|Barked: Sun Dec 9, '07 9:33pm PST |
|Can I ask what their reasoning was for it? My vet recommends against it, as long as they're on a properly balanced diet.
Here is some information on that subject.
"Calcium supplementation may be tempting but is not a good idea. As long as the expectant mother is on a quality diet, supplementation is unnecessary. Further, supplementation can suppress her natural calcium releasing hormones so that when she really needs extra calcium during nursing, she will not have the proper hormone balance to get it. This can create a very dangerous situation which could easily be avoided by avoiding supplementation of calcium."
I guess before changing her diet to something different, I would ask the vet for number one, the reasoning behind the prenatal calcium, two if a raw diet/homemade diet/or kibble would be best for her and three if you switch her food, how to do that safely with keeping her prenatal needs in mind.
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