Did you know that a female dog can experience a false pregnancy? A female dog creates the same hormones whether they become pregnant or not. That’s why many reproductive vets suggest that a female dog either uses it or loses it. The same hormones can lead to an inflammatory effect over the years and even cause a dangerous uterine infection called Pyometria. Pyometria increases with age as well. The above risks are why many breeders choose to breed their females on back to back cycles and spay/retire their females early as long as they are recovering nicely between litters.
As you know, Ruby is due to have puppies any day now. We’re so excite! Izzy on the other hand, didn’t conceive for the second time around. She is experiencing a false pregnancy. She’s even carrying her favorite stuffed animal around like a baby. As a result, Izzy will most likely be spayed before her next heat cycle. She will spend the rest of her life in our home with lots of love. Maggie and Daisy will most likely join the program when they have had a chance to mature. ❤️🐶❤️