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Canine Reproduction

Countryside Animal Health Center offers canine reproductive specialty services in Freeland.

CANINE REPRODUCTION SERVICES WE PROVIDER

ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS AND TREATMENT

  • Hormone Testing/Cycle Timing
    • Estrogen
    • Progesterone
    • LH Testing
  • Vaginal Cultures
  • Vaginal Smears
  • Vaginoscophy
  • Pregnancy Diagnostics
    • Relaxin Blood Tests (Pregnancy Test)
    • Radiographs
  • Inseminations
    • Vaginal Inseminations
    • Uterine Surgical Inseminations
  • OFA Hip, Elbow, and Patella Evaluations

ADVANCED EXAMINATION SERVICES

  • Fertility Examinations
  • Reproductive Organ Evaluation and Treatment
  • Reproductive Ultrasonography
  • Neonatal & Pediatric Medicine
  • Genetic Counseling
  • DNA Profiles

ADVANCED SURGICAL SERVICES

  • Cesarean Sections
  • Uterine and Ovarian Evaluation and Treatment
  • Surgical Inseminations

CANINE SEMEN PROCEDURES AND SERVICES

  • Semen Collection
  • Fresh Chilled Semen Collection, Processing, and Shipments
  • Fresh Chilled Semen Insemination

TYPES OF SEMEN INSEMINATIONS IN DOGS

VAGINAL INSEMINATION

Vaginal Insemination is one of the top canine reproductive specialty services we offer.

Recommended for:

  • Young bitches with no history of fertility problems
  • Middle-aged bitches that have already had 1-2 litters with no history of fertility or reproductive health problems (no history of pyometra, vaginal or uterine infections)
  • Fresh or fresh chilled semen where we have a large volume of seminal fluid available

Advantages of Vaginal Inseminations:

  • Least expensive
  • Can do as many times as the breeder requests during the heat cycle
  • Less invasive of all the insemination methods
  • No anesthesia required
  • The owner can watch the procedure

Disadvantages of Vaginal Inseminations:

  • Can’t see what the vaginal area looks like
  • Can’t see what the uterus or ovaries look like (thus not recommended for bitches with fertility or conception problems or small litter histories)
  • Can’t guarantee the cervix is open or the cervix does not an abnormality
  • Need a larger volume of semen

SURGICAL INSEMINATION

Recommended for:

  • ANY bitch that has had ANY reproductive disorder or fertility issue. The general rule of thumb: if the bitch has not gotten pregnant after 2 breedings that were timed properly with progesterones they MUST have surgical insemination done so the uterus and ovaries can be evaluated during the insemination.
  • Older females (over 6 years of age) that have never been bred before
  • Can be done on any age, size, breed of bitch any time
  • Used for fresh or fresh-chilled semen that is low in volume or from an aged male
  • Must be used for all frozen semen inseminations if a larger litter is desired – surgical insemination is the ideal method for all frozen semen breedings
  • The male’s semen is valuable and it is important to make sure the semen is deposited next to the ovaries

Advantages to Surgical Inseminations:

  • Can see the uterus and ovaries directly and evaluate their health
  • Can inseminate with a small volume of semen or low semen quality
  • Semen is deposited in the uterus directly next to the ovaries
  • Dog goes home the same day as the procedure
  • At CAHC we have a very high conception rate and a high litter size using this insemination method

Disadvantages to Surgical Inseminations:

  • The most expensive insemination procedure
  • Can only do this procedure once during a heat cycle (can repeat next heat cycle though)
  • Can not evaluate the vaginal area
  • The dog must be under general anesthesia, shaved and prepped for surgery

Canine Reproductive Veterinarian in Freeland, MI

For dog breeding services in Freeland, request an appointment with Countryside Animal Health Center to be your trusted canine reproduction veterinarian.

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