Today's tip of the week is info on an issue with whelping that I feel is important! I have included a great link below. I have seen so many lately suggest to supplement with calcium after each puppy born, and while this may work for some...doing so could cause more harm than good for your dog if not truly needed!! I never have and never will supplement calcium during delivery....the risk of putting my female in danger of eclampsia which is highly life threatening just to "possibly" help with contractions is not worth it to me. I will give calcium FOODS after delivery. I just saw a breeder post about her experience in giving calcium supplements during whelping and both females ended up getting eclampsia, and luckily treated early! The next breeding she did not supplement and no issues!! Know your dogs, watch closely for signs of distress, and just because everyone is saying you SHOULD doesn't mean its good for YOUR dog!