Multivitamins or Prenatals for Pregnant Dogs?Last updated: March 29, 2017
"Is Breeders' Edge® Oxy Mate Prenatal different than daily vitamins? And should we give Oxy Mate Prenatal instead of the Daily Care multivitamin or both?"
It's questions like this that I am ready and happy to answer. Don't get me wrong, a daily multivitamin is very good for momma dog-to-be. There is nothing wrong with continuing to use daily vitamins throughout pregnancy but you do not need to do both. Prenatal vitamins for dogs do have some benefits, though.
When they become pregnant there are other vitamins and minerals that need to be 'upped' to fill momma's need for healthy pups; for example, folic acid and iron. Doc Roy's® Daily Care is good if you do not want to switch up your routine, but the Oxy products are better during this time for the females. I'd suggest our Oxy Mate Prenatal. It comes in meat or soft chew and you can start these before they are bred and continue right up to when they whelp.
Prenatal vitamins for dogs are the ideal way for moms to get that 'extra boost.' Babies need vitamins for their growth and development, these all must come from mom. If mom isn't healthy, why would the puppies be? Due to her increased metabolism, she needs the additional vitamins, minerals and herbs that work directly for the purpose of having healthy puppies! Some females need more of something than others, but using prenatals ensures all females have the chance to have healthy babies.
Customers tell me when the pups are born, there is a noticeable difference in litters born on prenatals. When mom is given prenatals, pups are just healthier. Their immune systems aren't dragging and they are up and nursing like troopers. They aren't born underweight and have to catch up. Moms are also ready and have plenty of milk.
Three days before whelping, start the new moms to be on the Breeders' Edge® Oxy Momma. Check these products out as we've had great feedback with results!
Cynthia is a former Revival Pet Care Pro. She lived on a farm with all sorts of animals for much of her life. It was there she raised Labradors and created her own rescue for drop-offs. She's had pet dogs and cats and a four-legged grandbaby Labrador.
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