Enjoy your pets and your pregnancy!

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I am very new to guinea pigs and have only had my two piggies since February 25th and 28th. I had no idea how awful the pet store treatment was so I apologize in advance for my ignorance. Since then I have been researching non-stop to make sure I give my piggies the best possible home and care. So with all that said, it has been 71 days since I purchased D'Artagnon and I am very certain that she is pregnant.
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My doe gave birth on the 36th day, and we never even suspected that she was pregnant. You see, we bought two "girls" at a pet store. Now, we have three … Early signs of pregnancy in dogs include nipple growth, a decreased appetite, decreased activity level, and behavioral changes.
Photo provided by FlickrSince there isn’t a pet pregnancy test at the local drugstore (yet), how do you know if your dog is pregnant?
Photo provided by FlickrA decreased appetite is similar to morning sickness in humans and it is normal for her to sleep more than usual during her pregnancy.
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Although most owners are careful to keep their pets confined when they are in heat, sometimes a breeding takes place - perhaps without the owner even realizing it. In other instances, the breeding is planned to produce a litter. According to , it can be difficult to tell if your dog is pregnant during the first few weeks of gestation, but there are a few signs to look for. If your pet does lose her appetite during the early weeks of pregnancy or throws up occasionally, don't try to force her to eat. You can tempt her with some boiled ground beef and rice mixed with her kibble, but try not to worry too much if she still doesn't want food. Most dogs won't skip more than a day or two without eating something. If she refuses food three days in a row, then it's time to call your vet for some advice. A lack of appetite is one of the earliest signs your female might be pregnant. Not all females go through this doggy version of "morning sickness," but some dogs do eat less during the first two weeks of gestation and make up for it later in the pregnancy. Pregnant and share your home with a dog or cat—or maybe a snake, bird, or rat? While some pets pose no concern, there are precautions you should take with others. Here’s the latest advice for pregnant women when it comes to some of the most common types of pets. Sometimes a female experiences a marked increase in appetite almost immediately on becoming pregnant. If this is the case, she will gobble down her food and remain by her bowl as if asking for more. Rats can make wonderful pets. However, by accident or on purpose, your female rats might become pregnant, which can complicate your role as a caretaker. When caring for a pregnant rat, you’ll have to see to a number of factors that will ensure the health and safety of her and her unborn pups. Promoting good nutrition, making sure your pregnant rat has a good habitat, and managing the birthing process are all things you will need to take care of to promote a healthy pregnancy. Hopefully, with a little work and some knowledge, your rat's pregnancy will go without a problem.