There are a few ways to determine if there is still a puppy inside the mother dog. One is to palpate (feel) the abdomen for puppies. Another is to listen for puppies’ heartbeats with a stethoscope. And finally, you can do an ultrasound to see if there are any puppies present.

How To Know If There Is Still A Puppy Inside

There are a few ways to determine if there is still a puppy inside the dam after giving birth. One way is to look for the placenta, as the puppies will nurse off of it. Another way is to look for puppies that are not yet mobile, as they will be less than 24 hours old. If the dam has had a c-section, then there is no way to tell if there are still puppies inside without doing an x-ray.

-A flashlight -A bowl of warm water -A towel -Soap -A thermometer

  • Check the size of the dog’s abdomen
  • If the dog’s stomach is noticeably smaller than it was before whelping, there is likely still a puppy inside
  • If the dog’s nipples are still enlarged

-You may be able to feel the puppies inside of the mother if you press gently on her stomach. -If the puppies have not been born yet, you may be able to see them moving around inside the mother’s uterus. -If the puppies have been born, you will be able to see and/or hear them nursing from their mother.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can A Dog Have Dead Puppies Inside Her?

Yes, a dog can have dead puppies inside her. It is not uncommon for pregnant dogs to experience a spontaneous abortion, in which case the puppies will die and be expelled from the body. In some cases, the puppies may be stillborn or die shortly after birth. If a dog has dead puppies inside her, she may experience bleeding, abdominal pain, and/or vomiting.

How Do You Know When A Dog Has Had Its Last Puppy?

The average dog gives birth to six to eight puppies at a time, so once the dog has had more than eight puppies, it is likely that this is the last litter. Additionally, if the dog has not had any puppies in a while and suddenly has a litter, this is likely also the dog’s last litter. Finally, when the dog gets older and its health starts to decline, it is also likely that this is the dog’s last litter.

Can Puppies Be Born Days Apart?

Yes, puppies can be born days apart. The length of the pregnancy for a dog is typically around 63 days, but it can be as short as 58 days or as long as 68 days. So, a litter of puppies could be born anywhere from 58 to 68 days after the mother is bred.


There is no one definitive answer to this question. However, some signs that there may still be a puppy inside are if the dog is still very small for its age, has not yet had any of its adult teeth come in, or has not yet been spayed or neutered. If you are concerned that there may still be a puppy inside your dog, please consult with your veterinarian.

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