Furry Fun Fact of the Day: Do pregnant dogs develop nesting instincts?

Furry Fun Fact of the Day: Do pregnant dogs develop nesting instincts?

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Dogs and nesting instincts

As a dog’s pregnancy progresses, she’ll likely develop a strong nesting instinct. This means she’ll start searching for a cozy, quiet place to give birth and care for her newborn pups. This can involve shredding blankets, pillows, or even your favorite pair of slippers! While it might be frustrating in the moment, it’s a natural behavior driven by a desire to create a safe and comfortable haven for her precious litter.

Some dog owners even help their furry friend out by providing a designated whelping box filled with soft bedding, creating a perfect birthing den for the new mom-to-be.

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