Here is a very early photo of a puppy at Day 19. The embryo is just attaching to the uterus. Dixie's pups would have looked like this about 9 days ago.
|Day 19 gestation|
Here is a puppy at Day 25. (from ABC News video) Dixie's puppies are at Day 28 so they would look very much like this one below...
Faces take shape
Fetuses grow from approximately 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch
Vet may be able to palpitate (feel) for puppies
Dixies mammary glads begin to develop
CARE OF THE MOMMY:
As Dixie starts to eat more we will be increasing her food. An egg or 1/4 cup cottage cheese can be
added to food on alternating days. Dixie will enjoy this food supplement:)
Here is something else for you to see....National Geographic society made a video on Puppies in the Womb. I haven't seen the whole video...but here is a snippet from Youtube...
I hope you will take a moment to watch it. What strikes me most, about these photos is just how quickly a puppy develops over a relatively short period of time.