This illustration was so enchanting and so much more interesting than a boring old verbal description of what happens when a bitch is pregnant, that I had to have it!
Sometimes, something comes along that fits so perfectly it’s hard to believe. (although I have to say the photo of the fetus at 55 days has the face only a mother could love.)
I had been looking for some photos of puppy embryos to explain the fetus developing over the course of nine weeks, when this canine pregnancy calendar showed up on a search. It takes you up to 55 days.
From day 55 until day 63 (9 weeks) is time spent by the fetuses gaining weight and getting ready to be born.
This infographic even gives you post-whelping, maturation and rainbow bridge facts as well. It was created by Matt Beswick for Pet365.co.uk
So how cool was that?? Who knew a calendar could be so entertaining!
Along with quite a few other fun facts on the site, Pet365 is also a UK supplier of collars, coats, beds and other pet supplies. While I obviously have not personally bought anything from them, being “across the pond” and all, those of you in the UK might enjoy perusing their wares.
For as long as I've been involved with Shetland Sheepdogs, I have yet to slow down in learning about them. They are fascinating creatures, whether it's learning about their embryonic growth, how they think or how they learn. Without them I think the human race is diminished.
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