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Calcium ~

Low blood calcium leads to ineffective contractions and nervousness, often resulting in puppy loss. Mom will pull calcium out of the bone to augment her need.

Oxytocin/Calcium During Whelping

I would push calcium before more oxy, and get those first pups nursing to help the body release natural oxytocin. Oxy is good to help move a pup that is near the cervix but don't forget every time you give it you are making the entire uterus contract, which could loosen the last few pups placentas, once placentas are detached they only have a short time to get out before suffocating. Myra states that when ever she has seen oxy being used you end up with at least one dead pup.

No Raw Diet/Calcium For Pregnant Blue Lacy

I was recently asked about raw diet for a pregnant Blue Lacy. The answer is no, do not feed a raw diet to your pregnant Blue Lacy. Here are just a couple of reasons why.

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