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Q. I have conflicting info on pregnancy. Does it increase bone (eclampsia) or increase more muscle meat? Also, do you continue heart worm medicine while pregnant?
I have noticed that it is getting harder to find naturally processed chicken. The leg quarters from Walmart now are "enhanced" Everything has been injected or is "enhanced" with some type of chicken broth/solution. Is this okay for the raw diet - How much sodium can dogs have? I have also read conflicting info on pregnancy - increase bone (eclampsia) or increase more muscle meat? One last question - do you continue heart worm medicine while pregnant? Thanx for your help.

Chris

A. I don’t feel that adding all that sodium and mystery solution are good to give our dogs, pregnant or not. We do use some Wal mart chicken but I try to avoid it when I can. There is a brand of chicken sold in grocery stores called Smart Chicken that has no additives.

Whether you give heartworm meds while a dog is pregnant is a personal choice. I think it depends on where you live and the heartworm risk in your area.

As for the eclampsia issue, I don’t ever adjust my dog’s diet much during pregnancy but they have been raw fed for several generations now.
I have found that many of my bitches turn down RMBs and want more organ and boneless meat towards the end. I suggest you consult with a vet that is a nutritionist for advice on this issue. Here is a list of vets we have compiled to date, with the help of our customers. If you do not find a vet close by on our list, I would suggest doing a google search on holistic or homeopathic vets in your area.

Cindy
  
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