Natalie had no clue the two chihuahua puppies she had taken in would be so little.
Or that their lives would be sаvеd by her Great Dane, Birdie.
On the side of the road, the infants were аbаndоnеd. They weighed only 2 ounces and were starving and frail when Natalie brought them in.
The Dodo was informed by Natalie that “they desperately required some attention that a human could not provide them.”
The same thing was required of Birdie, but in a different method. Birdie has been experiencing a fictitious pregnancy.
According to Pet MD, unspayed females may experience false pregnancy, also known as pseudopregnancy or pseudocyesis, because of regular variations in their hormone levels. It can occasionally happen to dogs who have recently undergone sterilization.
As a result of the hormones, the dog’s body believes it is pregnant and about to give birth.
The repercussions of false pregnancies on the dog are both psychological and physiological. In general, female dogs start nesting when they feel uncomfortable and restless.
Also able to expand and even produce milk are their mammary glands. Their stomachs may also tighten.
A dog might feel uncomfortable as a result. Typically, a fake pregnancy lasts approximately two to three weeks.
Birdie was creating a comfy nest out of blankets and hiding under her bed, looking rather dejected.
She kept believing she had puppies when she didn’t.
Birdie’s veterinarian advised her to breastfeed the chihuahua pups. Soon after being placed together, they began nursing on Birdie.
“How they could latch on so soon was astounding. The main objective was that they were both eating. Because nursing allowed her hormones to be released, Birdie was improving so much, Natalie remarked.
Unluckily, one of the tiny puppies раssеd аwау. However, Froggy, the younger sibling, was doing well.