Our question this week was:How long after my dog nests should she have her puppies?
Andrea I. Answer
thanks for your email. You wrote asking how long after a dog "nests" does she have puppies?
Some dogs will start what they call "pre-denning" behavior about 3 weeks prior to delivery. Some will do more true "nesting" within 24 to 48 hours but it really varies with each dog.
A couple articles that might be helpful to you are Normal Labor and Delivery in the Dog
, Pregnancy in Dogs
and Canine Maternal Behavior
Best of luck!
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