Getting to see the puppies of your dog brings a lot of excitement inside the house. Not only are the elders, even the kids eagerly waiting for the puppies to arrive once they hear that newborns are on the way. But reaching the previous moment of holding the puppies takes a lot of effort, hard work, care and patience. Once you get to know that your dog is pregnant then you must keep in mind that a pregnant dog needs complete medical and dietary care. You need to take your dog to the vet the instant you learn about the pregnancy to have complete medical checkups of the dog. The vet will provide you with a complete plan of the medical treatments that would be necessary for your dog throughout the three trimesters of the pregnancy. If you are confused about the pregnant dog diet plan then the vet is also going to provide you with a complete guidance so your dog can give birth to healthy puppies.
Keep in mind:
The food you provide to your pregnant dog with must be rich in essential nutrients so your dog’s body can regain its energy and health on a daily basis. Your dog needs extra food and increased amount of calcium as her body is preparing for the breast feeding and baby development. You must also increase the amount of fat in the dog food as it will fulfill the heightened demand for calories by the pregnant body of your dog. You also need to provide your dog with high level of Phosphorus, Proteins and DHA.
Fresh food for pregnant dog:
If you are confused about feeding your pregnant dog then you must keep this in mind that you provide all nutrients to your dog. Various dog feeds are available in the market but most of these feeds will incur negative effects on the pregnancy of your dog so you need to prepare fresh food for your pregnant dog. While feeding your dog with homemade feeds you must keep this in mind that homemade feeds can be used up till four days at maximum. If you use these feeds after four days then it will prove harmful for the health of your dog.
Most of the people don’t even know how to prepare pregnant dog’s food at home. Here is a recipe of the dog food that will be extremely beneficial for your dog during pregnancy as this diet is bursting with all the necessary nutrients.
Recipe-fresh diet for pregnant dog:
The ingredients will include:
- Boneless chicken
- Onions (onions are not good for pregnant dogs but if the dog is breast-feeding then you can add onions in the dish)
- Beef Stock-1 cup (beef stock is very necessary to maintain the body structure of the pregnant dog and her unborn babies)
- Egg whites-3 to 4 eggs
- Boiled rice-1 cup
- Cooking oil
Add some cooking oil in a pan, add all the vegetables on heated oil and cook them for a few minutes then add boiled rice and mix them. Add salt and pepper on them. Put the pan on the side. Take another pan, heat some oil and add chicken in it. Cook the chicken until the chicken seems dry and starts sticking to the pan. Start adding beef stock in the chicken to prevent it from sticking to the pan and start stirring the spoon. Let it cook for a few minutes and turn off the stove when it has turned into thick gravy.
Mix the vegetable and rice mixture in the chicken gravy and add egg whites. The dish is ready; you can serve it to your dog 2-3 times a day. This dish is very rich in nutrients so it will prove very healthy for the pregnant dog and the unborn babies.