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Why has my 1 year old dog got milk comin from her nipples

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Why has my 1 year old dog got milk comin from her nipples
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry you are concerned about Mitzi/

Rebecca :

My name is***** am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Has Mitzi been in heat yet? Or is she spayed?

Rebecca :

If she is not spayed, and was in heat a month or two ago, it is not unusual for her to have milk in her glands, even though she is not pregnant.

Rebecca :

When a female dog goes into heat, she has hormone levels go up and down, whether she got pregnant, or not. So it is not unusual for a dog, about 9 weeks after finishing her heat, to have milk and even gain weight and even treat toys or socks like her puppies, for a week or so.

Rebecca :

If she is spayed, then this might be more of a concern.

Rebecca :

I hope you can see what I am writing!

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I am not seeing responses from you.

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I will try to connect with you another way, if I do not hear from you.

Rebecca :

If this is from her being in heat a month or two ago, it needs no treatment. It will go away in a week or so.

Rebecca :

Can you see what I am saying?

Rebecca :

The website says you are there, but I don't see anything from you.

Rebecca :

If she is acting normal, eating well, and seems otherwise healthy, this will probably be gone soon.

Rebecca :

I guess I will try the other format, and hope you can see what I am saying then.

Customer: About 4 mounthss she had little blood
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Mick,
I hope you can now see what I have said.
If she is not spayed, having her spayed will prevent this happening again, but it is not serious.
Let me know what else I can answer, or help with.
Rebecca
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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello again,
Apparently I could not see what you wrote, until after I left live chat. Now, this is the only way we can communicate.
So she is not spayed? Then this is probably a normal, benign "false pregnancy", and should go away soon.
Please let me know if I can answer anything else or help with.
Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for a great rating!

Rebecca
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
not spayed but she very happy rubed her belly and milk came out every nipple but she good in her self me that is worried
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
This should go away soon, on its own.

Do you plan to breed her? This may happen when she next goes into heat again.