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Lake Meridian Animal Hospital

Breeding Management

Dogs have been breeding successfully on their own for a very long time. We are available, however, for those times when things don't go as smoothly as you'd like.

Breeding Management

Ovulation timing-assisted breeding techniques such as artificial insemination, and infertility diagnostics and treatment are just a few of the options available to solve breeding problems and provide you with the litter you've been hoping for. Please call us to discuss the issues you may be having and to explore the options that may best suit your particular situation. We are here to help.

Ovulation Timing

Identifying the most fertile period in a bitch's cycle is critical to the success of a breeding program, with poor timing (breeding at the incorrect time) being the number one reason bitches don't conceive. Knowing when a bitch ovulates also helps define her exact due date, making it so much easier to plan accordingly for whelping. Ovulation timing is best accomplished with vaginal cytology and progesterone testing. Our state-of-the-art in-house progesterone machine gives us results in 2 hours, making it so much easier to plan breedings, especially when using chilled or frozen semen. Additional testing such as an LH test provides even greater timing precision which is particularly important for frozen semen breedings. Because we know how important accurate ovulation timing is to a successful breeding outcome, we are available 7 days a week to give you results within 2 hours.