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Hello, I was wondering what to give my mini dachshund to help her produce more milk. She had 3 puppies on June 11th and does not seem to have much milk for them. Any suggestions will help.... Thank You...

Hey Mark,

This is not my specialty with mothers milk, but I'll try to give a couple of pointers.

Any dogs having puppies should be fed all the food they want to eat. They should be given wet food and not dry. Dry food takes way too long to digest and thus, produce milk.

No dry food is good for any dog really. Their natural diet is high moisture, i.e. wet foods.

Some moms for generic reasons or another just can't produce enough milk. That's when you have to step up and give the pups some formula. If they don't get enough, they will develop a lot of problems growing up.

Try giving the mom formula, baby food or any other good quality wet or canned foods.

Make sure it has good calcium and other vitamins.

Time is of the essence. If she is not producing enough milk then seek the help of your vet. These pups need enough food multiple times a day or they will have problems.

It's hard to say what problems she may be having, it may need to be diagnosed through a vet.

So many things can come into play as to why she is not producing enough milk. You need to look at what her current diet is, that is KEY.

My specialty is dog nutrition and what they should be eating. I don't know what she is currently being fed as that will make a lot of difference.

If you want to get back to me and let me know everything she is eating, including brand names, I can better suggest what might help as this make all the difference.

Dogs need to be on their natural diet to thrive and reproduce and rear their young. I can help along those lines.

Let me know if you would like more information.



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