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My dog has been in heat and bleeding now wks off and on. Is

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My dog has been in heat and bleeding now for 2 wks off and on. Is this normal?
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Also, is it normal that she act as if she is and has been pregnant and carry a stuffed animal around like it is a baby?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Proestral (proestrus is the stage in the heat cycle just prior to estrus/the period when she would be receptive to a male) bleeding may persist for up to 3 weeks although the average is 9 days. Acting pregnant - actual pregnancy or pseudopregnancy (false pregnancy/pseudocyesis), however, isn't expected until 6-12 weeks after a heat period. We do see aberrant maternal behavior such as adoption of objects at that time. Please clarify the timing of Sophia's behavior for me.

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