digging and scratching her bed after eating and she has just had pups
My chihuahua has just had pups 5 days ago. she isn't eating great but the vet said she's just feeling a bit sorry for herself at the moment.
But after she does eat she starts digging and scratching her bed,i wonder if her eating is giving her stomach pains that almost feel like contractions, thus the digging and eating less ?
HiSome dogs don't eat a lot in the first week or so after they've had pups. You'd think they would be hungry, but apparently not! It is important to make sure that she gets plenty of water though, she needs lots of fluids so that she can keep up the milk production.
The scratching and digging is probably just her nesting instinct, and it's a common behavior too. of course it's possible that she is having 'after pains' but as long as your vet says she is healthy I wouldn't worry too much.
If she doesn't start eating better soon though, or shows any signs of being unwell, take her to your vet for a check up. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
Best of luck with your dog and your puppies.