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how do i stop our female dog from lactating puppies are ...

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how do i stop our female dog from lactating and dry up? puppies are 6-7 weeks old?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Hi Nikki,

You can help dry up a dog's milk by withholding food for 24 hours and limit her water intake to about a cup of water per 8 pounds for a few day. When you start her back on her food, only give her half her normal amount the first day and a normal portion the second day. However, it can take months for her breasts to appear more like they did before pregnancy.

Hope this helps.

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