@lawrence-chow But surely the breeder paid for the vet to make sure he/she was selling a healthy puppy ?
Good news and a completely new one on me, that just one puppy in a litter should be so affected.
Nyla just had her first heat and bled for about a month. Now her nipples are slightly swollen and I notice some light light blue shading at times. Is this normal? I see things about faking a pregnancy and stuff but should we see a vet?
Totally normal.... false pregnancy is very normal for Basenji bitches.... it will last about 3 to 4 weeks.
@tanza do you know if there any correlation with repeated false pregnancies and increased risk of pyomentra?
@jkent - None, Pyometra can happen to any intact dog.... and has nothing to do with false pregnancies.... at least not in my experience. My two girls right now will be 12 in December and January and have had false pregnancies every year (with the exception of when C-Me was bred and had a litter that year). This has been the same with all my bitches over many, many years...
@tanza is the blue coloring under the nipples normal then? that's what is scaring me the most
@basenjinyla - Yes, normal...
Nothing strange is happening here at all. Discharge over a full month can happen - but it is normally only once a year. Pyometra can hit any bitch - regardless of false or real pregnancies.
how is she now?