Home
  • Pregnant dog care
  • Choking dog first aid
  • Dog first aid
  • Dog first aid cuts
  • Dog first aid kit
  • Dog first aid tips
  • Dog paw first aid
  • Dog travelling tips
  • Dog day care
  • Dog massage
  • Home remedies for dog
  • Herbs for dog
  • Dog teeth care
  • Dog skin care
  • Dog ear care
  • Dog paw care
  • Dog herbal remedies
  • Dog dental care
  • Dog care after neutering
  • Dog hair care
  • Dog yoga
  • Dog oral care
  • Senior dog care
  • Dog eye care
  • Sick dog care
  • Raise puppy
  • Natural dog care
  • Dog insulin
  • Dog Allergies Test
  • Dog Diabetes Test
  • Dog Pregnancy Test
  • Dog Brucellosis Test
  • Dog Coombs Test
  • Dog Cerf Test
  • CNM Test For Dogs
  • Dog Thyroid Test
  • CPL Test For Dogs
  • Premate Test For Dogs
  • Dog Physical Exam
  • Dog Physical Therapy
  • Dog Neurological Problems
  • Dog Eye Test
  • Dog Wellness Plan
  • Dog Massage Therapy
  • Dog Stem Cell Therapy
  • Dog Intestinal Surgery
  • Dog Progesterone Test
  • DNA Test For Dogs
  • Dog Temperament Test
  • Dog Bile Acid Test
  • Heartworm Test For Dogs
  • Dog Eye Exam
  • Dog Titer Test
  • Dog Blood Test
  • Dog Barium Test
  • Dog CBC Test
  • NSAIDs For Dogs
  • Test For Dog Breed
  • OTC NSAIDs For Dogs
  • List of NSAIDs For Dogs
  • Dog IQ Test
  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Dog Care >>  Pregnant dog care  
     

    Dog pregnancy care

    Pregnant dogs need special care and attention from their owners.



    Similar to humans, a pregnant dog’s body undergoes many hormonal changes, and so their needs increase during the pregnancy. Pregnant dog care becomes necessary to ensure that the puppies growing inside are healthy and the pregnancy is normal.

    Below are some tips on how to care for pregnant dog.

    • The day you get to know about your dog’s pregnancy, the first thing you should do is to fix an appointment with your veterinarian to confirm the pregnancy and have a proper health check-up done for any kind of complications. Ask your veterinarian to provide you the list of medicines and food that you should give to your pregnant dog.
    • You should take your pregnant dog for regular walks; however, avoid any strenuous training or any kind of activity that may cause stress to her.



      During early pregnancy, a female often reabsorbs many puppy fetuses due to stress. Thus, keeping the stress level under control can save the lives of the puppies.
    • Take your dog for vaccination against many infectious diseases.



      Ask your veterinarian to provide you a list of vaccinations required during the pregnancy.
    • A proper diet is very important, as the dietary requirement of your dog will increase during pregnancy. However, overfeeding might lead to weight gain. A fat deposition near the reproductive organs may cause problems during delivery. Avoid adding supplements to her diet, because calcium supplementation can suppress her natural calcium-releasing hormones that may lead to eclampsia (milk fever).
    • During the final three weeks of pregnancy, you should keep your dog in isolation. Keep her away from other dogs as during this stage of pregnancy she is at risk of contracting canine herpes virus infection. While this infection usually results in a cold, for pregnant dogs, it may lead to a miscarriage.
    • Start preparing a whelping box two weeks prior to delivery. The box should be deep enough to contain the puppies at 4 to 6 weeks of age. Cover the box with newspapers, sheets and towels.
    • Start taking her body temperature once a week prior to whelping. The normal dog temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit; 24 hours before whelping, her temperature will drop a few degrees.
    • Never leave your pregnant dog alone when she is about to whelp. Many dogs need help birthing puppies, and in some situations, a cesarean is necessary to save the life of the mother and puppies.
     
      Submitted on May 7, 2010