I come home yesterday to this very very pregnant dog who just looks like she has been abandoned she is very thin I think she has a worm infestation and she was just starving! Ok well I am not a breeder I have never had a pregnant dog so my questions I have for all of you is this.. can I give her worm meds? will it harm her pups? Sorry let me back up. She is about 45 pounds Im not sure what kind of dog she is but I think she may be lab / heeler mix I am not sure how pregnant she is but her breasts are VERY swollen and she is just misrable. I have put up a poster of her in our grocery store and post office hoping someone recognises her. But.. until someone does what should I do for her? Also I am thinking how miserable I was when I was preg. in the summer,It has been around 110 here so I made her a bed in the shop Is there anything else I can do for her? Is there any special food I should give her? I gave her Iams and i cooked some chicken for her. Ok, so any suggestions will be appreciated. (YES, I did call our vet she is out of the office till the 5th)
They say not to worm the bich untill she has her puppies, which form the disction of her sounds like any day. Can you see her bones is she that skinny or just alittle. She sould be on a 30% protein and 20% dog food, for big dogs the bags will have performance or high energy on it.
I am a professional breeder, you can pm me for some assistance but you need to take her to the vet immediately this morning. It's so so sad, Bless you for rescuing her and good luck. The ONLY wormer that is safe for breeding bitches, prego bitches, nursing bitches is a de wormer called Panicur. You get this at the vet only. She is going to need other things though to help with the milk for the pups. Once she has been seen, diagnosed with any problem I can help with getting her nourishment up but it's not wise to take advise at this point until she is seen by the vet.
She definitely needs to see a vet to check on the condition of the unborn puppies as well as herself. Panacur can be given to pregnant females and it is also sold at pet supply stores and Wal Mart as "SafeGuard" though do not use this until the vet has checked her out and diagnosed her with worms first as well as decide if she is well enough to be wormed. You should never worm a sick animal, and of the wormers available, Panacur C (safe guard) is one of the safest and universal types available. Please get her checked out at the vet and let us know how she is doing!
***Edited By: lpn169 on 6/28/2007 12:36:44 PM*** Reason: needed to add the "C" to panacur so it i clear it is the canine formula not to be confused with horse panacur
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