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The Nine Week Cycle Of A Puppy’s Gestation Has Never Been This Cute

The Nine Week Cycle Of A Puppy’s Gestation Has Never Been This Cute

We know we know, it’s Father’s Day not Children’s Day! But let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other, so let’s take a look at just how moms and dads become moms and dads!

The average gestational cycle of a puppy from conception to birth is 9 weeks.

First, the romance…

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We’re all adults here right? So we know about the birds and the bees? Cool. Moving on.

Week One

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After the egg has been fertilized, the soon-to-be mother may experience mood swings as hormones fluctuate within her body, and she may even become more affectionate.

Week Two

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The fertilized egg then travels into the uterus where it will be implanted for the duration of development.

Week Three

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Internally, the embryo begins to develop. Externally, her mammaries begin to swell and her appetite begins to change.

Week Four

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This period sees the development of the spinal cord and facial features!

Week Five

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Now the limbs develop from stubby nubs to actual legs!

Week Six

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In this period, the puppy’s skin begins to retain pigment and eyelids grow (but they can’t open them yet!).

Week Seven

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Now the puppies have grown so big you could feel them kick!

Week Eight

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FUR!!!

Week Nine

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Now ready for birth, the pups may stay very still in the womb to rest up for the main event.

Congratulations!

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And that’s the miracle of life, folks. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

H/t to LoveToKnow

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