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Is Calcium Supplement Safe for Pregnant Bitches
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:38:25 pm »
Just wondering if it's a good idea to place a pregnant bitch on routine calcium supplements, anyone?

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Re: Is Calcium Supplement Safe for Pregnant Bitches
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 07:34:03 am »
Just wondering if it's a good idea to place a pregnant bitch on routine calcium supplements, anyone?
No it's not!

Giving a pregnant bitch calcium during pregnancy will only reduce her ability to regulate calcium metabolism, and after whelping she may then find it difficult to mobilize enough calcium from stores in her body to meet the high calcium demands of milk production during breast feeding.

The high calcium demands during lactation cannot be met by oral calcium supplements because absorption of calcium from the digestive tract is quite poor, so calcium has to be mobilized from her stores, which are basically her bones. If her calcium regulatory mechanism is inhibited from administration of calcium during pregnancy, she will not be able to mobilize enough calcium from her bones and this can lead to Eclampsia, a life threatening condition caused by low calcium levels in the blood during lactation.
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Re: Is Calcium Supplement Safe for Pregnant Bitches
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 07:42:18 am »
Thanks for your response and very elaborate answer @Rany4all

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Re: Is Calcium Supplement Safe for Pregnant Bitches
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2019, 07:44:51 am »
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