It is a very exciting time when your miniature bull terrier becomes pregnant and you have the joy of anticipating some adorable, newborn puppies in the near future. Caring for your pregnant miniature bull terrier is extremely important so you have a healthy mother and a litter of healthy puppies. The first thing you need to do as a responsible pet owner, is take your dog to your veterinarian and have her checked over to confirm that she is pregnant and healthy You must be prepared to give your miniature bull terrier the best prenatal care possible. Unlike humans, dogs are pregnant approximately sixty-three days until the actual big event.
It is not cheap caring for your pregnant miniature bull terrier. You need to take her to your veterinarian frequently during the pregnancy to have her checked to make sure that she is in top physical health and the unborn puppies are growing and healthy, with no complications. These veterinarian visits will continue once the puppies are born and to make sure they are healthy and then looked at regularly. Although these vet checkups are expensive, they are essential and not something you can skip.
During pregnancy, diet is extremely important for both the mother-to-be and her unborn puppies. If your pregnant miniature bull terrier becomes sick, there is a good chance that her puppies will also suffer. Your dog requires a top quality food for pregnant dogs, which contains all the necessary minerals and vitamins to keep her and her unborn puppies in good health. Talk to your veterinarian or a miniature bull terrier breeder to see if they have any specific brands or type of food they would recommend if you feel unsure of the type of premium food to give your dog.
Even though your miniature bull terrier is pregnant, regular exercise in moderation is a good idea, especially during the beginning and middle of your dogs pregnancy, but you should never overdo it.
When the time comes for your miniature bull terrier to give birth, provide your dog with a quiet, safe place to have her puppies. It is best to have your veterinarian present during the birth if possible or on call if he or she cannot be there with you. Regardless of how well you looked after your pregnant bull terrier, when giving birth, there is always risk involved and a chance of complications to the puppies or the mother. Having the vet with you to handle any emergency could make the difference between life and death.
Caring for your pregnant miniature bull terrier and her unborn puppies by having her under a veterinarians care, feeding her a healthy diet, and addressing any other needs will all be worth the effort when you hear the pitter patter of lots of tiny feet.