Feeding a pregnant bitch

honeyMany people believe that a pregnant bitch requires more food but this is not strictly true.  This has the potential of the puppies growing big and fat inside the mother and increases the chance of needing a caesarean section  What they do need is a good concentrated, highly nutritious food, eg Burns, feeding at their normal daily amount, but spread across several smaller meals, as the growing puppies take up more space inside the mother-to-to be.  It is also a good idea to add warm water to their complete dried diet as dry food will swell inside their stomach making them uncomfortable if they eat a little too much.  By soaking the food, it swells before being eaten, so the bitch will only eat as much as she feels comfortable with.  Once the puppies are born, the bitch should be fed 1 meal for herself and 1 meal for every 2 puppies, to give her the nourishment to pass on to her babies. Cheese and eggs are a good supplement at this time.

…  Anne