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    Give loads of calcium to Mum.
    You did a great job... congrats!!!

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    cheese or icecream better???

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    Calcium shot from the vet is the best bet, but you can get calcium powder from a pet store or supermarket
    It will prevent the shakes and seizures especially with so many pups feeding from her.

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    Cottage cheese every couple of days.

    Be careful of the calcium over calcification can lead to bone problems in the puppies so speak to the vet before giving.

    What food is she on. She should be on a good quality puppy kibble.

    A teaspoon of honey may also help her, but again not too much as it can lead to constipation with the puppies.

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    Calcium is best from diet. I used yogurt, some cheese bit the best is crushed egg shell in food. Be careful though not to overdo it and go by your vet's advice.

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    snap, Mac.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Same here Di.

    If the mother is shaking I would ask the vet to visit and assess before giving calcium. I would give her some Calcium Sandos or Honey though.

    8 puppies should be a breeze for a large dog, my 11kg Whippet fed 7.

    It may be that she does need extra calcium but it's not something that I do with the medium or larger breeds without having a vet assess her and see how much and for how long.

    I much prefer to have them get the necessary calcium from their diet but exceptions happen, especially if shaking, but it takes monitoring or you could end up with a whole other set of problems.

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    shes not shaking anymore she has been on puppy food since she was 6 weeks gestation so no problem there thanks everyone again for ur help xxxx

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    Wow, it all sounds very nerve wracking. Glad all is well.

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    Glad she's settled, did you give her anything? Honey or calcium? It's always good to know for future reference.

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