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Differences And Similarities Of Human And Dog Pregnancies


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Differences And Similarities Of Human And Dog Pregnancies

  1. 1. Differences and Similarities of Human and Dog Pregnancies By Ryane Knight
  2. 2. <ul><li>Driving Question: What are the differences and similarities of human and dog pregnancies? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Gestation is the period of how long a </li></ul><ul><li>pregnancy is. Puppies maybe born between </li></ul><ul><li>58 and 68 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis of Pregnancy: With dogs, you can’t </li></ul><ul><li>take a urine test. Instead, vets feel their stomach </li></ul><ul><li>to see if the dog is pregnant. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical changes: After the fifth week, she starts </li></ul><ul><li>to gain weight, even with large litters. If only 1 or </li></ul><ul><li>2 pups are present, the mother will gain little </li></ul><ul><li>weight. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Behavioral changes: During pregnancy, the </li></ul><ul><li>dog may show strange behavior such as </li></ul><ul><li>being restless, being alone and rip things </li></ul><ul><li>in the house to build a nest. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition: Good nutrition is healthy for the </li></ul><ul><li>Mother and pups. During the first 4 weeks, </li></ul><ul><li>her nutrition needs to change. Eating puppy </li></ul><ul><li>food will help the puppies grow. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A human pregnancy is divided into three </li></ul><ul><li>trimesters for each three months. The </li></ul><ul><li>first trimester is from the last period up to </li></ul><ul><li>13 th week, the second trimester is from the </li></ul><ul><li>14 th up to the 27 th and the third trimester is </li></ul><ul><li>from the 28 th week up to the 40 th week. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>There significant differences in human and dog pregnancies the fetus in a woman is in gestation for 39 weeks (273 days) and a dog fetus is in gestation for 9 weeks (63 days). The human pregnancy being about 6 times longer than that of a dog. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The similarities of human and dog pregnancies are morning sickness, gain weight, need to eat more, infant kicks the womb, attached to umbilical cord and fragile little bodies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Puppies joints needs to keep on moving. If </li></ul><ul><li>the joints didn’t move or stopped moving, </li></ul><ul><li>the joints would freeze. </li></ul><ul><li>There are ways to see if the baby is alive at </li></ul><ul><li>birth. For puppies, humans clean off the </li></ul><ul><li>placenta and helps the puppy breath. With </li></ul><ul><li>humans, the doctor slaps the baby’s behind </li></ul><ul><li>or the baby cries after being born. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you tell if it’s a boy </li></ul><ul><li>or a girl? </li></ul><ul><li>Using a few drops of the mother’s blood, 7 </li></ul><ul><li>weeks earlier to see if it’s a boy or a girl. </li></ul><ul><li>What is used to view the baby in the womb? </li></ul><ul><li>An ultrasound. This device gives women a </li></ul><ul><li>view of what the baby looks like and picks </li></ul><ul><li>up sound from the baby like kicking. </li></ul>