How much joy brings the whole family the appearance of a pet at home pet puppies. But sometimes it happens that due to difficult births , birth trauma, the dog-mother is losing milk.
Unfortunately, we can not exclude the death of a dog in the process of childbirth. In such cases, you will need a good substitute for breastmilk milk (milk formula) containing the amount of fats, proteins and carbohydrates necessary for the growing body, as well as minerals, amino acids and vitamins, which are so important for the full growth of newly born puppies.
What must necessarily be contained in the substitute for bovine milk?
- The most important thing that should be contained in the substitute is colostrum. Colostrum is called mother's milk, which is released in the first day after childbirth and which is rich in useful nutrients. Colostrum is a highly concentrated mixture of useful substances - antibodies, protein, vitamins, electrolytes, which strengthen the immunity of babies, giving them the necessary growth factors, stimulating the production of proteins and fats - the building material of each growing cell.
- The whey protein concentrate is an excellent source of amino acids, essential for the development of muscles, skin cells and other body tissues.
- Egg yolk - a source of vitamins , minerals and proteins.
- Soluble skimmed milk powder - contains amino acids, fat-soluble vitamins and minerals.
- Lecithin - a substance that provides the development and operation of brain cells. It is a rich source of phospholipids, vital for the proper functioning of cell membranes.
- Choline (vitamin B4) - a substance necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses. Without choline, normal liver function is impossible.
A good substitute for baked milk must be dissolved in warm water and stored in the finished form in the refrigerator for no more than 24 hours. When feeding, the main thing to remember is that the temperature of the diluted milk should be the same as the body temperature of the puppy. Also, the milk formula can be introduced into the diet of a pregnant and nursing bitches , as an additional food. Also, the substitute is useful in the rehabilitation period after the disease and the dogs of advanced age.