What are the clinical signs of false pregnancy?
Clinical signs include painful enlargement of the mammary glands and milk production. Changes in behaviour often accompany the condition, such as irritability and even aggression. In some cases, she may become depressed and refuse to eat.
An increase in maternal behaviour may also be seen, for example she may start creating a nest and nursing inanimate objects, such as cuddly toys. Sometimes she may guard these objects as if they were her puppies.