So you either think your Boxer dog may be pregnant or know that she is? It’s important to go into this process with your eyes wide open and aware of everything that needs to be done for your sweet dog. If there are complications or if she needs help for any reason, you should know when to step in if need be and what to do. Also, what you feed her and how you care for her is extremely important before she gives birth as well.
First thing first, take her to the vet if you suspect she is pregnant to make sure so you can find out how far along she is and give her the proper care. Make sure to designate a spot in the house that is away from humans and other pets that she can retreat to when need be. This should be a place that she feels comfortable enough to have her babies in. Keeping it in a quiet spot assures a stress free environment for your dog.
If this is your first experience with a pregnant dog, it’s important you talk to your vet or do your research. Nutrition and diet is top priority in this process. How much food should they be getting a day? What kind of food do I feed her? If you overfeed your pregnant dog (assuming that she needs a ton more food cause she is eating for 6) this can cause problems during the pregnancy and make it more difficult for her. It’s also possible that the pups can be bigger than they should be.
63 days is how long you can expect your dog to be pregnant. Make sure to take her and the pups into the vet for a check up after this is all over. It’s been known to happen that the mother may still have a puppy inside that didn’t make it out.