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my dog is leaking milk from her breast but is not pregnant.

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my dog is leaking milk from her breast but is not pregnant. Why?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.

Many dogs go through a false pregnancy due to hormonal changes after a heat cycle even if they did not get pregnant. You can read about this here

Its very common and will typically happen after each heat if you do not spay the dog.

Breeding her will of course result in a real pregnancy with similar symptoms.

Hope this helps you!