False pregnancy in dogs Symptoms
- Changes in behavior
- The non-pregnant bitch may show symptoms of maternal activity, nesting (with cloths or teddy bears) and self-care
- Abdominal distension
- Enlarged mammary glands
- Loss of appetite (anorexia)
- Brownish watery fluid or water discharge from the mammary glands
False pregnancy in dogs treatment
These symptoms necessitate that you provide your veterinarian with a complete medical history. Most likely, the vet will give the dog a thorough physical exam to make sure that all of its body systems and health as a whole are in good shape.
Blood and urine tests, abdominal X-rays, and ultrasounds may also be recommended to rule out uterine infections or pregnancy. In addition to what the vet can tell you, you can also choose to distract the animal so that it forgets about its mental pregnancy.
Increasing the number of walks and the length of each walk would be a good strategy. Another suggestion is to get rid of any toys you’ve raised like puppies.
Many theories have been put forward as to what causes false pregnancies in dogs. Experts say that hormone imbalances, especially with progesterone and prolactin, are a big part of the problem.