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Pregnant Dams

Full-Term Mucus Plug

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Dried mucus plug over the dam's vulva

A dam approaching full term, day 60, will start to shed her plug. Notice the dried-up mucus plug. This plug can shed, or shed a little daily for up to a week before delivery; four to five days prior is very common.

A mucus plug next to the dams birth canal

A mucus plug and a full-term dam’s vulva

Close Up - A finger pointing to a mucus plug
Close Up - Dams vulva minus the mucus plug
Close Up - Dams Vulva minus the mucus plug with a hand measuring the area
Puffy Dog Vagina

Dam's vulva at day 59—The day or two before whelping you will notice the area around the vulva swelling up and becoming two to three times more puffy.

Close Up - Puffy Dog Vagina

Dam's vulva day 60

Hand pointing to a Puffy Dog Vagina

Dam's vulva day 60—you can almost see it puff up overnight. This dam is about to go into labor (hoping tomorrow). She has five pups to deliver.

Close Up - Dams Stomach

Shaved belly of a full-term dam

Dam laying belly up on a fluffy blanket
Dam laying on a fluffy blanket ready to give birth

This dam is full term, on day 60. She has shed her mucus plug, so I figure she will have her pups one to three days from now.

Close Up - Dams Stomach. She's ready to give birth
Close Up - Dams Stomach with a part of the tail over it
Close Up - Dams stomach laying up-side-down on a fluffy blanket with its tail wagging

Courtesy of MistyTrails Havanese

 

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