Murreydobe said that all bitches go into false pregnancies after a season--it's true--the only difference between one bitch and another is that the extent of the false pregnancy varies.Okie-dobie said:She finished her heat about 3 weeks ago...so I don't think it would be a false preg.???? She has always looked so lean and mean, I guess maybe she is just growing and maturing like waiting said. I can't wait to see what she looks like at 2 years old...hopefully she grows a little more and becomes a little more square....maybe not, doesnt really matter, I still love my teenager dobiegirl!!
False pregnancies act just like real ones do--a pregnancy in a bitch lasts for about 63 days--it starts (real of false) right after the finish of the standing heat part of the season--about midway through the season. Some bitches will, as they approach their imaginary whelping date actually exhibit contractions and occasionally will labor as well.
I agree that her weight looks rather soft--and if I had to guess I'd think that she is both in a false pregnancy and is a little undermuscled as well.
Feeding senior food isn't so much a matter of just cutting calories but cutting protein and fat (a vet breeder that I knew who did this for years said that you are trying to fool the bitches body into thinking it can't support a litter at this time).
Keep checking those nipples--the will usually increase in size during a false pregnancy even if the fp isn't one of the bad ones.