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Phantom pregnancy dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Emma Carter, Mar 9, 2022.

  1. Emma Carter

    Emma Carter New Member Registered

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    hi, has anyone gone through phantom pregnancy dogs? how to treat it without medication and if any medication is available in the market, how to buy then?
     
  2. excuseme

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    We had one probably 40 years ago or even a little longer (a Springer spaniel)
    We would have put her onto a basic maintenance diet and nothing extra, and removed all possessions of hers that she took to her nest.
    Most importantly we did not fiddle with or express her teats. Once you start taking milk more will be made to replace it:eek:
    Other than that life went on as normal, she did not have any expensive veterinary treatments and the whole process finished quiet naturally by itself. I have no idea how long the actual condition lasted though, but she was fine.
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    Yes: it's perfectly normal (despite what some would have you believe) and all whole bitches go through it post-season, some being very obvious and others you can only tell if you really know what to look for. It isn't an illness, and doesn't need dramatic intervention, but I have always given my bitches Dorwest Herbs' Raspberry Leaf tablets until the symptoms disappear - usually 3 weeks. I am nothing to do with Dorwest, simply recommending what I have found satisfactory. It's a bit late for you this time, but next time give the pills through the season as well.
    During the FP, exercise her as much as you can, understanding that hormones may make her tetchy with other dogs and/or clingy with her favourite people. If she wants to nest with fluffy toys let her, it's fine, if she wants to 'den' more and hide away, that's also fine. It's hormones talking, and most of us know how that can be.
     
  4. Emma Carter

    Emma Carter New Member Registered

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    okkk thankyou @excuseme
     
  5. Emma Carter

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    Got iit. but what is that Dorwest Herbs' Raspberry Leaf tablets
     
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    I am also unable to find this mornings post from the other forum that this person has asked the same question, I wonder of she has been banned from that one too
     
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    Thanks for leaving the post, I thought Ash was going through a FP, so coming across these replies was helpful

    Ash seems back to her self now, unless there is a tennis ball, how she manages to find so many out on walks I will never know

    Ash is booked in to be spayed end of next month, she also has an umbilical hernia so this will be sorted at the same time
     

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