27 Things Not to Give Pregnant DogsLast updated: August 24, 2017
Once your female dog is pregnant, what to feed a pregnant dog in her diet is even more important to keep an eye on. Using certain substances during a canine pregnancy can result in defects to the puppies.
Revival's former Director of Veterinary services, Dr. Bramlage recommends avoiding these substances during pregnancy:
- Excess Vitamin A
- Excess Vitamin D
Can Topical Products Hurt a Pregnant Dog?Certain topical products used on a pregnant dog can also cause defects in puppies. Those are:
- Dexamethasone Ophthalmic
- Gentocin sprays
- Ophthalmic with steroids
- St. John's Wort
- TriTop ointment
Can a Pregnant Dog Have Steroids?One additional thing to keep in mind is that there are many types of steroids and it's impossible to list them all. So always avoid any steroids when pregnant. This includes those that are applied topically and used on ears and eyes.
If you have additional questions on caring for a pregnant dog or what precautions should be taken for a pregnant dog, call us at 800.786.4751.
Donald Bramlage, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Former Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health
Donald Bramlage, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, practiced veterinary medicine for 30+ years and is known for his work in managing parvovirus. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1985. He served as Revival's Director of Veterinary Services from 2011 until his retirement in 2019.
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