Pregnancy Makes for a Grumpy Dog
It only takes 63 days from ovulation for the puppies to be born and I can hardly believe the time has almost rolled around for Izzy. She should be whelping April 6-10. Last year when Izzy had puppies, she seemed to have morning sickness the entire time so I babied her with yummy canned puppy food. Well, we know the end result of all those calories, little fat ground hog puppies that did NOT want to be born. This time, she hasn’t been noticeably sick and I’ve just kept her on her kibble letting nature help her decide the proper amount. No hand feeding!
There is another noticeable difference with this pregnancy. Izzy’s hormones must be raging because she is one grumpy bear with her best buddies. Lots of “looks” and “raised lips” to tell them she’s in “no mood”. Haha. Like all houses with multiple dogs, we have multiple Nylabones throughout. While we were watching TV last evening, she went through the house gathering them up and bringing them back to her favorite pillow. Nesting? Or just being snarky? The other dogs, even little Rose, knew not to cross a pregnant mama’s path!
Around April 1, Izzy will go back to the repro vet for X-rays to give us some idea of placement and sizes. Hoping for healthy babies and an easy whelp for Izzy.
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