Care in Pregnancy
Before breeding from a
bitch, make sure she is in good condition. A thin
dog is going to struggle to support the growing
foetus' nutritional needs. An overweight dog may
experience a difficult labour. A good quality
adult maintenance food such as JB's Good Food will
help maintain good health.
Normal gestation is 9 weeks, with
the majority of the weight gain in the last 3
weeks, when the bitch will need up to 50% more
food energy. Increase the quantity of food after
week 6, changing over a period of 7-10 days to a
more nutrient-rich Puppy Food so that volume of
food doesn't get too large.
After the birth
After giving birth a bitch will lose
weight and nutritional needs increase by up to 2-3
times above normal adult requirements, depending
on litter size, so that she can produce sufficient
milk for the pups.
Continue feeding a nutrient-dense
food such as our own JB's Puppy Food and rather
than increasing volume, feed more frequently or
free feed with unlimited access through the day.
By around 5 weeks, pups start taking
an interest in their mother's food, and taking
less milk. At this point the mother will need
progressively less food until, at 8 weeks or so
when the pups are weaned, she can be changed back
onto the normal adult maintenance food whilst the
pups are eating the Puppy Food.
Puppy Food - also for the pregnant bitch
JB's Super Premium Puppy
An excellent nutrient rich diet that is both
energy dense and highly palatable. Contains
omega-6 & omega-3 fatty acids, no soya, no
wheat or wheat gluten and no artificial colours or
flavours. Contains highly digestible protein and a
super balance of carbs and fat to sustain and
maintain early growth.
Analysis: Protein 30%, Oil 14%,
Fibre 2.5%, Ash 9.5%
Ingredients: Chicken meat meal,
rice, maize, oats, chicken oil, beet pulp,
fishmeal, brewers yeast, egg powder, linseed,
salmon oil, monosodium phosphate, glucosamine,
MSM, chondroitin, minerals and vitamins.
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JB's Super Premium Salmon & Potato for Large
A really tasty puppy food for large breeds. Also
Ideal for sensitive stomachs in growing puppies as
it contains more 'novel' ingredients such as
salmon and potato that most dogs will not have
eaten, and therefore not developed an intolerance.
Analysis: Protein 27%, Oil 15%,
Fibre 3.5%, Ash 7%
Ingredients: Fresh salmon (min
24%), potato (min 15%), salmon meal (min 11%),
potato protein (min 11%), barley, oats, poultry
fat, peas, beet pulp, salmon digest, salmon oil,
minerals and vitamins.
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