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Bella has her rescan on the 12th but I'm not sure she'll make it to the scan date. She's bellied up really quickly and struggles to get comfy. I'm pretty sure I can see and feel something moving too. She's still eating A LOT but tires very easily compared to a couple of weeks ago. Still very happy in herself. Her nipples do protrude and rosy and there is a runny-ish semi- clear fluid coming from them. Though that being said, the mammary glands aren't overly swollen. I keep looking online and her nipples look small compared to them.

Do you think it's worth me moving the rescan date forward so she's seen sooner or should I wait?

She's potentially somewhere between 6-7 weeks at the moment.
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what does your vet think? nothing wrong with getting opinions here from those with experience, but no harm in finding out what your vet thinks, either?
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what does your vet think? nothing wrong with getting opinions here from those with experience, but no harm in finding out what your vet thinks, either?
It's kinda a surprise for them because initially vet 1 said that there is no way she could be pregnant because of the state she was in, and that she would not spay her until May and there was no changing her mind. About 3 weeks ago we saw vet 2 and she scanned her and couldn't say for certain that she was pregnant or not. Then 2 weeks ago Vet 3 saw her and he said he's 100% sure she wasn't pregnant. Her next scan date is the 12th, I'm not sure whether to wait or bring the appointment forward or not
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wow. now i'm wondering, do dogs have false pregnancies? so does vet 3 think she can be spayed now?
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Yes, dogs can have false pregnancies. One of our goldens did. She looked and acted exactly like a pregnant bitch. But thank heavens it was only a false alarm! She would have been a horrible breeding specimen and mother (she had a few screws loose).
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False pregnancy is very common in dogs, but Bella's would seem a fairly extreme example. I would have a vet see her, and make a decision on whether to scan. Do you know anyone experienced with whelping dogs who can help you if she is pregnant? It is not always a straightforward process, and tends to happen at the worst possible moment for contacting the vet. Did she come from a rescue? Can they help?
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wow. now i'm wondering, do dogs have false pregnancies? so does vet 3 think she can be spayed now?
Yes they can! My Lhasa apso had one in the end of last year, then had another heat (silent) and then when she got spayed beginning of January, we found she was 2-3 weeks pregnant. (We went through with the spay btw).

Vet 3 didn't stay around long enough for us to find out :/ He kinda came in, palpated her a bit. Said, "There's no way she's pregnant" and then walked out the room.
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False pregnancy is very common in dogs, but Bella's would seem a fairly extreme example. I would have a vet see her, and make a decision on whether to scan. Do you know anyone experienced with whelping dogs who can help you if she is pregnant? It is not always a straightforward process, and tends to happen at the worst possible moment for contacting the vet. Did she come from a rescue? Can they help?
The vet saw her a few weeks ago and did a scan, but said we were too early to see anything. The practice I go to prefers to scan them around 42 days. The next appointment is on the 12th when that vet comes back from a break. I'm not experienced with whelping, however my mum used to help out with the birthing of sheep and pigs.

She didn't come from a rescue. What happened is that the original owner died suddenly and the daughter had 10+ dogs and couldn't cope so we rehomed her from there. And no they can't :(
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Well if she was living with 10 other dogs in the house she most likely is pregnant and at 42-49 days gestation she probably has less than 2 weeks to go! She may even be farther along than you think! I think the scan will be telling! I would really be watching her closely as you do not know the size of the dog she bred with, and she may run into difficulty and need a C-section! Poor little girl needs lots of love and attention right now! Bless you for rescuing her!!!!


P.S. I would try to get her scanning date sooner if you think she is leaking colostrum! Milk comes in about a week(some times less than) before whelping
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Well if she was living with 10 other dogs in the house she most likely is pregnant and at 42-49 days gestation she probably has less than 2 weeks to go! She may even be farther along than you think! I think the scan will be telling! I would really be watching her closely as you do not know the size of the dog she bred with, and she may run into difficulty and need a C-section! Poor little girl needs lots of love and attention right now! Bless you for rescuing her!!!!


P.S. I would try to get her scanning date sooner if you think she is leaking colostrum!
All of the dogs there were toy breeds only 1 large being Rottweiler but that was a girl. I was thinking about getting her rescanned sooner but the vet i'd prefer to have is off until Thursday/Friday and the others...well I could call them many things.

Also I don't really know what colostrum looks like. The liquid coming from her is an off white colour with a slight yellow tint.
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