What is Nursing?
Nursing is the act of a mother providing milk to her babies. During nursing, the mother will have increased energy requirements, possibly up to 2 to 4 times more calories than a normal, healthy adult animal. It’s vital that she is fed energy-dense food so that she can sustain milk production and fulfill her own caloric needs.
How Nursing Works
Pet insurance providers seldom cover nursing, whelping, breeding, or other pregnancy-related costs. If you are planning on breeding your dog, pay careful attention to each pet insurance policy’s terms and conditions when looking into coverage for the cost of nursing and other pregnancy-related expenses.
- Nursing occurs when a mother creates and provides milk to feed her babies.
- Although uncommon, some pet insurance plans do cover nursing and other pregnancy-related costs.
- If you’re interested in breeding, pay close attention to pet insurance policy details on pregnancy and nursing when shopping around for your ideal pet insurance plan.