Today we got a whelping box ready for Paika. It is placed in my den, and this is where Paika and pups will be staying for the first few weeks. Paika went right into the box and stayed there probably 40% of the time. She has been eating very poorly today even though I offered her a variety foods. Even though she usually has a voracious appetite, she is probably not going to eat much until she whelps.
Today I have been reading the latest book by Myra Savant-Harris "Advanced Canine Reproduction and Puppy Care", and I learned some new things. I highly recommend the book, which currently is on sale at amazon.
I think that Paika might start to whelp as early as Sunday.