I have a 2 yr old shih-tzu who we believe may be pregnant. She was sired 3 times the week of Oct 23rd. The male shih-tzu was only 6 months, but I am now finding out that he could be fertile. They did lock. We want to do everything we can to make sure this is a healthy pregnancy for our dog. The first step is finding out and we have been told to wait and see. I don’t really know when I should be starting to see symptoms. If she is pregnant she would be about 3wks and a few days.
My dog just had puppies, and about 3-4 weeks into the pregnancy it was pretty obvious. The nipples were noticably bigger, and so was her belly. She also got a little more aggressive/protective. Dogs are only pregnant for about 8 weeks-so at this point she is almost halfway through. Feel her belly, because shitzu’s have long hair it may not be quite as easy to "see" it on her. If it’s possible, and you have the stomach for it, get a urine sample from her and buy an over the counter (human) pregnancy test-they also work on dogs. If you REALLY want to know that is.
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