During the first month of pregnancy, the fertilized egg travels to the uterine horn and embeds itself in the lining. The fetal growth is rapid during this early stage and a swelling doubles in diameter every seven days. During the second month, the embryos develop and begin to look like recognizable puppies. By the end of the second month, a basset hound should be ready for delivery.
X-ray performed during the last two weeks of pregnancy
An X-ray performed during the last two week’s of a pregnant basset hound is critical to diagnose any underlying health conditions in the dog. A Basset Hound’s heart structure makes it susceptible to a number of genetic diseases, including hip dysplasia and luxating patellas. An X-ray can reveal the cause of these problems and help veterinarians determine the best course of treatment.
While an abdominal ultrasound is the preferred method of detecting pregnancy, blood tests are not reliable until day 28. X-rays taken during the last two weeks of pregnancy are the most reliable way of determining the size of the litter. Despite the fact that some false pregnancy signs can be mistaken for early pregnancy symptoms, it’s still essential to get an X-ray during the last two weeks of pregnancy to ensure that the pups are developing normally.
Proper nutrition for a pregnant hound
The best way to ensure that your basset hound puppy develops healthy is to feed them the right food while they are pregnant. They should increase their energy intake by 15% every week until delivery. You should feed your dog the correct food at all times. Proper nutrition for a pregnant basset hound puppy will prevent many common problems for both the mother and the pup. Read on to learn more about proper nutrition for your basset hound during pregnancy.
While the whelping process of your basset hound puppy is relatively easy, it’s important to supervise it closely. Pregnant basset hounds need to be watched by their owners 24 hours a day. During this time, they may also need to be seen by a veterinarian, which is especially important if you don’t have whelping experience. During the first two weeks of pregnancy, a basset hound should eat four small meals a day. Make sure that you don’t overfeed your basset hound dog. It can cause bloat, which can affect the pups’ ability to deliver.
Gastric Dilation and Volvulus
Gastric Dilation and Volvulus in Basset Hounds is a serious condition. Your hound should be taken to the vet as soon as possible. If your hound is experiencing a vomiting attack, take her to the emergency room. Your veterinarian can prescribe medications to alleviate vomiting, and may try to pass a stomach tube. If this is not possible, your veterinarian may use a large bore needle or catheter to relieve pressure inside her stomach. She must be stabilized before undergoing any surgical procedure. Anesthesia may need to be given to the fetus and pup while the procedure is performed.
If you notice your basset hound bloating, it may be due to gastric dilation and volvulus. This condition can be life-threatening if left untreated. While it is common in large deep-chested dogs, any breed can suffer from this condition. Bloating is an unpleasant condition in which the stomach twists, cutting off the blood supply to the intestines and spleen. Left untreated, bloat can be fatal within 30 minutes. Your dog may be restless, appear bloated, and sit in a prayer position. Preventative surgery can prevent this from happening in the first place.
Glaucoma in basset hounds
A new form of glaucoma in basset hounds has been identified by the Animal Health Trust (AHT). After examining three dogs and two humans with the disease, the AHT veterinarians have discovered a genetic mutation responsible for POAG. This has led to a DNA test for POAG that breeders can purchase for PS48. In primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), fluid drains from the eye, but in primary closed angle glaucoma (POAG) the iridocorneal angle remains open. Eventually, the pressure builds up and causes pain and blindness.
The genetic mutation causing this disease is unknown but has been implicated in over 45 canine breeds. It can be inherited from either parent, but most often it runs in families. There are two subtypes of glaucoma in basset hounds: narrow/closed angle glaucoma and open/closed angle glaucoma. Genetic testing costs PS48 and can be conducted by a trained veterinarian.
Getting pregnant in a basset hound
Getting pregnant in a basset hare can be a challenging task for the breed. Because their birth canal is unusually shaped, female bassets have difficulty giving birth naturally and often require a Caesarean section to give birth. Moreover, bassets are prone to pseudo or false pregnancy. As a result, you must pay special attention to your basset hound’s health during her pregnancy. You should visit your vet if you have recently bred your dog. It is advisable to get a veterinarian’s checkup after about a month and a half of pregnancy.
You should also make sure that you’ve notified your breeder as soon as you notice any unusual behavior. The breed’s normal interestrous interval (IEI) is 5-8 months. Some breeds cycle once a year, and the breeds that have short IEIs can still conceive. But be sure to monitor your bitch’s cycle during this time. Doing so can increase the likelihood of conception.Similar Posts: