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My female dog has a milky discharge coming from her nipples,

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my female dog has a white milky discharge coming from her nipples, could she be pregnant? we got her a month ago from a freind. she acts like she is nesting and keeps trying to find a small place to get into.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry you are worried about your dog. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

She could be pregnant; does she have a big belly? She also could be having a false pregnancy, where she nests, has milk, and may even treat socks or toys as puppies for awhile. A false pregnancy may last a few days to a week or more, but eventually goes away.

If she has an enlarged belly, an Xray will tell you if she is pregnant and how many puppies she will have. If she is pregnant and has milk, she will probably have the puppies soon, in less than a week.

If she is not pregnant, I would have her spayed so this does not happen again.

Let me know what else I can answer or help with.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

I hope you were able to see what I wrote! Can I answer anything else?