Reproduction Planning

Looking to improve conception rates in your breeding program? Using one of two methods, we can assist you in determining the optimum time to breed your dogs and enhance the success of pregnancy.

We can perform vaginal cytology on female dogs to calculate the stage of estrus. This method involves taking a swab of the vaginal cells and analyzing them under a microscope. Usually more than one swab is required. Another method we can use is to perform a simple blood test to determine the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge and pinpoint the dog’s fertile period.

Additional tests, including a thyroid analysis, should be performed on your dog before estrus. These tests can rule out any potential problems or alert you to issues that need to be addressed before breeding.

Please call and set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss how we can further assist you with your breeding program.

Hours of Operation – Burlington
Monday8:00am – 10:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 10:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 10:00pm
Friday8:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday9:00am – 8:00pm

**Holiday hours: 8am - 8pm**

Locations


Beattie Pet Hospital – Burlington
1231 Appleby Line
Burlington, Ontario, L7L 5H9
Ph: 289-919-1231

Beattie Animal Hospital – Brantford
70 - Paris Road
Brantford, Ontario, N3R 1H9
Ph: 519-756-1770
 

Locations


Beattie Pet Hospital – Ancaster
34 Stone Church Road Suite 100
Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1S5
Ph: 289-639-5540

Beattie Pet Hospital – Stoney Creek
131 Upper Centennial Parkway
Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8J OB2
Ph: 289-639-5600