Puppy food 'best for pregnant dogs'

Friday, 18th February 2011

When it comes to dog food for a pregnant pooch, experts have said puppy food is the best choice.

Emma Pearson and Karmen Watson, from Robson and Prescott Veterinary Centre in Northumberland, made this claim in an article on morpeth.journallive.co.uk.

Offering advice on breeding dogs, the vets claim that there are a number of things to take into consideration when it comes to taking care of a pregnant dog.

They wrote: "Feed your dog on puppy food as this has higher levels of the nutrients and energy required for healthy pup development.

"It is vital to worm your dog in the last two weeks of pregnancy. She will need regular worming until two days after birth, and the pups will need worming fortnightly the first 12 weeks."

The vets added that worming is vital to protect against Toxocara Canis, a roundworm that can become active during pregnancy and infect unborn pups.