Reign Pregnancy Week 9

Week 9: Sat Oct 31 – Fri Nov 6

  • Your dam, may appear restless, and will be uncomfortable, and stretch out a lot.
  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • Start taking rectal temperatures. Normal is 99.5 to 101. A drop to 97 – 98 on two readings an hour apart will mean the start of pre-labor.
  • She will be ‘nesting’ 12-24 hours before the birth
  • Expected date of whelp. Average is 63 days but may take place from the 58th to the 68th day.
  • Keep watching for temp drop.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver, pant and/or vomit.
  • First fetus will be delivered within 4 hours of the onset of labor.

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Reign is doing great. She is choosing to spend more time in her room. Most of the hair on her tummy has fallen out. I can feel movement and at this time I am guessing litter size will be the same as previous sizes.

I will spend this last week prepping food for her. Making bone broth and yogurt and pumpkin cubes. I have goats milk on hand for making my girl’s favorite mother’s pudding. I will also being doing one last round of disinfecting and cleaning before pups due date.

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