Breeding & Pet Reproductive Care
To best ensure a safe, healthy pregnancy for your pet or breeding animal, you should consult with our knowledgeable veterinary team at Coyne Veterinary Center. Our St. John hospital offers a large variety of reproductive services to help pet breeders and in some cases, pet owners! If you’re an established pet breeder, you know that breeding is a major responsibility that requires constant attention. We’re happy to offer our support, answer questions and serve you in any other way we can to ensure the best outcome for your animals.
SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE IN-HOSPITAL
Our services address various stages in the breeding process. We can do:
- Pre-breeding exams for males and females
- Ultrasound exams to evaluate pregnancies
- Ovulation timing
- Progesterone level testing
- Artificial insemination (external and surgical)
- Semen evaluations
- Semen collection and transport for out-of-state areas
- Litter evaluations
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If you have no interest in breeding but find that your intact female is getting wider around the middle, please see us right away. We can monitor your pet’s health, assess their condition and let you know what to expect next. Our veterinarians are here seven days a week to offer guidance and be a point of contact for you whenever you need help.
Progesterone Testing for Females
The level of progesterone in a female will show us when they’ll begin ovulating, and when they will be able to sustain a pregnancy. We recommend testing around five days into their heat cycle to see if their progesterone level is high enough to establish a breeding schedule. We can also help you arrange for a semen sample to be shipped in if it’s coming from out of state.
Call our hospital at (219) 627-3264 or stop in for an appointment. We will do everything we can to make the breeding process go smoothly for you and your pet.
A pre-breeding exam helps us determine if one of your breeding animals has any ongoing health issues or congenital conditions that might affect their litter. This includes checking for signs of hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disease and heart defects. Overall, we want to make sure that your animal is in excellent health.