Tue 10 Sep -Tue 17 Sep
- 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.
- She may express milk from her nipples.
- Watch for her temperature to drop. You may take it rectally if you want but she’s just plain old cool to the touch compared to what she has been the last 8 weeks.
- She may also become restless, seek seclusion and in the last few days, soil the house.
- Your girl could begin to dig in her whelp box and rearrange her bedding. This is called nesting and is normal.
- Offer your girl as much as she will eat several times a day rather than one huge meal.
- Pups have fur and are more active in their crowded space. They move to get into position for birth.
The girls are doing well. They are now entering their 9th week. Please note the dates shown are reflective of Amara’s due date. Winter and Reign are due a couple days after her. All due dates are estimates and can vary depending on when ovulation took place. They are eating well, and we have been able to feel tiny movements. I will spend the rest of this week, getting things ready, and running errands… I want to make sure I have all supplies and the house is stocked up on groceries, etc. Starting next Monday I will be on lock down only leaving for things like taking my son to and from school. 😀