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Q: A little help, please?

March 24, 2010 | By Barbara Y. | 4 answers | Expired: 1471 days ago

Barbara Y.

My dog had six puppies, and she has lost a LOT of weight. How can I help her get back to a healthy weight? (I can see her ribs!)

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Jillian
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Mar 24, 2010

she needs to see a vet. whenever your dog gives birth, she should see a vet, but especially if something appears wrong after - like the weight loss. the puppies also need a check up.

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Mary C.
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Mar 24, 2010

Yes, she should have a check up after giving birth to make sure all is well. Feeding a good protein puppy food and a high calorie supplement such as Nutri-cal will help her put weight back on. All females after giving birth will lose some weight, especially during whelping because the pups take a lot out of her. It is usually ideal to start the mother on a puppy food a couple months prior to delivery to prevent a large weight loss, but starting her on it now will help.

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daryl b.
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Mar 25, 2010

i always found nursing mothers need a bit more food then before to keep their weight yp. i think the other answers are correct call the vet

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