What about medications that my dog takes?
Some commonly used medications should be avoided while your dog is pregnant. Contract your veterinarian to discuss the use of any supplements and medications.
What do I do after the sixth week?
After the sixth week of pregnancy, your dog should gradually increase her food intake; high energy, low fiber foods are recommended. As the fetuses increase in size, abdominal pressure increases and frequent small meals are advised. Diets containing high levels of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to improve the health and development of puppies and should be considered. Discuss DHA-supplemented diets for your pregnant dog with your veterinarian.
During the last three weeks of pregnancy, your dogs food intake should increase by up to one and a half times the normal level, by feeding smaller meals more frequently.
What are the signs of dog pregnancy?
If your dog is pregnant, you may notice the following signs.