|Surrey has lost her girlish figure|
The excitement is starting to build in our household once again as we await the much-anticipated arrival of Surrey’s puppies. Surrey is entering the final week of her pregnancy and is doing very well but we are certainly seeing her slow down. She is now eating three meals daily and her abdominal area has expanded to 82.5 cm or 32.5 inches. Today we will increase her food intake to four smaller meals daily.
|Golden Retriever puppy fetus almost fully developed|
At this stage Surrey is shedding the hair on her belly in preparation for the birth. We can actually feel the puppies moving at this stage - we’re not sure if it is the stimulation of our touches or if they are just anxious to bust out into the world! The puppies have a full coat of hair and can be felt moving around in her tummy. The coat is one of the last organs to develop along with the intestinal tract. The majority of the puppies’ growth in size takes place the last couple of weeks of gestation.
With just a few days left to go, we are getting the whelping box prepared for the big event. We will continue to monitor Surrey daily and provide further updates as soon as there is any news!