What is Whelping?
Whelping is the labor process of a dog giving birth to her puppies. Most pregnancies in dogs last around 60 - 65 days.
How Whelping Works
Most dogs can give birth on their own, without medical intervention, but should be carefully watched in case there are signs of trouble. A whelping box is typically set up in a quiet, secluded area with towels and plenty of space for the dog to stretch out. This box serves to keep new-born puppies from escaping and provides a more peaceful, comfortable environment for the birthing.
- Whelping is when a dog goes into labor and gives birth to her puppies.
- Pet insurance policies will almost never cover whelping and other pregnancy-related costs.