Canine Pseudopregnancy: A Review

@article{Thangamani2018CaninePA,
  title={Canine Pseudopregnancy: A Review},
  author={Arulkumar Thangamani and Manda Srinivas and Borra Chandra Prasad and K. Anusha and K. Sadasiva Rao},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology},
  year={2018},
  volume={7},
  pages={7-11}
}
Canine pseudopregnancy is a normal physiological syndrome that occurs in female dogs in their diestrual phase of estrous cycle. It simulates the peri and post-whelping signs that includes nesting, increase in weight and enlargement of mammary gland, lactation and mothering behavior on toys, shoes, puppies of other bitches. Decreased levels of progesterone, meanwhile raised levels of prolactin predispose the bitches to pseudopregnancy. It is a self-limiting clinical condition; however, anti… 

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