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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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Feeding a pregnant bitch

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.

Good luck!
 

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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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yes she did :roll: so what did you feed her then ? try going to see your vet and getting this sort of advice before you plan to breed :wave:
 

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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
i've read cottage cheese was ok to feed, but not the best and i've heard not to feed it at all, conflicting advice on the internet.... i'm studying all i can about breeding now cause i hope to breed african boerboels someday...
 

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Yes I've heard it was too salty. What can you tell me would be a good mixer? I was told half a boiled egg is good. Heard anything on that?
 

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here's the dork coming out of me:

let me get my notebook and see what i can find on feeding.......

(like i said i have been taking notes cause i hope to breed someday)
 

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I saw a good book at the pet store but it was raining really hard, we got stuck in the store and I forgot my purse, we waited it out. We were in there so long I forgot to go back in for the book, the lady was really nice, she wanted to know all about Pookie and my chickens! haha I will go back today, I think that was the book. Does it have a golden retriever or lab bitch and some puppies walking away in front of her?
 

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all i could find in my book is to feed "high performance highly digestable growth diets" and about vitamins and such, nothing about extra's added in....

it's in there but i don't feel like searching right now. i'm tryin to pluck my eyebrows and chiwi is trying to eat my pages..... she ran off with my breed standard list..... i'm an unorganized dork.
 

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I have Pookie on Nutro Lamb and Rice puppy food, made with rice grains and not corn. Great for digestion. It's got ascorbic acid but not folic acid in it. Wait I just looked at the bag, I thought I threw it out! It does have Folic acid!! woohoo Now the problem is that she won't eat it unless there's nothing else to eat. I also give her a small pouch (size of a small can) of wet dog food, lamb and rice. I only feed one of those pouches at night, do you think she will start eating the dry dog food that is left out all the time when she is farther along? I am going to try the boiled egg theory right now and see if she's eat the dry dog food if it's mixed, some warm water too, this is wat I actually start the pups on. She is sooo spoiled! I just bought her a car seat, she like sto sit on my lap but this will help her see out the window without using my breasts as a booster/step!
 

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I have Pookie on Nutro Lamb and Rice puppy food, made with rice grains and not corn. Great for digestion. It's got ascorbic acid but not folic acid in it. Wait I just looked at the bag, I thought I threw it out! It does have Folic acid!! woohoo Now the problem is that she won't eat it unless there's nothing else to eat. I also give her a small pouch (size of a small can) of wet dog food, lamb and rice. I only feed one of those pouches at night, do you think she will start eating the dry dog food that is left out all the time when she is farther along? I am going to try the boiled egg theory right now and see if she's eat the dry dog food if it's mixed, some warm water too, this is wat I actually start the pups on. She is sooo spoiled! I just bought her a car seat, she like sto sit on my lap but this will help her see out the window without using my breasts as a booster/step!
actually i read that their appetite tends to decrease when they ae farther along... but my studies are on much much larger dogs so not sure if it all holds true.
 
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