We are in the final stretch with about a week to go. I am working a few days this week and then will be limiting my availability to ensure I am home around due dates and home for puppy supervision. Both girls are right on track. Nikita always went a week past her due date (she ovulated late in her cycle) Hopefully these girls will stick close to their due date. I will update when girls go into labor via the facebook page. I use to document and post photographs after each pup was born. I found that I was focusing more on posting then on momma and pups. More recently I have posted photos after whelping was done and mom and pups were resting. I am not sure how I will work it this time. I think we will just see how things go. I have been asked for video, and if things are going smoothly I may attempt one or two. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Amara: 9 Weeks
*Gently clean nipples and vulva (my girls get a spa day)
*May become restless, seek seclusion.
*Oct 31st, Expected Date of Whelp.
*Average Day is 62 days, but may take place the 58th to the 68th day.
*Watch for temp drop. Will drop from 101- 99.5 to 97-98
*May see clear discharge from vulva.
*At onset of labor may, pace, dig, shiver, pant and or vomit.
Autumn: Week 8
*Dam spends a lot more time grooming herself.
*Breasts become swollen as her milk forms.
*Dam may not have a big appetite.
*You can feel puppies move now.
*Introduce whelping box (area).