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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Smile My Bella update-pink nose

Its been a long time since i have been on here and boy oh boy as lots happened. Since my last update. Last I posted I waited a bit too long to have her spayed and she went into heat. Well since then about 6-8 weeks after I noticed she looked like she had dirt speckles on her belly after her bath, I tried scrubbing and no luck,I thought omg some kind of mite in the mean time I also noticed her nipples looked swollen, so I took her to the vet and he said allergies probably due to seasonal change, I did notice her sneezing so he gave her some allergy pills and we went home. About 2 weeks pass and she appears miserable, whiney, clingy and just not normal then I notice chunks of her hair falling out and an ugly soar under her neck, back to the vet we go. Well I was told allergies again and she had a staph infection he gave her a cortizone shot and antibiotics, so they ran some blood work to check her liver and thyroid and some other things. All were ok, in the mean time she is still acting really weird, and now clinging to her toys and crying with them in her mouth. So I start to do some googling and it appears she may be having a false pregnancy on top of her allergies. By this time I am noticing her mothering her toys and her nipples are even leaking and still large. I could not afford to take her back to the vet at this point my research said this could last a few weeks but she would come out of it. Well its been a few weeks her staph infection has healed her allergies have calmed down ( I switched her to a grain free food) and she is back to her normal self. So I have finally got to take her in today to be spayed and she is doing great. She will be 1 year old on the 22nd of this month and weighs in at at whopping 13 lbs. This has been a rewarding time and I am forever grateful that I came across the lady in the parking lot who was trying to get rid of her pups. I guess I should no longer be posting in the puppy, here is a picture I snapped today. I Love Bella so much and I don't know what I would do without her.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 08:04 AM
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Bella is beautiful, thanks for the updated picture.

I haven't heard about dogs having a false pregnancy? How weird and interesting!

I'm sorry she had a little bit of a rough patch but glad she is doing great

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Bella is a beauty -- and looks so sweet!! Glad she weathered her personal storm without any lasting problems.

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Sorry Bella had a tough time with her allergies and illness, but in the long run, it may have been a good thing. Many people feel it is better to let their girls have one heat before spaying. It's just a lot harder on the owner!!!

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It sounds like was kind of scary for a while. I'm glad Bella and you got through it okay. She is beautiful!

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I was just looking at your original post yesterday (when you found Bella).
She has come a long way and turned into a beautiful dog!
Glad she'll be spayed and the allergies are all better!

Keep us posted!


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Bella is beautiful and looks like a v sweet girl. Glad she found you.

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aw...she is such a sweet looking little girl! It is hard to imagine life without our Havs isn't it? Glad she is doing well now.

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Aww poor baby! I hope both of you can rest easy for a while. I missed seeing that pink nose!!

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So glad Bella is doing well.

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