HOW LONG IS THE GESTATION PERIOD FOR DOGS

June 10, 2014

Hi Dr. Kruger, this is Jen and I was wondering if you knew how long it takes a pregnant dog to have her puppies because my black lab got pregnant around six or seven weeks ago and she looks like she is ready to have them, but we need to know how long it takes her to have her puppies. Well, thanks very much for listening to me.

Jen, Owensville

 

Hi Jen,

The gestation period for a dog is 9 Weeks, so she should be having them soon. Good luck with
your litter. You might consider getting her some of my Puppy/Pregnancy formula to help her stay
healthy during the nursing and recovery period and it will be good for the puppies when they are
eating solid food.

Chuck Kruger DVM