Signs & Symptoms of Pregnancy in Siberian Huskies

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Signs & Symptoms of Pregnancy in Siberian Huskies
Your Siberian husky may tire easily in early pregnancy. (hastin image by FRAN from Fotolia.com)

You will want to know as soon as possible if your Siberian husky becomes pregnant, in order to keep her comfortable and prepare for the birth. You will also want to know the reason for some of her physical and behavioural changes. According to Mar Vista Vet, your Siberian husky will be pregnant for an average of 63 days. Several signs and symptoms will alert you to her pregnancy.

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Change in Appetite

Loss of appetite may be the first noticeable sign of your dog's pregnancy. Initially she may lose all interest in food and even lose weight. After a few weeks, her appetite will return and increase and, near the end of the pregnancy, she will be eating much more food than before.

Fatigue

Early in her pregnancy, your normally active Siberian husky may lose interest in physical activity. She will tire easily and may not even be interested in favourite pastimes like walks or ball games.

Behavioural Changes

According to Dog Symptoms, your pregnant husky may become antisocial. Although she may normally be a very friendly dog, during early pregnancy she may just want to be left alone. As her due date becomes closer, Dog Parvo Symptoms warns that she may try to make a nest. This can cause some abnormally odd activity like shredding newspapers or fabric or trying to hide in a closet.

Weight Gain

After only a few weeks, you may notice weight gain. Your dog will appear heavier, a result of the increased appetite and the growing puppies. As the puppies grow, your dog's abdomen will become distended. At that point you will know that she is pregnant.

Nipple Enlargement

Toward the end of the pregnancy, your Siberian husky's nipples will begin to enlarge. During the last few days, you may even see some milk leakage. You will need to be prepared as the birth will be very soon.

Vaginal Discharge

As her body changes, she will begin to have a vaginal discharge. Dog Breeds states that you will notice this when she is about one month into the pregnancy. The discharge will normally be clear or milky coloured. If it is pink or bloody, call your veterinarian for advice.

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