Help Moms During and After Delivery
When mothers are whelping, they commonly lose their appetites the day of delivery and may go without a meal for several hours, which will significantly lower their glucose or energy levels. This situation can lead to more severe problems, so prevent low glucose levels in the bitch/queen during labor by providing a highly concentrated source of glucose and calories (i.e. energy) such as Forti-Cal Gel or Forti-Cal Granules.
Providing the bitch/queen in labor with a little Forti-Cal from time to time will ensure that her glucose levels remain normal or high providing the energy needed to delivery the healthy puppies/kittens. This will not hurt the mom or her puppies/kittens and will undoubtedly provide a lot of benefit. Forti-Cal is a high quality supplement that moms readily eat, so offer the mom a small amount on a spoon from time to time during labor and it will keep her energy at a higher level making the delivery quicker and easier. In addition, this additional source of energy may get to the babies in utero providing them with a great start.
After delivering the babies, mom may still not be readily eating, so you can use Forti-Cal to supplement the daily diet, which will provide a highly concentrated source of calories. Forti-Cal is highly palatable so it can also be used as an appetite stimulant by putting on top of the food. In addition, mothers nursing large litters will need more calories in their diet, so Forti-Cal Granules would be the ideal supplement to top-dress mom’s food.
Forti-Cal Granules delivers 56% more calories per dose than the Gel formula, so if your mom needs a highly concentrated source of energy, this dosage form is recommended. Forti-Cal Gel may be the ideal dosage form to use when mom is not eating at all, since the gel can be placed directly in mom’s mouth. Both dosage forms are highly digestible, so mom is provided with quick source of beneficial energy.
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