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Care of bitch after litter

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Jenny Olley, Nov 11, 2007.


  1. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

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    My GSd had her second litter 9 weeks ago, she was a brill mum and her nine pups have now all gone to their new homes. I would now like to build her up a bit, as she is a bit slimmer than normal. I have kept her on the puppy food I fed her on throughout pregnancy, and am also giving her a tin of tuna a day. Or should I just let nature take its course and let her gradually put the weight back on over the next few weeks. What would you do ?
     
  2. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    It can take time for a bitch to get her condition back after a litter, more so with a big breed like yours. My breed on the whole a fairly quick to get back into condition after a litter. I just make sure that she is fed a good qaulity diet and let nature take it's course.
     
  3. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

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    thanks for your reply, that was my gut instinct, but I just wanted to ensure I was doing the best for her. She is fit and healthy, just a little on the slim side.
     
  4. jan-c

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    I always use Fit and Fertile to get my bitches back into condition after a litter it is marvelous stuff have used it for years.
     
  5. Jenny Olley

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    thanks Jan, I saw the thread earlier, didn't make the connection, what a dum-dum, fit and fertile, says it all really.
     
  6. Janetsmayflower

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    Hi i would feed her a higher protein food but she will go back to normal. My Akita bitch took 4 months before she was in great shape again. Regards Janet
     
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    hi Have thought about the goodness in a raw egg once a week, my girls like a raw egg now and again. have thought about a vitimin supplement table once a day also.
     
  8. Jenny Olley

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    I own free range chickens as well as a number of dogs, they help themselves to fresh eggs on a regular basis. It's a bit of a game who gets to the eggs first, me or them, I usually loose.
     
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    Raw tripe is very good mine have it and love it but it stinks:(
     
  10. blackbird

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    Sounds like you have a cracking time:D
     
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    I would get her of the puppy food, it might be high in calcium , but not the right requiments for a mother or adult dog. 9 weeks isnt very long ago , it dose take some time for them to come back to normal, some high cal foods will get her back into shape, i get my girls onto some beef stews for a couple of weeks and steamed chicken and rice. hope this helps. Rob Australian breeder
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    i used barf diet, that totally natural and has no additives whatsoever :D
     
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  14. nici

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    i to use the barf diet and personly think its the best, after my bitch had her pups she didnt take long to get back to normal at all.
     
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