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Well, Jinxy's boobies are swollen and I'm really worried. I know she’s a little bit 'fat', my vet told me so, but I don't know if there's any relation to this. She's 4, 5 lb at 10 months. I know this doesn't say anything.
She looks like a 'cow', excuse my description, but I don't know how to explain it, you know her breasts hanging. She's cheerful and happy, plays etc. She's been like this for a week now. I want to take her to the vet tomorrow. Do you think it's something serious? Please tell me what you think.:confused:
 

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If the vet is telling you that your baby is overweight, have you thought about putting her on a special diet to help her lose or maybe just maintain that weight? I know there are alot of dog food brands out there that formulated specifically for that. As for the swollen breasts, I'm not sure what to tell you, but I would consider a visit to the vet. Has she been spayed? The only think I could think of is that she might be pregnant, but I'm really not even sure if a dog's breasts get swollen when they're pregnant. This is a total guess. Good luck, and keep us posted! =)
 

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She is on a special diet and she's definitely not pregnant. I'm afraid she's not spayed. I wanted to get her spayed, but my vet said he wouldn't risk it. He thought she wouldn't make through, so we didn't proceed.
I wonder if it's hormonal.
 

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she might be coming into season - i think 4.5lbs is a good healthy weight for a chihuahua she doesnt look overweight in ur siggy pic - my chi is 5lbs and she isnt fat
 

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Chloe, you might be right. It will be her first time though. Is it normal?
 

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It is normal. :wink: Also another possibility could be a phantom pregnancy. They aren't really pregnant :wink: but their bodies go through changes that make them feel like they are. Not sure when that would start, being as this is her first heat, but it could be possible. :)

I don't think she's overweight at all. :wink:
 

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I had a poodle years and years ago that had a "phantom pregnancy" too. She looked just like she was expecting, but of course, wasn't. That's weird how that happens! Jinxy could be coming into heat, though. My daughter has a golden retreiver that was like that when she came into heat her first time.
 

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Rainbow was in heat about a month ago and her boobies were swollen, they never went completly down like they used to be. My older son raised dogs and he told me they may never go down. I wanted her spayed, but she belongs to my grandaughter and her daddy says no. My Trixie was spaded and you can't even finds hers, I guess no hormones are the reason.
 

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Thank you for your responses. I was very worried, but now I am not so much. :)

Thank you guys!

Kari, Jinxy could be a little bit fat. lol :)
Katie, I will google to see what I can find!

Trixiesmom, I really wanted her spayed. I am not a breeder and have no intention of breeding her either.

My little girl is becoming a woman! Noooooo! Why can't she stay puppy for ever?!
 

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My Fynn has phantom pregnancies but is the only one, it sounds like your chi is too.
 

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Is it her size that worries your vet about spaying her? You might find a vet that specializes in small breeds. I only say that because it seems that 4.5 pounds is an OK weight for spaying....also, since she IS small, a pregnancy could be devastating. My vet wanted to wait until Dolly was 5 pounds to spay her, but she wasn't a small dog specialist. I have a friend with a 4 pound poodle who was laser spayed at a larger clinic...no problem.

Just a thought. Of course, there might be other reasons not to spay her, and her health is the number one priority!
 

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Dolly'sgrandma, unfortunately I can't spay her. The vet believes it's best no to. I would have spayed her otherwise. I don't want to breed her, no way.
 
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