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by VonIsengard on 01 January 2011 - 19:01

What do you use? What have you had good results with? I like Source Plus (kelp based micronutrient) but have never given it to a pregnant/nursing dog- but it is supposed to be great for fertility. I'd like to feed my pregnant bitch raw but her Highness turned her nose up at it- she wanted her kibble! I'd really like to give her something extra but I'm not sure what.

by SitasMom on 01 January 2011 - 19:01

many breeders suggest "bitch pills"

other breeders suggest over the counter puppy vitimins



by VonIsengard on 01 January 2011 - 19:01

I know a few people who swear by goat's milk, too.

by JudyK on 01 January 2011 - 19:01

I use hokamix for all life stages.  I also give pregnant girls folic acid. 

yellowrose of Texas

by yellowrose of Texas on 01 January 2011 - 19:01

Yes, GOATS MILK has everything anyone ever needed and it is all NATURAL...

I use it to mix mush for weining the a very GOOD nutritional  start....


by hodie on 01 January 2011 - 20:01

A proper diet, with a change to puppy food about half way through the pregnancy, a multivitamin and perhaps some cottage cheese here and there. Otherwise, nothing special unless a problem arises.....

by nonacona60 on 01 January 2011 - 21:01

After breeding, I always put my girls on large breed puppy food.....I also have my dogs on canine red cell, so I don't need to add anything else......This seems to work awesome for us.....
Q Man

by Q Man on 01 January 2011 - 21:01

A GOOD...BALANCED Diet and at about 2 to 3 weeks before whelping...Increase diet a little until Whelping...Then feed almost all the female wants...I continue to feed a good...balanced diet and RAW Chicken...This keeps the mother's milk coming...
Have never had a problem with any litters...
I think too many people add too many additives to the female's diet before or as the litter is born...


by crhuerta on 01 January 2011 - 21:01

Nona.....FYI....check your Large Breed puppy food....many will note * not nutritionally supportive for pregnant or lactating bitches*. Not sure why?!.....but I did read it on several.
Regular puppy food IS recommended.

Kelly....who did you breed?

by dogshome9 on 01 January 2011 - 22:01

I start Folate at least 4 weeks prior to breeding and start them on Goat milk about 2 - 3 weeks prior to whelping.
I have a female here now her 8 puppies are 3 weeks old and she still loves her honey, egg and goatmilk shake in the mornings. I only use fresh goat milk that I can buy from a local farmer. I will be starting the puppies on it soon.

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