Boxer Puppies of Fl

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Nutritional and health needs of pregnant dogs

Pre pregnancy check before heat

You want to make sure your dog is up to date on vaccines prior to them becoming pregnant to ensure the puppies have protection against parvovirus and other infectious diseases. Pregnant dogs can pass roundworms and hookworms to their unborn puppies.So please take care of your mom-to-be's health, treating her with products that are safe to use during pregnancy and before. Never give wormer in first 30 day of pregnancy..
Keep Your Pregnant Dog Exercising

And remember about physical activity. Exercise is important! “Frequent walks and light exercises will help your dog stay in shape and give birth to her puppies easier.

First 62 days

"Good nutrition sets the stage for successful breeding and pregnancy."Dogs are typically pregnant for 62 days, plus or minus 2 days. The pregnancy is divided into trimesters, and a healthy, well- fed dog will gain about 15-20% beyond her weight at breeding. Overfeeding can result in obesity at the end of pregnancy, increasing the risk for difficult or prolonged labor and extra stress on the puppies. Conversely, underfeeding during pregnancy can result in embryo loss, abnormal fetal development, spontaneous abortion or stillbirth, small litter size, and low birth-weight puppies that fail to thrive.

Extra nutrients during pregnancy 

The mother’s digestive tract breaks down complex nutrients to be carried through the bloodstream to her gestating puppies. During gestation, it is crucial to keep the mother from away from chemicals and other toxins that can hurt the puppies. (Discuss with your veterinarian whether certain medications and parasite control products are safe for your pregnant fur friend before giving them anything.)

What you feed the mother vitally affects the health of the growing puppies. That said, a normal, well-balanced adult diet is fine for both your mama dog and the puppies in the first half of gestation. In most cases, your adult dog doesn’t need to change their regular diet at this point if they are eating a high-quality diet.