Whelping can be a stressful time for both mom and owner. That’s why preparing a whelping kit ahead of time can help cut out some of the stress that comes with whelping. In the video above, Gina and Shelley talk about some of the top 12 items every owner should have in their whelping kit. In this blog post, we are going to discuss how you can help the mom prepare for whelping.
Calcium in the Whelping Kit
Whelping can take a lot out mom, like Dr. B says in his calcium article “We don’t know why we are getting more issues with calcium, but always remember, good moms who milk hard are the most vulnerable to calcium deficiency.” Dr. B recommends once early labor begins, you should provide balanced calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium supplements. The goal is to get three to four doses of calcium in mom before the first puppy hits the ground.
Give Them Milk
It’s a known fact that mother’s milk is what every newborn needs to start on the path of a healthy life. That’s why it’s important that the moment the puppies hit the floor, they have milk to feed on. Giving your mom Oxy Momma seven days before birth helps to stimulate milk production. Mother’s milk is full of all the good things that keep our puppies strong and fighting. So having it ready from day one will help keep you from bottle feeding.
These are only a couple of things that take place during whelping. Which is why it’s important to have a whelping kit prepared ahead of time. We want you to be ready for every scenario. There are plenty of places to get whelping resources, the best place being the Revival Learning Center or the Paw Squad blog.
Do you have any items you keep in your whelping kit that you want to share?? Let us know in the comments below!
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