Homemade Food For Nursing Dog

What can a nursing or pregnant dog eat to increase milk production?

Most breeders suggest feeding the nursing mother highly palatable products like ice cream, puppy milk replacers or growth and lactation approved commercial dog food.

Chart showing nutritional needs of a lactating or pregnantbitch

Nutrient Recommended (1st 6 weeks of pregnancy ) Recommended for last 3 weeks of pregnancy and during lactation
Energy (kCal) 3.5-4.5 4-5
Protein (%) 22-32 25-35
Fat (%) 10-25 >18
Carbohydrates (%) >23 >25
Phosphorus (%) 0.6-1.3 0.7-1.3
Calcium (%) 0.75-1.5 1.0-1.7

Can you crack an egg in dog food?

If you decide to feed your dog raw eggs, you can break them over your dog’s normal food and stir them in. The shell can be crushed up and sprinkled over food for a calcium boost, as well. Some pet parents choose not to crack the egg at all and serve it to their dog, shell and all, intact.


What should you feed a nursing mother dog?

Nursing: Make Sure Your Dog Gets Sufficient Nutrition
  1. Feed a nutrient-dense diet such as puppy food.
  2. Without increasing the amount of food offered at a meal, increase the number of meals throughout the day.
  3. Free-choice feed her, offering unlimited access to dry food throughout the day.

Is Scrambled Egg good for nursing dog?

Milk thistle is one natural supplement known to help nursing mothers with their milk-making. Other dogs benefit from taking zinc while providing for their pups. In small doses, apricot can also increase milk production. Whatever you decide, it’s always best to run it by your vet before you begin supplementing.