All testing is done onsite
Canine Progesterone is the most important hormone in female dog reproduction. It is easy to test for and can be used to look at ovulation & labor timing and other cyclical abnormalities. In order to interpret results one needs to be aware of the unique pattern of progesterone secretion in the bitch.
Our goal Is to provide you as the breeder vital information as you need it and when you need it. Progesterone levels are an integral part of any breeding program.
We offer Affordable Canine Progesterone Packages and are available 7 days a week by appointment.
We are a team of veterinarians and breeders that have over 30 years experience. Our own breeding programs have produced multiple National Specialty winners , Best in Show at Nationals as well as Best of Breed at Westminster...we understand the dedication and hard work that is involved with breeding as well as the importance of precise timing when it comes to breeding, labor timing and pregnancy confirmation.
Progesterone Testing & Results
To determine the days of mating two factors have to be considered: ovulation and maturation.
For Labor Timing
Some will rely on temperature changes, although somewhat useful especially in smaller and medium-sized dogs. The temperature will fluctuate slightly in the last week.
The drop is not always so marked in larger dogs. The change in body temperature is caused by the drop in plasma progesterone.
Plasma progesterone levels decline to <2 ng/ml 24 hours before labor begins
We will provide you with reference ranges to coordinate Breeding & Labor Timing with Progesterone Levels
The values and information provided are veterinary reference materials and you as the breeder can make your own determination as to how you use this information within your breeding program. We do not guarantee pregnancy as there are many other variables that are associated (sperm viability, ova viability, bitch/sire health status, husbandry etc).