Caring For a Pregnant Dog

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Caring For a Pregnant Dog

by Alan King

You have finally managed to breed your dog and now you have an expectant mother. So what exactly do you do now? Well, there are plenty of things that you should do in order to take care of the mother to be and it all takes a little time, money and patience!

Things That Need to Be Done

If you want to earn good money from top quality puppies, you really need to look after them, both before they are born and afterwards! Unfortunately for many owners, this does mean that they have to spend quite a lot of money in order to raise them and protect them. So just what can you do to care for your pregnant dog?

  • Changing The Diet

As soon as your dog becomes pregnant, you may want to think about updating the diet. A good quality food that is suitable for pregnant dogs is advisable, as this will give the dog all of the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to keep her healthy. Remember that if the mother gets ill, the puppies can suffer and that is definitely something that you do not want to happen!

  • Getting The Dog Checked Over by a Vet

The thing that will cost the most money in the breeding process is getting the dog checked over frequently by a vet. You will need to take your dog to the vet fairly frequently and once the puppies are born, they also need to be looked at regularly. It is not like you can skip this part as you need to make sure that the puppies are healthy and that they are growing right inside the mother. So, regular vet checkups are essential and they can be quite costly!

  • Having a Vet on Call

As well as getting the dog checked over by the vet, it is usually a good idea to have a vet present while your dog is actually giving birth. All kinds of complications can occur and the mother and her puppies could potentially die if things do not go to plan. So, having a vet on hand will ensure that the puppies are born healthy and if any problems do arise, your dog can be treated there and then.

You really do need to take good care of the mother and her unborn puppies. Changing the diet and giving regular vet check ups will ensure that your dog and her puppies stay happy and healthy. Also, remember to provide a good, safe and quiet place for the mother to give birth and if the father of the puppies lives with you, ensure that he cannot get to the mother or puppies after the birth.

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