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Pictures of Pregnant Dam X-Rays

Whelping Puppies

The following are various x-rays of pregnant dams about to whelp. Some are outlined with the pups positions to help you better understand how to spot the puppies.

X-ray of puppies inside of a dam

This x-ray shows an example of why it is important to have radiographs taken of a pregnant dam. This dam only has two puppies inside of her and as a result the puppies have grown very large because of all of the extra room. This dam will need a c-section to get the puppies out. As soon as her temperature drops the vet will perform the procedure to ensure the safety of both the pups and the dam.

Top down view - X-ray of puppies in a dam with a stick figure drawling to help point out where the puppies are located

Six pups spotted

Top Down - X-ray of puppies in dam - Puppies are highlighted Side View - X-ray of  puppies in a dam

Two pups spotted

Side View X-ray - three puppy skeletons are visible Top Down - X-ray of five or six puppy skeletons Top Down - X-ray of four puppy skeletons Top Down - X-ray of  four puppy skeletons with outlined Top Down - X-ray of a dam with puppies in her belly Side View - X-ray of four puppies skull and spine outlined Top Down View - X-ray of six maybe seven puppies in this dam Human finger pointing to the x-ray of puppies in a dam Side View - Six Puppies in a dam outlined to show where puppies are located Side View - Seven puppies in a dam with color outlines highlighting the pups Side View - x-ray of six puppies highlighted in a dam
Side View - x-ray of a lot of puppies inside of a dam Close Up Side View - x-ray of six puppies in a dam Close Up Side View - x-ray of puppies inside of a dam

Courtesy of MistyTrails Havanese

Whelping: Close-to-Textbook Case