SICILIANO CANE CORSO
....for the love of the breed

SICILIANO CANE CORSO ....for the love of the breed

Prenatal Care Photos and Cara’s Prenatal Nutrition Plan

We spend countless hours and resources preparing for a litter of Siciliano Cane Corsos. From health testing of the Sire and Dam before the pairing is made, to procuring veterinary support for whelping the puppies, much is done. We make special diet plans for the dam and puppies developed from great research, we schedule ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy/monitor development, we schedule x-rays for approx. litter count, we set up top of the line whelping boxes, we organize all the medical supplies needed to be prepared for whelping, we build puppy play gyms, we get special toys and tools ready to stimulated puppies, and much much more. We also shower the dam with an over abundance of loving attention during the entire experience. The labor hours of love that our family contributes to a litter is incalculable.

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Cara’s X-Ray

xray of cara

Possibly 8 or more puppies are expected on February 14, 2017.

Cara's Prenatal Nutrition Plan

WeekDateType of KibbleAmount of Kibble per dayFeeding FrequencyFood SupplementVitamin SupplementSpecial Notes
112/13/2016Pro Pac Ultimates5.5 Cups1 x Per Day
212/20/2016Pro Pac Ultimates5.5 Cups1 x Per Day
312/27/2016Pro Pac Ultimates5.5 Cups1 x Per Day
41/03/2017Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)2 Cups3 x Per DayFish, meat, cottage cheese, whole milk, porridges cooked with milk and soup, eggs
51/10/2017Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)2 Cups3 x Per DayAdded pureed raw fruits and vegetables; reduced starchy foods; Reduce Milk; Continue with fish, meat, cottage cheese, eggs1. Bone Dust (2 tablespoons per day during a meal)
2. Vitamin A (5-6 drops per day)
61/17/2017Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)2 Cups3 x Per DayPureed raw fruits and vegetables; fish, meat, cottage cheese, eggs; Minimal starchy foods; No Milk1. Bone Dust (2 tablespoons per day during a meal)
2. Vitamin A (5-6 drops per day)
Reduce physical activity
71/24/2017Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)2 Cups3 x Per DayPureed raw fruits and vegetables; fish, meat, cottage cheese, eggs; Minimal starchy foods; No Milk1. Bone Dust (2 tablespoons per day during a meal)
2. Vitamin A (5-6 drops per day)
Dam will start shedding tummy hair.
81/31/2017Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)1 Cup4 x Per Day**No added calcium-rich foods-stop cottage cheese at this point. Only feed boiled fish (no meat)**1. Bone Dust (2 tablespoons per day during a meal)
2. Vitamin A (5-6 drops per day)
92/07/2017Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)1 Cup5-6 Per Day (or free choice)1. Bone Dust (2 tablespoons per day during a meal)
2. Vitamin A (5-6 drops per day)
Low appetite is normal; Total weight increase should reach 15-25%; Encourage increase in water/ice intake

Whelping

WeekType of KibbleAmount of Kibble Per DayFeeding FrequencyFood SupplementSpecial Notes
1Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)10.5 CupsFree ChoiceHomemade formula (as much as needed to supplement lactation): One can evaporated whole milk, one can of water, three egg yolks ** whole milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup light karo syrup; warm mixture and serve (can mix with baby oatmeal)**During lactation, Dam's nutrition should increase 25% per puppy above pre-pregnancy maintenance intake**
2Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)10.5 CupsFree ChoiceHomemade formula (as much as needed to supplement lactation): One can evaporated whole milk, one can of water, three egg yolks ** whole milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup light karo syrup; warm mixture and serve (can mix with baby oatmeal)
3Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)15.75 CupsFree ChoiceHomemade formula (as much as needed to supplement lactation): One can evaporated whole milk, one can of water, three egg yolks ** whole milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup light karo syrup; warm mixture and serve (can mix with baby oatmeal)
4Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)15.75 CupsFree ChoiceHomemade formula (as much as needed to supplement lactation): One can evaporated whole milk, one can of water, three egg yolks ** whole milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup light karo syrup; warm mixture and serve (can mix with baby oatmeal)Weaning begins gradually (start with short periods of separation from puppies)
5Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)15.75 CupsFree ChoiceHomemade formula (as much as needed to supplement lactation): One can evaporated whole milk, one can of water, three egg yolks ** whole milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup light karo syrup; warm mixture and serve (can mix with baby oatmeal)Weaning continues (gradually increase time away from puppies)
6Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Large Breed (Puppy)15.75 CupsFree ChoiceHomemade formula (as much as needed to supplement lactation): One can evaporated whole milk, one can of water, three egg yolks ** whole milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup light karo syrup; warm mixture and serve (can mix with baby oatmeal)Weaning continues
7Pro Pac Ultimates (Puppy) Blue Buffalo Freedom grain free large breed (puppy)Weaning should be nearly complete
8Blue Buffalo Freedom grain free large breed (puppy)