The Best Nutrition for Mother and Puppies
As well as being suitable for newborn puppies, Beaphar Lactol Puppy Milk can also be given to Mother Dogs.
During both the later stages of pregnancy and nursing, Mother Dogs need more energy and key nutrients than they would day-to-day. Regular adult dog food often doesn’t contain the required nutritional support Mum needs to meet the increasing demands placed on her body as she goes through pregnancy.
Many people suggest feeding your dog high quality puppy food, as this formulated specifically for growing puppies and so contains everything Mum needs for a healthy pregnancy and healthy puppies. This should be introduced gradually by mixing a small amount of puppy food with her regular adult food to help her tummy adjust.
While a pregnant dog’s appetite can increase, you may also find she’s reluctant to eat as she gets closer to giving birth. As Beaphar Lactol Puppy Milk is liquid, you may find that your dog finds this easier to manage rather than solid food.
Good nutrition for both mother and puppies is essential, both during and after pregnancy. If you are worried or unsure about what to feed your pregnant dog or how much she is eating, you should bring this up with your vet during your consultation.
During the weaning process, Beaphar Lactol Puppy Milk can also be mixed with solid puppy food to help puppies adjust to a more solid diet. As they get older the amount of Beaphar Lactol can be reduced and the amount of puppy food increased until puppies are on a solid diet. Similarly, you can reduce the amount of Beaphar Lactol and puppy food given to Mother Dogs during weaning, gradually introducing her back to her regular diet.