27-09-07

False pregnancy of the bitch

False pregnancy or pseudogestation of the bitch

It is a disordered state of the reproductive system of the bitch.  The uterus prepares for gestation, but there is no foetus.

The false pregnancy can last up to 60 days.

Symptoms: Symptomatology in general appears 2 months after heats. The bitch presents all the signs of a low setting: insulation, aggressiveness, design of a nest, licking of the vulva and udders. The bitch materne of the toys which it protects in its nest. A lactatation is even often observed; one speaks about lactation of pseudo-gestation. Concrétement, the bitch presents a modification of assembled behavior and one of milk.

Treatment: The most important point is to ensure itself of the absence of gestation before the installation of a medical treatment. The consultation of a veterinary surgeon is strongly advised, the treatment will obviously not be the same one. The treatment is at the same time behavioral and medicamentous.

From the behavior point of view: a psychological shock often allows a fast cure: diet supplements 24 hours with insulation in a part for this length of time. The withdrawal of all the toys is desirable to prevent that the bitch them materne. It is formally contra-indicated to go to palpate the mammelles ones in order to see whether the lacteous production continues.

Any handling of mammelles the entraine a stimulation which reproduces the stimuli of the pup which head and which induces a milk secretion. The medical treatment rests on the use of substance antigalactogene over one duration from 3 to 5 days on average in the form of compressed or of syrup. Sometimes, the use of diuretic can réveller useful.

The Council: It will be necessary for you to leave with to offer it and her frequent distractions. It is necessary, moreover, to prevent that it does not lick the udders.

 So long .....

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