Canine pregnancy scanning is completely painless and there is no shaving of the dog required. Scanning also has no risk to the mother or the puppies she is carrying.
Pregnancy scanning can be carried out from 28 days after the last mating or insemination process.For optimum results scanning should take place around day 32 to 35 of the bitch’s pregnancy.
Canine pregnancy scanning will not only confirm pregnancy, but will also identify any phantom pregnancy. It is vital to understand the full situation to increase your bitch’s food, restrict her exercise with other dogs, and maybe even plan show entries.
It is important to be aware that with large litters any indication of numbers is an estimate due to the fact that not all foetuses may be seen. It is very easy for one puppy to be obscured by another.