Look at this happy girl! I had to capture some great playtime with her and Chance. She's been in quite a funk since her last heat, depressed, moody and clingy. She wouldn't even go outdoors half the time. This is normal behavior for some dogs, to go through a "mourning period" if they don't get pregnant. Also called a false pregnancy. Mommy Silver went through them also and it is claimed to be genetic. Some claim that it is a natural state every female that has a heat goes through. Some dogs may show mild symptoms, like Blaze, while other dogs may be more severe with teats swelling up and producing milk. Hoarding toys to replace "puppies" during a false pregnancy is also not uncommon.
A false pregnancy usually last about as long as a dog's gestation period, about two months.
So we were thrilled when Blaze started to perking up at about six weeks. Not to mention Chance was one happy camper to have his best friend back!