days... just like people, many dogs carry their pups a few days longer or a few days less, and a good breeder and/or a good vet will recognize when something is not right and it is time for a c-section, not just go ahead and do it. Both Ultrasound and xray can be utilized to determine if a late bitch is ready to whelp the litter and a c-section is advised, or if it is just time to wait a few days longer. C-sections are used by responsible vets as a last resort only...they are dangerous and risky both to the dam and the whelps.
The length of gestation is determined by when the eggs get fertilized...that can happen up to 7 days AFTER the female is bred, which would add another whole week onto the expected day of whelping if you were counting from the breeding date and not that date.

Member 641257 answered on 4/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


A female dog stays pregnant for 63 days. If your dog is pregnant and/or if you're breeding your dogs, please research and educate yourself on breeding before you breed!

Member 930032 answered on 4/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer