Failure to Thrive Puppies

Failure to thrive in puppies is a phenomenon defined by some as failure of weight gain and general un-thriftiness from birth, and others as regression in growth and development in animals that had been growing well. Common among both theories are low birth weight, abnormal environment, or maternal neglect with secondary hypothermia, failure to ingest…

Progesterone and LH testing for pregnancy

Progesterone Testing If you are planning to breed your dog, we recommend having your female’s blood levels of progesterone tested and monitored during her heat cycle. Progesterone is a hormone released during the estrus cycle. A progesterone test is a simple blood serum test to determine the optimal time to breed your female. When checking…

Is my dog bred? Canine Pregnancy Diagnosis

Wouldn’t it be great if you could know that your female dog is bred right from the moment of conception?  Well, yes, that would be spectacular.  Unfortunately, science isn’t there yet.  But, we do have methods of confirming pregnancy, which can help you prepare for puppies, and keep your dog healthy. ULTRASOUND The earliest method…