If you are pursuing breeding your pet, we offer all of the services necessary to promote a healthy pregnancy and birth. Please schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss how we can best assist you with your breeding program.
Vaginal cytology is used to determine the optimum time to breed a female dog in order to enhance the success of pregnancy. The procedure involves taking a sample of the vaginal cells and analyzing them under the microscope. Usually more than one swab is required to come to an accurate analysis.
We also recommend additional tests, including a thyroid analysis, before your dog reaches her estrus cycle. These tests help our veterinarians detect any potential issues that need to be addressed before breeding.
Most animals give birth without complications, but when a mother needs help with delivery, we may have to perform a caesarean section.
During a C-section, the mother is given an anesthetic and an incision is made through the abdomen and uterus to retrieve unborn puppies or kittens. We may recommend the mother be spayed during this procedure in order to prevent future problems of this nature.