Pregnant Dogs Need More Calories And Nutrients While They Are Pregnant
Pregnant dogs need more calories and nutrients while pregnant. It is best to feed your pregnant dog food that has been made for growth. Your dog will not need any special vitamins or supplements while pregnant, and your veterinarian will make recommendations based on your dog's individual needs. An ultrasound and blood test can be done as early as 21 days into pregnancy. Around 45 days after pregnancy, your vet can determine the number and size of the pups. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/TracyMorgan-5c423a88c9e77c0001138227. jpg) Gentle walks are the best activity for pregnant dogs. During pregnancy, the dog can still exercise but should not do strenuous or stressful activities after four to six weeks. Talk to your veterinarian to learn what to expect and what supplies are needed. Most dogs don't need too much help with whelping as long as there are no complications.
The best thing you can do is to keep a watchful eye from a distance. Learning what to do during whelps so you will know when to step in. . . .