Dogs can go threw a false pregnancy.

S.Hunter By S.Hunter, 3rd Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Yes folks, its true your dog can go through false pregnancy, wondering about it? or what to do? Read this article that has all the answers.

Why can your dog go through false pregnancy?

This happens to a lot of dogs, trust me you are not alone, so dont panik and think that your dog is pregnant.
People say this happens because of hormonal imbalance. Just like us woman, they have hormones that changes their mood and their body. Some dogs after every astral cycle, they show signs of being pregnant even though there is no chance that they could even be pregnant. It just seems to happen, my dog is a 2 and a half year old Golden Retriever, she has had 2 false pregnancys, once a year basically. So if it happens dont panic.

What can happen when your dog goes through a false pregnancy.

İt changes from dog to dog. The first year my dog had her false prenancy, she was walking around the house kind of crying making noises. Taking her toys and hiding them, acting like it was her puppies.
Second year which was this year, She got morning sickness and even started producing milk. If ıt wasnt because İ knew she had no way of being pregnant i would be wondering if she was pregnant.

Right at the moment my dog is going through her false pregnancy, she goes crazy if she cant find some special toys. She goes around crying and she is lazy, and her breasts are full with milk. She puts her toys in her bed, but she lies down so she doesnt sit on them, and she even pushes them towards her breast.
My dog she does eat her food normally, but some dogs loose all interest in food and surrounding even such as walking, playing and having fun.
İt is just like a woman being pregnant, Heat waves, mood swings, food changes, weight changes, lazyness and ofcourse nesting and so on.
This can go on for as long as she thinks my dog is about 2 weeks in and then it goes away.

How to help your dog with the process

When your dog is going through a false pregnancy she needs a lot of love, dont forget to let her do her own thing. Dont move her toys or try and joke with her, if she could talk she would swear at you if you try and joke around with her fake puppies.
İf she is producing milk you can buy some cream and pills on at the vets of pharmacy but i like to keep it normal.
I am at the moment massaging her stomach and breasts with vinegar it stinks and is not too comfortable for her but trust me at the end of the day its good for them.

All she really needs is time, love care and space. Let her do her own thing, it really is a good process for her to go through if later on in life you wwould want to breed her.

IF you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask me.


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I was born in Denmark, lived in canada for 3 years, now living in Turkey, with my lovely boyfriend and our dog. I looove writing about anything that comes to my mind.

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author avatar D in The Darling
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Oh, really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Anisha Achankunju (Aiyanna)
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

My dog and cat went through this and both of them produced milk and the doctors told me it is the maternal instincts kicking in which is why they behave that way.
They usually say when they start to go that way the best thing to do is to cross them so that they calm down after that and get them spayed.
It is very common with humans too, there was a documentary which spoke of a young teenager who told people she had a baby and was lactating etc. Upon checking her body, it was discovered that she was still a virgin having a fantasy of having a baby. (It was also featured on the famous Crime Serial CSI or Crime Scene Investigation)
Thank you for spreading the awareness.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Good information for pet owners to be aware of.

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author avatar Mary nicklin
20th Feb 2014 (#)

My dog is 9 years old and she is a lab going through a fantesy pregrant

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author avatar Mary nicklin
20th Feb 2014 (#)

A very good service

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