Hopefully your dog’s pregnancy was a planned event. If it was, you may have already done some research to find out about canine gestation period and what to expect when your dog is expecting. Knowing how to tell if your dog is pregnant is an important step in the process (more details here:
Some people have used a dog pregnancy test (like this but the truth is, currently there are no reliable or accurate home tests for dogs, and myself and most veterinarians would NOT recommend using them anyway.
If you don’t know how to tell if your dog is pregnant, this is probably your dog’s first litter. If that’s the case, you must have a lot of questions! While this article will answer some of your questions, it’s important that you take your dog to see a veterinarian as soon as possible.
“However, like human pregnancy tests, these products are not always accurate. The best way to tell for sure that your canine companion is with puppies is to bring her to the veterinarian. They will perform a blood test to accurately tell you whether or not your dog is expecting.”