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Dogs - Reproduction and breeding
Breeding - Birth problems
How do you know when she has started? Premature birth, hand raising premature puppies, stillborn puppies, caesarian-sections and breed type.
Breeding - Finding Homes & Vaccinations
Puppies should remain with the litter for eight weeks to ensure proper weaning and social development. Puppies that are taken from the litter and mother earlier than this are known to have an increased chance of behavioral problems.
Breeding - Growing, Lactation, Weaning
The early weeks, when should puppies start to take interest in their surroundings, feeding and diet for the mother, lactation, weaning puppies, puppy diet.
Breeding - Rearing Puppies and Caring for a Mother
What sort of problems to look out for, post natal veterinary checks, lighting for the mother, the mother's milk supply, infection or breast inflammation and milk fever.
Breeding - The Breeding Decision
Many owners find the companionship of their dog so rewarding that they feel they would like to breed their dog, continue the bloodline and retain an offspring. This can occur with both male and female dogs. Others, especially first time dog owners, will acquire a female dog with the intent to breed her when she is old enough.
Breeding - What to expect after mating
Immediately after your female dog has been mated, is there anything you should do? Should you change her food? The sixth week. How can you be certain your dog is pregnant?
Breeding - Whelping or Birth
Morning sickness, pre-birth behaviour, advance preparation, the whelping process, afterbirth and things you should be on the look out for, what to do if your dog has problems with delivery.
Pregnancy and your dog - an overview
What should you feed her during pregnancy? How will you know if she is pregnant? What are the signs of labour? Will your bitch remove these membranes? How long will it be between pups? Seeking veterinary advice, and vaccination and worming during pregnancy
Reproduction in dogs - season, heat, oestrus, pregnancy tests
All the information you want to know about your female dog and pregnancy.