If your dog is pregnant, you want to provide them with extra care and attention. Pregnancy can be difficult on your canine companion, especially if they don't receive the help they need. Your dog will rely on you for all of its pregnancy care needs. Here are some tips that will help you to provide the proper care for your dog throughout its pregnancy. 

Get Plenty of Exercise

Now that your dog is pregnant, you'll need to make sure they get plenty of exercise. Exercise will help to keep your dog strong and healthy during the pregnancy. After all, your dog will need all the strength they can muster during the delivery of the puppies. Daily walks are a great way to give your dog the exercise they need during their pregnancy. Try to avoid strenuous exercise during pregnancy, though. You don't want to cause harm to your dog, or the puppies. 

Protect Against Worms

If your dog is pregnant, it's important that you provide protection against parasites and worms. Hookworms and roundworms can be particularly dangerous for expectant dogs. That's because the worms can be passed on to the puppies. Fleas also pose a serious risk for expectant dogs. To protect your dog and the pups, be sure to provide treatment for worms and fleas throughout the pregnancy. 

Prepare a Birthing Room

As your dog progresses through their pregnancy, they may begin to nest. This is the process your dog will use to prepare a place for birthing. To make sure your dog has a safe place, you'll want to provide the birthing room for them. The first thing you need to do is locate an area of the house that's safe and secure. Place a large cardboard box in the area, and fill it with clean towels and sheets. To stop your dog from relocating, try to keep the birthing area as quiet and relaxed as possible. Towards the end of the pregnancy, you'll want to keep your dog as close to the birthing area as possible. 

Provide Veterinary Care

Now that your dog is pregnant, you'll need to continue to provide proper veterinary care. Begin pregnancy care by scheduling an initial appointment with the veterinarian. During that visit, the veterinarian will provide you with care instructions for your dog. To help facilitate a healthy pregnancy, be sure to continue with scheduled check-ups throughout the pregnancy. 

If your dog is pregnant, use the tips provided here to keep them happy and healthy during their pregnancy.