False pregnancy in spayed dog?
A couple years ago I picked up a beagle/boxer mix puppy off the streets and decided to keep her.. very unlike me but what can you do? So I fell in love with her. She went through one false pregnancy after her first heat.
We happened to be raising a litter of orphan kittens at the time who weren't even weaned yet, and she quickly adopted them. She constantly moved them where she thought the nest should be and kept them warm, heh. She even lactated some.
Shortly after the symptoms of the false preg/heat went away, she was spayed.
Now, two years later, she is exhibiting similar symptoms, although not as strongly. I wasn't aware spayed dogs could even have false pregs, but she's acting almost the same way she did before, only this time she's got a few choice toys she carries around since there aren't any spare orphans lying around. She has one toy in particular that she goes crazy over. When this toy is not near her, she cries incessantly to the point that I have to get up and find it just to quiet her.
She has no swelling of the stomach or teats or anything. She is spayed, like I said. She just nests on my bed and collects toys up there.
We recently lost our other two dogs. Could that be in any way connected? Could grieving trigger false pregs or something else with similar symptoms?