Q: A little help, please?
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!)
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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