My pregnant bitch is on the Mini Puppy Pro food. Does she need extra Ca supplementation? Also, since starting on this food she has been eating feces (new behaviour for her). Any suggestions to get her to stop (we pick as often as we can, but we're away during the day, so she has the opportunity then).
I have a bitch that welped on October 10th. I was giving Calcium Citrate which I was given by another breeder and I ran out of it. The only Calcium Citrate I could buy had Vitamin D3 (200IU). These pills are 300mg.
How much should I be giving my bitch? Could you please advise.
Hi, thank you so much picking it up tomorrow at the warehouse.
Must say I am very disappointed at the lack of service here in ALberta, as I have referred a number of folks to Royal Canin with slow if any contact made to these folks. I just spoke with a friend I referred over a month ago and she has attempted to get a number although approved only to get emails back stating out of town.. I attempted to order HT 42D for her little chins only to be told at the warehouse as I would have bought it that again out of stock. Not good service and not approachable reps.
Maybe I need a job.....lol as I love this food and my litters have increased and the adults look fabulous and are healthy on the adult. food.
I have a question I have a pregnant Yorkie who always gets really runny poops while given raw or cooked chicken liver. I know I can give it in pill form and another breeder has suggested the brand "Thorn Research" which contains only 1,000mcg of 5-MTHF (Foliate calcium L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) vegetarian capsules.
However, I was only able to find the brand "BioFolate" from the company "innovative research" it contains vegi capsules of:
- 1mg L-5-Methyltetrahyfrofolate AND
- 2.4mcg of Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
is this too much B12 for a pregnant Yorkie?
If so, could you reccomend a suitable alternative to raw chicken liver or a company I can fine the correct capsules?
Good morning Dr.Emmanuel, It's Lynne from MeliaGold. I breed Goldens and Cairn Terriers.
I just had a "first" for me with my Golden that whelped 5 pups 2 weeks ago. (5 live, last 2 still born)
Hx - 27 month old bitch in good health. Uneventful 1st pregnancy except a bigger than normal weight gain in the last 3 weeks of her pregnancy. She whelped 2 days early, Labour appeared normal except the last 2 pups were stillborn. The remaining 5 pups are thriving. My bitch, however, 1 day later was acting restless, panting and had a normal temp I gave her Tums and started adding extra calcium rich foods to her diet (Yogurt, Cheese, Cottage Cheese) All was well until day 10 post whelp where she became very restless, had a temp of 39.5 and had weakness in the rear, having difficulties standing up! Of course I phoned my vet who instructed me to give regular calcium supplements until the pups are eating solid food. My bitch recovered within a short time and all has been well.
This situation worked out well for my bitch but I'd love to know if I missed some pre-whelp signs and symptoms. This might be a great Webinar subject! I am a retired nurse with experience in labour and delivery so I understand that eclampsia can be deadly! When talking to other breeders, many said they always give calcium supps. after delivery. Is this a recommendation for all bitches? What type should be given? Should it be given with Vitamin D for better absorption? Lots of questions. I really want to avoid this situation in the future.
Not sure if you've run across this before, but can a bitch who has been treated for Lyme disease but still has a low antibody titer be bred? It's my understanding that it can be passed via placental transmission.
Hi, have a bitch here who after doing progesterone test ovulated on June 13. Was inseminated with frozen seimen June 15 and 16. Ultra sound showed 6. She is huge and could be 7. What would be the date expected? Would it be counted from breeding date or ovulation? Thks. Karen
Hope this finds you well, just read your comment. Concerning the best treatment option, hard for me to give you the answer here since this is far from my area of expertise unfortunately. What I can say however is that there are definitely therapeutic options, so I would definitely recommend to discuss this directly with your attending veterinarian.
I breed neapolitan mastiffs both parents i bred have clear hip scores and a puppy at 5 months has been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. my breed has lots of muscle laxticity. now very concerned and thinking the other pups should fed lower protein. Is there a treatment you recommend tpo or stem cell, or should the pup be euthanized?
Hey! your lecture on Diarrhea in puppies was so interesting last weekend, really glad I made the trip out to Milton. You're a great speaker and very interesting to listen to you... hope you guys do more in the future!! I learned a lot.
I was at your Toronto conference and spoke to you about a sheltie bitch that had 2 misses. She's in season now and the culture results came back as heavy growth of Moraxella. It is sensitive to amoxil and clavamox. Which should we use and should she be on it for the entire pregnancy
This is always helpful! I am very familiar with the Guelph University and all the research to help improve health of all animal. Havering the support to understand diseases and products is greatly appreciated!
Look forward to speaking on many types of topics!
I bred my Am cocker spaniel bitch 4 weeks ago. We are having an ultrasound tomorrow to see if she took. In the meantime I am using HT42. She seems quite skittish. She goes from trembling to panting and back to trembling. I dont know if it is the food or the ?pregnancy. Normally we use the Dermacort due to yeast breakouts on her skin which works nicely. I found she does have some breakouts since starting the HT42. Questioning whether to continue the HT42 or mix with the Dermacort until day 42?