Hello Ruffers! Did you know that dogs also suffer from psychological pregnancies? It is known as pseudopregnancy. This happens to around 60% of dogs due to a hormonal imbalance.
However, this condition is normal, since it is part of the process of canine evolution.
To be better informed we will explain a little more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition, all with the aim that you know a little more about this and know how to act if it happens to your dog.
-It appears after the heat.
- In the ovary, there is a small cyst known as the corpus luteum, which appears as a result of the expulsion of the ovum (since there is no fertilization). The problem is generated when instead of disappearing, the cyst remains active in stimulating the pregnancy process.
They have the same physical symptoms as a normal pregnancy. Dogs swell, the abdomen bulges, produce milk and gain weight.
In addition, its behavior also changes,
Reference: Consumer, E. (29 August, 2016). Psychological pregnancy in dogs: what is it and what to do? Eroski Consumer. Retrieved from: http://www.consumer.es/web/es/mascotas/perros/reproduccion-y-cria/embarazo/2012/01/30/206575.php