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How To Take Care Of Your Pregnant Dog

  • 25/03/2019

Sometimes nature will sneak up on you and sometimes you’ll want it but whatever it is you want or you decide, your dog will likely do her deed when she feels like it and you’ll be left with a surprise. In 58 to 70 days, you will have newborn puppies to take care of and now you have to prepare for it and care for your dog.

Here are some tips on caring for your dog through her pregnancy.

Go to the vet often

While dogs have delivered their puppies themselves for ages, improvements in technology and vet service have brought new options for you and your dog. You need to make sure that your dog is healthy and that they can go through this pregnancy well.

“You should make sure that they have no problems that can be transmitted to the puppies or that can result in more serious issues. The doctors will recommend prenatal care, shots, blood test, x-ray and so on,” says Harvey Goodwin, a lifestyle blogger at Draft beyond.

Change their diet

In the first six weeks of pregnancy, eating habits can remain the same. When the puppies start growing in the womb, the dog will need more nutrients and they will be more hungry as well. So, start feeding them more and with better quality food as well. They need water at all times and they need food at all times as well. Don’t add any vitamins without the vet say so. Eating will decrease as the due date gets closer and the more weight gain, the better.

They will need more workouts

Your dog will need to stay strong and flexible despite being pregnant. They need to keep their muscle tone and stay that will keep them healthy throughout the pregnancy. Don’t stop with the walk but keep them a bit shorter and less risky or adventurous. Stay away from dog parks where there are a lot of pets because they could get an infection or get hurt.

In preparation for the big day

“You will have enough time to figure out the perfect spot for the birth and make sure it fills all of the requirements and start training your dog to love it and feel good in there. It should be easy for mom to get in but hard for pups to get out or get hurt,” says Hannah Fields, a pet blogger at Lastminutewriting and Writinity.

Remember, she’s the mommy

When the puppies are born, your dog might turn a bit aggressive towards you and defensive for her pups. Respect her wishes for a while.

Jayme Hammit is a veterinarian and a writer at Gum Essays and Lucky Assignments. She shares her advice to help everyone care for their pets, and contribute to the blog at Researchpapersuk.

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