I was just wondering if anyone has experience with false pregnancy? My dog who is a black lab/border collie and is 3 years old, seems to be lactating and she hasn't had any sexual contact with any male dogs. She has been around a little male dog, playing, but nothing that would cause her to become pregnant.
She is lactating (or at least it seems - I noticed crusty stuff under her undercarriage and noticed milk coming out when I checked more thoroughly) but her breast do not seem to be really swollen like a real pregnant dog's would be.
She has recently been on prednisone for itching (during a transition to raw food) as she has been licking her vulva raw. We stopped that about a week ago. I don't really like using any medication but felt really bad for her because she was licking herself raw, that I thought its best to give her something temporary for itching relief. She is also on a antibiotic spray for the raw areas. She has been eating raw food for approximately 3 weeks and seems to be doing good otherwise.
False pregnancy wise, the only real symptom I see is lactating, and maybe some laziness but nothing worrisome.
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?
The vet doesn't seem to be too concerned - I didn't go in a see them, but told them over the phone what was happening and they said its probably from hormones and as long as the discharge is not a strange colour, everything should be fine... just want to be sure my baby Bella is ok!