The puppies are now at day 38 in their development. This is what a normal puppy fetus looks like at this stage…. The eyes, kidneys, liver and limbs are all beginning to develop and the puppies measure approximately 5-6 cm in length. Skin pigment is also developing and there is an unfathomable amount of growth that is going on every hour of the day…. even while Juliet is sleeping. Juliet continues to be her usual beautiful, lovable, easy-going self. She is starting to lose a bit of her defined waistline but for the most part her weight gain is not noticeable yet. She is still enjoying her walks and swims — but she is slightly more reserved than in days gone by. It is important for her to maintain a good level of exercise and activity at this stage — over the next few weeks her willingness to participate in fun and games will slowly start to diminish. Juliet’s meals have been increased slightly – and she is also sleeping a bit more — but this is all typical for this stage of pregnancy.
All of us here are growing more excited at the prospect of meeting Juliet’s new family…. Here is a photo of Juliet with her sister when she was still a puppy at 6.5 weeks.
We can hardly wait to meet this next generation ….
We will continue to give Juliet the “royal treatment” over these next few weeks and are counting the days until her new family arrives on the scene !!