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Old 05-15-2005, 10:40 PM
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What is the best food to feed my pregnant bitch? I have her on Lamb and Rice puppy food, no corn. She is allergic to corn filler anyways, her coat gets real thin and her skin rashes up. I also giver her a pouch of wet food a day, small pouch for small dogs. I heard that Cottage cheese is good a couple times a week and Turkey burger meat. I've seen turkey in a can (like Tuna), tasted it and it's pretty good, would that be ok? Does anyone know how much would be good and what else I could feed her? I have vitamins but she doesn't like them unless the cats want to eat them! Thanks for any help.
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I've never bred Chis. My little girl is too small for me to risk breeding. However, I did breed Bulldogs. I'm assuming the same would be true... You need to have them on a high quality puppy food (which it sounds like you do). I would make sure she eats whenever she wants. Use scrambled eggs, boil a chicken and pick the meat off. Whatever you can add to her puppy kibble to get her to eat it. I would stay away from cottage cheese or canned food. You want to keep her sodium intact down. Also, the vitamins are very important. She should be taking folic acid daily. Ask your vet what the dosage would be for her weight. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects. She should be fully vaccinated too.

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Folic Acid, got it! I will go today and see about it. I put abouta tablespoon of cheese a day to get her to eat some of herNutro Puppy food. She likes the adult stuff better. I'll try to sneak her vitamins a lot harder! If anything else comes to mind let me know, thank you, Alisha
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Have you asked your vet these questions? I consult my vet before a litter during and after
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and you already bred her once before right?
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yes she did so what did you feed her then ? try going to see your vet and getting this sort of advice before you plan to breed
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Alls they keep telling me is puppy food and cottage cheese, maybe because I'm in the south. I found out about Folic Acid on this site, thanks!! Her pups turned out great the first time butI was wondering if there was more I could give her. I just started her on Nutri-Stat by Tomlyn and this has 0.19MG of Folic Acid per serving, I giver her some about twice a day now, she doesn't like it alone... the lady said it's like sugar or molases. How she knows this?? I don't know! haha
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I have heard that cottage cheese is not that good for pregnant bitches
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