Pregnancy & lactation are a critical time to provide optimal nutrition
All balanced raw diet recipes for pregnant females/lactating mothers are formulated to meet individual FEDIAF 2018 standards. FEDIAF (Fédération Européenne De l’industrie Des Aliments Pour Animaux Familiers) bases their guidelines on the National Research Council’s book on Nutrient Requirements for Dogs and Cats (NRC) 2006 edition. FEDIAF nutrition standards are kept up to date annually based on new findings. It’s important to use the updated information we have available regarding nutrition for canines as we learn more as the years go by from case studies and laboratory analysis.
Recipes are carefully formulated using whole foods and appropriate food grade supplements. It is important to provide a nourishing diet that optimally supports your female & her litter. Depending on which stage of pregnancy/lactation your female is at determines how her meals are formulated. The further along your female gets in her pregnancy, the more her energy needs increase to support her litter.
The later stages of gestation require your female to eat frequent, balanced meals + snacks. At the latest stage of gestation, calcium considerations become an even more crucial focus and it is very important to properly change the calcium intake.
Lactation brings high demands of energy on the dam and she must be fed frequently and calorically appropriate to support her own body and the growing pups in her litter.
Caloric intake increases dramatically and careful attention is crucial to properly configure the appropriate meals and snacks for lactation. The dam’s diet impacts her milk production. Weeks 3 and 4 of lactation are generally the most demanding on the dam. Appropriate adjustments to calories, types of calories, and calcium among other nutrients during this time are crucial.
Our planning system was developed in-house just for SoCal Raw Fed Dogs
Raw Nutrition Profile for Your Breeding Dog
I create a nutrition profile for your female so we can keep all of the documents in your private pet portal. Careful documentation and reporting are needed to effectively track your pet’s nutritional health.
A Balanced Raw Feeding Plan
Your dog’s recipe is formulated using raw feeding guidelines and balanced per recommended nutrition standards for your her particular needs at that phase of pregnancy/lactation.
I take the guesswork out of what to buy & how much to buy.
I wouldn’t give you a plan and not tell you how to execute it! Prep instructions are included so you can be in control of your female’s meals.
Two Weeks of Email Support
You’re going to have questions and I am going to be here for you. I provide two weeks of email support to my clients so I can answer any questions you might have or help you with any adjustments you might need.
It is a 14 working day timeframe for raw diet formulations for pregnant/lactating females with the exception of full scope formulation.
We are not open on the weekends or any major holidays
If you desire full scope formulation to support your female from week one of gestation through week four of lactation (weaning week), a custom timeframe will be scheduled with you directly to ensure the entire duration of whelp is fully supported on the proper time schedule.
It’s best to plan ahead if you are planning a breeding.
Each form is for one pregnant/lactating female. If you have more than one pregnant/lactating female that you would like gestation/lactation recipes formulated for you will need to complete a request form for each female as these recipes are not able to be interchanged from dog to dog as they are based on the dam’s particular needs and her litter size. More than 2 pregnant/lactating females (this means three or more breeding dogs) is considered a breeding kennel formulation. Please use the contact form to directly request a breeding kennel formulation quote.
Each recipe includes one minor adjustment to the type of vegetables or fruits used for fiber and or carbs and or antioxidants as anything further than that would cause the recipe to be imbalanced and require a complete reformulation.