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Q: Pregnant?

September 7, 2009 | By Gina C. | 6 answers | Expired: 1892 days ago

Tags: ruby, vet, puppy, chihuahua, chi

Gina C.

My chihuahua went into heat about 2 weeks ago and I have been keeping a very close eye on her but I think she might be pregnant.Her nipples are out more but is this due to her being in heat?I am taking her to vet but I would like to know the symptoms of a pregnant chi.She was bleeding for a few days when she started on her heat and now her belly is a little hard.Thanks in advance.

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Kita794
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Sep 10, 2009

Your dogs swelling nipples can absolutely be caused by the additional hormones in her body from her heat cycle, the swelling will subside at the end of her heat cycle. I raise Victorian Bulldogges and this is very common in our dogs.

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arleen z.
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Sep 09, 2009

Have her checked by a vet it could also be a false pregancy which some dogs have alot and they can even gain weight like they were really carrying a litter

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Marie G.
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Sep 09, 2009

I also have chihuahuas. One female & one male. I just had the female, Sweetie Pie a.k.a. Wheatie spayed back in June. My mother has a very small 4 pound female names coco who could not get pregnant. She has had 3 miscarriages and is on the waiting list to be spayed. Her false pregnancies included: her eating more, just laying around, hard tummy, and swollen nipples but a songogram showed no babies. A dog has a 3 week heat cycle. In the first week they start coming into heat and boys start sniffing but she will fight them off, in the second week, she will become pregnant, and the third week she goes out. If she is indeed pregnant, she will have them in 62 days so mark your calendar! Then for the love of Pete, please spay her. It reduces the risk of CANCER of the uterus and nipples. It gives them more health benefits than you know plus, no more blood spots on the furniture. I saw what nursing pups does to a female's nipples and it ain't a pretty sight! They sag and never return to normal.

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Kelly
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Sep 08, 2009

The only dog I've ever had in heat was one I was tryng to rescue off the street. Her nipples did swell & get quite large while she was in heat. She did actually appear pregnant. Luckily she wasn't & as soon as we were able to capture her, we had her spayed. The only way to know for sure is to take her to the vet. Hopefully you schedule a spay surgery while you're there.

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Ethel02
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Sep 08, 2009

If you've been "watching" her & she's kept on a leash or in her fenced back yard like she should be then she's not pregnant, right?? so you can now have her spayed !!!

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Jillian
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Sep 08, 2009

though it's been a long time since i've had a dog who wasn't spayed, but i don't recall any nipple swelling when she was in heat. many times the swelling of the nipples is the first sign you'll see in pregnant females. i would say it's time for you to schedule the appointment to have your dog fixed and have her babies aborted. there are way too many unwanted dogs already in this world to be adding to that amount. if you disagree w/abortions, please have all her puppies fixed before adopting them out. people may say they'll have them fixed, but it's very easy to put it off. check your area for a local low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

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