Jenna: How do you know when a St. Bernard is pregnant?
If we have had a male and female St. Bernard together for 2 1/2 weeks, how do I know if the female is pregnant? Does she act different, or what?
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Answer by trishbb8
you know when you take her to the vet and they tell you she is
Answer by Theo16
Gestation in Saint Bernard is about 63 days but if you pay close attention you can notice certain signs of their pregnancy. First notice if your dog’s temperament changes like becoming lazier, or wanting you to pet her more than usual. The belly size may seemingly change though Saints have large chests and rib cages that tend to obscure it. At about three weeks of pregnancy, her nipples might seem larger or harder, and the skin surrounding the nipple might look a little puffy. Later on, she might feel a little uncomfortable, urinate more frequently, eat more often but in smaller amounts. She also might exhibit a kind of “nesting” behavior like rearranging her bedding or looking for a cloistered place to sleep.
Answer by Erica M
She might start even having some morning sickness symptoms, sounds weird but I just had this happen with a springer spaniel.. the vet can do a blood test but it's still harder to tell if she's pregnant until she's about a month along.
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Answer by Dog's Best Frie
When those little Saints come marching in. Sorry I couldn't resist that one!
Was she in the heat? If so, was there a tie? Usually, the female will only accept the male during the second week of her heat. After that, she won't have anything to do with him. The normal gestational period from the first breeding is 63 days. Wait and have her check by a vet after about 3 weeks.
Answer by Spirit Walker
She will become even more "bitchy" like any pregnant female.
Answer by Stranger In The Nigh
When she sends you to the store for pickles and ice cream at 2 am.
Answer by Lissa
To Spirit Walker…… you are wrong. They do not become “bitchy”, you idiot! A Saint Bernard female will become even more loving and clingy than usual after becoming pregnant if you know anything about the breed at all. You really shouldn’t comment on a breed of the dog unless you know something about them. Maybe it’s only around YOU that pregnant females become “bitchy”???
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