False pregnancy

UN-SPAYED female dogs (bitches) usually come into season (heat) twice a year. About six weeks after the end of their season some of them will start showing signs of pseudo or false pregnancy.

Most affected bitches will start lactating, resulting in swollen mammary glands. Many will also start nest making and carrying toys around as if they were puppies.

These signs are usually accompanied by other behaviour changes and often loss of appetite.

If your pet suffers from the misery of false pregnancy, please ask us for further information on both treatment and prevention of this frequently very distressing condition.