As a pet pregnancy ultrasound scanner, I get asked a lot about the signs of pregnancy and whether I can foresee or guess that a girl is pregnant before I actually scan her.
My answer is always no.
Number one, don't bother trying human pregnancy kits.
They do not work because they are based on a different hormone compared to human pregnancy kits. You can buy canine pregnancy kits, but they can give negative results up to 35 days gestation, of which by then you can use other, more accurate ways of testing. Plus this isn't a product that vets regularly have in stock in their practices, and generally you have to order by the batch, so they're probably going to work out very expensive. Also they aren't based on urine, you’ll require a blood sample, so you will have to incur the cost at the vets too.
I've been busy beavering way again! If you ever asked yourself the following questions I can help!
- Unsure when to mate your dog?
- Want to improve the size of your litters?
- Looking for more successful matings?
- Wishing to reduce financial waste?
Then you need to download the free one pager I've designed on 'Everything you need to know about Progesterone 'ovulation' Testing'.
This is a print off and keep document! If you own a stud dog you can forward to people planning to use your studs or just pass on to follow breeder friends!
I'm Sara, a premium pet-care professional that founded HomeScan Breeder Services in 2014. I am an experienced and educated breeder, who specialises in domestic animal reproduction. I bred my first litter 20 years ago whilst in my teens and tend to breed annually. Breeding is pretty much in my DNA – a way of my life if you will! I've started this blog to share some of my knowledge and if possible help out a few like minded animal owners!