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Pregnant & Nursing Bitches

A puppy’s initial nourishment is linked to the mother. Any deficiencies in her diet over a prolonged period will be passed to her litter. The most important stage of pregnancy is the last third, from six weeks onwards. This is when over 75% of the puppy’s weight is developed.

This is also the period when there is an efficient flow of nutrients from the mother to the puppies, which will be beneficial during the first few weeks after birth. At this stage the mother may be fed higher energy Puppy Original as her stomach capacity will be reduced.

If you have a small breed or have experienced overly large puppies in the past we would recommend the Puppy Mini


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