Is your bitch suffering from a phantom pregnancy?

Phantom Pregnancy


Phantom pregnancy in bitches is more common than you would think and can be a problem for the bitch. Signs appear 6-8 weeks after she has been in season and a bitch that has suffered a false pregnancy is more likely to experience it again with the symptoms getting progressively worse each time.


Things to watch out for are:-


          Abdominal enlargement

          Enlargement of the mammary glands

          Lactation (milk production)

          Nesting behaviours

          Nursing of toys

          Guarding of nest area or puppy substitutes







You should consult your vet if you think your bitch is suffering from a phantom pregnancy.