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How much weight should a pregnant Yorkie gain during ...

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How much weight should a pregnant Yorkie gain during pregnancy? She is carrying 3 pups and weighed about 7lbs. before breeding.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
I would expect a weight gain of about 1/3 to 1/2 the original weight towards the end of gestation. I'd worry about a weight gain of more than 1/2 the dog's original weight.
Smaller is better as too big a pup might mean c-sections. Balanced meals but not overfeeding is the key.
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