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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your situation! If you are absolutely certain your dog isn't pregnant, then it sounds like she could be suffering from a false pregnancy. I am attaching a link here which will take you to an article on this condition in dogs:
Usually this condition will resolve within 3 weeks. There are hormone treatments that can be given by a vet if necessary. To help stop the situation, you need to stop her from licking at her mammary glands, because this is stimulating them to produce additional milk. The best thing to do would be to pick up an e-collar (the lampshade- like collar) for her. You can pick them up at most major pet stores. If you bring her with you, they should be able to help pick out the appropriate size.
Once she comes out of her false pregnancy, then she can be spayed. It does appear there is a vet who does reduced cost spays in your area if you can provide proof of your income. Here is their website with information on their program: http://manassas.anicira.org/services/financial-assistance . It appears that if you qualify, the cost of the spay is $40.
You can also go onto this website:http://www.spay.org/ and fill out a form and the SPCA of Northern Virginia will help you to find a low cost spay/neuter clinic in your area.
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