It can be difficult to know if your breeding bitch is ready for mating. She seems to be ready and the male dog might be in Perth. It’s a long way to drive if she isn’t quite ready or worse still you have missed the optimum time for breeding and you miss out on puppies! We can help. Come on in and we can measure the progesterone levels which is the most accurate way to determine where your breeding bitch is in the mating cycle.
We can help you with everything from optimum mating times, conception and pregnancy diagnosis and if nature is failing, we can help you with infertility investigations and artificial insemination. If you need genetic advice or hip and elbow screening, we can help there too. Everything you need under one roof.
Our accurate and fast progesterone measurements are done on site. You will know when your breeding bitch is ready to mate. Never miss an optimal breeding time again. We’ll have results for you FAST!
Sometimes the male and female we want to breed just can’t seem to get it together naturally. We have special instruments for proper artificial insemination and we use semen extenders to improve survival times of the sperm for increased fertility and progeny.
When you absolutely have to know, we can do an ultrasound at 4 weeks post mating to see whether your bitch is pregnant. Sometimes you may have had an accidental and unsuitable mating and you need to know as early as possible to prevent problems.
There can be many reasons for a failed mating when it isn’t just poor timing. We have advanced imaging to accurately assess the ovaries and uterus to see whether biopsies may be necessary. We can do cultures and semen analysis where necessary
A C-Section may unfortunately be necessary in some cases of dystocia. If your bitch needs an emergency surgery you need to trust the veterinarian performing the surgery and taking care of the puppies. Rest assured our veterinarians are vastly experienced and will be able to help in your time of need.
When breeding it is possible to choose the best possible breeding dog’s to mate with by having genetic screening. This is the best way to enhance your reputation and charge more for your puppies. Pet owners are hoping to have a pet they can love that is going to have a happy life without preventable genetic diseases.
Pennhip X-Rays are a different way of looking at the development of Hip Dysplasia. A Pennhip X-Ray is best performed at 16 weeks of age to screen for HD in pups you would like to breed from. If the pup has increased joint laxity it can have an operation called a JPS at 16 weeks to minimize the severity of HD. See our page on JPS and Hip Dysplasia
We can take high quality digital X-Rays to send to a certified radiologist for hip and elbow scoring for the purposes of selecting good breeding stock and to prevent passing on this painful disease.
Would never go anywhere else! So helpful, informative and best of all our fur babies are happy to go
here. Not even a whimper today when they both had their injections.
We have advanced diagnostic imaging using our CT machine for spinal, ligament, tendon and muscular injuries and high quality digital
X-Rays for diagnosis of bone disease and fractures.
You will be welcomed by one of our friendly receptionists or nurses.
We will handle your pet very gently using fear free techniques for blood collection.
You will have the progesterone results within 20 minutes.
An experienced veterinarian will advise you of the optimal time for mating.
We can perform artificial insemination the same day if it is needed.
If you have an emergency out of hours you will speak directly to an experienced veterinarian.
If your whelping bitch is having difficulty and needs a Caesarean an experienced surgeon will be performing the surgery.
Pregnancy diagnosis can be performed using ultrasound four weeks after mating.
If there are fertility issues, we can help too.
Social distancing is easy for pets and people in our spacious waiting areas.