To help with fertility, the bitch requires an excellent diet in the lead up, I feed Barf, a completely naturaL diet with no preservative foods. If you have Chi's you need to increase your bitches diet in Carbs (eg..oats, brown rice, pasta, ) in the last trimester to prevent hypoglyceamia, carbs also help with the delivery too
Vit E, Vit C, Zinc, flax seed oil, Apple cider vinegar, kelp will all help with fertility, and anything that stimulates the Pituitary gland will help no end, as this regulates all the sex hormones.
AVOID cod liver oil at all costs in a pregnant bitch, it causes birth defects in the first Trimester!!!!!!!!
I supplement with Folic Acid about 3 months before they come in season & feed it all through the pregnancy. This helps prevent neural tube defects.
Rasberry Leaf will help with the toning of the uterus, and help with the birth & also stimulate milk supply after whelping.
I have a programe here from a Vet that is a show person/breeder themselves. This is for bitches that continually have problems concieving, and I do know it has been effective, you could ask your own Vet about it if you are actually having fertility issues.
This was for a 8kg dog
Metrogyl (Flagyl)200 tablets , 1/2 tablet once daily, day 10 - 35
Aspirin 100mg tablets 1/4 tablet once daily, day 10 -35
Vitamin K - 1/2 tablet once every THREE days, day 10 to partuition.
Valu Plus Vit and Min supplement daily
No chicken - only beef.
This post has been edited by Cavandra: 11 October 2007 - 03:37 PM