What is the gestation period (or gestation) of a dog?
Measured after the first coverage, your dog’s wearing time is on average 63 days, but it can vary between 57 and 72 days. The length of the gestation mainly depends on the size of the future litter.
As with humans, there are different ways to determine if your dog is pregnant. Consult your veterinarian. This can determine a possible pregnancy from ± day 20 of the gestation period of your dog.
How long does the pregnancy of your dog last?
Measured after the first coverage, your dog’s wearing time is on average 63 days, but it can vary between 57 and 72 days. The length of the gestation mainly depends on the size of the future litter. The larger the nest, the sooner the pups will be in ‘fetal distress’ and the shorter the gestation period will be. Smaller nests often have a longer gestation period, while larger nests often have shorter gestures. An excessively long gestation period occurs when the pregnancy lasts longer than 76 days in the case of a pregnancy of 1 to 2 puppies. With a pregnancy of 3 or more puppies, a gestation period of more than 71 days is too long.
Caesarean section can also be used in dogs!
In some cases, caesarean sections may also be required in dogs. For example, in dog breeds with a relatively large head and narrow hip bones, delivery often leads to birth problems. That is why the pups in these breeds are usually brought to the world via caesarean section. The moment of the caesarean section is preferably planned by the veterinarian as close as possible to the moment of natural delivery.