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Canine Reproduction

Canine Reproduction

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

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