Dogs (and other animals too) are amazingly perceptive! Yes! It might go from the normal 102 to about 99 or 100. Providing your dog with a a balanced, healthy and nutrient-rich diet during her pregnancy is crucial to her health and that of the developing puppies. I wish she could talk for a couple seconds. so this is my deal. Its so amazing what dogs can do. Signs that a Dog is About to Give Birth. A few days before your dog is about to give birth, you might notice her temperature is lower than normal. Moon Daisy (author) from London on September 17, 2010: I'm not an expert in animal behaviour, I wrote this hub because I was interested in this ability of dogs to sense pregnancy. BEST dog EVER. Moon Daisy (author) from London on April 01, 2017: Hi Jamiee speight, a dog licking you is usually a sign of affection. As a mother, this author has firsthand experience with pregnancy symptoms and loves to share her research on all aspects of pregnancy. Try to be as relaxed as you can. A human’s maximum sound range is only 20,000 cycles per second. hahahaha Understand that they are all very well behaved as this is what I do for a living and am around them pretty much all day everyday. He will follow my partner around again!! Dr. Barrack also adds some rules to enforce when you bring the baby home. My dog has always slept in my bed with me but had the occasional nights where she wanted to stay in the living room with the other dogs BUT now she absolutely has to sleep with me right by my stomach. Moon Daisy (author) from London on March 15, 2010: Thanks a lot for your comment nresch. I found this werid that she was showing so much love towards me. the chow is my husbands dog, normally she hates me she is only four months old, my dog is normally inseperable anytime I go anywhere in my house he is by my side. Dog sperm will reach an ovum on day 4 (48 to 73 hours). We have three children already - 15, 13 and 12. But needless to say it still hurts and is scary. I am 25 weeks pregnant and my baby girl always kicks and moves inside my womb. When it comes to labour there are lots of things you can do to control the pain, there are drugs of course, and I found that pregnancy hypnotherapy made my labour really enjoyable for the most part. Moon Daisy (author) from London on September 30, 2008: These hormonal changes can take place as early as within the first month, According to animal behaviorist Nikole Gipps, Collaborative research from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Liverpool. Although, my lab isn't acting any differently...but then again, we always thought he might be kind of "special." Dogs are amazing creatures. :), Just been reading this article on when a dog smells you and can sense that you are pg how can this be possible when I just had a small period and finished them two days ago. According to Dr. Rachel Barrack, DVM, CVA, CVCH of Animal Acupuncture, you should have someone bring home a burp cloth or blanket with the baby's scent before you come home from the hospital so your dog can become acclimated. Some women suffer from headaches in early pregnancy, which can make it difficult to concentrate. However, if you have done your research and are happy to proceed, this guide will help you to recognise some of the problems that can occur during and after whelping. Sometimes other (perceptive) humans may be able to detect that you're pregnant—not from sniffing hormones and pheromones (unless they're unusually talented in this area! Usually he darts out of the car as soon as we get there but he stayed right next to me and didn't want to play with the other dogs- that was just socking! Can that be a sign of being pregnant, My mams dog who I see all the time over the last 3days I've been here will not leave me alone he's a shipoo n he's one but he's never acted like this before he's licking my feet all the time or licking me constantly he will not leave my side if I walk somewhere he follows or he will sit.on my knee and also he keeps staring at me this is not normal for him and I'm starting to worry he's agitated all the time but only around me plz. You might start to get incredibly hungry as if you're eating for two right from the start—even though your baby is still the size of an apple seed. That's really interesting! When she was having contractions, the dog would lay her head on my wife's belly. It totally depends on your dogs personality of course, but my dog (a golden retriever - known for their gentle nature) was acting really strange on my first pregnancy, following me around everywhere I go(sometimes he even cried when i shut the door to use the toilet) he was sniffing every chair or surface I had sat on immediately after I got up...at the time, I had no idea why he was acting like that! I noticed a couple months ago that my little chihuahua seemed to be clingier than she usually is. She is normally cuddly and protective but just is showing more pronounced protectiveness. Moon Daisy (author) from London on February 21, 2014: I hope he's right too 28 girl from st lucia! They are very intuitive creatures, and can react in different ways to someone's pregnancy. From very early on in your pregnancy, you may feel much more tired than normal. Again, this sensation is just due to blood flowing through your abdominal aorta. Help, Can a dog tell what type of gender of your baby... Because I have a female pitbull in she always want to be around me... Lol and my mother boyfriend says I'm have a boy but I know it's a girl. After my son was born she would always come up and nudge my elbow when I was holding him like she wanted me to drop him. This is usually normal, but any bleeding in pregnancy should be checked with your doctor, just to be sure. Stages and Dog Pregnancy Timeline Month 1: Dog Fetus: Days 1 through 4: Pregnancy starts when the dog ovulates, which is called the data of whelping. It's lovely that he was so sensitive to your