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False Pregnancy

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by ownedbyBOO, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    Have any of you ever had to deal with this?

    Boo "had pups" last sunday...... a blue sueaky bear and a Wubba. She has been a great mother to them, but we have plans today! How far should I let this "mommy" behavior go?

    She also stole some stuffed easter bunnies I had for the kids baskets, so her litter is up to 4 now


    ---------- Post added at 01:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:10 PM ----------

    Man! you can really see the grey hairs on her butt in the second pic! Having 4 kids, obviously with 4 different babydaddies will do that to ya!
  2. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    lol that is too cute. For a second I thought you were serious and I got a bit confused
  3. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    :lol: me too Nicole..
  4. K_Hodges

    K_Hodges Little Dog

    That's hilarious. She looks so serious about them! Lol
  5. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    That is too cute.
  6. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    Oh, it is cute, hilarious..... but I have question.

    #1: we are going on a hike today for several hours. Should I let Puppy (the blue Squeaky bear) go? or is Puppy too young. Should Puppy wear a sweater?

    #2: She violently ripped BlueBunnys brains out. Should I be concerned? Will she kil me in my sleep like my Mother claims?

    ---------- Post added at 02:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:49 PM ----------

    Her first born, and favorite child. He is a rare blue. lol
  7. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    She is so darn cute....
  8. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    OMFG that's cute.:lol:
  9. JakesMom5332

    JakesMom5332 Little Dog

    Actually, I did go through this with my smooth collie Gabby, years ago. She was in season at the same time that Conner's mother was, and went with us to Colorado to do the breeding. When the litter was born in December, she also actually started to lactate and started carrying around a little rubber "Tweety Bird". This was her baby for about 3 weeks. She would try to feed it, clean it and would not let it out of her sight.

    Then suddenly one day, she decided that she had had enough of motherhood, and poor little tweety was left laying in the middle of the floor for all the other dogs to play with.

    It really does happen sometimes, and as funny as it is, it is almost sad to watch a bitch go through this.
  10. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    Well, we are on day 8 of her mommyhood. It is still funny in a warped kinda way.

    She did reduce the size of her litter over the weekend. she still has blue bear puppy, and Wubba puppy. But the 2 bunnies met a terrible fate. They must have misbehaved, lol!

    Blue bear puppy went on hikes, shopping, to a playdate and to easter dinner with us. She takes it everwhere!

    And yes she produced milk.

    I had a friend in saturday from out of town, and he was just astounded by the depth of her belief that blue bear is her baby.

    The worst part was when my spawn cleaned his room and accidently buried blue bear in the mus room shoe basket. Boo was beside herself, whining and pacing for 24 hours until I found it locked in the mud room. lol

    I feel like the thin line of reality is getting very blurry in my house right now!
  11. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Be aware that bitches that produce milk during a false pregnancy are more likely to develop mammary tumors and, obviously, mastitis.

    Honestly, I find bitches that have false pregnancies annoying and not amusing in any way. They can't function without them, which doesn't bode well for a performance animal. The gf didn't believe me that if I took away Mia's "babies" that she'd be just fine. So I did. Every one she obtained, I took away. After a few days of me taking them away, she started to stop pacing looking for them, and a false pregnancy that may have gone on for 2 weeks was over in less than a week.

    She has one more month left to see if she has another false pregnancy (she usually gets them 2 months after she finishes her heat cycle, aka, when her puppies would have been 'born'). If she pulls the same crap, I'm going to do the same thing.
  12. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Being an intact bitch in general doesn't bode well for a performance animal :lol: Their heat cycles can take 3 months or more out of their competition season, if what you're doing requires conditioning!
  13. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    Oh, she was going to be spayed last month, but the daY of her appointment the vets were all busy trying to assist with the huge amount of farm animals from large herds that got sucked up into the tornado.

    Then I wa in the hospital with the spawn child (my son)

    but this time... next friday..... No more intact dog!!!

    So you just take the puppies away? Everyone told me to leave them with her and she will get over it. Because trust me, while I find this hilarious, I would like things to be as normal as possible around here!

    Tonight she did not greet me at the dooor with BlueBear baby, so maybe it is running its course?

    I hate to sound ignorant about this, but honestly I do not know anyone who has gone through this!
  14. mimisville

    mimisville Puppy

    Going through false pregnancy with my youngest. She started getting aggressive with my other female(spayed). Apparently she was in her cycle when her spaying was done and now she is lactating. Anyone have any ideas on how to get her back to normal ASAP. Vet told me to withhold food for a couple of days and that it may trigger starvation response and could dry up the milk. She's such a sweet baby normally, hoping when all this is over she will be her loving self again. Can't see having to keep them seperated indefinitely. Advice?
  15. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    Get new dogs or get on board with crate and rotate (indefinitely)! If your dogs are PBs it's very likely that while a false pregnancy might have started the aggression towards your other dog, it's not the only reason. It is very typical for PBs not to get along with other dogs. PLENTY of members separate their dogs on a regular basis.
  16. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    You really need to read up and educate yourself about this breed and aggression
  17. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    Rita and Renee get along just fine. But when Renee went into heat she became snarky toward Rita and we had to closely supervise and then separate them for a couple weeks until Renee was out of heat and back to being her old self. It's entirely possible that once the hormones are out of her system Mimi's dogs will go back to getting along. Of course, it is also entirely possible they won't. But for now I would blame it on the hormones and not natural dog aggression until proven otherwise.

    When my oldest female was going through false pregnancies every few months (heat, false pregnancy, back to heat...repeat until i had a few days of neither and could run her on for a spay) the vet advised using ice packs or frozen veggie bags as cold compresses a couple times a day on her breasts to reduce size and stop lactation.
  18. nc_pitbullmommy

    nc_pitbullmommy Good Dog

    I've had girls have false pregnancy but never to that extent lol
  19. mimisville

    mimisville Puppy

    She seems to be doing better. We rotate the dogs being let free to roam the house and neither one goes crazy with the scent of the other. Infact they act as though it's just normal. When using the common "bathroom" area neither goes nuts over the other's scent. Although when one sees the other the whine but they do not try to attack. Seems more like they miss each other than want to fight, but I think I will try to reintroduce them slowly so that I can watch for signs that something may jump off.

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