False pregnancy in dogs: what is it, why does it occur and can it be helped?
When my dog first dug a hole in the couch and settled there to "give birth" to puppies, I was seriously puzzled. There had been no contact with the male dogs, much less any mating, and she was acting like she was about to have puppies. It went on and on. Within days of "giving birth," the dog was fiddling with one of her toys, licking her crotch, and trying to feed her. Like a puppy! My only thought was: what's going on here anyway?