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Are her mammaries enlarged?When was her last heat cycle?When was she last bred?
What color secretions are you seeing?
If she has definitely not been bred, this is most cycle a false pregnancy. In a false pregnancy, dogs can exhibit a wide range of behaviors from nesting to producing milk. This usually happens within 4-10 weeks following a heat cycle. Typically these resolve on their own given time, but she will have an increased risk of having more false pregnancies in the future until she is spayed. More info here: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/false-pregnancy-or-pseudopregnancy-in-dogs/1059I have yet to meet a female dog who was spayed who had worsening aggression following a spay. We often see this mellowing out. Be mindful that if she is bred, she may pass her tendency toward aggression off to her young, as well.
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If you're worried, you can have her examined. I think the most likely situation for her is the false pregnancy given her symptoms, age and being intact.
Poor kid. She's had a rough time of it in her youth.
Definitely sounds logical. It seems if dogs have a rough situation in their youth, they are much more apt to be reactive than otherwise.
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