Ok here is all the data I have. She was accidently bred at 10 months. She is approximately 29 days pregnant. we went out of town 11 days ago and came home 7 days ago. We left a sitter at the house who says she was eating fone the whole time we were gone. She is normally a chow hound and I have to pull her away from everyone elses bowls so she doesn't become overweight. I took her to the vet friday and he ran blood tests and did an ultrasound (26 days). She is definatley prgnant with 3-4 pups. She is not lethargic nor is she running a fever. If I let her outside with the boys she runs and plays like a happy healthy dog. If I hand feed her I can get 15-20 pieces of kibble down her. Her normal feeding was 1/2 a cup of kibble twice daily. If I feed her canned food again piece at a time by hand she my get down 1/4 of a can. I am currently supplementing her with a small piece of raw liver daily and 3 tsp of nutri cal paste daily. She currently weighs 9 lbs. 1. Has anyone ever had this happen? 2. Are the puppies at risk? 3. Is my female At risk? 4. is there anything else dietary that anyone can suggest? Any help any one with experience can reccomend would be apprecaited.
I breed Labrador retrievers and I have one female that will consistantly go off her food early in her pregnancy. I call it her morning sickness. It usually passes on its own. As the pregnancy progresses her nutrition demands increase and she starts eating ravenously. Labs are large dogs, however, so her not eating is not so critical to her body mass.
It sounds like your girl is eating something. If she doesn't improve I would at least check with a Vet.
boiled rinsed chicken or hambg in rice, baby food, low sodium chicken broth, scrambled eggs are good. boiled potatoes with the liver, boiled or steamed veggies,(no corn or peas) apple slices, oatmeal. You can combine any of this stuff in any way you like. or she likes
It is very normal in early pregnacy due to morning sickness for them to not want to eat. Try getting her to eat small portions sevral times a day. It will pass. Be sure to put her back on a good puppy food for the remander of her pregnacy. The last week offer her an egg and cottage cheese in the morning to help with milk production. They love it and it is really good for them. If you know the due date be sure to take her temp in the morning and at night. When it drops to 98 degrees you are within the 24 hour period of labor. Another way of telling the signs of appending labor is if she can express milk. This usually happens about three days before. Good luck.