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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I have a 6 month old puppy who went into her first heat. She

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I have a 6 month old puppy who went into her first heat. She has finished heat but her boobies are growing does this mean she is pregnant?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. We need to be extra careful with pregnancies, so we'll need to connect you with the Veterinarian ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: No. Do you think she is pregnant? I am so upset as I kept her in the house and just once my ex left her outside ūüė°
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

1) When did her heat cycle end?
2) Did anyone witness a breeding?
3) Are you seeing any abdominal swelling?
4) Do you have any pictures of her mammaries and/or abdomen?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1) 2-3 weeks ago
2) no
4)I can take
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

I'll be standing by for pictures.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
How do I attatch
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. You can also use websites like and to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

The potential does exist for her to be pregnant, especially if another dog could have potentially entered the yard and bred her. However, another possibility exists that she could be having a false pregnancy.

I would wait until 6 weeks following the end of her heat cycle. If she is still showing signs of suspect pregnancy, ask your vet to perform an x-ray on her to determine if she's pregnant (and now many puppies to expect). Another option is to have your vet perform a relaxin test on her (pregnancy test) 25-30 days after the end of her heat cycle.

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