Helping mom do her job!


I was recently asked by a friend who raises dogs – Give me three things I should do to help my mom’s do their job? Great question and this is my response:
  1. OXY-MATE PRENATAL Vitamins for dogs given for the same reason your mom took them! Switch to OXY MOMMA three days before birth to stimulate milk production. We want puppies born fighting to live and moms milking from the first day! We can manage away from bottle feeding.
  2. Fenbendazole dewormer (Labeled for pregnant and nursing moms), use after day 50 gestation for 3 days in a row and go 6 days if you fight Giardia issues in your puppies. Fenbendazole is safe and it gets 5 major parasites. If mom does not give parasites to the puppies we don’t have to get them back out of the puppy!
  3. Calcium Gel given at the start of labor and any time you feel mom is slowing down. Getting the litter on the ground in less than 12 hours helps with puppy stress and mom’s stress. Slow whelping causes uterine inertia and C-sections on the last few puppies; not desirable and hard on mom. Slow whelping puppies are short of oxygen in birth causing weakness and failure to nurse well. Short of oxygen contributes to fading puppy, we do not want to see that either!

Those are my top three to help mom do her job. You may do more and should add prevention to avoid issues you are seeing in your puppies. It is all about getting puppies on the ground effectively and helping mom recover, nurse the litter and get ready for next cycle. I truly believe if mom is not happy – no one is and we don’t want puppies to pay for our not managing mom!

- Dr. B



The materials, information and answers provided through this website are not intended to replace the medical advice or services of a qualified veterinarian or other pet health care professional. Consult your own veterinarian for answers to specific medical questions, including diagnosis, treatment, therapy or medical attention.

Return to Articles

Need Help?
Call us at 1-800-786-4751
Sign up to receive Revival Animal Health's Emails Request a catalog from Revival Animal Health Enter Revival Animal Heatlh's Calendar Contest
Here with Answers For You

For over twenty years, Revival Animal Health has been caring for people who care for pets by delivering quality, reliable products, along with customer service that's committed to your needs. Owners, breeders and shelters count on us because we too love pets, and provide the knowledge, understanding and genuine care it takes to keep them happy and healthy. We feel this is truly what it means to serve you with Pet Care from the Heart®.

Customer Service:
Monday - Friday    7 am - 7 pm CST
Saturday    8 am - 4 pm CST
Connect With Us:
Like us on Facebook  Facebook       Follow us on Pinterest  Pinterest       Find us on Google Plus  Google+
© 2014 Revival Animal Health