on completing your planned breeding. Her ovulation date was ________ and she
was bred on ____________ .
___________ a high quality commercially prepared performance dog food diet.
Monitor her intake carefully for the first 5 weeks of her pregnancy to avoid
excessive weight gain. It is common for many pregnant dogs to have a decrease
in their appetite for a meal or two at the 3rd to 5th week of pregnancy. Please
contact us if she refuses more than 3 meals. After the 5th week, she can have
her meals increased to meet the demands of her pregnancy. We do not endorse
feeding a raw meat diet or adding supplements to the diet during pregnancy as
these can lead to a variety of health concerns. Please do not administer
vaccines or any medications to your pet unless your veterinarian has prescribed
them knowing she is bred - even ear drops can be dangerous during pregnancy if
they contain a steroid.
So we can monitor
her pregnancy, please make an appointment for the following:
removal in 10 to 14 days ________________.
in 26 to 30 days ____________________.
should be used once daily from day 42 of pregnancy through day 14 of lactation
to reduce the parasite load in the pups.
X-rays in 55
to 60 days for puppy size, count and position ___________________.
appointment for a scheduled C-section on ___________________ .
predicted date to whelp is _______________ . A rectal temperature of less than
99 degrees indicates she could whelp at any time.
for assistance if you see green, red, or black discharge prior to the delivery
of the first pup, hard straining for over 1 hour with no pup delivered, more
than 3 hours between pups, or any other concern that her labor is not progressing
normally. The pups
should be wormed every 2 weeks starting at 2 weeks of age. Examination and
vaccinations should be done at 8 weeks of age, prior to placing in new homes.
As always, please
call if you have any questions. Phone number ________. Please feel free to contact
_______________________ on our staff for assistance.