I have a 7 year old papillion who was recently in heat, we got a…

I have a 7 year old papillion who was recently in heat, we got a male from the pound while volunteering there, he’s fixed, or so he seems so, when we brought him home our female got into full heat and they tied about seven times in the duration, a few weeks/now she’s sleeping all the time, refuses to eat anything, and if she can lay on someones legs she’ll spread out as much as she can to lay on them, or curl up in blankets while barely moving around and no longer playing as well as going to quietest places in the house. Any idea what could have happened, or if it’s just a phase?

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5 years ago

i agree with all of this. spay your bitch or do better at keep them separate when she’s in heat.

julie brader
5 years ago

She should still be eating. Your male could have passed on an infection to her during mating together with her having a phantom pregnancy. You really do need to take her to your Vet with some urgency and tell him all her symptoms. 

julie brader
5 years ago

Neutered dogs can and will still mate if they get the chance. You really haven’t done your bitch any favours letting them mate and even tie 7 times. You should have kept them apart while she was in season or at least stopped your male mating with her.  As far as your bitch is concerned she has mated. Therefore she thinks she is pregnant and her hormones are confirming this. She seems to be having a “phantom pregnancy” and most probably has milk especially if they mated 9 weeks or over ago. She is nesting and getting ready to give… Read more »

julie brader
5 years ago

Can I ask why you want a litter from your bitch? Do you show her or have a waiting list of people wanting a puppy? You should have a very good genuine reason for bringing puppies into the world and be prepared to have all the relevant health tests done relevant to your breed and ensure the stud dog has had them also. Puppies should be registered with the relevant Kennel Club in your country, and be sent to their new homes with microchipped and with Contracts signed by you and the new owners stating you will have the dog… Read more »

julie brader
5 years ago

You should have taken her to the Vet already. If she does have pyometra and its left untreated its fatal. If she does have this condition you will have no choice but have her spayed.

julie brader
5 years ago

All I can say is this…..if you don’t have the money to take her to a Vet when she could have a fatal condition then you really should think carefully about having a litter. It costs a fortune for Stud Fees, raising the puppies for 8 weeks, Vet bills if something goes wrong, paperwork..the list is endless. You can see the state of your bitch after these false matings, so please do be very careful to keep them apart in the future. Other than that good luck and I hope she recovers very soon.