Canine Pseudopregnancy: A Review

  title={Canine Pseudopregnancy: A Review},
  author={A. Thangamani and M. Srinivas and B. C. Prasad and K. Anusha and K. S. Rao},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology},
  • A. Thangamani, M. Srinivas, +2 authors K. S. Rao
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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