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my non pregnant dog is lactating, her last 2 nipples are swollen

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my non pregnant dog is lactating, her last 2 nipples are swollen and there seems to be milk . it is a white to clear liquid. Her last heat was on 11/01/09 and has not been breed.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 7 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob. It sounds as if Italia is experiencing a false pregnancy.
This is a fairly common disorder and should clear up in a couple of weeks on its own. You can help Italia by applying warm compresses to the affected breasts. Use a washcloth soaked in dishwater hot clear water. Apply the warm cloth for ten minutes, dipping it occasionally to keep it warm.
Reducing how much you feed her by 1/4 will also speed up the resolution of the swelling.
If you have her spayed, that will end the problem for both of you.
If you should have further questions, please ask.
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