granddaughter, and that he is a sensitive doggy. I know I'm very late to this, but I googled dog's behavior toward pregnant women because of something that just happened, stumbled on this hub, and I thought I'd add to the conversation: I just found out I'm pregnant (only 4 weeks), and yesterday I went to my sister's house for the first time in a month. And it would be embarrassing to be wrong! Like she has always been a very loving dog but never to this extreme. This observant behavior has only improved since we've domesticated dogs and made them a part of our families. It has also been reported that dogs are able to detect the subtle changes that occur in the body when cancer is present. Now she has to cuddle on the bed or she tears things up. jamiesweeney from Philadelphia, PA on September 08, 2011: Wow. There's no scientific evidence to explain how they know that you're pregnant, but here are a few theories. Nelson Chow from Malaysia on November 09, 2009: dogs can detect pregnancy? Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. However, yes ! He doesn't want much to do with me unless I have treats, and he has started going in the house again! This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. How wonderful that she realised you were pregnant before you did! Dec 14th '07. I am currently 5 weeks pregnant and found out less than a week ago. I am not kidding, EXACTLY. Dogs can hear in the ultrasound range, which means they can hear sound waves around 50,000 to 65,000 cycles per second. My little corgi/yorkie has to be closest to me to the point where he will try and sit on my face if that is the only available seat. Did you turn out to be pregnant, or is your dog just very affectionate? When those boys came out she was such a mum to them. Those changes require you to adjust your old habits to make yourself comfortable. Sometimes a woman will also continue to have very light periods for a few months into her pregnancy. I have been on the nueva ring for a while now. My pitbull puppy has been acting odd, too .. She follows me around constantly and always looks for my approval before she does anything .. She sleeps in the bed with me or by the foot of the bed .. It's really sweet the way he reacted and seemed to be protective of you and your stomach. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If he kisses me or touches me he becames very verbal and starts barking for his attention! Moon Daisy (author) from London on December 19, 2010: That is very fascinating, what a turnaround! I couldn't believe dogs are smart like this. Always next to me. im not a hundred percent that im preganant but everything is leaning towards it. Sorry, this, again assumes that you're keeping your baby. This is slightly unusual behavior for her. I hope your pets also continue to give you great comfort whatever happens, and that they're taking good care of you. If your pregnant dog is panting and breathing heavily, these are two significant signs that labor is about to happen. She may also become irritable or start nesting. Like she has always been a very loving dog but never to this extreme. Maybe I do need to find out if I could be or not. Bentley sounds lovely. Sexy jonty from India on September 08, 2009: Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Moon Daisy (author) from London on September 19, 2011: Aw, that's a lovely comment star, about how she'll always be your baby! She also don't want nothing to do with me. As long as they're not jumping straight on your stomach with a lot of force, I wouldn't worry about it. I think dogs are like humans, some are more sensitve than others, they have their own special ways just like we do. Anyway, this is probably getting much to far ahead if you're still in the early stages. Even still my kids forget sometimes and jump a little and baby doesn't seem affected. I'd heard bits and pieces over the years about how animals can sense things that we can't, but then when I was researching this hub I learnt a lot more! Moon Daisy (author) from London on February 08, 2010: Wow Beatriz, I'm glad I could help to shed some light on your dog's behaviour! Favorite Answer. It's totally fine. My dog been laying by my girlfriend stomach the past four days and she been nauseous a little bit and tired here lately so does that mean she pregnant or what does that mean can I get someone in put on this. This increased sensitivity can even seem supernatural—for example, canines seem to predict natural disasters. My chocolate lab has been acting a little ggofy lately by jumping aaround and pawing all the time which is not normal and my black lab is all about licking me everywhere, which she never did before. Moon Daisy (author) from London on March 29, 2014: Hi kandy, if you're pregnant and the pregnancy test is registering as positive then you will be producing pregnancy hormones. I sem 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Could this be a sign? When I was in my third trimester, my belly resembled a medicine ball beneath my skin. Add message ... My big cat keeps trying to lay on my tummy but he's a lump, I'm 25 weeks and it's not comfy. :), i have had my beautiful dog star 7yr shes 14yrs now and has always been well behaved.i am now 24 weeks pregnant and over the past 5 weeks when shes alone shes started to mess in the house chew my new kitchen,she chewed through live wires and i think shes had electric shock!i have read about seperation anxiety and tried the suggestions on that but nothings working.my midwife said some dogs go back to acting like a pup.my mum has to puppysit her now while i go to work.think im going to buy a double buggy!she will always be my baby. With the massive hormonal changes that are taking place inside your body, it's not surprising that your behaviour and emotions might change. I am 11 weeks pregnant and about 3-4 weeks ago I noticed that my dog, a black lab mix, was extra clingy to me and would lay her head on my tummy a lot whenever I would lay down. It is quite hilarious actually. but what about a 4month puppy??? The funny part is we visited my DH's uncle recently and his 12 year old boxer wouldn't leave my side. Signs of folliculitis include welts or sores. he was so tiny! Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. I had a Sheltie that insisted on laying on my stomach, but then again, she weighed a lot less that a Bulldog. When I was pregnant with my son (now 6), my then three year old daughter decided to leap on my belly and my son has turned out normal and was perfectly healthy. He will not let my hubby walk into a room that I am in without barking/growling at him. I hope we can figure it out soon, with twins in my belly Im getting to the point where I cant bend over and scrub the floor anymore! I've always attested my dog knew I was pregnant before I did. He never had a problem with anyone touching me or anything before I became pregnant. So I raced to my son's school from work, 36 weeks pregnant, to pick him up on time. REVIEWED BYDr. But I am guessing that when they sense this change it could result in any kind of unusual behaviour, all animals are different, and some might not know how to react! He's a beautiful boy and I guess we spoil him a lot!! It helped me a lot. Wanting more love always sitting right beside. seizures. I have yet to get tested but have all the signs - frequent toilet trips, starving all the time, a full/pressure feeling in my lower belly, cry at the drop of a hat, and otherwise feel WONDERFUL! Thanks Daphne. :). Then when im in bed if my boyfriend enters the room she starts growling at him (which she never did before). Don't worry! My wife recently gave birth to our third child. Actingperson from Southern England on November 07, 2009: I have first hand experience of this. One must remember that dogs communicate and observe with energy. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have a wolf/black lab/ malamute mix and a chowchow/German Sheppard. She lays at my belly wenever I sit down or lay down, she has to smell someone before they touch me or my belly or she gets very mad and she follows me everywhere I go as if to make sure I'm ok 24/7! I take a shower and she is trying to crawl in with me. I found your blog very helpful. She growls and barks at the neighbors, that she knows and at the door when people pass by. I know about this change from personal experience, as my newly sunny disposition alerted my (rather observant) boss to my pregnancy! You might think the answer is a simple yes or no, but unlike humans, it can be difficult to gauge whether a dog is pregnant until the final few days of the pregnancy! I told her she was pregnant, and next day she took the test, which of course was possitive!! Is your dog not eating? My husband noticed it too, it is almost like she "knows". Reading this article made me feel better about the safety of my unborn. I found your blog very helpful. he used to lay on desk sometimes but when he didnt hed lay curled up on my feet. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on July 29, 2020: Hi Nicole, so sorry for your loss. I'm glad your dog noticed your baby, lol! I started this back in Nov.....now that i found out that i am pregnant, and found out that i could have become pregnant around the same time that i saw my dogs behavior change, it makes me think that maybe she knew what was up! Wanting more love, always sitting right beside. Take them over to this little space each day to establish a routine. Labor is easier on an empty stomach, so your dog may vomit up her last meal or refuse to eat as her labor begins and her contractions start. Thank you very much. She always layed near my … Moon Daisy (author) from London on October 25, 2009: Thanks a lot for your nice comments sexy jonty. Two days later I found out I was three weeks pregnant! He's always been extremely loving and protective of us, but I have noticed changes. A dog that is close to labor may experience a slight decrease in body temperature. would this be the case or is it something else. The belief that wild and domestic animals possess a sixth sense—and know in advance when the earth is going to shake—has been around for centuries. Thanks for sharing this. I am 12 weeks pregnant and my dog has become increasingly protective of me in the past weeks, especially the last few days. I found this werid that she was showing so much love towards me. very informative and well written ....Loved reading it .I always thought that somehow dogs knew about pregnancies but this is the first time i have read about it.great hub. I am 7 weeks pregnant and when I am home alone he is always by my side, protecting me and always next to me. Just found it odd and googled and found this interesting article. My dog keeps steping on my belly! The first time the toilets were cleaned after I delivered, she began to completely ignore the toilet water again! He NEVER leaves my side, even when I am going to the bathroom, he doesn't want to go outside unless I go too, and he sleeps literally smushed up against me now. I also like how you set the paragraphs to smoothly go along. My 2 year old DD seems to spends her life jumping on my heavily pregnant stomach and baby is fine, and a cat weighs a lot less than that. Although i can completely beleive dogs can detect pregnancy. Becoming jealous of this new rival for your affections! It is because of these heightened senses that people "employ" guard dogs to protect their property, sniffer dogs to detect drugs and explosives, guide dogs to aid the blind, hearing dogs to accompany the deaf, and search and rescue dogs to play critical roles in various missions. Bless. My dog keeps laying on his belly and it seems sensitive to touch. Thanks. If you have an older pup, it's still important to reinforce these rules. 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