Pregnancy is actually very easy. The dog may act a little more tired, or not eat normally for a few weeks. The last couple weeks of pregnancy she is usually becoming hungrier and sleeps more as time progresses. Otherwise, normal activity is typical and it is important to continue with walking the dog right up to the end. This helps during delivery. Being in shape is always best. Normal play and romping and running during the first half of pregnancy is great. After that, we limit activity to walks on a leash and no ball chasing type of activities. We suggest adding ¼ cup of yogurt or cottage cheese every day and an egg twice a week during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy to give extra nutrition.

No chemicals may be given during pregnancy. We suggest no vaccinations, worming, and heartworm when possible during this time. If there is an illness or injury, we ask to be involved in determining how she is treated.