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boxer blues?

October 13th, 2004, 07:42 PM
my boxer just went thru a heat about a month ago, she is now carrying around a stuffed animal and crying, she thinks this is a pup. is this normal after a heat. she has had one litter before we got her. is there such a thing as post-partum depression in a dog? :confused:

Lucky Rescue
October 13th, 2004, 09:58 PM
She is probably experiencing a false pregnancy.

You should get her spayed ASAP. This will end things like this, and the chance of deadly pyometra and other illnesses associated with multiple heats, once and for all.

October 14th, 2004, 12:46 AM
My aunt's Poodle went thru this too, & got very possesive of her toy babies, even though she had never had a litter. They had put off spay because of her epilepsy & other health problems, & the owner feared for the dog going under anesthetic. Her spay went fine, & she was a much better behaved dog after the spay.

October 14th, 2004, 07:28 AM
we are going to get her spayed next month, thanks for the advice. :)