Hey! Im new to the forums. We have bred our siberianhusky bitch, one month ago. Dont worry, every precaution was taken before breeding, and both parents are excellent sleddogs. Anyway, last week my bitch was scanned at the local vet, and the vet told me in a very final tone that the bitch was empty for sure. It was 28 days since first mating at the time. I bleieve we may have been still a little early to mate the couple, as they were very enthusiastic about the mating themselves. The vet did not mention, it might be too early to scan, and did not mention that working breeds often carry the pups high up in their ribcage. We will have another scan tomorrow, confirming the first scans results a week ago. As you can imagine I am totally going nuts with the waiting, since it would be our first litter. The bitch in question is showing some signs of pregnancy at the moment. She has been eating very poorly for a couple of weeks, even so the last week, that barely nothing went down. Yesterday however we had a completely different situation, the dog has been suddenly eating very well, even dry kibble, which she usually wouldnt even bother tasting. After eating a bunch of meat and dry kibble after that she was still looking for the cats food and the other dogs food aswell. She has some mammary gland growth but to the very minimum i suppose. She likes bellyrubs more than before, but sometimes now puts her head to cover the belly in a protective manner while having the rubs. This morning i caught a slight drop of white vaselin like mucus on the tip of her vulva. It was not smelly and was white, not yellow. She has not had much growth around the belly. Its hard to tell since she has not eaten so well aswell. Im pretty confident now she may be.... Just how will I manage till tomorrow, and more importantly, should i even believe if the scan shows again she is empty??! In my country the relaxin test is not that common to take. most vets dont even recommend that at all. Is it very common for dogs to carry the pups in the ribcage? It is now 35days from the first mating. I believe somewhere between 28-32 days from conseption. Im just looking to pass the time while waiting, maybe have some good stories to read, and experienced opinions on all this. Im a little worried about the white mucus, even tho it didnt smell at all. As Im seeing the vet tomorrow anyway for the free rescan, I tought we could wait on that matter to ask tomorrow.