During pregnancy, pets require attention in various aspects to ensure the health of both the mother and the fetus.

Jun 20, 2024

Here are some summarized considerations and specific recommendations for pet pregnancy:

  1. Diet Management
    Nutritional Balance: Pregnant pets need more nutrition to support the growth and development of the fetus, but also avoid overfeeding to prevent obesity.
    Food Selection: You can choose puppy-specific feed, which contains more protein, calories, and calcium to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant pets.
    Feeding Control: The feeding amount can remain unchanged during the early stages of pregnancy (the first 6 weeks), and then gradually increase by 10% per week, but the total weight gain should not exceed 25-30%.
    Calcium Supplementation: Appropriately supplement calcium powder to ensure healthy bone development of the fetus.
    Dietary Restrictions: Avoid feeding moldy, spoiled, rancid, toxic, or strongly irritating food to prevent miscarriage.
  2. Daily Habits
    Exercise: Pregnant pets can engage in moderate exercise such as walking and jogging, which helps with nutrient absorption and digestion, but avoid strenuous activities like fast running and jumping to prevent miscarriage.
    Warmth: Pregnant pets' immunity may decline, so it is important to provide adequate warmth to prevent colds.
    Environment: Create a quiet and hygienic environment for the pet, ensuring ventilation and dryness.
  3. Medical Care
    Regular Checkups: Take the pet to the hospital for B-ultrasound, X-ray, and other examinations at different stages of pregnancy (e.g., 30 and 45 days after mating) to confirm the number of fetuses, their health status, and the ease of delivery.
    Avoid Medication: Pregnant pets should avoid using deworming drugs, rabies vaccines, etc. If necessary, consult a veterinarian before administering any medication.
    Disease Prevention: Regularly deworm the pet and ensure vaccination to prevent serious infectious diseases.
  4. Other Considerations
    Abdominal Protection: Avoid squeezing the abdomen and do not confine the pet in narrow spaces.
    Prevent Jumping: Do not allow the pet to jump from high places to prevent injury or miscarriage.
    Water Source: Ensure the pet has access to sufficient water at all times, and keep the water bowl clean and change the water frequently.

By following these considerations, you can ensure that your pet receives proper care during pregnancy, providing a safe environment for the healthy development of the fetus. Additionally, please monitor your pet's physical condition closely and consult a veterinarian promptly if any abnormalities occur.

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