There is a common misconception that the future mommy should eat often and in large quantities, as they say - for two. The same applies to pregnant dogs, only here you can eat for five, seven, and eleven kids. But from excessive mobility at this time it is better to refuse. Naturally, the specialists fundamentally disagree with this statement of the question and suggest that the owners of the four-footed future mother are more rational in approaching this topic and solely in the interests of the dog and its puppies. So, what to feed the pregnant dog?
Nutrition rules for pregnant dogs
About a significant change in diet in the first half of bearing puppies, you can not even think about. To start to introduce any changes better in the event that there is a certainty that fertilization was successful.
If before the pregnancy the dog was fed on production dry diets, then change the type of feeding should not be. And the more so try to feed the bitch and ready-made diets, and home food as a top dressing, not worth it. This delicate period is not at all suitable for experiments.
Change the brand of feed can be if you want to change the ration of the animal the most high-quality. Otherwise, you can stay on the usual diet, but to choose in the line you need a more suitable menu - for bitches in position or dogs that are different in activity and mobility. This will not have a negative effect on the condition of the animal, even if the female is not on demolitions.
When nourishing with natural products, it is important to enrich the diet with meat products and reduce the amount of food that is the source of fiber and carbohydrates. For the normal development of offspring it is important to get enough protein, but the portion size should remain the same.
Feeding a pregnant dog by week
In the second month, even without special knowledge, you can easily notice that the dog is waiting for the offspring. But in this case, too, it would be superfluous to show her to the veterinarian and make an ultrasound. And all, now you can feed your pet the way a future mother deserves.
On the 5th week
To feed the female, a premium or super-premium catfish , intended for the bred or nursing bitches, is suitable, and if this is not in the line, then for the puppies. Naturally, you should strictly follow this rule.
As additives, calcium supplements and vitamin E supplementation can be included. With natural nutrition, vitamin-mineral complexes that are suitable for dogs "in position" must be introduced. Usually they include everything you need and in the right proportion.
Be sure to reduce the physical load of the animal. If it is a working dog, then it is suspended from activity. The same applies to females involved in sports. You need to walk a lot, but it should be quiet walking, you can take the dog out of town, into nature.
On the 6th week
The menu remains the same, but it is desirable to divide it into smaller portions and feed the pitcher not 1-2, but 3 or 4 times a day. During this period, the female herself refuses physical activity, preferring more rest. Since the body is physiological changes, you need more often to bring the pet to the street.
From the 52nd to the 57th day
The diet does not change in any way, but from feeding, including calcium, at this time it is better to refuse. This will facilitate the passage of the fetus along the generic pathways. Walking is about coping with need and briefly walking around. Females are increasingly resting and practically do not run. Especially if they expect a large family replenishment.
From the 58th to the 66th day
The menu remains the same, but you can go 4-5 times a day. These days the dog needs constant attention and, if possible, should not be left alone. Walking takes place next to the house and, preferably, using a leash. Also it is necessary to show patience and to lead a dog home only when it will express desire. And since the number of feedings is increasing, so is the number of walks too. "To tolerate" a bitch who is in a position is strictly forbidden.
Pregnancy ptomitsy - a big responsibility for owners, and here it will take a lot of patience and attention.