Can Raw Food be Fed to Pregnant Dogs? What about Puppies?
Blog / 08/09/2015

Can Raw Food be Fed to Pregnant Dogs? What about Puppies?   My Shar-Peis have been doing really well on the raw dog food diet. In fact, they’re doing great! The females especially seem to love the raw meaty bones; they attack them like there’s no tomorrow! The male in my litter, Bruno, on the other hand eats so daintily, sticking to raw meat and vegetables, and only touches the smaller bones. It’s such a funny reversal of the sexes! I am really enjoying watching these puppies grow. They are incredibly adorable! I was telling my sister-in-law about them and their new diet, and she asked about it for her Dachshund. She is expecting Brenda (the Dachshund) to go into heat and was wondering about feeding her pet raw food during pregnancy. I wasn’t sure what to say to her since I had switched my dogs after whelping, and the puppies have been eating raw since birth. Luckily, I still had Maggie Rhines’ “Going Rawr! Dog Lover’s Compendium.” It turns out that you can feed a previously commercial-dog-food-fed-pet raw food while they are pregnant. Though it is ideal that you switch them before pregnancy, switching them during pregnancy can be…

Raw Food Diet and Dog Pregnancy
Blog / 06/18/2015

Raw Food Diet and Dog Pregnancy   It’s been over a month since I last wrote about this, and I’m not sure if you remember, but we talked about Amy, my sister-in-law’s dog who was about to go into heat. I am very sad to report that Brenda, the dog, had (or has, since it’s still ongoing) a false pregnancy. As a dog owner, I’d heard of these, but since they hadn’t happened to my Shar-Pei, I never really gave it that much thought. I just found out about Brenda yesterday. My sister-in-law said that when she went to see the vet, he reported that there was no puppy inside Brenda. Her body was just going through the motions of pregnancy even if she wasn’t pregnant. Kind of like a hysterical pregnancy for humans, but much worse because her stomach swelled and her nipples became tender. Though she became more affectionate, it pained Amy to know that Brenda will realize one day soon that no puppies are coming. Amy asked the vet if the raw food diet could have caused this to happen. Contrary to what she thought the answer would be, the vet said no! He said that raw…