Category Archives: whelping

Placentophagy (eating placentas)

As yuck as it sounds to us, placentophagy is common in mammals. Besides the obvious purpose of hiding any trace of birth and vulnerable newborns from predators, eating placenta has been proven to make birthing less painful, and to help with milk letdown. Continue reading

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Natural Births In A “Cesarean” Dog Breed

There is such a thing as an optimum environment for a natural birth. Continue reading

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