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    Default Vet ? - post heat swelling in female

    My girl came into season (her first cycle) in October.

    Her lower 4 nipples and breasts swelled up and were a bit hard to the touch. Time past and the swelling subsided but never completely went away.

    All fo the sudden (late nov / early Dec) the swelling returned and is even a bit more apparent this time.

    An additional possible factor: I have a 3 year old bitch with a litter of pups in the house whelped Dec 5th. The younger female lives outside in the kennel but they air in the same yard at seperate times.

    Could the hormone factor in the air - have casued a false pregnancy or something similar? Is this something I should be concerned about?

    Attitude wise there has also been one major change since her cycle in October - she started guarding the tuck and barking / growling through her crate at passers by (dogs or people). Take her out = she's fine with everyone. Just wondering if this is all related. Not so worried about the behavioral alteration -nice to have a "guard dog" all be it 48 lbs of her). & She stops if I tell her to.

    I hate to spend $50 for a vet visit to have him tell me - "yea - it will go away." What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnindawgz View Post
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    1. a false pregnancy

    2. "yea - it will go away." What do you think?
    the timing for a false pregnancy is correct, probably unrelated to the other bitch whelping, and yeah, it will go away, guess I need to increase the price of office calls, spend the $50 on your kids

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    THANK YOU!

    LOL - my dogs are my "kids" .... I guess I can buys Spice a nice steak and some new squeeky toys to celebrate her false pregancy with that $50 LOL My vert charges $48 bucks just to WALK IN THE DOOR!

    Happy Holidays
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    PENNY, CD BN SH (RN2)
    (FC AFC CAFC “Copper” X “Faith” MH QAA)
    CAPPY
    (2XNAFC FC AFC “Ram” X “Cree”)
    HALO
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    48 Dollars! Wow, I think I need to tip my vet next time I'm there. He only charges $24!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckert View Post
    48 Dollars! Wow, I think I need to tip my vet next time I'm there. He only charges $24!
    About what ours charges too!

    Counting my blessings regards,

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    Mine normally charges $39 to walk in the door, usually I get away with $19 since I'm there at least once a week and end up having some sort of diagnostics or something, today was films to make sure no obstruction after vomiting most of yesterday. Of course by the time we got there, she was fine, but wanted to make sure with the weekend coming up.

    I get lots of hormone issues with my intact girls all living together, mammary swelling, false pregnancies, etc. One has a litter, three seem to think they need to nurse it.
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