How do I know how pregnant a dog is?
I found two dogs abandoned (or forgotten) by it's owners in a rental property we own.
We decided to keep then for a couple months to see if thier owners contact us. I took them to the vet about a week after finding her and I was told one looks like a Pomeranian crossed with a dachshund (11.5 lb female) and the other looks like a pure pom (4 lbs male) long story short, her stomach was normal when we found her on may 30th, it is now June 27 and her stomach is firm and noticeably bigger (not when she walks but when you give her belly rubs). her nipples also seem longer and harder but there is no lumps behind them, so I don't think she is producing milk yet. is there a way to guess at how far along she is? I read that you can spay/abort even if the dog is pregnant but although people may argue with me I don't believe in any abortions (not to mention the fact that the dog isn't mine in the first place) before anyone gets mad at me for this, I have tons of family and friends that would easily take the pups for Their families if the owners didn't claim them. also I have called the vet I took them to when I first found them and have an appointment next week (we live almost 6 hours away from our nearest vet so it's a little hard to just take them there out of the blue). if anyone knows a way to tell aprox how far along pregnant she is, I would really love to hear your answer. thanks in advance