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I don't know if my dog made contact with a male during heat.

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I don't know if my dog made contact with a male during heat. I noticed her first start bleeding August 14th. She is allot more sleepy and has been showing nesting signs. Her belly doesn't seem to be growing although her nipples have grown larger. If she is by change pregnant. Noticing blood on 8/14 when would she be due?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. KV. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am reviewing your question right now and will respond to you in just a moment...

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 month ago.

Can you tell me a bit more about your dog so I can better assist you? How much blood did you see? How many days did it last?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It lasted for about 7-10 days. Light bleeding. She is a very clean dog so she cleaned herself up allot. We never noticed blood drops
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 month ago.

Ok, thank you for the additional information. Can you also tell me her approximate weight and breed?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She is about 10 lbs and she is a minpin chihuahua mix.just over 1 years old
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 month ago.

If the heat cycle started on 8/14 when you first noticed blood, lasted 7-10 days, and if she had contact or mated with an intact male dog sometime around then, then her due date would be somewhere within the next week. However, at her size, I would expect you would notice a substantial difference in belly size by now if that had happened. Typically, the canine gestation length is about 58 to 65 days. Therefore, by now, I would expect you would be seeing weight gain.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just swollen boobs
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 month ago.

She may be going through a pseudopregancy or "false" pregnancy. The timing would line up perfectly for this syndrome. More can be found via this link:

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/local_resources/pdfs/repro_pdfs/cepseudopregnancy.pdf