Is it OK to adopt a dog while pregnant? If you’re more than a few months pregnant or have a baby or a toddler, wait until your child is 3 or older before bringing a new dog or cat home. Adopting a pet is a big commitment of time and resources, and the added responsibility can be hard for new parents.
Should I foster a pregnant dog? Fostering a pregnant dog sounds like a daunting task, but we have found our mama dogs to be the Best Houseguests Ever – easier to foster than litters of orphaned puppies, hands down, any day of the week. Why? Because you take care of mama and mama takes care of the rest.
What do I do if my dogs pregnant? If you think your dog is pregnant, take them to your vet. It’s a good idea to take them for a prenatal checkup 2 or 3 weeks after they have mated. Your vet can answer any questions you may have, such as the type of food pregnant dogs should eat and what changes you should expect.
Can I pick my dog up if she’s pregnant? When handling your pregnant dog, do not put pressure on her belly or abdominal area. You can pick up a pregnant dog by putting one arm around her chest and the other around her back legs under the tail area, so you can handle her when grooming.