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Old 07-24-2018, 04:55 AM
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I have a two year old chi who is 7 weeks pregnant, I was told to have calsorb for her in case its needed but I don't know how to use it. Can anyone help me with this? she weighs 5 lbs pregnancy weight, pre -pregnant 4lbs.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:47 PM
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I have no clue what that is..?
What's it meant for?
I know there's Google but I honestly don't feel like looking it up lol
But maybe you can look it up and maybe there's a "recommended dosage" or ask a vet/ your vet.
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:10 AM
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I'm assuming from its name it is a concentrated form of calories in case she doesn't eat before/during/after delivery. I sincerely hope you have a vet, and can call him/her at the time of delivery. 4 pounds is tiny. You need an x-ray to see how many puppies she has. Many chihuahuas need 'help' when delivering their pups. Hopefully this is a planned pregnancy? good luck, and keep in touch.
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Our girl gave birth 6 weeks ago to a single pup, when she was pregnant she did go off her food towards the end as she must of been very uncomfortable, I had to encourage her with anything that was her usual favourite like chicken. She ate more after she delivered I mean she ate LOADS!i gave her as much as she would eat puppy food/meat anything she wanted. She only had one pup, if she had more I can’t even imagine how much food she would need to consume!
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I have never heard of calsorb?i would just give her what ever she wanted
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Females that have just given birth NEED lots of food! Doesn't matter whether it is one puppy or 6, they need to feed that puppy. Good for you for feeding her puppy food---it has more calories per cup than regular kibble. All dogs do go 'off' their food for a few days before giving birth.

I had an Irish Setter YEARS ago who gave birth to 11 puppies, 9 survived. She was ravenous. My mom had a full loaf of bread out, turned around and that dog had it. She brought to her pups, but then ate most of it. Pups had to put up with crumbs!
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The only problem I seem to be having now is that she expects chicken and all the good stuff all of the time now! She’s not feeding him anymore and I’m trying to get her back on her regular dog food which she is now turning her nose up at. I put her food down for her and she just gives me a dirty look as if to say “well I’m not eating that stuff”
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You should only give her kibble and try not to feed anything else. To entice her a bit more you can slowly start mixing it with can/wet food. That's how I get Jr and Sunshine to eat when they start being extra "picky"
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